Past funding

Annually we have approximately $500,000 available for community grants. See what work our grants are currently funding below.

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Community Projects


Date

Recipient

Amount

Project

Report

2016/17

Project De-Vine Trust 

$16,450

This fund will see a purpose built integrated geospatial system to become a core management tool. It will address inefficiencies with current processes around planning, surveillance, control and reporting.

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2016/17

Westland Rural Education Activities Programme (WestREAP)  

$35,086.50

WestREAP will establish a WiFi Internet connection for families residing in the South Westland communities from Fox Glacier through Paringa and with priority to the whanau of Te Tauraka Waka a Maui Marae based in Bruce Bay.

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2016/17

 

New Zealand Open Source Society
Brent Wood

 

$5,000

This project will build a central discovery service so Internet users can find environmental data that is now available across a wide range of agencies. This project promises more effective use of the Internet to access open geo data.

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2016/17

 

Community Wireless Trust

 

$15,000

This project focuses on connectivity for the Waimate community. Work could see an FM radio station, a collaboration space for community groups to share local information, free wifi throughout the main business area and the utilisation of CIP cameras to give live streaming of events such as Waimate 50, Strawberry Fair and Waimate Rodeo.

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2016/17

 

New Zealand Open Source Society  

Brent Wood

 

$4,500

This fund will be used to establish and maintain a NZ Shiny server so individuals and agencies can develop, showcase, share and deploy production instances of Shiny visualisations.

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2016/17

Gather Workshps

$22,500

These Gather workshops will visit as many rural and low-decile schools as possible. They give young New Zealanders the opportunity to get hands on with tech, and encourage them to consider a career in the high growth tech sector.

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Internet Research


Date

Recipient

Amount

Project

Report

2016/17 Chris Hails  $9,715 This study will evaluate the programmatic identification of cyber security risk profiles that may in future facilitate the delivery of targeted or personalised risk mitigation interventions. Read mid-year report
2016/17 Dr Bodo Lang $22,450 This research project will investigate the role of Internet enabled technologies (for example websites and apps) within the sharing economy/collaborative economy/peer-to-peer marketplace. (Research is current)
2016/17 Dr William Liu (Auckland University of Technology) $15,000 The main aim of this research is to understand how rural communities in New Zealand are making use of improved Internet connections through government initiatives. (Research is current)
2016/17 Dr Wendy Wrapson (Auckland University of Technology) $27,000 This study will focus on Internet usage and social connectedness of residents of aged care facilities. (Research is current)
2016/17 Prof Gillian Abel (University of Otago Christcurch) $27,000 This is a pilot study aiming to understand how the Internet is shaping the way commercial sex is practiced in New Zealand. There has been little research conducted worldwide, and none in New Zealand. (Research is current)


Conference Attendance


Date

Recipient

Amount

Conference

Report

2017/18 Guiying Huang  $1,626

To attend the 42nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (9-12 October 2017, Singapore)

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2017/18 Winston Roberts $2,800 To attend the Internet Governance Forum (18-21 December 2017,  Geneva, Switzerland)   
2017/18 Aleksei Fedorov $2,800 To attend the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (15-19 April 2018, Honolulu, USA)  
2017/18 Emma Barker-Clarke $1,977 To attend Online Safety on the edge conference (1-3 November, Sydney, Australia)  
2017/18 Lorraine Wiliamson & MOA Kluster $2,800 To attend International Society for Technology in Education conference (24-27 June 2018, Chicago, USA)  
2016/17 Dr Edgar Pacheco $2,670 To attend the CONF-IRM2017: Democratization and Participation: People's Roles in the Digital World (17-19 May 2017,Santiago, Chilie) Read report
2016/17 Dr Willliam Liu $3,000 To attend the IEEE Global Communication Conference (GLOBECOM) (4-5 December 2017, Singapore)
2016/17 Dr Dong Seong Kim $3,000 To attend the 47 IEEE/IFIP International Conferenc on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) 2017 (26-29 June 2017, Denver, USA) Read report
2016/17 Liang Yang $3,000 To attend the IFIP/IEEE Inernational Symposium on Integarted Network Management (8-12 May 2017, Lisbon, Portugal) Read report
2016/17 Shane O'Connell $3,000 To attend the Next Web (TNW) Conference (18-19 May 2017, Amsterdam, the Neatherlands) Read report

2016/17

Bryan Ng

$3,500

ACM MSWiM 2016 (13-17 November 2016, Malta)

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2016/17

Dr Kevin Wang

$3,100

0th IEEE International Conference on Sensing Technology (11-13 November 2016, Nanjing, China)

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2016/17

Linda Lew

$2,750

OpenCon (12-14 November 2016, Washington DC, USA)

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2016/17

Jonathan Brewer

$3,500

APRICOT (20 February - 2 March 2017, Ho Chi Minh City)

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On-demand


Date

Recipient

Amount

Use

Report

2017/8 Aimee Whitcroft $2,500

Conference Attendance.

To attend the #CivilTechFest. Asias first ever civil tech conference. 

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2016/17

Sreenivas Sremath Tirumala

$1,870

Conference Attendance.

14th Privacy, Security and Trust Confernece (12-14 December 2016, Auckland, New Zealand)

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