91% Kiwis think it’s safe to travel within NZ yet only 19% plan to take a holiday

  • : Tripomi
  • : 26/05/2021
  • Auckland, New Zealand – Travel search and comparison start up Tripomi conducted a survey in which New Zealanders were asked about their current travel outlook.  82% of survey respondents stated they would prefer to travel within New Zealand instead of abroad this year.

    And while 91% of respondents believe it is currently safe to travel within New Zealand only 19% plan to take a holiday.  As for visitors, 87% believe foreigners need to be vaccinated in order to visit New Zealand.

    In terms of the destinations within New Zealand respondents plan to visit this year, Auckland ranked highest with 29%, followed by Queenstown (24%), Christchurch (21%) and Wellington (14%).

    “The biggest surprise from our survey is that New Zealanders of all ages are interested in visiting cities while popular outdoor destinations such as Milford Sound received little interest,” said James Watson, one of Tripomi’s co-founders.

    “We’re seeing an increase in searches for hotels in cities like Auckland which is good since many premium hotels are currently offering excellent deals,” said James.

    When asked about the travel bubble with Australia, 62% of survey respondents (vs 38%) believe it is currently safe to travel to Australia, yet only 40% would visit.

    About Tripomi:

    Tripomi.com is a travel search and comparison site. It’s free to use, available 24/7, and contains zero advertisements. The best part is you never have to login or share any personal information. Just search and compare great offers.

    Tripomi’s New Zealand Travel Outlook Survey:

    • Google Survey:
    • Sample size: 200
    • Gender:  All
    • Ages: All
    • Current Location: New Zealand
    • Language: English
    • Conducted: May 14-16 2021.
    • Sampling method: Convenience

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Up on the big screen: New Zealand startup CloudCannon graces inspiring film “Outside the Valley”.

  • : CloudCannon
  • : 26/05/2021
  • Follow the tales of homegrown tech startup CloudCannon in the upcoming international documentary film “Outside the Valley”.

    Created by award-winning documentary producer and director Hunter Weeks, along with start-up legend J. Ryan Williams, the film Outside the Valley is set to hit the big screen in Dunedin on June 1st, 2021, 6PM at Rialto Cinemas.

    The feature highlights the intriguing journey of startups from challenging norms and doubts, to succeeding in a cut-throat competition in the midst of a global pandemic. The documentary film Includes Dunedin’s very own CloudCannon, a software company on a mission to develop tools that enable companies to build and manage remarkable websites.

    CloudCannon was spearheaded by founders George Phillips and Mike Neumegen and continues to create massive impact from this side of the world by supporting global enterprises, including many Silicon Valley companies, with their content management needs.

    “We’re honoured to be part of this documentary. CloudCannon is serving customers around the globe and doing it from Dunedin, it’s exciting to see other companies succeeding from unlikely places. Sharing our story to help inspire others to take the same journey is really empowering to say the least,” Neumegen says.

    Learn more about the documentary and screening schedules worldwide through OutsideTheValley.tv and cloudcannon.com.

    About CloudCannon

    CloudCannon makes building and managing static sites simple and easy by bringing all of the required elements together into an ‘all in one’ platform. Organisations seeking to leverage the performance benefits of static sites can use CloudCannon to connect to Git, automate a Jekyll or Hugo build on CloudCannon and host their site on CloudCannon’s global CDN all for one monthly price.

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Arvida Group Partner with Liftango to Personalise Transport for Members

  • : Liftango
  • : 12/05/2021 09:00
  • Christchurch, New Zealand. Arvida Group selects transport technology provider Liftango as a strategic partner to deliver innovative On-Demand Transport services as part of their new services to people living in their own homes. 

    The bespoke transport solution will provide personalised and On-Demand Transport for Arvida Good Friends members under the brand name Good Friends Go. Members will include Arvida residents across eight villages in Christchurch as well as people who live independently in the community.

    Members can access the service via a smartphone App or request a booking by phone. The service consists of a unique membership functionality developed by Liftango. This allows members of Arvida Good Friends to book individual rides on-demand and pay as they go, or access unlimited rides for a monthly subscription.

    “We saw this opportunity to expand our demand-responsive transport offering as it aligned with the needs of key members of society that require better access to transport,” says Trystan Eeles, COO and Co-Founder of Liftango.

    Good Friends Go services eight Arvida facilities and is available now in Riccarton, Addington, Sydenham, Cashmere and Christchurch City.

