Advancing Fire Safety In Australia & New Zealand

UL’s partnership with Fire TS Laboratory in Auckland enhances in-region fire safety testing capabilities to achieve product certification in accordance with the UL-AU Mark, improving time to mark…

Aviation Trader Acquired By Sandhills Pacific

BRISBANE, Australia, March 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Sandhills Pacific has acquired Aviation Trader, a leading resource for buying and selling new and used aircraft in Australia, New Zealand,…

71% of Taiwanese Prefer Digital Comms With Bank When Hard Up

Appeal of in-person branch banking fading fast post pandemic TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Preferred banking customer touchpoints across Asia Pacific – December 2020 …

New Zealand Connects Olympic Athletes With Fans At Home Thru Tech

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, March 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A clever wearable developed in New Zealand and designed to connect fans who can’t travel with athletes at this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games, is now being offered to Games fans globally in a remarkable example of the Olympic spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.       The ANZ Support Band is a wristband that will enable fans at home to send a “pulse of support” to athletes at the Tokyo Games by tapping their device or directly through the NZ Team app. The device uses Bluetooth technology in a world first that brings athletes and fans within touching distance despite closed borders, social distancing and athlete bubbles. It’s this lack of fan presence and the support they bring that has led to the decision by ANZ, with support from the New Zealand Olympic and Paralympic Teams, to open source the technology they’ve spent more than 18-months developing for the rest of the world to use. ANZ Support Band “We’re all part of the global Olympic family and not having our friends and families with us will impact us all – whether we’re representing New Zealand or any one of the world’s 206 Olympic nations,” says Kereyn Smith, CEO and Secretary General of the NZ Olympic Team. “Athletes have worked incredibly hard to get to Tokyo. That’s why ANZ decided to open up the technology for all to use. Right now, we and the world’s athletes need this more than ever.” Taking place in Tokyo, Japan, from 23 July 2021, this year’s highly anticipated Olympic and Paralympic Games will look very different. With COVID-19 limiting audiences and travel to an event that historically attracts thousands. “In Tokyo, all national teams will be facing the same challenges and we know the difference the support from fans and loved ones can make,” says Antonia Watson, CEO of ANZ New Zealand. “This is why we wanted to make sure athletes wherever they are from could still receive that support. As New Zealanders we’d be proud to share this technology to help.” The technology has been closely developed with the input from a number of current Olympians and Paralympians.    This includes sprint cyclist and Rio Silver medalist Sam Webster; competing in his second games he is already anticipating just how different the atmosphere at this year’s Olympics will be. “As an athlete, you thrive off the energy a crowd can bring. Without that support it’s tough, I love the fact we are giving away this incredible technology so my fellow athletes from around the globe have the chance to feel their fans’ support too” says Sam. Olympic Associations around the world are encouraged to get in touch as soon as they can to get the technology underway and ensure their athletes can be supported from afar. For more information and to discover the support band, visit the ANZ Support Band website. For more information on the initiative contact [email protected] Related Links : http://www.anz.co.nz/supportband

Nintex Expands Partner Network Across New Zealand

Wellington-headquartered Desktop Imaging works with public sector organisations and private enterprises to accelerate digital transformation initiatives AUCKLAND, New Zealand, March 15, 202…

Wendy’s & NZME Extend Links With New Zealand Rugby

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, March 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — With the start of the new season a little more than a week away, the Vodafone Warriors are pleased to announce the extension of two long-standing partnerships with…

Bigo Live, ANTRA & Equality Project Celebrate Mardi Gras Inclusion of LGBTQIA+

SYDNEY, March 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As part of the Mardi Gras celebrations in Australia and in partnership with ANTRA and The Equality Project, livestreaming app Bigo Live hosted "Together We Rise", a …

Britain’s OS Maps Launch In Australia. NZ, Canada & The US To Follow

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Feb. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A first of its kind, Ordnance Survey (Great Britain’s mapping agency) has launched its popular walking and cycling app, OS Maps, in Australia. Australia is the first…

Facial Recognition Tech Spreading Through Oceania

SYDNEY, Feb. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Corsight AI, a leading facial recognition technology provider, today announced that it has expanded its reach and offering throughout the Oceania market, and has appointed…

Infosys Recognised Among Top Employers Globally

Awarded Top Employers Global 2021 certification in 20 countries across Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and North America BENGALURU, India, Jan. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — …

Hi-Chew Hits Record Sales in December, Expands Lines

SYDNEY, Jan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Hi-Chew has introduced two new peg bags to its product line.  One is a 90g Soda Pop mix, featuring Cola and Lemonade flavours.  The second is a 90g…