Kiwi innovation Network works to support the commercialisation of science and technology from NZ Universities and Crown Research Institutes. There is one initiative coming up called the Mathematics for Industry NZ (MINZ) being held in June where NZ’s leading academic mathematicians work together to solve challenges set by the business community.
09 April 2015
Planit Software Testing Group (“Planit”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with leading mid-market Private Equity firm Archer Growth to provide growth capital to expand the business into new geographies and service areas.
16 March 2015
16 March 2015
Wellington, New Zealand is trending as the World’s Coolest Little Capital, and its success is not simply due to a brilliant PR campaign. Wellington is one of the best places in the world to live, and if you’re working in the IT sector in particular, it might be time you considered a move to this … Continue reading "Wellington, NZ – a true IT Hotspot"
04 March 2015
New Zealand really is awesome. We’re the first country in the world to see the sun, we don’t have any snakes and we live amongst the filming landscape for the Lord of Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit. While these are all great reasons to live here, the even better news for tech professionals is New … Continue reading "Why New Zealand is awesome and a great place to find your dream IT job"
02 March 2015
More than 40 volunteers spent the sunny Wellington weekend holed up in a central city office working on IT projects for four lucky charities. The so-called “hackathon”, is the third run by Charity-IT. Under the leadership of two of the Charity IT founders, Mel Bourke and Fairfax Westpac Woman of Influence award winner Althea Carbon; … Continue reading "Weekend hackathon gives local charities much needed IT help"
24 February 2015
The average Kiwi teacher is a woman in her early fifties. She’s facing a generation of kids she wasn’t trained to teach who have grown up with Wi-Fi, the cloud and hand-held technology. But a postgraduate digital course has more than 1000 teachers – many who completed their training before the internet was invented – … Continue reading "Education in NZ: Teachers upload confidence"
17 February 2015
A shortage of software engineers in New Zealand has led to new recruits being offered sign-on bonuses of up to $15,000. Big money incentives are common overseas, with global tech companies offering up to $250,000, far more than in New Zealand where $10-$15,000 is more common. “I think whenever there is a shortage you absolutely … Continue reading "Big-money incentives for Kiwi software engineers"
16 February 2015
Joining electronic road user charges and transport services company EROAD (NZX:ERD) has become even more attractive, with a $10,000 signing bonus for software engineers. The company added 50 staff during 2014, most of those in research and development roles at its Auckland headquarters, as well as additional staff in its Portland, Oregon office. Finding critical … Continue reading "EROAD boosts staff numbers with signing bonus"