TINWire Tech News Roundup: 23 November 21

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Kia ora koutou This week’s arrival of the print edition of the 2021 TIN Report on desks around the country was heralded by another period of intense activity for New Zealand’s tech companies.   The recent news that Sir Peter Jackson is to sell Weta Digital’s technology division to American 3D game-development platform Unity for around NZ$2.3 billion is the latest in a flurry of deals …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 9 November 21

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Kia ora koutou I’m pleased to announce that in the midst of what’s been an especially challenging time across New Zealand, the 2021 TIN Report is now available! This year, TIN surveyed a sector that had experienced a full year operating under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic – and what we discovered is inspiring. The New Zealand tech sector …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 20 October 21

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The ‘Super Saturday’ initiative of last weekend was a great initiative to boost the vaccination rates across New Zealand. Clearly, vaccination is how we as a country – along with the rest of the world – are going to move through and eventually beyond COVID-19. What was even more inspiring to see though was how we not only met the …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 6 October 21

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There were two big announcements made in Auckland this week. The first was to remain in Level 3, with some small restrictions eased. While it was essentially a small shift it created a lot of discussion. It’s natural to want simple answers to complex problems, especially the problem of COVID, but it’s also vitally important to be able to simplify …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 27 July 21

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Kia ora koutou New Zealand has always had an urban / rural divide, and last week some frustrated representatives from the rural part drove into some of New Zealand’s biggest cities on tractors and utes to make a point. Although that point may have been somewhat hijacked by resulting traffic woes and spray-painted slogans, the message that did get through …

TIN Member Spotlight: Aft Pharmaceuticals

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AFT Pharmaceuticals company vision is simple: to develop innovative products that help people. At the heart of the company’s success therefore sits Research and Development to constantly improve existing products and develop new ones. AFT Pharmaceuticals has grown steadily since its formation in 1997 and jumped an impressive nine ranks in the 2020 TIN Report from position 33 in 2019 …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 19 May 21

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

Kia ora koutou A recent interesting commentary piece from NZ Growth Capital Partners about fostering innovation across New Zealand shows that it’s not just the big players in our largest cities that are taking New Zealand tech to the world, but that there are also success stories from almost every region. I couldn’t agree more. Companies on TIN’s radar, including …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 6 May 21

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

Kia ora koutou This time last year the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown was in full swing. The news was full of community cases, job losses, hibernating businesses, and economic relief. Fast forward a year, and we have travel bubbles opening up, international tourism resuming, businesses bouncing back and a far rosier economic picture. We also have the return of the national …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 23 March 21

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

Kia ora koutou. What an exciting, nail-biting, and euphoric past few weeks it has been in Aotearoa – and I’m not just talking about the sailing. Granted, we’ve been privileged to enjoy a ringside view of the America’s Cup from TIN HQ – and had the privilege of hosting TIN Members for race watching, networking, and an address by BNZ …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 9 March 21

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

Kia ora koutou. With the welcome shift in Alert Levels in Auckland and throughout the rest of the country, there’s a palpable sense of relief among business owners, tourism operators, events organisers, and educational institutions the length of the country. I continue to believe that as a society and economy, the future outlook for New Zealand remains strong, not because …