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Funding round launch for Canterbury region

21 Nov 2014

InternetNZ is today launching a new funding round, offering over $100,000 to support Internet projects that will benefit the Canterbury region. The money is the last part of the half million dollars that InternetNZ has contributed to the region following the major earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.

Netflix's New Zealand launch a great thing

20 Nov 2014

InternetNZ is thrilled that Netflix has announced it will be launching in New Zealand next year.

InternetNZ CEO Jordan Carter says it’s always a great thing to see new companies enter the broadcasting market and provide New Zealanders with the very best in international content over the Internet.

InternetNZ bemused at Chief Censor's interference

12 Nov 2014

InternetNZ is surprised and bemused by recent comments from the Chief Censor that he is considering "prosecuting" Slingshot over its GlobalMode service that enabled Internet users to access sites that were otherwise blocked in New Zealand.

InternetNZ supports President Obama's plan for an open and free Internet

12 Nov 2014

Overnight, US President Barack Obama made some startling announcements about his plan for an open and free Internet.


Exciting addition to NetHui South programme

30 Oct 2014

InternetNZ is delighted to announce that as part of the upcoming NetHui South 2014, it has added a Day Zero to its programme and will now host Open Data Day on November 20.

InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter said he was excited by the prospect of providing a joint experience between Open Data Day and NetHui South.

"There's an obvious meshing of ambitions between what Open Data Day sets out to do and NetHui South. 

Registrations for NetHui South 2014 now open

29 Oct 2014
The South Island edition of New Zealand’s favourite Internet event is open for registrations now.
NetHui South 2014 will be held at the University of Canterbury on November 21-22 and as with previous NetHuis, it’s expected that tickets will sell out fast.

InternetNZ applauds sensible move on unregulated product

16 Oct 2014

InternetNZ has today applauded Chorus for taking another look at the changes it was proposing to make to its copper broadband services. The copper network owner has announced that it will be putting on hold its proposal to constrain the baseline regulated copper broadband service, which would likely have led to higher broadband prices for New Zealanders over time.

InternetNZ pleased to see Minister Adams returning to Communications role

06 Oct 2014

InternetNZ is delighted with the announcement that Minister Adams will continue in her role as Communications Minister, and congratulates her on her promotion to the government’s front bench. 

The last Parliament saw InternetNZ and the Minister largely finding agreement on Internet issues and CEO Jordan Carter says is looking forward to another three years of working closely with the Minister.

InternetNZ launches new funding rounds

24 Sep 2014

InternetNZ has today launched two funding rounds as it continues its work to with the Internet community in New Zealand to advance its vision of a better world through a better Internet.

Time to move on

08 Sep 2014

InternetNZ  isn't surprised by the Court of Appeal's decision in rejecting Chorus' attempts to overrule the High Court.

As is its right, Chorus sought leave to appeal the High Court's ruling on the Commerce Commission’s decisions regarding Initial Pricing Principle (IPP) for copper broadband services. The High Court ruled strongly that the Commerce Commission got it right and now the Court of Appeal has done the same.