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Waikato school encourages online gaming and growing its own

Growing herbs and playing eSports won't get you into trouble at Mangakino School these days.In fact it's exactly what the Waikato school's new teachers Robert McGee and Craig Render are encouraging in order to get their students more engaged in education.McGee, who formally taught at Taumarunui's Manunui School, has started to grow basil with his students to sell to the community for year-round fundraising while Render, who formerly worked with the Ministry of Education during its shift to ...

February 7, 2020

2020 TechFest attracts industry leaders

Callaghan Innovation boss Vic Crone has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the 2020 TechFest, recognising Waikato’s strength in technology and innovation.Crone is CEO of the Government-owned innovation agency, which partners with businesses of all sizes to provide a range of innovation and research and development services. During 2019, Waikato’s tech sector received a total of 32 grants for R&D co-funding from Callaghan Innovation. The projects had a combined value of $29.5 million...

February 5, 2020

Gallagher securing high-tech future

Gallagher Group is eyeing huge growth in its global security business as it reaps the benefits of a strategic plan put in place four years ago.Contracts range across government and enterprise sectors, and include the National Grid in Britain, and Fitbit.Almost all revenue is export-driven, with deputy CEO Kahl Betham saying America is highly promising, along with Australia and Britain.Read more...

February 5, 2020

NZ Startup Bootcamp - 27 to 29 March, Hamilton

The NZ Startup Bootcamp is a place where ambitious people gather and participate in a fast paced entrepreneurial weekend from all over New Zealand.Find out more...

February 1, 2020

Future Government Summit - 25 March, Wellington

The Future Government Summit sets the direction for the growth and development of New Zealand’s public sector. It is designed to put forward the hurdles that our public sector is faced with, and solutions to overcome them. Key discussions will focus on collaboration, citizen-centric engagement, and leadership and the future of work.Find out more...

February 1, 2020

MedCan 2020 - 19 March, Auckland

MedCan Summit 2020 will bring together leading experts, scientists, clinicians, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and thought leaders to share first-hand insights and up-to-date information about the world of medicinal cannabis.Find out more...

February 1, 2020

Festival for the Future - 24 to 26 July, Wellington

Festival for the Future is world class event at the edge of innovation and leadership for the big issues of our time. Join leaders, CEO’s, entrepreneurs, students, and 1,200+ delegates from across the Asia–Pacific. Be there!Find out more...

February 1, 2020

MobileTECH Ag 2020 - 7-8 April, Rotorua

Brings together 300 technology leaders, innovative developers, early adopters and the next generation of primary industry operators from throughout New Zealand and Australia. MobileTECH is an annual event showcasing the digital technologies transforming the agricultural, horticultural and forestry sectors. Registrations are Open...

February 1, 2020

Wintec engineering graduate flying high on innovation

Hamilton-based product development manager and Wintec Engineering graduate, Huzaifa Mohsinally is about to take part in an exclusive MIT-Harvard Medical School Healthcare Innovation Bootcamp in the United States.Born in India, raised in Singapore and educated in New Zealand, life has certainly been a journey for Huzaifa, who believes anything is possible when you view challenges as opportunities.“My dream is to start my own engineering and innovation company in New Zealand to deliver world-cla...

January 30, 2020

Expansion set to continue at Waikato Innovation Park

A concept dreamed up by a handful of Waikato business people is expanding in leaps and bounds, its CEO says.Fifteen years on from the opening of its first building, Waikato Innovation Park is due to begin construction on its sixth in January, chief executive Stuart Gordon said.The park houses about 60 tenant businesses and 1600 staff on its site, and resource consent has recently been granted for the park to extend  by another 30 per cent. Read more...

January 19, 2020

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

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

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. The modern marketing organisation is a combination of art and science – specifically, agency employees with creative backgrounds, who are using cutting-edge technologies to personalise messages and tell compelling stories. T...

January 13, 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

First Gas turns to VR for high-risk pipeline training

Taranaki-based First Gas is using a custom-built virtual reality training programme to replicate high-risk procedures used to manage ruptured pipelines. The operator of more than 2,500 km of high-pressure gas transmission pipelines and 4,800 km of gas distribution networks in the North Island, turned to Waikato virtual reality (VR) specialist Company-X to design and develop the system.Read more...

January 9, 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

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

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

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

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...

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