Technology

Technology to play a big part in NZ agriculture
Ultimately, for New Zealand to diversify its export base, technology will play a critical role in improving value-add in agricultural exports, says a leading New Zealand agri-tech expert.
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Innovative disability seating exporter receives award
Medifab, a New Zealand leader in providing specialised equipment for people with disabilities and medical difficulties, has won an international award for its new life-enhancing technology.
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Isolation now irrelevant for burgeoning tech success
New Zealand’s tech sector is taking off as innovation, global connectedness and bandwidth obviate the country’s small size and global isolation, says outgoing NZTech chair Bennett Medary.
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Timing's right for Canterbury tech sector growth
The tech industry, which includes hi-tech manufacturing, is now New Zealand’s third largest export sector and Christchurch is New Zealand’s second largest manufacturing centre.
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Stellar Library attracts strong US interest
New Zealand document management company Stellar Library has attracted the interest of a range of American organisations after attending Interop, the world’s largest annual trade fair for IT in Las Vegas.
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Tech company readies for growth, goes nuclear
Wellington based technology company Tekron has just shipped its first ever Chip Scale Atomic Clock based timing solution, marking the successful miniaturization of the technology and the opening of new markets for the company.
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Wellington-made app a hit at US tech show
Wellington’s regional economic development agency Grow Wellington is using innovative local mobile technology in its latest campaign to attract technology workers to the region. 
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Online commerce a boost for exporters
Online commerce has increased business for almost three quarters of the New Zealand exporters (73%) who responded to a recent DHL survey. 
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IT industry a better fit than dairy
A leading technology marketing specialist says the recent dairy crisis highlights the need for the Government to better support our growing IT industry to become our principal export.
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Demo in-device charging system wows China Hi-Tech Fair
PowerbyProxi, the Kiwi developer of the world’s most advanced and safest wireless power system, attracted strong interest in its In-Device Wirelessly Rechargeable Battery Solution at the recent China Hi-Tech Fair in Shenzen. 
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High-tech sector continues growth
New Zealand’s high-tech sector looks to be holding its own in spite of the prevailing tough global market conditions, if the results from the latest TIN100 report are anything to go by. 
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NZ exports slow to take advantage of Chinese market
Exporters are not doing enough to take advantage of the booming Chinese marketplace, according to a NZ Herald report quoting BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander.
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Maersk to add rates and peak season charges for Far East services
Denmark's Maersk Line has announced it will impose a series of general rate increases (GRI) and peak-season surcharges for its Far East Asia services in December, according to the Shipping Gazette.
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NZ battery hen egg producers suffer backlash
Producers of cage eggs are being warned to expect an outraged mob of consumers and animal activists utterly disgusted at the appalling treatment of battery hens on farms around New Zealand, according to Voxy.co.nz.
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NZ apple growers use social media to win UK consumers
New Zealand apple growers have supported an innovative campaign to encourage UK consumers to increase sales of the product, according to FreshInfo.
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Boeing's 747-8 launch faces glitch
Boeing Co's newest, biggest plane has cast a shadow over ceremonies to mark the three-years-late first delivery of its smaller cousin, the composite-plastic 787 Dreamliner, according to a Bloomberg report carried by GulfNews.
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Samoan dried bananas for the NZ market
A project aimed at revitalising Samoa's banana trade has given its promoters early cheer when misiluki dried bananas found their way to the Pacific Island Forum Leaders dining table recently.
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NZ innovator CleanFlow Systems gains US suitor
A high tech pipe profiling company that grew from Massey University’s ecentre has confirmed a multi-million dollar deal with a technology company in the United States.
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Stevia the new sweet craze?
Stevia is increasingly becoming the leading sweetener choice, partly caused by the momentum in media attention, the potential of new markets, and its FDA GRAS status, according to “Sugar, Sugar Substitute, and Sweetener Trends in the US, 3rd Edition” released by US market research publisher Packaged Facts.
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Korea the new mecca for internet and social networking firms
The proliferation of smartphones in South Korea is transforming this former "walled garden" ruled by local players into one of Asia's most promising destinations for global Internet and social networking firms, according to GulfNews.com.
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