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InternetNZ begins quest to replace .nz registry
This is an important project that will improve New Zealand’s domain name system - reinforcing its reliability and security.
NZ drives global initiative to quell acts of terror
Christchurch Call is making progress, displaying a commitment by tech companies and governments to address acts of terror, according to a statement by InternetNZ.
Can NZ say goodbye to digital divides?
"Barriers to digital inclusion are multi-faceted and are felt unevenly across New Zealand."
Chorus’ message: just be more committed to paying
Vocus says prices could increase by between $12 and $200 per user, which would have to be absorbed by the provider or paid for by the consumer.
NZ's aged care population held back by digital divide
Aged care facilities are slow to provide WiFi access for residents, and interviewees said they would like to see aged care operators provide more support.
InternetNZ welcomes Govt's 99.8% broadband coverage plan
The additional coverage will roll out over the next four years as part of the Rural Broadband Initiative phase two/Mobile Black Spots Fund (RBI2/MBSF) programme expansion.
Entry deadline extended for the 2018 iSANZ Awards
New Zealand’s talented security businesses and individuals now have extra time up their sleeves to enter this year’s iSANZ awards.
NZ urgently needs to get the Privacy Bill right for everyone's sake, says InternetNZ
“There’s currently no law requiring companies like Z Energy, Vector, or LinkedIn to tell New Zealanders if their data has been leaked."
InternetNZ calls for debate on Five Eyes end-to-end encryption recommendations
"There are alternative solutions to keeping New Zealanders safe without breaking technologies that do just that."
InternetNZ says the Privacy Bill is a good start, but New Zealand can do better
"Privacy is an essential human right and the online world has brought many changes and challenges to how privacy works in the Internet age."
Why fibre unbundling is good news for Kiwi broadband users
"Unbundling has worked for New Zealand before, and we see the potential for it to lead to more choice and more competition on fibre too."
InternetNZ announces new leadership roles
"InternetNZ’s work on the issues and policies that impact the internet in New Zealand is a vital part of the organisation."
InternetNZ retires NZRS brand to streamline operations
InternetNZ has merged with its subsidiary NZRS in order to bring the elements of .nz domain management under the same umbrella.
Cambridge Analytica gets New Zealanders talking about data use
"There’s a real need to open a conversation here in New Zealand about these issues.”
Govt announces first eight members of digital divide taskforce
The Digital Economy and Digital Inclusion Advisory Group will advise the Govt on how it can build the digital economy and reduce digital divides.
Industry players weigh in on Sky TV’s move to block websites
Sky’s call for sites to be blacklisted is “dinosaur behavior, something you would expect in North Korea, not in New Zealand.”
Kiwis are concerned about how cyberbullying and fake news could affect their lives
"We are spending more and more of our lives online and it's no surprise that Kiwis are concerned about possible negative effects..."
New tech maps NZ's digital & socioeconomic divides
The Digital Divide map is an interactive tool which shows the different digital divides New Zealanders and their communities are facing.
InternetNZ: Telco Bill will protect fair broadband prices after 2020
"One remaining concern with this draft legislation is the choice of so-called ‘anchor products’ - a broadband product at a specified price."
New telco laws for advanced Internet: Goodie bag or mixed bag?
The government has announced a reform of the telco act that will affect Internet around the country - but is it good news for consumers?
Manifesto to Kiwi MPs: No heads in sand - our digital future is here now
What will New Zealand's digital future look like? Fast internet, cloud, big data and mobility are at the forefront, and our leaders must embrace it.
Manifesto challenges NZ leadership to pursue tech future
“The prosperity of New Zealand is inextricably linked to how we embrace our future as a digital nation.”
In just 12 months Kiwis getting substantially more data for less money
“The cost of Internet use has dropped over the last year with up to four times the data included at the same price points."
A triumph for cyber security: New Zealand's CERT team has finally been launched
New Zealand’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT NZ) has finally been launched this afternoon.
Kiwis want faster internet, especially in rural areas, survey finds
"What the survey is showing us is that New Zealanders are ready to move on from the copper internet era."
