New Zealand tells travellers to stop taking ‘influencer’ photos for Instagram- Tempemail

In a comic new video released by the tourist board, comedian Tom Sainsbury patrols the country’s most picturesque spots on behalf of the Social Observation Squad (SOS) to reprimand those travelling “under the social influence”. He calls out all the classic tropes – the “hot tub back shot”, “man sits Continue Reading

Sea shanty TikTok: how a 19th-century seafaring epic inspired a Covid generation | New Zealand- Tempemail

Even from “the back of nowhere, far from any city” – not to mention the sea – John Archer caught wind of the sea shanty revival before anyone else. From his home in landlocked Ōhakune, Archer had noticed a sharp uptick in visitors to the New Zealand Folk Song website Continue Reading

Japan, France, New Zealand Warn of Sudden Uptick in Emotet Trojan Attacks – Tempemail

Cybersecurity agencies across Asia and Europe have issued multiple security alerts regarding the resurgence of email-based Emotet malware attacks targeting businesses in France, Japan, and New Zealand. “The emails contain malicious attachments or links that the receiver is encouraged to download,” New Zealand’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) said. “These Continue Reading

New Zealand stock exchange hit by cyber attack for second day | Hacking

New Zealand’s stock market has been interrupted by an apparent overseas cyber attack for the second day running. The Wellington-based NZX exchange went offline at 11.24am on Wednesday and although some connectivity was restored for investors, some trading was halted. The NZX said it had experienced “network connectivity issues” and Continue Reading

How a robotic dog is herding sheep in New Zealand – video | Technology

A herd of New Zealand sheep are being watched over by a robotic dog called Spot. The New Zealand software company Rocos is training the Boston Dynamics-designed robot to work on farms to help ‘relieve the strain of worker shortages, and create precision in farming’. Another Boston Dynamics robot is Continue Reading

New Zealand to roll out ‘digital diary’ app to help people track movements – Networking – Software- Tempemail

New Zealand will launch a contact-tracing app on Wednesday to help people track their movements as the country eases one of the world’s most rigid lockdowns designed to slow the spread of COVID-19. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the app can be best described as a ‘digital diary’ helping people Continue Reading

New Zealand cans auction, hands telcos cheap 5G spectrum – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

A rigger adding Nokia 5G aerials to a Vodafone 4G mast in Auckland. Juha Saarinen With economists predicting New Zealand will enter its deepest recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s due to COVID-19, the government has taken the surprise move to directly allocate radio spectrum to telcos at Continue Reading

New Zealand to get its own Microsoft Azure region – Cloud- Tempemail

Microsoft has applied for permission from the New Zealand government’s Overseas Investment Office to acquire sites to build its first Azure region in the country, the company announced. Storing customer data at rest in New Zealand along with meeting users’ security and compliance needs are cited by Microsoft as the Continue Reading

New Zealand’s Christmas creatives: Rob Martin Murphy, Ikon Communications on New Zealand Post

Every day an advertising creative from Australia and New Zealand will offer their own favourite Christmas campaign from over the years as we celebrate the best work from the festive period the world over and hear their views on what is best in class. Favourite Christmas ad ever? Hmmm, that’s Continue Reading

New Zealand’s Christmas creatives: Robin Martin Murphy, Ikon Communications on New Zealand Post

Every day an advertising creative from Australia and New Zealand will offer their own favourite Christmas campaign from over the years as we celebrate the best work from the festive period the world over and hear their views on what is best in class. Favourite Christmas ad ever? Hmmm, that’s Continue Reading