YouTube experiencing outage world wide

UPDATE 4.02pm: YouTube is back up and running after users around the world reported having issues with the site. More than 2,000 reports were made during the time the site was down. Team YouTube has tweeted saying the site is back up and running. "Thanks...... Read More

Chorus operation identifies employment breaches

A Labour Inspectorate operation targeting Chorus subcontractors has found that nearly all of the subcontractors identified are breaching employment standards. The Inspectorate completed 75 proactive visits as part of a joint operation with Immigration...... Read More

Kiwis urged to protect themselves online

People are being encouraged to take a few easy steps to protect themselves online this Cyber Smart Week. “We live in an increasingly digital world, where everything and everyone is connected. Our relationships, our jobs, our finances —...... Read More

Fibre optic connections increase 54 per cent

Nearly 600,000 homes and businesses have high-speed fibre-optic internet connections, a 54 percent increase from 2017, Stats NZ says. “Through Ultra-Fast Broadband fibre connections, more New Zealanders are now able to stream movies, play video...... Read More

Power outage in Mount Maunganui

Homes in the Mount Maunganui area are without power this morning. Around 279 properties have been affected by the power cut. Powerco says the blackout happened at 10.04am. It's estimated that power will be back on around 3pm. Meanwhile,...... Read More

Travellers refusing digital search face $5k fine

Travellers who refuse to hand over their phone or laptop passwords to Customs officials can now be slapped with a $5000 fine. The Customs and Excise Act 2018 - which comes into effect today - sets guidelines around how Customs can carry out "digital...... Read More

NZ Facebook users likely to be caught out by hack

Internet NZ expects New Zealanders will have been caught up in a huge Facebook hack. The social media firm says hackers stole digital login codes allowing them to take over nearly 50 million accounts in its worst security breach ever. A spokesperson...... Read More

Victim loses $320k in bitcoin scam

Police are reminding people to be vigilant of online scams and think twice before sharing private information after a victim lost $320,000 of their life savings. The scam involved investments in cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin. The company offered...... Read More

What is the fuss about gaming?

Concerns over the addictive nature of online gaming and its effects will be addressed by a national expert at a free event in Tauranga. Psychotherapist, and New Zealand’s leading expert on gaming addiction, James Driver will be hosting Gaming...... Read More

Plans for online voting ’dangerous’

An Australian IT expert says New Zealand would be crazy to adopt online voting for local government elections and would be opening itself up to widespread electoral fraud. Nine councils including Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton and Tauranga want to...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What is the issue with SH2?

Unsafe drivers
The road needs improving
Trucks not giving way
Not enough opportunities to pass safely