Blogs

Harmful Digital Redux

CyberbullyingAs we move toward the end of the year, it’s a good time to look at those things that are likely to be on the table still in 2015. One of the items still looming on the legislative agenda is the Harmful Digital Communications Bill (HDC Bill).

We consider the Bill to be a uniquely important piece of legislation by virtue of how it seeks to:

A reminder of the awesome Canterbury funding round

Thumbs up for CanterburyThis is a reminder that InternetNZ is currently running a funding round dedicated to Canterbury.

We are providing $100,000 for projects that extend the availability, use and benefit of the Internet and associated tech. 

Hills, Holes and Poles

This is the first blog for Hills Holes and Poles, an InternetNZ supported project to look at  innovative rural broadband projects solutions and template them for other communities. This sees the pair of us - Chris O'Connell and Brendon Burns - travelling initially to see South Island innovators.

Hills, Holes and Poles: Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts


Our project is called Hills Holes and Poles and we saw all three yesterday.

Why we love community grants round: Canterbury edition

As part of our mission to work alongside the Internet community of New Zealand, we help fund projects that go towards making New Zealand’s Internet better.

Every year we invest $500,000 in community projects, research projects and conference attendance as well as our strategic partners. We do this because we are the stewards of the .nz domain for New Zealand. Part of this responsibility means we are in the position to provide funding to the community to benefit the New Zealand Internet.

Why we're fans of Open Source

The New Zealand Open Source Awards are happening on 12 November at Te Papa (you can purchase a ticket for $45 by emailing awards@nzosa.org.nz) and InternetNZ is a proud sponsor of them. But we thought it was a good opportunity to elaborate why we support and celebrate things Open Source.

Bouquet to Chorus

Frequently when people ask “is anyone else seeing this” questions on the New Zealand Network Operators Group (NZNOG) list they get a large number of replies, but in a case over the last week, a company at the centre of the concern has demonstrated to the industry how to handle these sorts of technical queries.

InternetNZ and the new National Government - where to for the Internet

I've been thinking a lot about the General Election results and what they mean for the Internet in New Zealand. 

First off, we want to congratulate the National Party on their win. We've had a largely positive and constructive relationship with the National Party, particularly in the last year, and we respect Amy Adams as a Minister. We look forward to having an equally constructive relationship with her this term, or with whomever holds the ICT portfolio next.

NetHui South

New Zealand's Internet forum, NetHui, is coming to the South Island in November. 21-22 November in Christchurch will see a gathering of South Islanders interested in shaping the future of the Internet's development, and applying the opportunities the Internet presents to shape Canterbury's future development.

The Greens and the Internet Party

Our third post profiling party election policies deals with the Green Party and the Internet Party.