News and Events
IDC Awards Put Wellington City and NEC on Asia Pacific Smart City Radar
1 June 2017 - In collaboration with the Wellington City Council, NEC developed the KITE flexible sensing platform for Wellington. The platform gathers information on air quality, water quality, pedestrian mobility, waste management, parking, street lighting, solvent detection, and graffiti detection.
NEC Laser Cinema Projector Technology in New Zealand first
25 May 2017 - Film festival buffs attending the 668 seat ASB Waterfront Theatre in Auckland's Wynyard Quarter are in for cinematic treat thanks to a newly installed digital laser cinema projector technology from NEC NZ.
Smart City sensors to help solve Wellington's begging issues
22 May 2017 - The capital has been a lab for Japanese technology company, NEC, since it signed a memorandum of understanding with Wellington City Council in 2014.
Plans to install quake monitoring equipment in 400 Wellington buildings
19 April 2017 - The devices were proposed to be hooked into the Kite network, a city-wide grid of receivers being developed alongside Japanese company NEC, that could feed information back council's Emergency Operations Centre.
NEC offering expertise to New Zealand cities
10 April 2017 - The tech company has moved away from the consumer market in recent years and into corporate solutions. Although it still offers digital cinema and screens, it's mostly for private companies rather than individuals. The bulk of the most interesting work in New Zealand is with the police and local government.
NEC New Zealand appoints new Managing Director to lead business expansion
24 August 2016 – NEC New Zealand today announced the appointment of Takashi Tada as its new Managing Director. He will be responsible for leading NEC New Zealand to continue its business transformation endeavours and achieve business growth in the country.
NEC New Zealand hosts Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister Visit to Showcase Smart Cities Projects at Technology Innovation Centre
15 July 2016 – Chief Minister Barr, who visited Wellington to sign a new sister city agreement with Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, and his delegation were presented with an in-depth look at NEC’s innovative smart city technology.
New Zealand International Film Festival 2016
16 June 2016 - The New Zealand International Film Festival is a national event extending the cinematic options of audiences and filmmakers throughout New Zealand.
2degrees and NEC New Zealand to collaborate on Smart Cities
15 June 2016 – Two Degrees Mobile Limited (2degrees) and NEC New Zealand today announced the signing of a ‘memorandum of collaboration’ agreement to develop innovative technologies and advanced network solutions for smart cities.
NEC New Zealand Managing Director to step aside
2 June 2016 - NEC New Zealand, a leading technology solutions and services provider, today announced that its Managing Director Leonard Dench will step aside at the end of May due to health reasons.
NEC and Tait team up on mission critical wireless
26 May 2016 - NEC Australia, a leading Australian ICT services and solutions firm, together with NEC New Zealand has announced an agreement with Tait Communications to deliver mission critical wireless services to emergency services organisations worldwide.
NEC New Zealand enables New Zealand to become a smart nation
7 April 2016 - NEC New Zealand, a leading solutions and service provider of IT and networks, today announced that it hosted an event to showcase its innovative suite of Smart City technologies and solutions to a distinguished group of guests consisting of central and local government leaders at NEC’s Smart City Hub in Wellington.
New Zealand International Film Festival 2015
16 June 2015 - The New Zealand International Film Festival is a national event extending the cinematic options of audiences and filmmakers throughout New Zealand.
Council’s Outstanding Sister City Work Recognised
17 Apr 2015 - Winning the top award for a project that connects primary schools and residents in Lower Hutt with Minoh City, Japan along with Mayor Ray Wallace’s appointment as Vice President to Sister Cities New Zealand reflects the strong commitment Lower Hutt has made to its Sister City relationships.
NEC Office Featured in Commercial Design Trends Magazine
24 Feb 2015 - Commercial Design Trends magazine, Volume 30, Issue 10: "Many businesses plan a move when they feel their current premises no longer reflect their culture or the way they work. But sometimes, when the existing location is ideal, the best option is a total office makeover..."
Alliance Française French Film Festival 2015
12 Jan 2015 - Following more than a six-fold increase in attendance figures since 2012, the festival is one of the largest and fastest growing French film festivals outside France.
Hi-tech ideas for a digital capital
9 Oct 2014 - How would you like to play Donkey Kong on the side of Te Papa, advertise your business on touchscreen shop windows or watch the All Blacks on a screen over the lagoon? Such concepts may soon be a reality in Wellington.
NEC and Wellington City Council, New Zealand Reach an Agreement
26 May 2014 - NEC announced today that NEC New Zealand Ltd signed a ‘memorandum of collaboration’ with Wellington City Council, New Zealand. Under this agreement, NEC will provide cutting edge technologies in order to enhance the performance and efficiency of Wellington’s public infrastructure.
