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Spark debuts IoT asset tracking with Mainfreight

27 February, 2019

Spark has named New Zealand’s largest freight and logistics company, Mainfreight, as the first customer for Spark Asset Tracking.

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Madden Street Auckland made smart, by Spark et al

20 December, 2018

Devices to help collect and analyse data from rubbish bins, car parks, streetlights and the air

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Staying safe on the water with the Internet of Things and BoatSecure

18 June, 2018

Tech that can let you know your boat might be sinking before you do, and let you know via a smartphone app? It's a thing - and there's little doubt BoatSecure has the potential to be a lifesaver.

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HiveSafe wants to put an end to the honey black market

06 June, 2018

Spark recently switched on its new internet of things (IoT) network. Here’s how HiveSafe are using it to solve the sticky problem of beehive theft.

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Spark to switch on first LoRa IoT network sites by start of 2018

14 December, 2017

Spark announced it is rolling out a LoRa network to enable the Internet of Things in New Zealand’s most populated urban centers, and will switch on sites in Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland by the start of 2018.

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Spark builds long-range IoT network for urban centres

12 December, 2017

Will allow businesses and local councils will be able to connect to ‘things’, like waterways, traffic lights, and machinery.

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IOT in financial services and insurance

1 September, 2017

Matt Hector-Taylor is part of panel discussing ‘Data are coming – are actuaries ready’ at the Financial Services Council ‘Navigating Change’ national conference on 8 September in Auckland.

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Actility releases case study on one of our ventures – BoatSecure

28 August, 2017

LoRaWAN-Connected BoatSecure — A Sailor’s Delight.

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IoT Ventures joins the New Zealand IoT Alliance

23 August, 2017


IoT Ventures is pleased to join the New Zealand IoT Alliance and to support the proliferation of LoRaWAN in the Southern Hemisphere.


Matt Hector-Taylor of IoTV will speak at "Internet of Things: business development" workshop

10 July, 2017

This workshop is for entrepreneurs, business leaders, managers, and technology developers. It's for those who need to understand the rapid changing technical landscape, the impact it will have on existing operations, the new opportunities that are created, and how IoT can be integrated into product roadmaps.

The workshop will take place on August 4, 2017 at Tech Futures Lab, 22 McColl St, Newmarket at 8:30am - 1pm.

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IoT Alliance report calls on Government to ‘catalyse’ IoT uptake

03 July, 2017

The New Zealand IoT Alliance has released a study into IoT in New Zealand saying the application of IoT could bring benefits worth billions of dollars to the New Zealand Economy and that the Government should take a lead role as the catalyst for change.

The report identifies nine common IoT applications that, it says, could alone have a potential net benefit over 10 years could be $2.2 billion in present value terms.

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Spark announces LoRa IoT network rollout across New Zealand

03 July, 2017

New Zealand telecommunications carrier Spark has announced that it has begun constructing a nationwide low-power, wide-area Internet of Things (IoT) network.

Spark said it has partnered with Actility and Kordia on designing and building the network, with a "significant proportion" to be operational as of June 2018.

The IoT network marks Spark's intent to "take a leadership position in IoT", IoT GM Michael Stribling said.

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