Who are we?
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InternetNZ is the home and guardian for the .nz domain, and it’s our mission to create an Internet for all New Zealanders that is safe, accessible and a place for good. A non-profit organisation, we provide the infrastructure, security and support to keep the Internet of New Zealand humming.
What do we do?
Our role as the guardian of the .nz domain means we’re involved in a lot of Internet-related work throughout New Zealand, funded by the sales of .nz domain names. This includes:
- Policy work on Internet issues faced in New Zealand
- Providing community grants to support Internet-related projects
- Conducting research to highlight the state of our Internet
- Hosting events, such as NetHui, to bring together our Internet community
Our vision and purpose
An Internet that is open, secure, and for all New Zealanders.
Helping New Zealanders harness the power of the Internet.
We have each other’s back.
We all bring something important to the table. We want people in our team to have a strong sense of belonging. Everyone has a place. We are all here on merit and bring different perspectives from our backgrounds to what we do. We respect each other’s abilities; using our complimentary skills to make us more effective. Ultimately, that makes us a more formidable and cohesive team.
We’re constantly curious.
We work in a fast-paced world and things are changing rapidly around us. We keep watch on what’s going on in our sector, and explore new ideas as we come across them. Because of our institutional knowledge and capability, we can act quickly and with purpose. We are rigorous and commit only when we have the evidence to support doing something, or things stack up well. We adapt when we need to and always look for opportunities to learn and improve.
We all have a part to play.
We’re all on this journey and the only way to get there is together. We’ve all got a part to play in keeping up our momentum. We’ve got a really good idea of where we’re heading, and there are some things we’ll continue to work out along the way. When we get wins and reach milestones, we celebrate them. When things don’t go so well we’ll take the learnings and keep on keeping on.
We walk the talk.
We’re open and transparent. We have a big responsibility and take what we do seriously. We make sure we do as we say we do. We’ll always work in the best interests of the community we serve. We see ourselves as Kaitiaki (guardians) of a mission-critical sector; one that enables New Zealand Inc to do well. We act ethically and with integrity.
In January 2017, we were delighted to announce that Takawai Murphy from Ngāti Manawa, Ngāti Rangitihi and Ngāti Hinekura gifted us our whakatauki.
A whakataukī is a Māori proverb or saying embodying the values, wisdom, wit, and common-sense of tangata whenua (people of the land). They are usually short and concise, using symbolism and metaphor to convey key messages.
Kua rāranga tahi tātou he whāriki ipurangi mō āpōpō
Together we weave the mat, in terms of the Internet, for future generations.
We will use our gifted whakataukī where appropriate in organisation reports, speeches and both internal and external information.
Become a member!
Our members are essential to the direction of InternetNZ, and can enjoy benefits such as being invited to Internet-related events and staying up to date on all Internet issues.