We sponsor events and awards in New Zealand that align with our goal of an open Internet for all of New Zealand.

Sponsorship decisions are made by the InternetNZ staff who sit on the Sponsorship Committee. We distribute $40,000 annually, approved by our Chief Executive. We consider sponsorship applications every two months, according to our sponsorship process guide.

Applications are assessed on their fit with InternetNZ’s Mission, the likelihood of success and their potential for community impact for the sector.

If you are interested in applying for InternetNZ sponsorship, please fill out this sponsorship application form.

Current sponsorships:


Event Innovators - a division of Innovatek Ltd, this well-established industry event will bring together our rural industry leaders, technology developers, engineers, researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators and early adopters to discuss, showcase and learn about new innovative tools & technologies that can improve efficiencies & productivity of these industries through connectivity

Date: 27 - 28 March 2018

Venue: Rotorua


National Digital Forum

The National Digital Forum is a network of people working together to enhance digital interaction with culture and heritage in New Zealand. We run an amazing conference, arrange local events, and support professional development opportunities.

Date: 20 - 22 November

Venue: Te Papa, Wellington


BSides Wellington

BSidesWLG 2017 is a diverse and inclusive information security conference welcoming anyone and everyone that is interested in security. BSides is an open platform that provides a rare opportunity to share experiences, ideas, insights, and develop longstanding relationships with others in the security community.

Date: 23 - 24 November

Venue: Wellington


Past sponsorship recipients:


Amount awarded

Event/Award name

Swamp Chicken Cyber Industries Limited $3,500 CHCon (Christchurch Hacker Con)
UX New Zealand $3,000 UX New Zealand 
Canterbury Software Inc. $6,000 Canterbury Tech Summit
Massey University $3,000 Wi-Finding Workshop
University of Waikato $4,000 Cyber Security Summit
GovHack NZ $5,000  GovHack NZ
TUANZ $4,000 2017 Rural Connectivity Symposium
MobileTECH $2,700 MobileTECH 2017
PROJECTR  $4,000 Mixed Reality Hackathon
Kiwi Foo  $5,000 KiwiFoo
net2welly  $1,000 Net2Welly unconference
Unitec  $5,000 The PST2016 International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST)
Netsafe   Confronting online harm together
National Digital Forum  $3,225 National Digital Forum
The New Zealand Python User Group
 $1000 Kiwi PyCon 2016

GoveHack New Zealand


GovHack New Zealand

Cyber Security Lab, University of Waikato


New Zealand Cyber Security Challenge 2016



Gather 2016

Whanganui District Council


Whanganui Daring to be Digital


$3,500 Rural Connectivity Symposium
DEANZ $500

Distance Education Association of New Zealand Conference 2016

MobileTECH 2016


MobileTECH 2016


$5,000 Kiwi Foo Camp
World Summit Awards $5,000

World Summit Awards

Donald Matheson

$5,000 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2015 
AUT $1,500

The New Zealand Discourse Conference

iSANZ Awards


iSANZ Awards

GitHub Inc


Rails Girls Auckland Conference



linux.com.au Conference 2015

Girl Geek Dinner


Girl Geek Dinner Auckland

Gather Conference


Gather Conference Auckland - Silver sponsorship

National Digital Forum


National Digital Forum



GLIF Conference

Institute of IT Professionals


ICT Connect

If you would like more information about sponsorship for financial years prior to 2014, please email gertrud@internetnz.net.nz