The 4th quarter 2022 snapshot of New Zealand tech news, collected across October, November and December of 2022.
Our coverage of the NZ tech scene was admittedly ‘light’ in the 4th quarter of 2022; as a result, the items below provide a brief snapshot of the country’s active tech and startup space, rather than a comprehensive overview.
- New Zealand gov’t to pursue legislation requiring tech giants Google and Meta to pay for local news they use, with an estimated $30M to $50M likely to flow on to New Zealand media
- New Zealand Centre of Digital Excellence funds 5 new Dunedin game development studios in latest round of grants, with the country’s gaming revenue hitting $407M this year
- New Zealand: Partly aims to connect car parts buyers globally with the correct parts, integrating with online marketplaces like eBay and Shopify with a database of 50M parts from 20K suppliers and OEMs
- New Zealand: Futureverse merges 8 Web3 firms to form single company of 300 people across 16 countries, aiming to create an open metaverse ecosystem
- New Zealand: eVouch social media marketing startup banks NZ$500K pre-seed funding, building on word-of-mouth marketing provided by customer social media posts
- Vanuatu takes key step towards more cashless activity with reforms under IFC Pacific Payments Project enabling debit card and EFTPOS machines to be interoperable
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