    “Adding Liftango’s On-Demand Transport solution provides our members with more choice in how they plan their days. Good Friends Go membership means independence to stay active and socially connected – and to easily access our new community Living Well Centre,” says Rachel Hopkins, Head of Living Well Communities at Arvida Group.

    Passengers can specify pick up and drop off locations and have full visibility of their vehicle location via the Good Friends Go smartphone App. For individuals who do not wish to use a smartphone, bookings can be made by speaking to a trained operator within a dedicated Call Centre.

    For older Cantabrians, On-Demand Transport provides the security of knowing they can stay connected by accessing a reliable mode of transport with trained drivers when they need it.

    To access the Good Friends Go On-Demand Transport service Good Friends members can visit https://www.goodfriendsgo.co.nz/. For more information, please call 0800 20 41 20. 

    About Arvida Group

    Arvida Group Limited is one of the largest operators of aged care and retirement villages in New Zealand and is listed on the Main Board (NZSX) of the NZX with the ticker symbol ‘ARV’. It is a constituent member of the S&P/NZX 50 Index.

    About Arvida Good Friends

    Stay in the home you know and love with a bit of help from Arvida Good Friends – private home help, transport and activities at our community centre. Arvida Good Friends Help at Home and Care at Home plans make it easy to access friendly, trained helpers who support you to keep living the independent life you love. Good Friends Go is an On-Demand Transport service available exclusively to Arvida Good Friends members.

    For more information: https://goodfriends.co.nz | hello@goodfriends.co.nz

    About Liftango

    We help cities, communities and organisations reduce congestion and combat climate change by providing equitable access to shared transport through a carpool and On-Demand transport technology platform. This technology makes best use of vehicle capacity whilst giving passengers the freedom to travel the way they want to.

    Together, we help:

    • Cities evolve into Smart Cities
    • Transit Agencies to create better public bus systems
    • Private Bus Operators to digitise their services to become more efficient
    • Corporates to create sustainable and scalable mobility solutions for their staff
    • Property Developers to design sites around future mobility solutions instead of using space for parking

    We believe access to transportation is a fundamental right for people in modern society and through our technology, we provide convenient, efficient and sustainable transportation for the people that need it the most.

    For more information: https://liftango.com | info@liftango.com

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New Travel Start Up Seeks to Make Searching for Deals Easier for Kiwis

  • : Tripomi
  • : 01/04/2021
  • Auckland, New Zealand – Founded by three avid travellers, Tripomi.com has officially launched in New Zealand, making it easier for Kiwis to search and compare flights, hotels, car rentals and activities.

    Tripomi’s mission is to make it easier for people to search and discover great value travel deals. Simply enter what you’re looking for and then view or filter results.  Once you find an offer you like you can book directly with the provider.

    “We keep it simple. We were tired of all the travel sites becoming too complicated and commercial. We’re not a booking site and don’t partner with any airline or hotel group. We simply aggregate great value offers so that people can find a great deal.” said Emma, co-founder of Tripomi.

    “While now is not a great time to travel internationally, there are tons of great options within New Zealand including incredible hotel offers in Auckland”, added James, another co-founder.

    About Tripomi:

    Tripomi.com is a travel search and comparison site. It’s free to use, available 24/7, and contains zero advertisements. The best part is you never have to login or share any personal information. Just search and compare great offers.

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Alimetry Leaves Stealth Mode to Announce CE Mark on New Wearable Medical Device for Gastric Diseases and Investment

  • : Alimetry Ltd
  • : 16/04/2021
  • Alimetry, a digital healthcare and diagnostic devices start-up, announced today that it has achieved CE Mark for its first product, a pioneering medical device for enabling diagnosis of gastric diseases.

    The new wearable product, called Gastric Alimetry, is positioned to transform the diagnostic pathway for millions of patients worldwide suffering from diseases such as functional dyspepsia, gastroparesis and chronic nausea and vomiting. Gastric symptoms are extremely prevalent and impart a vast burden, affecting around 10% of the global population. The Gastric Alimetry device collects data by non-invasively sensing the activity of the stomach from the body surface. The data is sent to the cloud for analysis, and is used by clinicians to determine the causes of gastric symptoms and direct treatment.

    Co-Founder and CEO Professor Greg O’Grady said “As clinicians, we lack the tools we need to reliably diagnose gastric disorders.  This contributes greatly to the frustration and suffering of our patients.  I was driven to this cause by seeing too many patients go through laborious, invasive and expensive rounds of repeat diagnostic testing, only to end up with inconclusive results and confusion. We invented Gastric Alimetry to help address this need. I am immensely proud of our hard-working team who have delivered an incredibly creative solution with outstanding potential to impact patient care.”

