The race is on to make Auckland a tech power-city and a new innovation precinct was unveiled yesterday in a step towards making that possible.
It was a first look at virtual hospital procedures including MRIs and X-rays which are all being trialled in an Auckland Hospital.
They also revealed the latest model of a virtual baby with a theoretical brain and central nervous system.
With already 47,000 people working in Auckland's tech industry, the expansion hopes to make it the technology epicenter of the Asia-pacific.
The new precinct is expected to inject close to 400 million into Auckland's economy by 2024.