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Tahi Rua Toru Tech - live in action

Sarah Putt. 03 July 2018, 4:31 pm
Tahi Rua Toru Tech - live in action

Tahi Rua Toru Tech, the national digital championship designed to inspire and excite students from year 0-13 about the new Digital Technologies/Hungarau Matahiko curriculum, is reaching the end of its first term.

To celebrate, we held the 'official' launch with Michelle Dickinson (aka Nanogirl) who is the challenge champion.

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Five take-homes from Fieldays

Sarah Putt. 14 June 2018, 9:51 pm
Five take-homes from Fieldays

With more than 130,000 people visiting over four days, the annual Fieldays at Mystery Creek in Hamilton is billed as the largest agribusiness event in the Southern Hemisphere.

It has four pillars - innovation, education, technology and internationalisation.

On its opening day, Sarah Putt went in search of the first one: Innovation. Of the tech kind.

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Preschoolers (tamaiti) create Samoan language apps

Sarah Putt. 12 June 2018, 9:00 am
Preschoolers (tamaiti) create Samoan language apps

They may be too young to enter Tahi Rua Toru Tech - the national competition to support the new Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko curriculum in schools - but pre-schoolers (tamaiti) from Tino e Tasi Preschool are well on their way to becoming digital champions.

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Arise, knights of the tech sector

Paul Brislen. 05 June 2018, 7:12 am

Long weekends are always welcome (ED: unless you're a journalist on deadline of course) and none more so than Queen's Birthday Weekend where we can sit in traffic and ponder the meaning of life and al…

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Women in IT sector invited to apply for leadership scholarship

Suzi Finkelstein. 27 March 2018, 7:55 am

Women currently working in the IT sector currently have the opportunity to register their interest in a scholarship worth up to $8,000 to support participation in an accredited leadership development …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 17 November 2017, 3:23 pm

Job description for the new national CTO... why we need to take care of our online selves... and the headlights of disruption shine, but do they shine for you?

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Building the female talent pipeline in the Tech Industry

Jayne Chater. 16 October 2017, 5:00 am

Recently the Chief Executive of Spark publicly quoted that he was going to tackle gender quality in the organisation he ran. Why? simply because it makes great business sense, it impacts the bottom li…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 06 October 2017, 2:00 pm

How to find the people to build our brave new world.... Fuji Xerox faces an uphill struggle... And let's sleep on it: how woke is New Zealand (to the dangers of TXT messages)?

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 29 September 2017, 4:43 pm

Women in technology... the need for better mental health provisions for our founders and innovators... and the right to privacy - now available as a service.

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New programme to battle skills shortage

Victoria MacLennan. 21 September 2017, 5:00 am

Only 3% of 15 year old girls want a career in Digital Technology, and of those women globally with STEM degrees a staggering 40% leave our industries to never return. Balance wise, the OECD reported r…

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Ready player one: Games development grows in NZ

Paul Brislen. 06 September 2017, 6:51 am

An industry worth $100 million a year with most of that revenue from exports, growing at 12%. That's how the Game Developers Association (NZGDA) describes the New Zealand computer game industry in all…

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