    In addition to successfully achieving CE mark for the Gastric Alimetry product, enabling the company to start commercializing the medical device in European countries, Alimetry also announced today that it had achieved the ISO 13485 international quality management system accreditation. As it grows global operations, the company has enhanced its executive team with new appointments. Hanie Yee joined the company as Chief Operating Officer, from her previous role as Clinical Business Lead at Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, and Professor Chris Andrews, a leading gastroenterologist from Canada, has joined Alimetry as Chief Medical Officer.

    Alimetry has been the culmination of over a decade of award-winning scientific research out of The University of Auckland, backed by scientific grants from the New Zealand Health Research Council and the US National Institutes of Health, followed by Callaghan Innovation funding. To support the next phase of growth, the company completed its first institutional investment round, led by IP Group, a leading international intellectual property commercialisation company. The investment round was supported by UniServices Ltd (via the University of Auckland’s Inventors’ Fund), and Matū, a New Zealand early-stage science and deep-tech venture capital fund.  The capital raised by Alimetry will be used to advance the company’s clinical trials, enter the market, and progress regulatory approval in the United States.

    The Managing Director of IP Group Australia, Dr Michael Molinari, said “We are excited to be working with Professor O’Grady and the world-class team at Alimetry to provide a step change in the quality of life for millions of patients with gastric disorders. This technology, at the intersection of multiple exponentially growing fields such as wearable medical devices, digital health, and machine-learning assisted diagnostics, is another great example of the breakthrough innovations coming from our partners at the University of Auckland”.

    About Alimetry

    Alimetry was founded in 2019 as a spin-out company from the University of Auckland’s Bioengineering Institute and Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. The company was founded on a background of world-leading science in gastrointestinal diseases.  Alimetry is dedicated to improving the lives of patients by delivering innovative medical solutions to advance GI diagnostics and enable targeted therapies. www.alimetry.com

    About IP Group

    IP Group is a leading intellectual property commercialisation company focused on evolving great ideas from its partner universities into world-changing businesses. The Group pioneered a unique approach to developing these ideas and the resulting businesses by providing access to business building expertise, capital, scientific insight, and the supporting infrastructure. In Australia and New Zealand, IP Group works in close partnership with the Go8 Universities and the University of Auckland to identify ground-breaking technologies, rooted in hard science, which have the most promising commercial potential. IP Group, which is listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange under the symbol IPO, has a strong track record of success and its portfolio comprises holdings in early stage to mature businesses across life sciences and technology.

    Discover more at www.ipgroupanz.com

    About The University of Auckland Inventors’ Fund.  The University of Auckland Inventors Fund is an evergreen, open-ended $20 million investment fund owned and managed by Auckland UniServices Limited, the commercial company for The University of Auckland.  The Inventors’ Fund provides seed-capital for ventures started out of the University of Auckland.  www.uniservices.co.nz

    About Matū Fund. Matū is a venture capital fund investing in early-stage science and deep technology commercialisation from education and research institutions and the private sector. As an open and evergreen fund, Matū takes a long-term investment view and is aimed at turning ground-breaking ideas into globally focused, IP-rich companies. Matū provides intelligent capital with active governance, executive management, operational support, and mentorship for founding and executive teams.  www.matu.co.nz

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    Contact Information:

    Hanie Yee, Chief Operating Officer

    E: hanie@alimetry.com

    M: +64 (0) 21 651 226

    Social Media:

    Twitter: @alimetry_ltd

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DEEPENING STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN UBC AND PIONEERING DECENTRALISED PLATFORM, MANYONE

  • : Manyone
  • : 15/04/2021
  • Vancouver, Canada – April 15th, 2021 – Manyone, a pioneering technology venture in decentralization and digital identity, is delighted to announce that 2021 marks the second year of the strategic collaboration between Manyone and The Peer Social Foundation and the Blockchain@UBC research cluster at the University of British Columbia.

    This academic-industry partnership is one of the first to critically assess the feasibility of decentralized social media, explore engineering possibilities and configure the privacy and security implications of self-ownership of social media data.

    Blockchain@UBC Graduate researchers gain research opportunities at Manyone and The Peer Social Foundation by applying for grants from MITACS (Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex System), a Canadian non-profit research organization that fosters cross-sector collaboration and develops talents for the innovation ecosystem in Canada. 

