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‘Kiwi author Anna Smaill on long list for Man Booker Prize’.. 

Kiwi Anna Smaill’s The Chimes has made the long list for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for fiction. Smaill joins 12 others on the list, published on Wednesday (Thursday NZ Time), in contention for the £50,000 (NZ$117,000) prize. Smaill will … Continue reading

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‘This search engine saves the environment while it finds your info’.. 

Goodbye Google! Hello Ecosia! Some people prefer Google when exploring the Web. Some like Yahoo or Bing. But now more than 2.5 million people a month are using Ecosia – because every time they click ‘Search’ they help plant a tree. … Continue reading

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‘The Skysphere: New Zealander Jono Williams builds solar-powered retreat for $75,000’.. 

Engineer builds one of the world’s most high-tech app-controlled retreats in Palmerston North for just $75k.  Jono Williams – a plastics engineer – graphic designer and director of his own IT company managed to design and build the solar-powered Skysphere in his spare time after dreaming … Continue reading

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‘Auckland Harbour Bridge SkyPath approved’.. 

 The futuristic-looking design of the SkyPath – spanning the Waitemata Harbour.  Auckland’s SkyPath cycleway and walkway over the harbour bridge has been approved. The resource consent was granted on Friday morning, Auckland Council announced. It means the $33m public-private partnership … Continue reading

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‘Google’s Next Moonshot: Lining City Streets With Wi-Fi Hubs’..

Google’s new Sidewalk Labs wants to bring free public Wi-Fi projects to cities around the world. Google’s big bet on technology for cities is finally starting to make sense. Earlier this month when Larry Page announced that Google was launching … Continue reading

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‘Bright ideas carry tech into the future’.. 

From Google Glass to Bluetooth watches, the world of wearable technology is booming. So what happens when you add a bit of Kiwi ingenuity? Science reporter Jamie Morton looks at 10 examples. 3 MeMINI: Small innovation with big potential It’s … Continue reading

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‘Harman Singh gets a big surprise as he is thanked for cradling an injured 6-year-old’s head with his turban’.. 

The Sikh man who removed his turban in order to help a young boy who was bleeding after an accident has been given a very special surprise by a New Zealand TV station. After airing the report – viewers raised … Continue reading

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