Who are we?
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’re constantly curious.
- We all have a part to play.
- We walk the talk.
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.