    In the next year, UBC researchers will identify technical requirements for decentralized identities, design new system architecture, and explore the value and business models for blockchain-based identity management.

    Chang Lu, Research Manager at Blockchain@UBC states that, “Manyone and The Peer Social Foundation offer an inspiring space for our students to sharpen their knowledge about blockchain. Their vision of decentralized social media represents a paradigm shift in the world of social networks. We are grateful that we can contribute to the shift”.

    Michael Cholod CEO at Manyone and The Peer Social Foundation comments, “As a Vancouver based pioneering enterprise, we value the opportunity to work with academics and researchers in Canada to identify the social and organizational impact of decentralized identity and determine the privacy and security implications of self-ownership of social media data. The academics at UBC help us in understanding the bigger picture and how to look for real world solutions.”

    Dr. Victoria Lemieux, Blockchain@UBC Co-Lead and Associate Professor at UBC’s School of Information, further adds that, “We’re excited to delve further into both the technological and policy ramifications of Manyone’s vision of securing digital data free from manipulation or distortion and to support technical and social innovation in Canada”.

    Manyone, with offices in Vancouver, Canada and Stockholm, Sweden is launching the world’s first decentralised secure messaging and identity sharing platform in April 2021.

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  • : CEO
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Return of Missing Sculpture Urged – Stations of the Cross by Llew Summers

  • : Llew Summers Family
  • : 12/04/2021
  • A reward is offered for information leading to the safe return of one of the Stations of the Cross, carved by sculptor, the late Llew Summers.

    Llew’s partner and artistic executor, Robyn Webster says that while she is immensely grateful that the church authorities have managed to retrieve all the other Stations, the loss of one means that the set is now incomplete. It is assumed to have been stolen.

    Webster said: “These Stations, commissioned to mark the centenary of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, were of immense importance to Llew. He carved only one set, and they held great significance for him. Without the missing Station, it is less likely that they will find a home in the new cathedral. We still miss Llew deeply and to lose even one of these wonderfully original works full of the humanity and pathos of Christ’s journey to the cross would be an added blow – I hope it can be safely returned.”

    The missing Station is number 5 ‘Simon helps Jesus carry the cross’

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Cin7 releases advanced B2B Online Stores to help product sellers grow sales faster and improve efficiency

  • : Cin7
  • : 31/03/2021
  • Inventory and order management platform releases advanced functionality allowing product businesses to grow B2B online sales by managing product catalogs fully integrated with inventory and accounting reducing the cost of fulfilling orders

    Denver, Colorado – Cin7, a pioneer in cloud-based inventory management software (IMS), announces the release of B2B Online Stores, helping companies to showcase their wholesale products with B2B pricing in beautifully laid out, easily searchable catalogs. Now their B2B customers will find what they need, buy more, and place orders in just a few clicks. It’s all fully integrated with their inventory and order workflows, eliminating traditional admin work and giving time back to sell more.

    “Our B2B Online Stores are designed for wholesalers to sell more, sell faster and with more efficiency,” says Cin7 CEO David Leach. “Product Sellers can increase their wholesale distribution sales, gain efficiencies from automation, and build stronger B2B customer relationships.”

    As part of every Cin7 plan, B2B Online Stores come with inventory management, real-time stock levels, order workflows and product and customer data built in, allowing product companies to quickly set up catalogs with customer-specific pricing and products, with no integration or development work required. Their customers can easily browse, re-order and purchase in bulk, with orders going to a selected branch for streamlined fulfillment, reducing the time companies have to spend processing every routine or repeat order.

    “For us, the manual entry was the problem, and that’s what Cin7’s B2B Online Store has stopped, and it’s definitely time saved,” says Daniel David, of homeware brand KAS Australia. “It’s a brilliant little platform that allows business customers to go on a website, order what they want and…happy days.”

    B2B Online Stores are highly configurable, making it simple to showcase different sets of products to different customers, and to have orders fulfilled from a specific warehouse or transferred to an integrated 3PL warehouse.

    For more details, visit our website.

    Media Contact:

    Doug LaBahn

    Dougl@cin7.com

    About Cin7

    Cin7’s inventory and order management platform connects more than 700 ecommerce platforms, online marketplaces, 3PL warehouses, and native EDIs in one solution, helping retailers and product sellers quickly and efficiently get their products to customers wherever they are, from any channel. Cin7 was founded in New Zealand and supports product sellers in 25 countries. In early 2020, Cin7 established a significant US presence to serve its growing customer base and accelerate growth in the North American market. Every month, millions of orders flow through the platform, representing over a billion dollars of product sales, as Cin7 helps over 6,000 growing brands sell more products, to more customers, in more places.

