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NetHui - let's hit the road in 2016

EllenStricklandA blog post from Ellen Strickland, Community Programme Director at InternetNZ
28 January 2016

It's a new year and many people have been asking about NetHui 2016.

The InternetNZ team and Council have received such great feedback about the five successful national NetHui events and two NetHuiSouth events held with the community since 2011.

IGF underway in Brasil

EllenA blog post from Ellen Stickland, Community Programme Director at InternetNZ
11 November 2015

The 10th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is officially underway in Joao Pessoa, Brasil, with the official opening ceremony having just taken place.  The IGF is a multistakeholder, democratic and transparent forum which facilitates discussions on Internet issues. You can read more about the history and purpose of the IGF here: 

NZ Cyber Security Challenge a huge hit

A blog post from Ellen Strickland, InternetNZ's Community Programme Director

Cyber SecurityLast Friday, the New Zealand Cyber Security Challenge was held at the University of Waikato, organised by the Cyber Security Researchers of Waikato and Computer Science Student Society.

NetHui 2015 – session videos and event report

The 2015 NetHui took place in Auckland's SkyCity Convention Centre from 8-10 July and brought together hundreds of people from New Zealand’s Internet community and even some from far abroad. The theme for the event was “the Internet is everybody’s business” and covered the importance of the Internet to all Kiwis.

We at InternetNZ are very proud to organise and host the annual NetHui event and we were pleased to hear all the positive feedback after this year’s get together.

NetHui: It's your business too

This year’s NetHui will be held 8-10 July at Sky City in Auckland. The broad theme this year is “The Internet is Everybody’s Business”, and, as we tend to, we're looking for the diverse NetHui community to help shape the programme with an exciting range of ideas and suggestions. And, of course, looking for volunteers to help facilitate sessions, contribute to sessions and panels, and to run side events, meet-ups... and generally make NetHui 2015 the best yet! 

Conference and Canterbury community funding round recipients announced!

FundingEvery year InternetNZ gives away money to a bunch of different people and organisations to improve the Internet and our use of it. We do it because our vision is for a better world through a better Internet, and to achieve that vision, we recognise that we are in a position where we can help make others make it a reality.

Supporting Internet research in New Zealand

Internet researchJust as research in universities and institutions around the world played a key role in the creation of the Internet and its use, research has a vital contribution to make to the future of the Internet in New Zealand.

Launching the Internet research funding round

Every year InternetNZ gives away money to a bunch of different people and organisations to improve the Internet and our use of it.

We do it because our vision is for a better world through a better Internet. And to achieve that vision, we recognise that we are in a position where we can help make others make it a reality.

This year we have already had funding rounds for conference attendance, community projects and a special funding round to help the Internet and its uses in Canterbury.