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Crown Fibre’s mandate will extend to rural broadband, mobile black spots

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By Paul McBeth Oct. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Crown Fibre Holdings, the government entity tasked with overseeing the taxpayer-sponsored fibre network build, will have its mandate extended to cover rural connectivity, which Communications Minister Amy Adams wants delivered at faster speeds over the next decade. The agency will continue to be …

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CRI research still relevant as Joyce puts funding under microscope

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Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce is happy with the close association the country”s seven Crown Research Institute have with their specific industries, even as their funding comes under review in the National Statement on Science Investment. Joyce launched the national policy on how the government plans to invest in …

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Wynyard Group’s security software used to help catch global wildlife traffickers

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By Fiona Rotherham Sept. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Wynyard Group, the security software firm, says its software is being used to help track down global wildlife trafficking – the fourth-largest illegal trade in the world after drugs, humans and weapons. Auckland-based Wynyard’s investigative case management software is being used to help the recently-launched, …

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Rugby World Cup puts CSx’s concussion software on the try line

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By Fiona Rotherham Sept. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Concussion management software developed by Kiwi technology company CSx has been put to the test by teams in Rugby World Cup 2015 as a UK medical chief calls for rule changes to protect players from head injuries. The Auckland-based company, founded by former …

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NZ equity crowdfunding market may be headed for shakeout as 8th platform seeks approval

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New Zealand’s nascent equity crowdfunding market may be heading for a shakeout as an eighth platform, Property Mogul, seeks regulatory clearance to start operations. The Financial Markets Authority recently approved a seventh equity crowdfunding platform which is being run by Hong Kong-based Propellar Corp, while the backers of Property Mogul, based solely on property crowdfunding, say …

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Ossis targets UK market to expand sales of 3D titanium implants

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Ossis Ltd, which uses 3D printing technology to custom design titanium implants for patients with severely damaged bones and joints, is expanding outside of Australasia to the UK. The Christchurch-based company this year doubled monthly sales of the implants to four or five across New Zealand and Australia. It’s now in talks with a UK distributor to enter that market …

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Icehouse alumni Adherium gets ASX listing

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The Icehouse will tack another medal onto an already-decorated body of work this week: Adherium will become the first of the incubator’s alumni to cross the listing threshold. A digital health technology company whose focus is to addresss the sub-optimal medication use in chronic disease, Adherium is now listed on …

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SLI widens annual loss cites Brazilian weakness

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Innovation  SLI Systems widened its annual loss while sales met the reduced guidance it gave in April, after the online retail search engine developer reorganised its sales team and was impacted by a weaker Brazilian economy The Christchurch-based company reported a loss of $7.1 million in the year ended June 30, from a loss …

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