Digital rights, privacy & power-by-wifi

Ben Creet

A blog post from Ben Creet, Senior Issues Advisor at InternetNZ
23 November 2015

Hi everyone. Monday!

That means it’s time for a short blog from us at the Issues team, this time curated by your local friendly neighbourhood Creeture. Here’s a couple things we’ve seen or been thinking about recently and a heads-up on what we’ll be focussing on this week. 

The TL;DR guide to Telco Act Review submissions

A blog post from Andrew Cushen, Work Programme Director at InternetNZ
20 November 2015

Andrew Cushen

Earlier this week, MBIE published the 43 submissions received on the Telecommunications Act review. There’s a lot of reading, for your pleasure, right here:

What is this Eye Gee Eff thing?

Ben Creet

A blog post from Ben Creet, Senior Issues Advisor at InternetNZ
20 November 2015

Last week I attended the Internet Governance Forum (the IGF for short), a multi-stakeholder forum administered by the UN. The IGF is held every year and this year it was in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. It’s essentially the larger, global version of NetHui (NetHui is our ‘national IGF’)

Terrorism, the Internet and encryption

A blog post from Andrew Cushen, Work Programme Director at InternetNZ
17 November 2015

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: 

Education, CSIRTs and disruption - some stimulating content

Andrew CushenA blog post by Andrew Cushen - 9 November 2015

Welcome to the start of the week all!

Less milk, more kitteh

This blog post is about the TPP, the possible benefits from it, and how we as a country can make WAY more money through using the Internet better(er).

Firstly - if you want to read about how bad or evil the TPP is move along. This honestly isn’t about throwing stones at the TPP. Instead, it’s about showing that while it’s worth decent money to our economy - there are other, even bigger, amounts up for grabs in our economy.
So with that out of the way…

auIGF 2015: James goes to the red planet

Part of our work at InternetNZ is to link up local Internet issues with what’s happening overseas. This month, my own small part of that was to cross the ditch and join our Aussie cousins at auIGF 2015. Like the New Zealand Internet community’s NetHui event, the auIGF is meant to be a forum for a wide range of interested people to share ideas and discuss Internet policy. This year’s theme was “how the Internet is transforming Australian society”.

So, my first overseas work trip to a land baked red, where scientists have recently found signs of water. Or was that a movie I saw?

InternetNZ Comments to the 52nd APECTel Meeting, Auckland

It's been a wee while since I blogged, but I thought I would share with you all the comments I made today at the (to use the full formal title) 52nd Meeting of the APEC Telecommunications and Information Working Group, which is currently being held in Auckland, New Zealand.

As always, keen to discuss these points with our members!


Please note, this statement is not a verbatim copy of InternetNZ’s comments to the Plenary, and instead the notes from which that statement was made.

Vision through the broadband murk

I have said before that things always seem to happen in threes, and so it is again. A month or so ago, the Minister of Communications, Amy Adams, released a discussion document on a review of the Telecommunications Act. This is a fundamental look at how the country regulates the communications sector beyond 2020.