NZ’s first Mixed Reality Hackathon heads to Wellington
“It’s fantastic to see an event that harnesses advancement in tech and shines light on the opportunities that New Zealanders have to get involved."
Fibre-focused future for telco regulation welcome, says InternetNZ
"The latest proposals will help to unlock the potential of our fast, modern fibre communications networks.”
Opposition rejoice as Vodafone Sky merger thrown out
"That market power in a country like New Zealand would have been a disaster."
InternetNZ welcomes govt's Telco Act Review
"We will apply a magnifying glass to the details to make sure that fair prices for broadband are a reality after 2020."
Positives outweigh internet risks, survey finds
89% of Kiwis say the positives of using the internet outweigh the negatives, as Safer Internet Day kicks off.
InternetNZ sings govt’s UFB praises
"It's fantastic to see the government exceeding expectations in the number of people that will have access to fibre."
Your 2017 resolution? Put messaging privacy on the list, says InternetNZ
"As part of your 2017 New Year’s resolutions, you should be thinking about what you can do to keep your personal information private."
Kiwis love the internet but there's work to be done on our digital divide, says InternetNZ
"We are still concerned about the digital divides relating to household income, location and ethnicity groups."
How is InternetNZ making a better world through better internet?
“One of the things we’re actually doing is asking people what they think the biggest issues facing the internet for Kiwis are."
InternetNZ uncovers Kiwis' cyber-savviness when exploring the wild, wild web
Kiwis are aware of personal security risks when it comes to the world wide web, but what are our hopes and fears, new research from InternetNZ asks.
Competition heats up for iSanz Kiwi security awards
A wider tranche of Kiwi organisations, including the technology channel, are vying for finalist status in this year's iSanz security awards.
Spark joins fight against digital exclusion in NZ
“The Internet can offer huge benefits, but some New Zealanders can’t afford to get online and miss out on those benefits as a result."
NZ companies dominate Australasia internet awards
"The quality of New Zealand finalists show that New Zealand's tech sector is in good hands."
InternetNZ calls out Govt's Intelligence and Security Bill
"While it acknowledges human rights, the recommendations do not always reflect these rights and could result in more extensive surveillance of NZers."
InternetNZ's event NetHui to break from tradition
Dates and locations for this year’s InternetNZ event NetHui have just been released.
InternetNZ says TPP's 'digital locks' will stifle innovation
InternetNZ has made its submission towards the TPP Amendment Bill, saying the legislation will make copyright laws less fair and stifle innovation.
How the .nz domain name is managed put into clear language
InternetNZ recently announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the MBIE on the management of the .nz country domain.
It’s good news for NZ’s internet: Hawaiki announces cable plans
Hawaiki Cable has confirmed it will build a submarine cable linking New Zealand, Australia and the United States.
InternetNZ chief praises NZ telco sector
InternetNZ is welcoming the results of a NZTF report, saying it is a stocktake of the positive story NZ has to tell in telecommunications.
Safer Internet Day: promoting digital safety
"Without trust, we won't get close to realising the full potential that technology can deliver."
New funding for internet research made available
"The money will help our internet community dive into important research that could improve the internet for all New Zealanders."
Online GST changes a mixed bag for Kiwis, says InternetNZ
InternetNZ is pleased the Government has decided on an appropriate threshold for overseas internet-based retailers before GST collection is required."
New, collaborative ICT conference comes to Wellington
Next July a major ICT conference will take place in Wellington. Known as ITx, the event will bring together 12 tech-related conferences and bodies.
Judging panel announced for iSANZ awards; still time to enter
A who's who of New Zealand's information security community are among the judging panel for the inaugural iSANZ InfoSec awards.
Kiwi companies big winners at global digital innovation awards
Three Kiwi companies have won awards at the UN-sponsored World Summit Awards for digital innovation, with another three making finalist stage.
99% of Kiwis to have 50Mbps connectivity by 2025
The New Zealand government has unveiled plans which will see 99% of Kiwis with 50Mbps peak connectivity by 2025, with 10Mbps for the remainder.
InternetNZ on how the TPPA impacts internet policy
“Copyright should not be subject to closed door deals. This approach breeds distrust and suspicion."