NEC Participates in World Cities Summit 2014
26 May 2014 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced its participation in the World Cities Summit 2014 in Singapore from 1 - 4 June 2014. The World Cities Summit is held every two years with the aim of encouraging ideas and discussions on practical solutions for modern urban challenges.
New Zealand International Film Festival 2014
9 May 2014 - The New Zealand International Film Festival is a national event extending the cinematic options of audiences and filmmakers throughout New Zealand.
NEC Technology Brings New Zealand and Japanese Schools Together
7 Apr 2014 - NEC is delighted to partner with Hutt City Council to provide the technology behind the Lower Hutt - Minoh City Conferencing Link Project.
NEC Appoints New Managing Director for New Zealand
27 Mar 2014 - NEC New Zealand, a leading provider of communication networks and information technology solutions, announced the appointment of Mr. Leonard Dench as Managing Director, effective today, to lead the next phase of NEC’s growth in New Zealand.
New Zealand Big Data Collaboration Announced
3 Dec 2013 - Harmonic Analytics, a local data science company, announced an agreement with NEC Corporation, a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies, to collaborate on an innovation programme - to develop Big Data solutions.
New Zealand International Film Festival 2013
18 July 2013 - The New Zealand International Film Festival delivers to a highly-engaged, independently minded, movie-going audience across New Zealand.
Digital Cinema Management a Box Office Hit
5 Jul 2013 - As digital cinema revolutionises the way independent theatres are run, local owners are reaping the rewards, but changes are still ahead. Light House Cinema's Petone branch last week completed its digital conversion and owner Simon Werry said digital theatre management technology was redefining the profession.
Gold Awards to Showcase Business Successes
20 Jun 2013 - To underscore the "technology gamechangers" theme of this year's Gold Awards, Japanese technology giant NEC will be shifting vast chunks of its Wellington innovation centre to the event.
NZ Eyeing DNA technology
7 Jun 2013 - Positive tests on a DNA analyser that gives crime scene results in just an hour has prompted ESR scientists to consider its use in New Zealand. DNA extraction and analysis would be carried out at the crime scene, rather than having to be done in a laboratory, using the prototype developed by NEC.
NEC Marks Half a Century in New Zealand
15 May 2013 - NEC marked 50 years of business in New Zealand with the opening of a state-of-the-art Technology Innovation Centre in Wellington last month. The new centre was opened by Prime Minister John Key and the Japanese Ambassador Yasuaki Nogawa.
Capital Dead? Yeah Right, Finalists Say
10 May 2013 - Companies in the capital are "too busy to be dead", say the organisers of the 2013 Wellington Gold Awards. The annual awards, sponsored by The Dominion Post, recognise high achieving companies across key sectors and celebrate the vibrancy of the capital's business scene
NEC Opens Technology Innovation Centre in New Zealand
8 Apr 2013 - NEC New Zealand Ltd, a leading provider of communication networks and information technology solutions has announced the opening of a state-of-the-art Technology Innovation Centre in Wellington on 27 March to mark 50 years of business in New Zealand.
NEC to Open Technology Innovation Centre in Wellington
26 Mar 2013 - NEC New Zealand Ltd, a leading provider of communication networks and information technology solutions, announced today that New Zealand's Prime Minister, the Right Honourable John Key, will open its Technology Innovation Centre in Wellington on 27 March.
mybiz Expo 2012
14 Oct 2012 - Visit NEC at stand 3198 on The Boulevard, and experience the exciting innovations that will help to shape the next 50 years for our country.
NEC Collaborates With NZi3 for Research
19 Oct 2011 - NEC New Zealand Ltd announces today its collaboration for research as a Research Sponsor with the New Zealand ICT Innovation Institute (NZi3) based at the University of Canterbury, the first of such an engagement at this level for NZi3.
NEC New Zealand Appoints New Managing Director
2 Sep 2011 - NEC New Zealand Ltd has announced the appointment of Alan Hyde as its Managing Director. Alan is currently the Managing Director of NEC Australia and he will assume this additional role with effect from 1 September 2011.
NEC and WeITec Collaborate for Research
26 Aug 2011 - NEC New Zealand Ltd and WelTec Connect Ltd, the service and commercial arm of the Wellington Institute of Technology ("WeITec") announced, today their collaboration for research and development of technologies and their commercial applications.
NEC named "Juniper NZ Partner of the Year 2010"
1 Aug 2011 - NEC have been awarded "Juniper NZ Partner of the Year" for the second year running.
NEC’s Digital Wall Welcomes Travellers at Wellington International Airport
28 Jul 2011 - NEC in New Zealand has won a contract to supply a large format digital wall, comprising of 32 of NEC’s latest 46-inch Ultra-narrow MultiSync X462UN LCD monitors at the Wellington International Airport.
