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Top Internet talent recognised at 2013 ANZIAs

18 Sep 2013

The 2013 Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs) were handed out last night at a ceremony at Te Papa in Wellington, New Zealand. The event featured New Zealand and Australia’s top Internet talent and creativity, celebrating the achievements of organisations, businesses and individuals that have made significant contributions to the development and use of the Internet in Australia and New Zealand.

One year on, .kiwi.nz going strong

13 Sep 2013

September 12, 2013

One year after its launch, .kiwi.nz is the top performing second level domain in terms of newly created domain name percentages.

Broad coalition says no to $600 million Internet tax

12 Sep 2013

A coalition of Kiwi companies, industry associations and consumer advocate groups has today said no to government proposals to introduce what economists Covec say is a new tax of at least $600 million on Kiwi broadband customers.

In a discussion document issued last month, Communications & IT Minister Amy Adams proposed transferring decisions for the price of existing internet connections from the independent Commerce Commission to politicians in the Cabinet – and to charge users of the existing copper technology the same as those with access to the faster fibre technology.

Significant error in Telco review: InternetNZ, Consumer, TUANZ

07 Aug 2013

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc), TUANZ and Consumer say the government is confused by the European Union’s approach to telco policy pricing and is using a draft statement by the EU instead of the finished report.

Today’s Discussion Document says the government is following the EU approach in using the cost of Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) network as its benchmark when the EU is instead using Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC). The difference, in economic terms, is tremendous, says TUANZ CEO, Paul Brislen.

Workstream: 
Unconstrained broadband

Government policy U-turn good for Chorus shareholders, bad for consumers

07 Aug 2013

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) says "Chorus shareholders will be the winners from the proposals outlined in today’s discussion paper. Consumers will be the losers."

InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter made the comment in response to today's release by Hon Amy Adams of a discussion document on the review of the Telecommunications Act 2001. 

Workstream: 
Unconstrained broadband

Spy bill changes an improvement, but further change needed

23 Jul 2013

 

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) has considered the outcomes of discussions between Hon Peter Dunne and the Government in respect of the GCSB legislation currently being considered by the Intelligence and Security Committee.

 

InternetNZ releases clips from NetHui Panel State Surveillance of Online Communications

23 Jul 2013

InternetNZ has published clips from the NetHui panel on the proposed spy legislation, also known as the GCSB and TICS Bills. The clips focus on a handful of topic areas of the two Bills that are on the table, such as the role of encryption in the scheme, the need for legal oversight and the need for a public debate.

Former GCSB director to join panel at NetHui 2013

09 Jul 2013

Former Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau, Sir  Bruce Ferguson will tomorrow participate in a NetHui 2013 panel discussion on state surveillance and the GCSB.

The panel is titled ‘State Surveillance of Online Communications’ and will be held at 11.30am at the Wellington Town Hall Auditorium. Discussion will revolve around the proposed legislation that would expand the powers of the GCSB in monitoring private communications, including online communications.

InternetNZ announces election results and awards Fellowship

09 Jul 2013

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) is pleased to announce official results in this year's InternetNZ Council elections and the appointment of a new InternetNZ Fellow.

Election results were announced at InternetNZ’s Annual General Meeting last night. There were eight nominations for four vacancies on Council. Results have been independently scrutinised by a Justice of the Peace and are as follows:

Amber Craig and Richard Wood have been elected as Councillors. Lance Wiggs and Neil James have been re-elected as Councillors. Each will serve a three year term on Council.