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Raglan sea temperature debate shows need for better data

A debate about the water temperature at Raglan over the New Year period is seen as reinforcing the need for a project now under way to obtain much better data about the seas around New Zealand.Board riders have talked about the water at Raglan being warm enough at the beginning of December for some of them, at least, to be able to go into the water at the popular surf spot without any wetsuits on.Read more...

January 18, 2020

Imagimation and the University working together to provide practical education opportunities

Imagimation, a social enterprise based in Hamilton, aims to use technology for good by building digital businesses that positively impact the community.Founded just over two years ago, the company is a mix of young people in the first few years of their career, and industry experts with more than 20 years’ experience. This mix is based on one of the core values for the company, a philosophy of continuous learning, also reflected in the company name which is a combination of the words ‘imagin...

January 16, 2020

We got it made: World's first water e-bike

Guy Howard-Willis dreamed one night that he was riding a bike down Pauanui estuary with dolphins alongside him. And while he may not have the dolphins - he's got the water bike.His vision has seen the world's first e-water bike now hit the market   - Manta5.Read more...

January 15, 2020

Art and Science: A Look at the Modern Marketing Organisation

The basic goal of marketing hasn’t changed; it’s always been to communicate the value your product or service has to customers. However, the way we do it has changed significantly. Developments in technology allow marketers to share personalised messages at scale. Read more...

January 13, 2020

Hamilton City Council pioneering asset inspection software

Hamilton City Council’s rollout of new software to record inspections of its buildings and water network is being followed closely by local government across Australasia.The Council is the New Zealand pioneer of using the Infor Field Inspector app to carry out building WOFs and condition checks on Council buildings, as well as 15 types of water asset inspections.The app allows our people in the field to input the result of each inspection directly into our system, ensuring the data we capture ...

January 13, 2020

Lack of rules could turn space exploration into the 'wild west'

International space exploration risks turning from the "the final frontier" to a lawless wild west as more nations and companies set their sights on the stars.As this new era of space discovery gathers steam, University of Waikato senior lecturer in law Dr Anna Marie Brennan believes the lack of agreed rules around mineral extraction on the moon and other celestial bodies could lead to armed conflicts over ownership between countries and companies.Read more...

December 26, 2019

Project to see if sound waves can measure sediment in waterways

A new Waikato University project will look to see if sound waves can be used to more accurately measure sediment's effects on water quality.Dr Julia Mullarney, from the University of Waikato, along with NIWA's Dr Iain MacDonald and Professor Alex Hay, from Dalhousie University in Canada, have been awarded a $1 million dollar grant by the MBIE for the project, which they hope will help authorities make better environmental decisions ...

December 26, 2019

Student-owned agri-tech startup gains business boost from Microsoft

A student-based agri-tech startup company that has developed an inventive way to measure moisture, salinity and fertiliser content in soil has been accepted into a startup programme run by tech giant Microsoft.RH Innovation, which was set up by five students from the University of Waikato, has been accepted into the Microsoft for Startups programme, and as a result they will receive more than $30,000 to boost their business, and will have access to Microsoft’s cloud system, sales and marketing...

December 19, 2019

A sneak peek into the future of health care

The government is developing a person-centred Digital Health Strategic Framework “consisting of aspirational goals and enabling priorities, guidelines and resources”, and that will evolve as the digital future emerges, and last month a record number of attendees at Digital Health Week NZ in Hamilton were able to get a sneak peek into some of the technologies and to hear insights from leading experts on what the future of healthcare could look like. The annual Digital Health Week NZ brings to...

December 12, 2019

Vertec celebrates 100 years of innovation

Manufacturing engineers Vertec, who are celebrating their centenary this year, have come a long way since founder Thomas Mullan opened the doors of his foundry and engineering business in Hood Street in 1919.Advertising of the time shows Mullan and Noy were a forward-thinking enterprise with an eye for new opportunities, such as the growing market in motor car repair.Read more...

December 2, 2019

Artificial intelligence and solar-powered cameras to tackle problem freedom camping

Artificial intelligence and solar-powered cameras are among tech-tools being deployed to better manage freedom camping this summer.Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis on Monday announced a package of tools aimed at both encouraging responsible freedom camping, and aiding communities and councils in managing the travelling tourists. The technology is being piloted as part of the broader $8.5 million package first announced in August, which also included temporary coun...

December 2, 2019

Waikato tech firms shine

Waikato firms Gallagher Group and The Instillery have won accolades in a prestigious New Zealand report as the tech export industry booms in New Zealand.Gallagher was named one of the top 10 companies to watch in this year’s TIN Report, while The Instillery was one of 10 scale-ups identified.For The Instillery, the recognition came the day before Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visited its Hamilton headquarters.Read more...

December 2, 2019

Waikato Regional Council aims for a complete systems 'reboot'

Waikato Regional Council is banking on SaaS software from Infor to deliver a massive systems transformation in an effort dubbed "Project Reboot".WRC is replacing its current financials, budgeting and planning, property and rating, HR and assets solutions with Infor’s CloudSuite Public Sector solution.However, the council has now gone to market separately for a payroll system to replace a 2009 implementation of PSE HR/Payroll, manage pay for around 500 staff and integrate with the new Infor sta...

