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Equality pays

A new MYOB report says New Zealand’s tech sector lacks gender diversity – and may even get less diverse. What can be done – and what is being done – to address the issue? Plus: a roundtable discussion with OMGTech! co-founder and general manager Zoe Timbrell, AUT lecturer and She# founder Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh and MYOB general manager Carolyn Luey on what can be done to increase gender diversity and inclusivity in New Zealand’s tech sector, what individuals and organisations can do, where things can go from here, and more.

Onwards and upwards

With Blade Runner 2049 currently in cinemas winning rave reviews, we have yet another vision of the dystopian impact technology will have in the future. As critically acclaimed as the film might be, it’s nothing new to see technology pessimistically cast as the villain in pop culture. But Vodafone's global rebrand has adopted a slightly more positive view on what the future might hold. 

He waka eke noa

In the 2013 census, 21.3 percent of the population identified themselves as being able to converse in Māori, continuing a downward trend for the language. Now, in an effort to keep the language alive for generations to come, local brands are marking Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) with some lessons.

Whatever floats your boat...

Emirates Team New Zealand has succeeded in its mission to bring the Auld Mug back to Aotearoa, continuing a long tradition of amazing floating things that have emanated from our remote islands. Here are some other great water-based New Zealand innovations.