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Susan Chalmers

15 Nov 2013

Susan Chalmers has decided to leave her role as Policy Lead at InternetNZ to return home to United States. Her last day will be Friday 13 December.

Susan has been working at InternetNZ for the past two years, having filled the Policy Lead role since its establishment in mid-2011. She will be returning home to Michigan to spend time with family and friends, and pursue other projects.

Decision will give more choice to .nz

07 Nov 2013

On October 11, following a recommendation from the Domain Name Commission Limited (DNCL), the InternetNZ Council approved the policy decision to allow domain names to be registered at the second level in the .nz domain name space.

This means that in the future, as well as being able to register, say,, it will also be possible to register 

Jamie Baddeley: Thoughts on the IGF

04 Nov 2013

Vice-President of InternetNZ Jamie Baddeley wanted to share his take on the recent IGF in Bali and proposes a solution to some problems he sees with its current structure:

New "Friends of the IGF" website a living project

24 Oct 2013

For a few months now I have been working with a group of volunteers from all over the globe to put together a website that is a repository for discussions held at the Internet Governance Forum. Our goal was to have something live in time for the IGF, which is taking place as I type.

Internet Governance @ the 8th IGF: a critical debate has begun

23 Oct 2013

Something very interesting is happening in Internet Governance circles. I write this from Day 2 of the 2013 Internet Governance Forum, a UN-convened multi-stakeholder dialogue that brings together people from all over the world to discuss Internet policy issues.

The #CopperTax conundrum – Part 3

18 Oct 2013

InternetNZ CEO Jordan Carter has been unpicking the #CopperTax debate. The first post dealt with the background to the debate and the Government’s drivers. The second post rebutted the view that fibre and copper prices should be the same, and considered why the policy debate has been so tense so far.

What’s the solution?

The #coppertax conundrum - Part 2

16 Oct 2013

Part 2

This post is the second in a three-part post by InternetNZ CEO Jordan Carter untangling the copper tax dilemma. The previous post set out the background to the arrival of the CopperTax campaign, and set out three possible drivers for the Government's intervention. 

The #coppertax conundrum - Part 1

14 Oct 2013

A blog post in three parts, from InternetNZ CEO Jordan Carter, talking about the #coppertax conundrum...


Part One

Last week marked two months since Communications Minister Amy Adams launched the review of the Telecommunications Act. An early-morning breakfast launch at the Beehive marked the beginning of a sense of confusion and paralysis across the telecoms and Internet sector, and has seen an ill-tempered and difficult policy debate under way ever since.

Coalition for fair internet pricing opening remarks by Sue Chetwin

12 Sep 2013

Good afternoon.

My name is Sue Chetwin.

I am the Chief Executive of Consumer NZ, and the Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing has asked me to be the lead spokesperson at today’s press conference.

This opening statement has been agreed by all members of our Coalition.

Let me first introduce the coalition.

To my left is Paul Brislen, the Chief Executive of the Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ).

To my right is Jordan Carter, the Chief Executive of InternetNZ.

Lost opportunity to make the GCSB Bill better for Internet users

15 Aug 2013


The Government had the opportunity to improve the privacy pitfalls of the GCSB Bill in Parliament last week, but it elected not to.