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New Zealand considers a shift to digital currency
Published in News

 
Looking at Stablecoins in Middle Earth 

New Zealand's central bank is exploring the possibility of issuing a digital currency, saying the benefits it would bring include its potential use as a monetary policy tool.

New Zealand's central bank hacked
Published in News
Monday, 11 January 2021 11:06

New Zealand's central bank hacked


Sheepish security

New Zealand's central bank said Sunday that one of its data systems has been breached by an unidentified hacker who potentially accessed commercially and personally sensitive information. A third party file sharing service used by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to share and store sensitive information had been illegally accessed.

Russians might be behind Kiwi stock exchange outage
Published in News


Fancy Bear likely candidate

Russian hackers associated with Csar Vlad Putin may have taken down the New Zealand stock exchange for two days.

Kiwis lose seven satellites
Published in Transportation
Monday, 06 July 2020 11:32

Kiwis lose seven satellites


We think they are sleeping with the fushes after unlucky 13th launch.

On Sunday morning, local time in New Zealand, Rocket Lab launched its 13th mission. The booster's first stage performed normally, but just as the second stage neared an altitude of 200km, something went wrong and the vehicle was lost.

Kiwi telcos show the way forward
Published in Network
Thursday, 21 May 2020 10:26

Kiwi telcos show the way forward


Globaldata praises methods of tackling COVID-19 impact

Beancounters at GlobalData have praised telco service providers in New Zealand for giving a lesson to the rest of the world as to how they should handle the coronavirus impact.

Facebook are 'morally bankrupt liars'
Published in News
Tuesday, 09 April 2019 12:05

Facebook are 'morally bankrupt liars'


New Zealand's privacy commissioner rather cross

New Zealand's privacy commissioner has waded into the social notworking giant Facebook for refusing to accept any responsibly for the Christchurch attack.

Kiwis backtrack on American assurances of Huawei perils
Published in Network


New Zealand will carry out its own security research

After initially saying that it believed the US smears on Huawei 5G equipment, the New Zealand government is going to investigate the claims itself. 

Kiwis reject Huawei
Published in News
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:47

Kiwis reject Huawei


We believe what the US tells us

New Zealand’s intelligence agency has rejected the telecom industry’s first request in the country to use 5G equipment provided by China’s Huawei.

Kiwis come up with colour X-rays
Published in News
Friday, 13 July 2018 11:39

Kiwis come up with colour X-rays


A spin off from the Large Hadron Collider

A couple of kiwi boffins have scanned a human body using their colour medical scanner based on the Medipix3 technology developed at CERN.

Apple betrays New Zealand Green Party leader
Published in News


Comment: Apple pays zero tax, but the Green co-leader still praises it.


Green party Apple fanboys down under should be facing a huge crisis in their faith after discovering that their favourite tech company pays zero tax.