Technology

New aircraft to take flight

A new aircraft will be seen flying around New Zealand, with the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) putting into service four Hawker Pacific King Air 350 (KA350) aircraft it is leasing to replace the Beechcraft 200s. The KA350 mark a new era in training...... Read More

Vodafone, Vocus trial early broadband unbundling from Chorus

Internet providers Vodafone and Vocus have decided to take on telecommunciations network operator Chorus over contol of some of the ultra-fast broadband fibre network. They have taken control of some physical lines in the central Auckland suburb or...... Read More

When machine learning, Twitter and te reo merge

Researchers have whittled down a massive 8 million tweets, to a more manageable 1.3 million to look at how te reo Maori is being used in the genre. The team from the University of Waikato have focused on 77 Maori loanwords (te reo Maori words used...... Read More

It’s not a drone, it’s an RPAS

  You will hear it before you see it, like a pesky little fly zooming in and out of the scenery.   Lightweight and fast, this flying machine can do extraordinary things with the right attachments. But calling it a drone is a big no-no in...... Read More

Passport prices set to rise

New Zealanders will be forking out a little more for their travel this year as passport prices are set to rise. By March 1, the adult passport fee will increase from $180 to $191, while a child's passport fee will rise from $105 to $111. Internal...... Read More

New technology could reduce fatalities - expert

New, world-first technology which is able to capture images of drivers using mobile phones could help reduce the number of fatalities on NZ roads according to an industry expert. The mobile phone detection cameras were recently installed around Sydney...... Read More

Immigration ONLINE hits one million mark

One million people have taken the opportunity to apply online for their Student, Work and Visitor Visas – a milestone achievement, says Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway. Thanks to Immigration ONLINE, over 85 per cent of all visa types...... Read More

Virtual reality game lets people explore Wellington

Wellington has been turned into a virtual reality game where players can dive with whales, play drums on Cuba Street, and admire the night sky at Matariki. The WellTown game, has been created to attract people to come and live in the capital from all...... Read More

Kiwi taxpayers being targeted by scammers

Inland Revenue is advising customers to always use its secure online services to update bank details and avoid scammers who target Kiwi taxpayers. Automatic tax refunds are coming this year and in the last month two e-mail scams surfaced asking taxpayers...... Read More