The New Zealand technology sector is booming. According to the New Zealand Technology Industry Association, technology is the largest economic sector in New Zealand and is the highest earning per-capita. 

The 2017 NZ High-Tech Awards, taking place this May in Auckland, is the “New Zealand technology industries most important celebration of success and a wonderful showcase for our innovation and talent,” according to Wayne Norrie, Chair of the Hi-Tech Trust.

Entries this year were at an all time high; there were 30% more applications compared to last year! Many start-ups and young entrepreneurs are also in the running to receive an award at the Gala. Finalists were announced last week; soon a panel of local and international judges will select the winners.

Some of the different categories include: Xero Hi-Tech Young Achiever, Qual IT Best technology for the Public Sector, Duncan Cotterill Innovative Hi-Tech Software Product, and more.

Click here to learn more about the NZ Hi-Tech Awards!