Technology

Powerco upgrading Hutt Valley gas supply

A section of the gas network that supplies the Hutt Valley is going underground. Powerco will start work mid-January to replace the existing 40-year-old gas regulating station on Riddlers Crescent with modern, underground equipment. Powerco Gas Operations...... Read More

Power outage affected thousands

Around 22,000 homes were left without power in the Western Bay of Plenty early this morning. The widespread power outage affected properties in Brookfield, Otumoetai, Bellevue, Matua, Bethlehem, Te Puna and Katikati. Network Operations Manager Phil...... Read More

Gang-violence game a ”comical time-waster” - maker

A new gang-violence game is being described as a "comical time-waster" by its makers, but others don't think it's so funny. 'Mongrel Mob Defence' was released on Google Play on Friday and depicts a caricature dressed in Mongrel...... Read More

Rocket Lab to attempt lift-off again today

Rocket Lab will try again today to use its 17-metre Electron booster to launch three mini-satellites into a low Earth orbit. Including today, Rocket Lab has eight more days in its current test window to get the satellites into orbit for their San Francisco-based...... Read More

’Have my emails disappeared’ asks Vodafone customer

After more than a month of back-and-forth with Vodafone, an Auckland local board member says he is still not receiving all the emails that are supposed to be forwarding from his old Vodafone address. Graeme Easte said he knew there was a problem in December...... Read More

NZ’s top ten most connected holiday hotspots

Opito Bay has been named the most connected holiday hotspot in New Zealand, according to data that’s just been released by Vodafone. Opito Bay experienced a large spike in data usage over the summer period, up 735 percent compared to the first...... Read More

Think twice about sharing online

Police are encouraging people to exercise caution when conducting themselves online. Anyone using dating sites and apps needs to be very careful when developing relationships online, says Senior Sergeant Stephen McDaniel. He says it’s extremely...... Read More

Tauranga traffic lights fault blamed on lightning

The Brookfield lights in Tauranga were out again on Wednesday, just 24 hours after being fixed by TCC contractors. The 36 lights on the intersection have been faulty since the weekend, a situation people who have contacted SunLive are happy about as...... Read More

Potentially faulty microchips replaced for free

Some Hamilton dog owners will need to get their pets re-microchipped after a potential fault has been found with Virbac BioTec microchips fitted between 2009 and 2012. Microchipping is a key way a dog can be identified and safely returned home if it...... Read More