dotNews - March 2017

Welcome to dotNews - our monthly newsletter - giving you a brief update of what's happening in the world of New Zealand's Internet.

This dotNews includes...

  • Hear about our plan for 2017 at functions this month
  • Watch the recording of Emergencies and the Internet
  • NetHui 2017 update
  • Take a look at our submission on the post-2020 telco framework
  • Read about REANNZ and why NZ needs a functioning research and education network

Hear about our plan for 2017 at functions this month

This month we are hosting functions in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland to share our plans for 2017. It’s a chance for members and stakeholders to come together and mix and mingle over some nice food and drink. You’ll get a preview of our year ahead, what we’ll work on and why, and what goals we’re working towards.

Christchurch: Mon 20 March, 5.30pm-7.00pm

Wellington: Tues 21 March, 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Auckland: Wed 22 March, 5.30pm - 7.00pm

We’d love you to join us. For further information and to register click this link: Member and stakeholder meet-ups

Watch the recording from Emergencies and the Internet

Last week we hosted our first Speaker Series for 2017: Emergencies and the Internet. Thanks to everyone who came. It was a full house and with engaging discussion and interesting take away points.

If you missed out you can watch the full recording of the event on our website.

Our next speaker series will be Democracy and the Internet. It’ll happen during Tech Week (May 2017) in Auckland. So keep your eyes peeled for an invitation in the next dotNews.

NetHui 2017 update

The first consultation for NetHui 2017 closed last week with over 70 responses. We are now in the process of taking a look at what people want to see in terms of themes and keynote speakers.

Registrations for NetHui will be opening mid year so keep an eye on dotNews for further info! We will also be holding another consultation to get your thoughts on what sessions you want to hear and be part of.

Further info about NetHui 2017 can be found on our website here: NetHui 2017

Submission on the Post-2020 Telco framework

 We recently submitted in support of the Government's proposals for post-2020 regulation of fixed-line services. The proposals represent a significant step towards our goal of better Internet, at fair prices, for all New Zealanders. You can read our full submission here. 

The importance of REANNZ

You may or may not have heard of REANNZ, the Research and Education Advanced Network of New Zealand. It provides a high speed, high capacity network to every University and Crown Research Institute in the pursuit of 21st century science, education and innovation. We have supported the development of an advanced research network as a vital piece of infrastructure for New Zealand since the mid-2000s.

Read a guest blog by Nicole Ferguson, CEO of REANNZ on the importance of its service and why NZ needs a functioning research and education network.

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