We are in the process of making changes to our sponsorship funding to better support our 2019/20 organisational strategy and goals. To keep up with latest updates about our grant funding changes subscribe to our monthly newsletter dotNewssponsor events and awards in New Zealand that align with our goal of an open Internet for all of New Zealand.

Sponsorship decisions were made by the InternetNZ Sponsorship Committee and approved by our Group Chief Executive. We sponsor events and awards in New Zealand that align with our goal of an open Internet for all of New Zealand 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 would like more information about sponsorship, please email funding@internetnz.net.nz.

Past sponsorship recipients:


Amount awarded

Event/Award name

Innovatek Ltd. $3,500 MobileTECH 2019
National Digital Forum $5,000 National Digital Forum 2018
The International Internet Preservation Consortium  $5,000 The International Internet Preservation Consortium - General 
Catalyst IT $10,000 New Zealand Open Source Awards
Te Rōpū Whakawhiti Marau Charitable Trust)
$3,000 The Great Southern Unconference
Netsafe $5,000 Online Safety Conference 2018: Netsafe & eSafety Office

Canterbury Tech Cluster

$6,000 Canterbury Tech Summit
Auckland University of Technology  $1,500 IEEE New Zealand Wireless Workshop
New Zealand Game Developers Association $2,000 The New Zealand Game Developer Conference
REANNZ $3,000 APAN46 - Asia Pacific Advanced Network
Victoria University of Wellington $750 InternetNZ COML 307 Prize
UX Homegrown  $2,000 UX Homegrown
IT Professionals $20,000 ITx2018 Conference and Excellence in IT Awards
TUANZ $4,000 Rural Connectivity Symposium 2018
#SheCanCode $3,000 #SheCanCode
Innovatek Ltd. $3,900 MobileTECH 2018
National Digital Forum $5,000 National Digital Forum
This is Fine Limited  $8,500 BSides Wellington
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

GovHack 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