Technology

Pipeline repairs underway

The refinery Auckand pipeline repairs are underway with the damaged pipe to be removed tomorrow. One of four welds on the RAP pipeline has been completed and the first of the two inline stopple plugs is in plac are now in place.  "Good progress...... Read More

New app to help stop sexual assault

The Vodafone Foundation has teamed up with Bay of Plenty Sexual Assault Support Services to develop an app for young people who find themselves in unsafe or uncomfortable situations. The app, based on the Easy Rescue App originally developed by Vodafone...... Read More

Rural Women NZ welcome faster rollout

Rural Women NZ have welcomed an announcement that the government will spend an extra $270 million on improving rural broadband and bridging cellphone blackspots. Once completed, it is hoped ultra fast broadband (UFB) will be available to 87 per...... Read More

$12 million invested into electric cars

A pioneering project to build wireless technology that charges electric vehicles as they are being driven or are parked has received almost $12 million from this year’s Endeavour Fund. Professor Grant Covic leads the development of dynamic...... Read More

Need for more women in the technology industry

A new pilot course hopes to encourage more women back into the heavily male-dominated technology industry. The Ministry of Business and Employment and the Ministry for Women today launched the pilot in the hope of attracting more...... Read More

New app educates people about Maori protocol

A new free app is being launched for Maori Language Week to help upskill Waikato Regional Council staff in te reo and tikanga Maori (protocol). The Kawe Korero app has easy to access information on Maori language, pronunciation and protocols, and...... Read More

Fast broadband for more places

Over the past week, the number of Southland towns set to receive Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) has more than tripled. While welcome news, planning dates are back up in the air as Chorus reconsiders its Southland rollout strategy to handle the increased...... Read More

Largest amount of electric cars to hit NZ shores

The largest amount of electric-powered vehicles in the Southern Hemisphere are set to arrive in Christchurch in November.   Canterbury organisations and residents will soon have access to a pool of 100 pure electric vehicles, only one of a few...... Read More

Students flick switch on electric vehicle racing

Students at Whangaparaoa College have designed and built two electric vehicles and say that the process has taught them a lot, including how to source materials on a limited budget and welding skills. However, there is no doubt that the driving force...... Read More

New Zealanders urged to check and change passwords

Yesterday it was reported that more than 700 million email addresses, and a number of passwords, have been leaked in what is already being referred to as one of the largest spambot dumps the world has ever seen. At present, it is believed the data dump...... Read More