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Aware Group appoints Mike Jenkins as chairman of the board of directors
Fri, 27th May 2022
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Kiwi tech entrepreneur Mike Jenkins appointed chairman of the board of directors for Aware Group, bringing experience in tech leadership and governance.
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Waikato District Health Board cyberattack: Cancer hub out of action in chaotic aftermath
Thu, 2nd Dec 2021
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Major cyber attack on New Zealand's Waikato District Health Board disrupts cancer treatment, prompting national emergency.
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Waikato DHB warned a cyberattack 'catastrophic for patient safety'
Fri, 12th Nov 2021
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Waikato DHB was warned its IT security was severely compromised months before a massive ransomware attack that brought Waikato Hospital to its knees.
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Govt to launch full inquiry into DHB ransomware attack
Wed, 7th Jul 2021
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Minister Andrew Little has announced a full inquiry into the ransomware attack at Waikato DHB in the early hours of May 18.
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Company-X cofounder joins Waikato Regional Skills Leadership Group
Tue, 11th Aug 2020
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Hamilton-based tech firm Company-X's cofounder David Hallett joins Waikato Regional Skills Leadership Group as ICT rep.
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Waikato Regional Council upgrades information management systems
Mon, 15th Jun 2020
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Waikato Council boosts info mgmt with OpenText for better decision-making & enhanced security.
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Hamilton turns on the charm to lure Auckland tech firms further south
Thu, 24th Oct 2019
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Hey Auckland tech firms, consider a move south, because Hamilton is where New Zealand’s fastest-growing tech sector is booming.
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Impact Hub boosts Waikato’s social enterprise scene
Mon, 17th Jun 2019
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This month Impact Hub Waikato opened in Cambridge. The hub aims to support and expand the region’s social enterprise sector.
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You can now wander down NZ’s longest river with Google
Wed, 6th Mar 2019
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The Google Street View Trekker has now mapped the length of New Zealand’s longest river - all 425 kilometres of it.
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IoT use cases dominate Techweek’18 Waikato
Wed, 30th May 2018
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Waikato's Techweek'18 hailed a success, showcasing the region's technology talent and expertise. #Techweek #Waikato.
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Kiwis show 'room for improvement' with cyber security in the workplace
Mon, 17th Oct 2016
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Connect Smart Week in New Zealand aims to improve cyber security awareness with a quiz, but there's room for improvement.
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Key to success is action over instruction, says Kiwi tech innovator
Mon, 5th Sep 2016
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Rachel Kelly, owner of Hamilton-based tech start-up Sparktank, aims to help tech entrepreneurs find their voice and gain market traction.
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Trend alert: NZ businesses move health and safety systems online
Mon, 7th Sep 2015
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New Zealand companies are increasingly turning to online tools to manage health and safety, ahead of new legislation.
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Fonterra's Glencoal says Waikato coal mine not on hold, just delayed
Tue, 3rd Mar 2015
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Fonterra Cooperative Group subsidiary Glencoal has denied suggestions it has put its plans for an open cast mine in the Waikato on hold indefinitely.
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US FAA approved drone company Aeronavics to crowd fund up to $1.5 million
Fri, 13th Feb 2015
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Aeronavics, a Waikato-based drone company with one of only two US Federal Aviation Authority permissions to be used for filming, is looking to rais.
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Telecom’s invests over $750,000 in North Canterbury mobile network
Tue, 20th May 2014
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From today locals and visitors to Ohoka, Swannanoa and North Kaiapoi will notice an improvement in mobile coverage...
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Don't leave town before you've seen the booming ICT market
Thu, 13th Feb 2014
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Confidence is up for both employers and job seekers in the ICT sector with a rise in new projects upholding recruitment activity and promising pay increases in 2014.
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Win win for Wintec at Microsoft Tertiary ICT Innovation Awards
Wed, 9th Oct 2013
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Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology) took out the supreme award at the 2013 Microsoft Tertiary ICT Innovation Awards held in Tauranga last week.
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Waikato students win place at international 24hr CaseIT comp
Fri, 18th Jan 2013
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Students to represent New Zealand at a 24hr IT business case competition in Canada, where it will compete against 15 teams from top international universities.
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Waikato science student scoops scholarship to Cambridge Uni
Fri, 5th Oct 2012
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Waikato University computer science student receives prestigious Woolf Fisher Scholarship to study for a PhD at Cambridge University in the UK.
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HP dates Waikato data centre for 2012
Thu, 10th Mar 2011
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New data centre to form part of HP's US$1 billion transformation to retire legacy assets and build new, modernised facilities.
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HP delays Waikato data centre event - new date - Updated
Tue, 1st Mar 2011
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Last Thursday's formal announcement of a multimillion-dollar next-generation data centre in Waikato has been delayed.
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HP to open Waikato data centre - delayed
Fri, 11th Feb 2011
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HP postpones Waikato data centre reveal, citing Christchurch events. The multimillion-dollar project launch was expected next Thursday.