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Top 10 predictions for the Internet in 2017

Welcome to 2017! Last year I scored 7.5/10 for my predictions for the Internet in 2016 - what will it be like this year?

The Internet of Things in NZ - what do we need to do now?

Today we’ve released a discussion starter doc on the Internet of Things (IoT) in New Zealand. The IoT is the new wave of technology that will change the world and the way we live. Think self driving cars and smart lighting.

Trans-Tasman rivalry - connectivity edition

New Zealand and Australia have a strange familial relationship. In that spirit, I'd like to compare where New Zealand and Australia are at in terms of their signature connectivity initiatives.

Our thoughts on the Vodafone/Sky Merger Application


We’ve recently submitted on the Vodafone & Sky merger application. This blog takes you through our submission, why we’ve done it, and what’s at stake for the Internet in New Zealand.

At last! A CERT for New Zealand

Andrew Cushen A blog post from Andrew Cushen, Work Programme Director at InternetNZ
6 May 2016

Yesterday, the Government announced that they are providing $20 million over four years to fund the building of a Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) function for New Zealand - CERTNZ.

Worried about porn? Filtering the Internet is NOT the answer

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A blog post from Andrew Cushen, Work Programme Director at InternetNZ
25 January 2016

Our Deputy Chief Censor, Jared Mullen, has shared his thoughts about the challenges of restricting access to hardcore, degrading pornography on Office of Film, Video and Literature’s (OFLC) blog site (please note the warning that he provides at the start of the article).

Top 10 predictions for the Internet in 2016

AndrewCushenA blog post from Andrew Cushen, Work Programme Director at InternetNZ
19 January 2016

Predictions are tricky, but here is what we think are issues that are likely to crop up for the Internet in 2016. We'd love to know what you think too - come along to our member meet-ups over the next few weeks and let us know!

Top 10 predictions for 2015 - how did we do?

Andrew-CushenA blog post from Andrew Cushen, Work Programme Director at InternetNZ
15 December 2015

The TL;DR guide to Telco Act Review submissions

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

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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:

Terrorism, the Internet and encryption

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