Fidget spinners being recalled

LED light hand fidget spinners are being recalled due to a securing issue with the battery compartment. According to, the toy doesn’t have a secured battery compartment. “If young children gain access to button batteries...... Read More

NZ rocket launch earns praise

National and international experts have given glowing reviews of Rocket Lab's Electron rocket launch on Thursday. New Zealand's successful entry into the space age - with the launch from the remote Mahia Peninsula, between Napier and Gisborne...... Read More

Free lesson on astrophotography

Ever wanted to learn how to take stunning, professional-looking photos of the night sky? A free astrophotography lesson at the Mount this Friday will be a must-attend event for aspiring photographers interested in capturing the heavens. Local photographers...... Read More

New Zealand joins the space race

New Zealand has finally entered the space age with the world-first successful launch of an orbital rocket from a private pad, but it didn't quite reach orbit. US-New Zealand aerospace company Rocket Lab announced on Thursday afternoon it had successfully...... Read More

More care needed with revealing details online

The Department of Internal Affairs is reminding people to be careful about the information they share online after an investigation into copies of eight birth records being fraudulently obtained is underway. A birth record is different to a birth certificate...... Read More

Hospital cuts itself off from internet

Tauranga Hospital put itself in self-imposed isolation from the internet over the weekend, due to a cyber security threat. A global ransomware attack, which infected more than 230,000 computers across 150 countries in the past few days, was deemed...... Read More

Port to close following cyber attack

Officials from Lyttelton Port have this evening confirmed they are to suspend operations tomorrow in the wake of a global cyber attack. Via a statement on their website, the council-owned port said the precaution was required to secure their IT...... Read More

Few options in ransomware attack

New Zealanders who fall victim to a global ransomware attack either have to pay the ransom or throw away their computers, NZ Tech has warned. Computer systems at private companies and public organisations - including hospitals - were attacked globally...... Read More

New location system for mobile 111 calls

A new caller location system for 111 mobile phone calls is expected to improve public safety and help save lives. Police Minister Paula Bennett, Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne made the announcement today. “The...... Read More

Sunrise photo wins People’s Choice

One of the Trustpower Photographic Exhibition’s 20 finalists has received extra recognition for his work. Karl Tretheway won the People’s Choice Award in the Bay of Plenty photographic competition, decided by public vote, for his photo...... Read More