InternetNZ's new grants round open for applications
"Contributing this money to the work of others means that we can really help New Zealanders make the most of the internet in this country."
No dial tone: ComCom holds firm on proposed copper pricing
The Commerce Commission offers up slightly reduced proposed wholesale charges to access the Chorus line - and proposes removing backdating.
InternetNZ on Harmful Digital Communications Bill: education top priority
"The best way to help people deal with the challenges they encounter online is through making sure they have the skills to do so."
Spark takes on ComCom over broadband pricing
Spark campaign calling on ComCom to justify wholesale internet charge increases wins support from InternetNZ.
InternetNZ announces new funding for internet research
"This most recent allocation of funds shows the diversity of applications the internet has," says John Carter, InternetNZ chief executive.
Industry groups off-chorus on ComCom delays
Acting in haste in ComCom’s wholesale broadband pricing decision could leave ‘the rabbit in charge of the carrot patch’.
D-Day: InternetNZ chief slams Global Mode legal action
“Until they are, any demands for shutting down or public statements prostrating oneself should be treated with the contempt they deserve.”
Lightbox, SKY, TVNZ legal action won't stop piracy
"Efforts to undermine competition like this aren't innovation: they are just trying to reduce our choices," says InternetNZ chief executive.
InternetNZ boss slams mass collection of Pacific data
“NZ should not be collecting mass data on New Zealanders or on anyone else," says Jordan Carter on allegations NZ has conducted mass data harvesting.
600,000 Kiwi businesses using .nz domain name
.nz continues to be the domain name of choice for New Zealanders in the face of growing competition in the market.
Spark's free Lightbox offer earns praise
Spark offering the service for free to its 600,000 customers is exactly the sort of thing that helps push internet-based solutions into the limelight for mainstream New Zealanders.
Are Vodafone and Spark using ComCom copper prices as an excuse to charge more?
"There occurs the slightest hint of a wholesale price rise and the providers are sending out letters to their customers telling them they have to pay more."
Spark launches 'urgent review' of pricing
"Given today’s decision, we feel we have no choice but to undertake an urgent review of our current pricing across both voice and broadband plans."
High fibre time for Kiwi business...
The nationwide UFB programme has raised the profile of fibre in New Zealand. But what does it mean for Kiwi businesses?
NZ awaits as exciting NetHui programme takes shape...
The eagerly anticipated NetHui 2014 showpiece continues to come together as more announcements are made about the Auckland event in July.
Research grants awarded to find a ‘better internet’
Around the country this week recipients of several InternetNZ grants were a step closer to realising their research goals.
Kiwis favour ‘anywhere, anytime’ internet but suffer digital divide
Most New Zealand internet users are accessing the internet from a hand-held mobile device at least some of the time, yet the country is experiencing a digital divide according to a new report.
Registrations open for NetHui 2013
Techday is proudly sponsoring NetHui 2013 in Wellington next month, and is pleased to announce registrations are now open.
InternetNZ announces acting CEO
Jordan Carter appointed to the role while the organisation continues its recruitment process.
Fibre Watch: Will Chorus 2 be government-owned?
It could be a case of back to the future as the government leaves the door open to taking a stake in Telecom's UFB business.
Internet disconnection penalties "must go"
Cutting off accounts is like banning someone from using the postal system because they posted copied CDs, says InternetNZ.
Questions around benefits of $1.5b network
There is little understanding about what difference the
InternetNZ: "No to software patents"
Internet New Zealand has backed the Commerce Select Committee and Minister Hon Simon Power's view that software should not be patentable.
Thousands sign on in support of ACTA reform
Thousands of people have signed PublicACTA's petition in an attempt to get the New Zealand government to rethink its participation in the controversial ACTA negotiations.
Forum to counter ACTA secrecy
The controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) negotiations roll on with the latest round of talks scheduled for April 12th-16th in Wellington.
Anti-ACTA event to be held in Wellington
Critics of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) will have their say in Wellington in a conference next month, two days ahead of the official political negotiations.
TiVo’s walled garden
>>> If you were offered premium Internet content for a special price, would you be willing to pay it? Depends on the content, you might say.