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Feb 12

Wings and snapshots over New Zealand

Plane, helicopter and lately drone. There are many ways to discover “Aotearoa” from above. But more and more tourists also bring a flying device in their luggage, as sky regulations are still quite – but maybe not for long – merciful in New Zealand. National flight company Air New Zealand gets free promotion on a …

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Jan 14

Looking back at 2014 : wearable technology and fast-Internet brawl

Last year, I had  a look at how science and innovation are made Down Under. In some ways, I saw similarities with another country I know, France. But, at the same time, I discovered a few technological issues very specific to New Zealand. I’ll try to do a small recap here. Wearable tech New Zealand …

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Dec 09

Dunedin is Gigarich

700,000 dollars are attributed to Dunedin for developping ultra-fast broadband (UFB) internet, with the help of the telecom company Chorus. This closes a one-year long campaign of lobbying and promoting fibre internet towards New Zealanders. Finally, it’s a big town. On the 26th of November, Dunedin, the most populated city over 4 other finalists, won …

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Sep 19

When is New Zealand fast internet future ?

Gigatown competition is making a lot of fuss right now on New Zealand social networks. This is how one city will win a cheap access to a Gigabyte-per-second (Gbit/s) internet access. But critics argue that high speed fibre optics is unlikely to happen in one place, and rather needs a national development plan. By the …

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Jan 24

Wetsuits, tweets and other weird shark-repellents

Even if less recurrent than in Australia, New Zealand isn’t spared from shark attacks on swimmers and surfers. So attention is already gained when it comes to new repellents against the sea predator. Australia stays nevertheless at the tip of innovation in this field. Each fatal shark attack in New Zealand causes a great shock, …

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