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  • Rail, forestry, green tech and regions winners in Labour's coalition deals

    24 October 2017 3:40 AM 2

    The agreements between the Labour, New Zealand First and Green parties are good news for investment in railways, public transport, regional development, and green technology, and even farmers get a break on how quickly or fully they will be brought into the emissions trading scheme. Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern released the coalition agreement

  • Contenders for 2017 iSANZ Awards announced

    23 October 2017 7:20 PM 36

    Banks, state-owned enterprises, ICT firms and highly-skilled information security specialists are among those vying for top honours in this year’s iSANZ Awards. Now in their third year, the iSANZ Awards acknowledge the extraordinary contributions of those working in New Zealand’s information security (InfoSec) industry. “There’s no doubt that New Zealand

  • The new version of Windows 10 is safer than ever 1

    23 October 2017 1:10 AM 42

    After testing the latest 'Fall Creatures Update' for Windows 10, Microsoft has released the latest update for 50 million Windows 10 devices around the world. Although it will get new machines first. This update is also known as 'Windows 10 version 1709', which is bringing a big change in productivity to Windows 10 design. The company has added a number

  • New Zealand's 'first bloke' hooks into new role

    20 October 2017 5:19 AM 40

    (Reuters) - New Zealand not only has its youngest female prime minister with the rise to power of centre-left Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, but a renegade new “first bloke” who is a national celebrity in his own right. Clarke Gayford, who hosts his own fishing television show, has already broken the mould of his predecessors, stepping in to defend his partner

  • Regional airports optimistic about Ardern-Peters coalition

    20 October 2017 5:19 AM 41

    Regional airports across New Zealand are hopeful that supportive party statements about airport infrastructure and air services will make it into the coalition policy agenda, according to the New Zealand Airports Association (NZ Airports). During the election period NZ Airports ran the FlyLocal NZ campaign in regional electorates urging voters to message

  • Labour cabinet – the who, not the what

    20 October 2017 3:47 AM 44

    Prime minister-elect Jacinda Ardern's cabinet will have 28 members and she will take on the security and intelligence portfolio. She also intends to hold a portfolio involving children as well as possibly arts, culture and heritage as well. She says Labour will have five ministers outside of cabinet (appointed by the leader): Kris Faafoi, Peeni Henare

  • New Zealand's "first bloke" hooks into new role

    20 October 2017 1:18 AM 37

    Oct 20 (Reuters) - New Zealand not only has its youngest female prime minister with the rise to power of centre-left Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, but a renegade new "first bloke" who is a national celebrity in his own right. Clarke Gayford, who hosts his own fishing television show, has already broken the mold of his predecessors, stepping in to defend

  • NZ Prime Minister-elect Ardern focuses on final touches in coalition deal, NZ dollar sinks

    20 October 2017 1:18 AM 6

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern said she would spend Friday ironing out issues and ministerial posts with coalition partner New Zealand First, one day after becoming the Pacific nation’s youngest leader in more than 150 years. The previous night’s highly anticipated announcement by New Zealand First leader Winston

  • Vodafone revamps fixed broadband plans

    20 October 2017 1:12 AM 46

    New range includes support and mobile network back-up Vodafone has introduced a new range of home broadband plans that include 24/7 support and the ability to use the Vodafone mobile network if the fixed line broadband service fails. Prices start at $49.99 per month for a wireless broadband service with 40GB of data for the Basic Home service. The Everyday

  • This Russian truck can play Tetris on the trip computer

    19 October 2017 11:35 PM 35

    Those crazy Russians are at it again, this time letting you play Tetris as a form of quality control. The GAZelle Next is a light commercial vehicle built primarily for doing hard yards on a daily basis, but the video above shows how it can also play when you want it to. How this controls quality, thought, I'm not entirely sure. You can't just flick