Technology

Rocket Lab hopeful for second commercial launch today

After being hampered by unfavourable weather for the last few days, Kiwi company Rocket Lab is optimistic it will be able to launch today. It will be the company's second commercial flight, and the first in which its teamed up with the US space...... Read More

Google taking measures after Millane murder-accused named

Google says it is taking measures to ensure it doesn't breach New Zealand's suppression laws, after the man accused of killing Grace Millane was made public. Grace was a British backpacker who went missing on the eve of her 22nd birthday on...... Read More

NZQA investigates reports of lost online exams

The Qualifications Authority is investigating whether some students' online exam answers have been lost. It said about 8000 students at 52 schools sat some of their NCEA exams online this year and it was looking into fewer than 10 reports of lost...... Read More

New sevens app is a winner

Keeping up with the play at the TECT National Sevens to be held at Tauranga Domain this weekend will be a breeze thanks to an innovative app designed by Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology students. The joint initiative with Bay of Plenty Rugby has...... Read More

Avoiding online theft

In an age where being ‘busy’ is becoming the norm, internet shopping can be a godsend for those wishing to skip the Christmas queues. But for others, the online world can be a minefield of scamming and dodgy deals. Find yourself fleeced...... Read More

124 y/o telescope to be restored for new astronomy centre

A world-famous, 124-year-old telescope will be the centrepiece in a new international astronomy centre in Tekapo. Tomorrow's Skies Charitable Trust has announced today that it is restoring the Brashear Telescope once used by American astronomer...... Read More

Cell tower stress for Otago residents

Otago man Barry Bruce is taking on Spark in a David and Goliath battle. An 11m-high cell tower is under construction on Mt Aspiring Road but locals are not happy about its location and less happy about the lack of consultation. “Spark...... Read More

Sniper to snapper

Army sniper turned photographer Sean Spivey is the first recipient of the Advertising and Illustrative Photographers Association (AIPA) scholarship. Awarded to a final year Bachelor of Design (Photography) student at Ara Institute. The scholarship...... Read More

Heavy digital device use on the rise among Gen-X

Lack of awareness and vanity are the two main reasons Kiwis don't seek treatment for an age-related vision condition, with Generation X being the worst offenders according to experts. Optometrists are warning that prolonged exposure to digital...... Read More

More NCEA exams to be available online next year

More students will be sitting online exams for NCEA next year, as 14 more subjects go digital. The 14 new subjects means there will be 35 online exams in 2019, the Qualifications Authority has announced. It said the exams to be offered online next...... Read More