December 2, 2019

Soda showcase fuels entrepreneurial fire

One year of hard work and determination for several Soda Inc graduates was celebrated by more than 200 people who left with a fire in their belly and a drive to fulfil their entrepreneurial dreams.The Soda Inc Ambition Showcase – powered by ASB Bank – saw entrepreneurs from all over New Zealand and as far as Australia come together for an evening of storytelling.Read more...

December 1, 2019

Chelsey Stewart (Hamilton City Council)

1. What role do you play in the local/NZ tech sector? I lead Hamilton City Council’s Smart Hamilton programme 2. What is your favourite habit to keep up to date with the latest technology trends?  Being a host at the Smart Space. All walks of life come through the Space with different experiences and areas of interest when it comes to tech – we can learn so much from talking with people outside our normal spheres who we might not normally cross paths w...

December 1, 2019

Turning science on it's head

SCIENCE SPINNERS CREATIVE LAB houses a massive group of hands-on science activities presented by Kudos scientists and industry professionals. The Kudos Science Trust launched this project in 2016 as a science engagement programme for Yr 9 & 10 students from low decile Waikato Schools. The purpose; To ignite an interest in Science and STEM through 'real-life' activities and to inform more students about subject choice and career opt...

November 26, 2019

Regional TIN report launch at IoT Waikato

A tour of New Zealand wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the mighty Tron, and TIN had a taste of true Hamilton hospitality early last week courtesy of Wintec at the IoT Waikato Future Tech Meetup.Greg shared the stage with Graeme Muller, CEO of NZTech; Thomas Coats, Chair at CultivateIT; Michael Bassett-Foss CEO at Te Waka; and Jason Catchpole and David Tse who talked about digital humans, privacy and developing the world’s first digital human barista; a collaboration between UneeQ, Jad...

November 25, 2019

First phase of government's Ultra-Fast Broadband Scheme complete

New Zealand has become one of the best connected countries in the OECD after the first phase of the government's Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB1) programme is complete. The programme is the broadband scheme deploying fibre-to-premises to 87 per cent of the population by 2022. Read more...

November 24, 2019

Health clinic of the future only a couple of years away, innovators say

Tiny heart monitors, virtual assistants and Fitbit data could be part of future doctor visits.A model clinic of the future - envisaged by innovation-focussed health organisation Ventures - is on display at Digital Health Week in Hamilton.Technology's getting cheaper and most devices on display will be moving into Kiwi practices within a year according to the company, which is linked to Midlands Health Network.Read more...

November 20, 2019

evokeAG - 18 & 19 Feb 2020, Melbourne

Asia Pacific regions largest agrifood tech event which which allows delegates to explore what’s next in the agrifood tech space, covering three main themes; food – farm – future. evokeAG. is an immersive experience delivering diverse topics and cutting edge innovation from across the region and around the world. It is the only event of its type where people come together to connect, collaborate and evolve all things agriculture.Find out more and register...

November 14, 2019

Institute of Awesome: school camp reimagined

A former outdoor education camp in 40 hectares of regenerated bush in Raglan will re-open its doors in 2020 as a rebooted school camp where young innovators will have their pick of technology and science to find solutions to real-world problems.Read more...

November 8, 2019

'Cloud guys' push Waikato tech hub: The Instillery pitches NZ-based public cloud

Lifestyle and local ties helped land a computing company's headquarters in Hamilton.The Instillery's team members are known as the cloud guys - they move businesses away from traditional IT hardware and onto the cloud.They're also into data, which founder and chief executive Mike Jenkins said is the new oil.Read more...

November 8, 2019

IT Partners only Hamilton finalist in Humankind Employee Experience Workplace Awards

Hamilton company, IT Partners has been ranked one of the best places to work in the national 2019 Humankind Employee Experience Workplace Awards.Sitting alongside Xero, Sharesies and Overland Footwear, the company is the only finalist from the Hamilton area and is open to sharing their initiatives in order to support local businesses who are seeking ways to develop their workplace experience programmes.Read more...

November 8, 2019

Te Awamutu College student Bert Downs wins in Skills Bright Sparks contest

Te Awamutu College Year 12 student and recently announced School Dux, Bert Downs, has capped off a successful week by being named a winner in the Skills Bright Sparks Competition.But it was an app that allows parents and siblings of wayward teens to eject them from the shower and a scanner that helps the visually impaired to 'read' colours that are the two overall award-winning inventions in this year's Skills Bright Sparks competition.Read more...

November 8, 2019

Sold on electric vehicles after petrol bills pile up

He used to make fun of electric vehicles, now Shane Hobson sells them.It was the petrol bill from his wife's 15-minute commute to the city from Whatawhata that spun the wheel for him. "She was commuting into Hamilton every day, spending $60 a week on petrol and I thought, she's a good contender for an electric car."Read more...

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