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$26m redevelopment for Takapuna Grammar School begins

$26m redevelopment for Takapuna Grammar School begins Takapuna Grammar School in Auckland is set to start a major redevelopment worth $26 million that will vast improvement to the school's digital learning spaces.Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says the redevelopment includes restoration of the school’s main block, as well as upgrades to the buildings’ interior and redevelopment of the existing technology block.

Spark to beme tech partner of Auckland's Vector Arena

Spark to beme tech partner of Auckland's Vector Arena The company has also aligned itself to some of New Zealand’s biggest music festivals such as Auckland City Limits.Moutter says the potential to take the venue to new heights with technology was huge.

Auckland North gears up to beme world-class innovation hub

Auckland North gears up to beme world-class innovation hub Massey University vice-chancellor Steve Maharey challenged the audience of business, education and local government leaders to help take the Grow North idea to the next stage.He went on to describe his vision for the role the University will play in the Auckland North innovation district.

Ministry announces extension of Teacher-Led Innovation Fund

The Ministry of Education will support funding for the Teacher-Led Innovation Fund for a further two years, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced last week.The fund supports teachers to develop innovative practices.

Wantad: a Kiwi developed app

Wantad: a Kiwi developed app It's a live wallpaper that gets smarter the more you use it.Ana Lyubich, co-founder and director of Wellington-based Ad Cloud Company Ltd, believes Wantad puts the dead space to work.

Vodafone unveils high-tech 'workplace of the future'

Vodafone unveils high-tech 'workplace of the future' The new headquarters, InnoV8, was officially opened last week with Prime Minister John Key among a range of special guests attending a tour of the building and the growing Innovation Precinct.“We are committed to Christchurch and this building demonstrates our participation in the rejuvenation of the community, and the city’s future potential as a technology innovation hub of the South Pacific,” he says.

New Zealand big winner in 2016 Top Smart City Projects

New Zealand big winner in 2016 Top Smart City Projects New Zealand is proving itself on the world stage, winning three awards at the 2016 Smart City Asia Pacific Awards, which recognises the most outstanding smart city projects in the Asia Pacific excluding Japan region.New Zealand came out on top in three categories: Land Use and Environmental Management, Smart Grid and Public Works.

The ten teams transforming our history at Te Papa's Mahuki innovation hub

The ten teams transforming our history at Te Papa's Mahuki innovation hub Ten teams are taking over Te Papa's Mahuki innovation hub to come up with digital solutions put to them by Te Papa, New Zealand and international cultural providers.“We are delighted to welcome the first intake of Mahuki teams, and we look forward to the hard work which will bring inspired ideas to market.

Kiwi Govt needs to step up in education innovation

Kiwi Govt needs to step up in education innovation A new survey has revealed the governments on both sides of the Tasman aren’t pulling their weight when it comes to innovation in the education sector.These findings form part of the global ‘Education in 2025 – Technology Innovation’ survey, which aims to understand the future needs of the education sector.

Thought-Wired is crowdfunding the way to innovative thought-sensing tech

Thought-Wired is crowdfunding the way to innovative thought-sensing tech Some of the most innovative ideas come from crowdfunded platforms, and Thought-Wired's mission to commercialise their thought-sensing software is going strong.We believe we can do that through our technology,” says Dmitry Selitskiy, Thought-Wired CEO.

AR/VR Garage set to turn Auckland into a virtual reality innovation hub

AR/VR Garage set to turn Auckland into a virtual reality innovation hub The new garage is also attracting attention from another US-based company, the VR/AR Association.The Garage has been developed through this year's Tripartite Economic Summit Auckland and Techweek AKL Magnify VR/AR Pacific Summit.

Rocket Labs gets Airways tick of approval to launch electron rocket

Rocket Labs gets Airways tick of approval to launch electron rocket For the last eighteen months, Rocket Lab has been working with Airways to gain proper approval, and the approval has now passed a 'significant milestone'.“A ’special use airspace’ will be created around the Electron rocket as it launches through New Zealand airspace.

Hundreds of driverless cars headed to Kiwi roads

Hundreds of driverless cars headed to Kiwi roads That’s according to NZTech CEO Graeme Muller, commenting on today’s announcement from the Government on a research trial of driverless electric shuttle set to begin next year.HMI Technologies and Christchurch International Airport announced the two-year research trial of a French-built Navya shuttle in Christchurch, starting in 2017.

Govt offers $1m to engage young Kiwis in digital tech

Govt offers $1m to engage young Kiwis in digital tech The Government has has announced the nine successful applicants to a $1 million contestable fund for projects that will engage students in digital technologies.“We’re funding providers who have innovative and smart projects that will capture teachers’ and students’ imagination and help them get skilled in using and developing digital technologies,” Education Minister Hekia Parata says.

New Zealand Innovation Awards celebrates most successful homegrown trailblazers

New Zealand Innovation Awards celebrates most successful homegrown trailblazers The New Zealand Innovation Awards 2016 winners were announced last night, recognising the cream of the crop across 11 industry categories and 10 business disciplines including technology, science, marketing and agri-business.Emerging New Zealand Innovator: Auror, for its software platform designed to share information about crime incidents between police and businesses.

New hub to boost Māori innovation

New hub to boost Māori innovation Te Whare a Māui - The Maori Innovation Hub, opened at the Gracefield Innovation Quarter on Lower Hutt, is a shared working space with tools to assist collaboration and innovation."It is a place to connect with Māori, cook up new ideas and help your business grow," explains Callaghan Innovation interim chief executive Hemi Rolleston.

Former Vietnam refugee embraces 'most important opportunity' as NZTech chair

Former Vietnam refugee embraces 'most important opportunity' as NZTech chair “This is the most important opportunity that I have been given to make a difference since New Zealand accepted me as a refugee from Vietnam in 1985 so I am not taking on this role lightly.As such, we need to increase the level of engagement between technology and the rest of the economy," Pham says.

Uni of Auckland brings human life to AI with new Soul Machines venture

Uni of Auckland brings human life to AI with new Soul Machines venture Artificial Intelligence that looks, thinks and reacts like humans is being developed right on Auckland's doorstep and may become a commercial venture.The University of Auckland officially launched its AI company Soul Machines after attracting US$7.