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:

Victoria University

We sponsor the Victoria University InternetNZ prize for COML 307 (Legal issues for E-commerce).


Massey University

Massey University, in close partnership with PrimoWireless (a network service provider), is running a practical hands-on workshop for school students in New Plymouth.

Date: 10-13 July 2017

Venue: New Plymouth


University of Waikato

The NZ Cyber Security Challenge 2017 (NZCSC’17) is a nation-wide competition which is open to all in NZ and will have 3 categories: Secondary, Tertiary and Industry/Open. 

Date: 14-15 July 2017

Venue: Waikato


GovHack NZ

GovHack is a weekend-long hackathon run simultaneously in 10 cities around NZ and in conjunction with GovHack Australia.

Date: 28-30 July 2017

Venue: TBC


Canterbury Tech Summit

The Canterbury Tech Summit is a half-day event showcasing Christchurch as a thriving hub of innovation. They bring together a broad range of people from the local tech ecosystem to share ideas, network and grow. 

Date: 14 September 2017

Venue: Canterbury 


Past sponsorship recipients:


Amount awarded

Event/Award name

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