In my email this morning I got a message that Jay "No Blog" Templeton and the team from Mabode have just launched the Microsoft Australia and New Zealand TechNet Gadget.
The gadget allows you to select a bunch of feeds to have rotated through the gadget at intervals. It also includes a ticker of alerts and a TechNet Search box to make it easy to search TechNet from the sidebar.
You can get the gadget here. Great work Jay!