Virtual reality realities

Staples VR's Aliesha Staples won the Xero Hi-Tech Young Achiever Award at the 2017 Hi-Tech Awards. To celebrate her win, we're republishing this story about a project her company has been involved with.

Techweek 2017

Building on the success of the inaugural TechweekAKL last year, Techweek has now gone national, giving other cities and towns across New Zealand the opportunity to celebrate our country’s growing tech sector and the economic benefits it brings, says ATEED's Patrick McVeigh.

Techweek AKL

About 8000 skilled software developers attended Developer Week 2017, the world’s largest developer expo and conference series in San Francisco. ATEED head of international partnerships and trade Pam Ford shares insights from promoting Auckland as an ideal place to live and work in the tech sector at the event.


ATEED has been raked over the coals for wasting money on a new city brand. But it says it's much more than a bumper sticker and it never intended this to be just a slogan. Here's an article from August 2015 explaining the thinking behind it.