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New experts join our team - Policy and Security

Back in April, I wrote about a couple of new roles we were creating to help with our vision of an Internet that is open, secure and for all New Zealanders.

Council elections 2019

InternetNZ held its Annual General Meeting last night, and our members elected two Councillors for a three-year term.

.nz Policy Panel announcement

Over the next year, we’re undertaking an important review of the policies related to the .nz domain name space. How .nz works affects almost all Kiwis in one way or another.

Reporting back: InternetNZ @ the Christchurch Call in Paris

An update on InternetNZ’s work on the Christchurch Call, and what happens next.

How to stop the ‘Christchurch Call’ on social media and terrorism falling flat

Jacinda Ardern this morning announced that New Zealand and France are working together to bring tech companies and nation states together in Paris in mid-May to agree to a “Christchurch Call”. In the PM’s words, this will be a pledge “to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online”.

New plan, renewed focus, new roles

Our approach to this is to start by appointing our first ever Chief Security Officer.

“This is your home and you should have been safe here”

I keep coming back to the phrase, and the haunting drawing to which the phrase was attached, as I reflect on the terrorist attack at two mosques in Christchurch two weeks ago. The Muslim communities of New Zealand’s garden city were viciously attacked.

Public Wi-Fi - dos and don'ts

Wi-Fi: use it, don’t? This question has often occurred to me when flying to a conference - or sitting at it.
The seductive lure of connectivity when you used not to have it is a clear hint about why the idea of “Wi-Fi in the sky” is such a winner.

The Internet: change gonna come

It’s been a big year for the Internet. When I look back and think about 2018, it feels that some things that had been stable for a while have started to change. And in that changing environment, InternetNZ has been changing too.

Spark Jump Hui 2018

Spark Jump held a hui in Auckland on Friday 30 November 2018.

InternetNZ was invited to participate, and this page links to relevant content.

Our Chief Executive, Jordan Carter, spoke to this slide pack. His speech notes are below - they vary from delivery but include a lot of context.

Jordan mentioned: