Avoiding online theft

In an age where being ‘busy’ is becoming the norm, internet shopping can be a godsend for those wishing to skip the Christmas queues. But for others, the online world can be a minefield of scamming and dodgy deals. Find yourself fleeced...... Read More

Spike in email targeted cyber hacks

An online security monitoring report shows a 28 percent increase in the number of email accounts hacked in the July to September quarter. Cert New Zealand's latest report shows that in that quarter, it received 870 reports of unauthorised access...... Read More

App designed to help pregnant woman

Can an app make the experience of pregnancy easier? Researchers at the University of Waikato believe they have created an app that can make a real difference for pregnant women, their partners and families. Dr Carrie Barber and her team have developed...... Read More

New technology to detect earthquake risks

A group of international scientists, including researchers from GNS Science, has produced a new global earthquake hazard map and accompanying risk maps. The maps and associated software will set a new benchmark for developing disaster risk reduction...... Read More

Dotcom case rolls on in Supreme Court

A lawyer for the United States says after seven years the ongoing Kim Dotcom extradition legal saga "might almost be at half-time". David Boldt was making submissions in the Wellington Supreme Court in the case's latest legal battle. In...... Read More

One in four pre-teens exposed to porn - survey

More than two-thirds of New Zealand teenagers have been exposed to pornography, and one in four have seen it by the age of 12, according to the results of a new survey. The Office of Film and Literature Classification surveyed more than 2000 teens...... Read More

BOP company adds to job growth in tech sector

New Zealand is retaining its World Bank title as the best country in the world to do business with, after continuing to see massive and unprecedented growth in the high-paid tech sector. Tauranga based company GPS-IT is one of many contributing to...... Read More

Technology changes face of bus travel

The numbers don’t lie – the days of the printed bus timetable appear to be numbered according to Bay of Plenty Regional Council. As the Regional Council prepares to roll out its new Tauranga and Western Bay bus network on Monday 10 December,...... Read More

Pink and White Terrace mystery resolved

There seems to be consensus now. The famous Pink and White Terraces were destroyed by the 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera. And it seems the former sites of the terraces are now beneath the modern Lake Rotomahana. The eruption of Mt Tarawera, which devastated...... Read More

More 111 callers to get help faster

111 calls made from all mobile phones in New Zealand will soon have their locations verified, enabling a faster response in an emergency. Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Kris Faafoi says enhancements to the Emergency Caller...... Read More




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