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InternetNZ launches Community Investment Funding Round

17 Dec 2012

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) has today launched a new one-off funding round and encourages all those interested in securing funding for Internet-related projects to apply. 

InternetNZ Collaboration and Community Lead Ellen Strickland says the Community Investment Funding Round is for projects that align with InternetNZ’s Objects.

InternetNZ releases discussion paper on competition policy in a converged environment

04 Dec 2012

With the blurring of boundaries between media and telecommunications markets creating new challenges to policy and regulatory frameworks and the Commerce Commission’s investigation of Sky’s contracts under sections 27 and 36 of the Commerce Act as a backdrop, InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) has today published a discussion paper, titled ‘Responding to Convergence in Communications Markets’.

The discussion paper is available at


Fair Deal Coalition bolsters ranks with International allies

03 Dec 2012

Published on behalf of the Fair Deal Coalition, of which InternetNZ is a member.

The Fair Deal Coalition is pleased to announce it has bolstered its ranks, with several new international members having joined - the Australian Digital Alliance, the Open Source Industry of Australia, ONG Derechos Digitales and Consumer International.

Cyber-bullying: education and narrow focus critical

27 Nov 2012

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) is calling for education and a narrow focus on cyber-bullying as Government considers the Law Commission’s recent Ministerial Briefing, ‘Harmful Digital Communications: The adequacy of the current sanctions and remedies’.

InternetNZ concerned by ITU proposals threatening human rights and Internet economic model

26 Nov 2012

In a position paper published today, InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) has expressed concern about governments legitimising the suspension of Internet services that are “contrary to its laws, to public order or to decency.” Concerns have also been expressed about a proposal that seeks to impose the legacy telecommunications economic model of “sending party network pays” to replace the well established and proven “accessing party pays” of the Internet. These concerns are in addition to governments seeking greater control of Internet governance and international networks.

ICT Minister Amy Adams to address NetHui South delegates

25 Oct 2012

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) announces that Hon Amy Adams – Minister for Communications and Information Technology – will deliver a Ministerial keynote at the upcoming NetHui South event.  

NetHui South will be held over two days from 23 – 24 November 2012 at  Otago University and Otago Museum. Costing a low $40 inclusive of GST, registrations can be made online through  

Internet statistics presentation in Wellington on 6th November 2012

24 Oct 2012

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) invites everyone interested in knowing more about the continuing evolution of the Internet to a free lunchtime presentation in Wellington on Tuesday, 6th November 2012.

Details and registration at

Three national and international experts will provide results from robust research:

1. Professor Jeffrey Cole, Director, World Internet Project will talk about “Trends, Fads & Transformation: The Impact of the Internet.”

NetHui South conference – dates announced

02 Oct 2012

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) is pleased to announce that it will hold its first ever regional Internet conference – dubbed NetHui South – at Dunedin’s Otago University and Otago Museum on 23rd and 24th November 2012. Costing a low $40 inclusive of GST, registrations will open later this week at

InternetNZ awards funding for legal research projects

19 Sep 2012

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) is pleased to announce that it has awarded over $53,000 of community funding in its Policy and Legal Funding Round.

Funding recipients are James Mahuta-Coyle, Richard Best and Joy Liddicoat, with the following three projects being funded:

Jurisdictional Limits of New Zealand Privacy Law in the Cloud – James Mahuta-Coyle