Join the computer coding movement in December

Press Release – Hutt City Council

Hutt City Libraries joins organisations from more than 180 countries from around the world to take part in the Hour of Code. Read more »

Hackers Hone Their Skills While Kiwis Remain Complacent

Press Release – Norton Cyber Security

Norton by Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC), today released findings from the annual Norton Cyber Security Insights Report, which sheds light on the truth about online crime and the personal effect it has on people. Read more »

Groundbreaking Ceremony of Hawaiki Cable Landing Station

Press Release – Hawaiki Cable

A vital infrastructure project for New Zealand was launched today by the Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key, and Minister of Communications Hon Amy Adams, when they broke the soil for the Hawaiki Submarine Cable landing station at Bream Tail, Mangawhai Heads, … Read more »

Electronically tracing dairy goodness from farm to market

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra is on track to have total electronic traceability to world-class standards by 2020 From the raw milk source on-farm through every stage of manufacturing and every ingredient in every product sold in every market. Already, all New Zealand … Read more »

Orcon Gig to hit 15 more locations after successful launch

Press Release – Orcon Internet

New Zealands fibre expert, Orcon, was first to launch Gig plans in the main metropolitan areas last month, and is now continuing the rollout to 15 more cities and towns across the country. Read more »

International Internet cable begins its build today

Press Release – Internet NZ

InternetNZ is very pleased to see that the Hawaiki cable build has officially started today. Read more »

Fourth international cable build now underway

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Communications Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the start of the Hawaiki cables build at Mangawhai Heads today. Read more »

Chief Executive discourages negative use of social media

Press Release – Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council Chief Executive David Clapperton is calling for people to use social media in a positive and constructive way. Read more »

Family Group Endorses Porn-Blocker For Families

Press Release – Family First

Family First NZ is endorsing a new social enterprise called Safe Surfer which blocks pornographic websites and material online, and say its an effective way to protect children from stumbling across, or deliberately accessing, internet pornography in … Read more »

Incorporation of RPR into Overseer a big step forward

Press Release – Chatham Rock Phosphate

Overseer is a software tool widely used by New Zealand farmers to tailor fertiliser use to optimise farm production while minimising environmental impacts. Read more »

New CEO of Spark Ventures big data division Qrious

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 22 (BusinessDesk) – David Leach, the former senior vice president at Orion Health, has been appointed chief executive of Spark’s big data venture Qrious. Read more »

NZ ISPs lead a major Australian ISP

Press Release – TrueNet

Our Australian based TPG panelists lines on ADSL in Melbourne and Sydney are worse at downloading Australian and USA websites than any NZ ISP we measure. Read more »

Adams wishes Netsafe well for new HDC role

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Amy Adams has wished Netsafe well as it begins its role as the Approved Agency under the Harmful Digital Communications Act. Read more »

Statistics NZ is resuming data releases from today

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Statistics NZs website has been partially restored, following the 7.8 earthquake on 14 November 2016. Read more »

InternetNZ welcomes NetSafe as approved agency

Press Release – InternetNZ

InternetNZ today welcomes NetSafe to its new role as “approved agency” under the Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015. Read more »

Incredible effort restores communications

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Communications Minister Amy Adams has today thanked telecommunications companies and their field force partners for their collaborative efforts in restoring physical infrastructure to areas badly affected by last weeks 7.8 magnitude earthquake, … Read more »

Kaikoura: landline, data, EFTPOS outage for repairs 21.11.16

Press Release – Kaikoura Civil Defence

Chorus has advised use that the fibre-optic cable servicing Kaikoura will be taken out of service for urgent maintenance and repairs to earthquake damage this afternoon. The outage will be for an estimated 4-5 hours; exact time unknown. Read more »

RedShield named New Zealand’s Best Security Company

Press Release – RedShield

RedShield named New Zealands Best Security Company of the Year at 2016 iSANZ Awards Read more »

Android banking malware whitelists itself to stay connected

Press Release – Symantec

New Android.Fakebank.B variants use social engineering to bypass battery-saving process and stay active in background Read more »

$80,000 Awarded to Dunedin Organisations in GigCity Round

Press Release – Chorus

Four local organisations will benefit from Dunedins Gigatown win with more than $80,000 awarded today by Chorus to innovative community projects using gigabit technology. Read more »

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