Have you ever wondered if self-driving vehicles would impact your life? If not, maybe you should. As they are likely to be one of the biggest technology induced changes society will experience of the next decade/s. Impacting on road safety, real estate, how we travel, where we live, how we interact with each other, how … More Will automation change our daily life?
From 14. March to 25. March 2018 two researchers from the Institute of Optical Sensor Systems at the German Aerospace Agency (DLR) were hosted by NIC in Northland to work on a joint road safety research project. See NZ Herald/ Northern Advocate Article on the research visit. After presenting at AUT Computer Vision Seminar on 25. … More German Aerospace has mapped in 3D some of Northland’s most dangerous roads
On 22. March 2018, NIC hosted the First Smart Transport Technology Demo Day in Northland. We had an exciting line up of speakers and stakeholders. An impressive crowd made their way to Marsden Point. Visitors included two Russian & Chinese researchers from German Aerospace, Fonterra, Fulton Hogan, Whangarei District Council, Auckland University of Technology, Short … More Space Technology to assist with road safety in Tai Tokerau – Demo Day
In early March 2018 about 190 talented and passionate people from New Zealand, Australia, USA, Taiwan and other awesome places, met in Northland to discuss key topics impacting the future of NZ and beyond. We discussed how to store data in DNA; how to & if it ethical to bring the Moa bird back; how … More The Future of Aotearoa is very bright – Foo camp
NIC and NorthTec plan to organise a Northland Sustainability Day in 2018. The objective is to generate wider awareness for sustainability and share best practices how each of us can make an impact. Transport Air travel generates a lot of carbon dioxide & other greenhouse gases. To offset this, it is suggested to plant trees. … More Northland Sustainability Day
Have you started a business and are struggling on what to do next? Have you got an idea and want to start a business? Are you looking for trusted business advice and/or funding? Come to us!!! The Flying Kiwis offer free business advice once a month. Book a 20 minute free slot on https://www.adi.clinic/book.html or … More Free business advice
This weekend I was one of the mentors of the Climathon run in the Unleashed makerspace at the University of Auckland from Friday to Saturday evening. Over 120 participants ranging from 19 to 75yrs formed 14 teams to tackle big climate change issues for New Zealand. The Climathon is part of a global movement coming … More Climathon in NZ
Isn’t it ironic that Waste Management (WM), a company owned by Bejing Capital, is the first to show that the circular economy can work well in NZ. Watch this video so learn: what do they do differently… WM is collecting our waste, puts it onto landfills, where the waste is anaerobically split and is producing Methane, … More Circular Economy – Waste to Value
The Whangarei I.T. Group of Professionals is organising the First International Conference on Digital Transformation in Whangarei third quarter 2018. The objective of the Digital Transformation conference is to encourage more Northlanders to consider and pursue careers in I.T. and make the world a better place for themselves and their whanuau. The conference is organised … More 1st International Conference on Digital Transformation, Whangarei Q3Y18
If you are interested in information on climate change, the role of Antarctica, impacts on Whangarei and what you can do about it, please see my June 2017 school presentation. Fig: Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC, 2017) Larsen C shelf is breaking off in Antarctica. The 5,800 skm iceshelf is three times the size … More Global Warming – what can we do in Whangarei?