Top 7 things worth noticing in NZ market today


  • 71 new COVID-19 cases have been found in Auckland.
  • Air NZ to convert one of its planes into a vaccine clinic for Saturday’s vaccination drive.
  • Approval given for the introduction of a new AI solution for the NZ dental market.

Let us take a close look at the latest headlines pertaining to the Kiwi nation.

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Delta variant cripples Auckland

A major escalation in COVID-19 cases has been reported in Auckland. In the last 24 hours, 71 new cases have emerged in the city.

At present, the Delta outbreak cases amount to 1,790, while 4,472 cases have been reported since the pandemic began.

Related Read: NZ Government gives nod for rapid antigen testing

Vaccination report

A total of 68,787 vaccine doses were administered Wednesday, with 15,704 being the first doses and 53,083 as the second ones.

Kiwis to get a chance to board a plane amid the country’s vaccination drive

This Saturday, for Auckland residents, Air New Zealand Limited (NZX:AIR; ASX:AIZ) is planning to convert its Boeing 787 into a vaccination clinic.

Do Read: How effective would vaccination buses prove to be in Auckland?

As a part of ‘Super Saturday’, the above arrangement would be one of the many clinics operating country-wide.

To receive one shot of the Pfizer vaccine, Aucklanders would board the Business Premier, then would move to the Economy class where a snack would be served while they sit through the observation period.

New dental-based AI solution to be launched in NZ market

Pearl, which is a US-based leading AI solutions provider in the dental care space, has revealed of getting approval from MEDSAFE, NZ's medical regulatory authority, to launch its AI solution, Second Opinion, to the NZ dental market.

Interesting Read: Australia making strides in the adoption of AI in healthcare

NZ patients will soon get an opportunity to experience AI during their dental appointments, receiving the best diagnosis and treatment.

Akamai Technologies appoints new head for NZ division

Chris Gibbs has been appointed as the first MD for Akamai Technologies for Australia and New Zealand.

The tech-driven company had recently acquired Guardicore, an Israel-based security vendor, for US$600 million.

Roadmap for indigenous rights kicks off

Willie Jackson, NZ Minister for Māori Development, will initiate the implementation process to design a plan for the country to execute the UN’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

A meeting has been scheduled for today with over 30 national Māori organisations.

Related Read: NZ provides instant help to Maori and iwi groups hit by the pandemic

Lacework expands into NZ market

Lacework, a US-based cloud security vendor, has forayed into the New Zealand and Australian market, following a capital raise of US$525 million, which was undertaken this year.

Since June, it has hired 23 people locally for its A/NZ markets.

The Company claims to sign numerous deals with local customers like CTRL Group, Katana1, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and many more.




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