State of the Internet reports

Each year we report on the State of the Internet here in New Zealand. We cover what we think are key and useful metrics for analysing and understanding the Internet. Click below to see the reports for 2016 and 2017. 


Speaker Series

Each year we run a series of events on important issues for Internet users in New Zealand. The events are an open invitation to join us for discussion with subject matter experts and of course good food, drinks and networking. 

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ISP Spotlight

We think it’s important that you know what your Internet Service Provider does with your data and how they run their companies. ISP Spotlight compares different ISPs so you can make an informed choice about how you and your family get online.

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Research: Kiwi's thoughts and attitudes to the Internet

Each year we commission market research company UMR to conduct research on Kiwi's thoughts and attitudes to the Internet.

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Easy transparency

Transparency reporting is an important check and balance against government surveillance, but it is not widely done in New Zealand today. We have created easy-to-use transparency reporting templates and guidelines for New Zealand organisations to follow and use in their own work.

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National Broadband Map

The National Broadband Map allows you to type in any address in New Zealand to find out what Internet connection is available.

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World Internet Project - Internet trends 2007-2015

Since 2007, the World Internet Project New Zealand (WIPNZ) has surveyed New Zealanders every two years to track their usage of the internet and its impact on their lives. This report reviews changes over the period 2007–2015, showing the key trends and investigating how internet usage and its effects vary across major social groupings.

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Keep your messages private

Every message you think you send privately could be read by your service provider, advertisers, and other organisations. Fortunately, there are some very easy ways you can claim your privacy and ensure that your personal messages to family and friends stay private - by using private messaging apps like Whatsapp or Signal.

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As a country, we need to start a discussion about encryption and gather data and evidence in order to make decisions and keep New Zealanders safe both online and in general. To get this discussion kickstarted, we have written two papers about encryption. The first explains what encryption is, how it is used across the Internet, how it is used for good and how it is used for bad. The second sets out what we think New Zealand needs to do in order to front foot this issue and not get left behind.