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Cin7 extends Warehouse Management capability for faster, more scalable fulfillment

  • : Cin7
  • : 31/03/2021
  • Inventory and order management platform releases new capability that natively connects sales channels, stock levels, and warehouse locations, helping product businesses keep pace with increasing order volumes

    Denver, Colorado – Cin7, a pioneer in cloud-based inventory management software (IMS), announces it has extended its Warehouse Management capabilities, helping product companies to run optimized, modern-day warehouses by combining orders, quantities, and locations, in one mobile-optimized interface to streamline fulfillment across all their sales channels. 

    “Cin7’s centralized purchasing and sales channel integration put us in a unique position to help product businesses manage warehouses with more speed, automation and efficiency,” says Cin7 CEO David Leach. “Warehouse teams now have one interface to manage orders and stock in their warehouse, without losing time using different software, portals, or printed spreadsheets.”

    As part of the Cin7 inventory management solution, Warehouse Management downloads purchases and sales orders from any channel directly to a warehouse, allowing teams to track orders and products as they are received into locations, moved between locations, and picked and packed, all using a single, mobile-optimized interface that works with popular scanning devices. Warehouse Management also provides a dashboard view of orders and picking activity to track shipping deadlines, picking activity, and other metrics, and can be configured to be used for racking items or for using tote trolleys.

    “Cin7 Warehouse Management has been a critical element in our warehouse optimization and expansion strategy,” says Jack Carter, of fashion and accessory brand St. Agni. “The barcode scanning functionality and informative dashboard have allowed us to reduce the number of errors made and effectively manage team productivity and efficiency.”

    Warehouse Management is included in every Cin7 pricing plan, giving ecommerce, wholesale, or multichannel product companies one solution to manage inventory and orders from purchase to sale to fulfillment. 

    Visit our website for more information about Warehouse Management

    Media Contact:

    Doug LaBahn

    Dougl@cin7.com

    About Cin7 

    Cin7’s inventory and order management platform connects more than 700 ecommerce platforms, online marketplaces, 3PL warehouses, and native EDIs in one solution, helping retailers and product sellers quickly and efficiently get their products to customers wherever they are, from any channel. Cin7 was founded in New Zealand and supports product sellers in 25 countries. In early 2020, Cin7 established a significant US presence to serve its growing customer base and accelerate growth in the North American market. Every month, millions of orders flow through the platform, representing over a billion dollars of product sales, as Cin7 helps over 6,000 growing brands sell more products, to more customers, in more places.

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CloudCannon adds support for Hugo Static Site Generator

  • : CloudCannon
  • : 03/03/2021 09:00
  • Wednesday March 3rd 2021. Dunedin, New Zealand – CloudCannon, the leading ‘all-in-one’ platform provider for static web sites, today announced support for Hugo.

    Hugo is a fast-growing, GO-based static site generator, and represents an important milestone for CloudCannon as it extends the company’s reach beyond the Jekyll community. Over the last 10 years, CloudCannon has built a strong following amongst the Jekyll community where it has set the standard for content management.

    Mike Neumegen, CloudCannon chief executive said “The ability to support customers who want to build their static sites using Hugo is important as it significantly increases our addressable market and is the first stepping stone towards a broader CloudCannon proposition where we’re able to support all of the major Jamstack static site generators.”

    CloudCannon provides organizations seeking to deploy static sites with a powerful all-in-one platform, which includes the ability to connect and sync with Git for code management, automate a Jekyll or Hugo build on CloudCannon, edit using CloudCannon’s best-in-class visual content editor and host on CloudCannon’s global CDN.

    Hugo support is available immediately and customers can get a free trial of CloudCannon technology by visiting https://app.cloudcannon.com/register

    Learn more at https://cloudcannon.com/hugo

    About CloudCanon

    CloudCannon makes building and managing static sites simple, easy by bringing all of the required elements together into a simple ‘all in one’ platform. Organizations seeking to leverage the performance benefits of static sites can use CloudCannon to connect to Git, automate a Jekyll or Hugo build on CloudCannon and host their site on CloudCannon’s global CDN all for one monthly price.

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  • : tim.nichols@cloudcannon.com
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  • : https://cloudcannon.com/