NZ Advanced Network KAREN Extends Research Community with NEC and Juniper
7 Jun 2011 - Juniper Networks announce the completion of a project with NEC and REANNZ to extend the reach of KAREN (Kiwi Advanced Research and Education Network) to more points of presence across New Zealand, making it easier for more organizations to connect to the research, education and innovation community.
World’s First as NEC Robot Joins Chamber of Commerce
5 May 2011 - He’s just 38½ cm tall, weighs the same as the average three-month-old New Zealand baby boy, can speak multiple languages, blushes when you cuddle him and now, PaPeRo will become the first ever robot in the world to join a Chamber of Commerce.
NEC Stands Behind its Projector Reliability With Extended Five Year Warranty on Select Models
26 Nov 2010 - Announcing a five year warranty on select models from our award winning line-up of ultra portable, ultra short throw and fixed installation projectors. Previously shipping with a standard factory warranty of three years, this two year increase sets a new standard of product support and commitment.
NEC NZ Announces the Release of Stackable Installation Projectors
5 Mar 2010 - NEC New Zealand Ltd, a leading stand-alone provider of commercial LCD displays, data projectors and innovative digital signage solutions, announced the release of the NP Series of Installation Projectors.
NEC NZ Introduces High-Bright LCD Display For Digital Signage
5 Mar 2010 - NEC New Zealand Ltd, a leading stand-alone provider of commercial LCD displays, data projectors and innovative digital signage solutions, announced the release of the 46-inch MultiSync X461HB high-bright professional display.
NEC's Facial Recognition Technology Achieves First Place in the Still-Face Dataset of the NIST Multiple Biometric Grand Challenge
21 Jan 2010 - NEC's Facial Recognition Technology Achieves First Place in the Still-Face Dataset of the NIST Multiple Biometric Grand Challenge.
NEC Provides University of Canterbury's Innovation Institute With Large Screen LCDs
12 May 2009 - The new NZi3 National ICT Innovation Institute building at the University of Canterbury, has been fit out with fourteen 52" LCD5220s and four 65" LCD6520L large screens. NECs eco friendly technology ties in with the buildings reputation as being the most environmentally-friendly educational building in the country.
NEC Releases the New 46" NEC MultiSync X461 UN LCD
6 May 2009 - The new MultiSync X461 UN is about to revolutionize how LCD video walls are perceived. Its ultra-narrow bezel allows for a screen-to-screen distance between two neighbouring displays of only 7.3mm.
NEC Provides Wall Street Mall in Dunedin With New Zealand's Largest Video Wall
12 Jan 2009 - Working closely with Dunedin City Council and Strawberry Sound, NEC provided the mall with 25 40" 4020LCDs for the tiled digital signage in the main area of the shopping centre. The screens form a 5x5 matrix creating a huge presence in the foyer.
NEC Auckland Officially Open
30 Oct 2008 - We are pleased to announce our new office has official opened. Located at Level 1, 7-9 Fanshawe St. Auckland. We welcome you to call or contact us to arrange to see the latest in visual products, digital signage and more!
NeoFace at the Heart of 3 Awards NEC Congratulates Ogilvy... again!
16 Oct 2008 - Earlier this year the New Zealand All Black Rugby campaign which used NEC NeoFace Facial Recognition to match the public to their closest look-a-like, won the top public relations award from PRINZ (Public Relations Institute of New Zealand).
Unbundled Local Loop a Step Closer for Wellington Region
2 Oct 2008 - Thousands of internet users in the region soon to have faster services. NEC working with Actrix, Wellington region's local ISP, brings the reality of unbundled local loop a step closer with the first deployment in New Zealand of its latest Multi Service Access Node (MSAN) product, the AM3110.
Weet-Bix Face2Face Campaign Wins Top Public Relations Award
23 May 2008 - Ogilvy Public Relations won the Supreme Award at this year's PRINZ (Public Relations Institute of New Zealand) Awards for its Sanitarium Weet-Bix Face2Face Challenge campaign.
Tomorrow's Technology in New Zealand Today
5 Nov 2007 - NEC in New Zealand, a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation (Japan), is celebrating 25 years of innovation in this country with a one-off Technology Showcase at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington on 22 November 2007.
Every Face Tells a Story
14 Sep 2007 - For the first time in New Zealand biometric facial recognition software has been launched into the public arena. NeoFace, developed by NEC Laboratories, is the software behind the current Weet-Bix / All Blacks Face2Face competition.
NEC Delivers New Postal Automation Technology to New Zealand Post
21 Aug 2007 - The new system includes 22 NEC mail sorting and processing machines nationwide. NEC and New Zealand Post are nearing the end of an ambitious nationwide implementation program.