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Finalists announced in 2012 Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards

14 Aug 2012

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) is pleased to announce that eleven New Zealand-based organisations have been selected as finalists in the 2012 Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (the ANZIAs).

Run by InternetNZ and the .au Domain Administration, the ANZIAs are an annual Trans-Tasman showcase – recognising those who have made significant contributions to the development and use of the Internet in New Zealand and Australia.

New Zealand Internet benefits from major technical security deployment

07 Aug 2012

New Zealanders will be able to better secure their web presence from today, thanks to a major technical security deployment by InternetNZ subsidiaries .nz Registry Services (NZRS) and the Domain Name Commission (DNCL).

Following more than two years of behind-the-scenes work, the DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) protocol has been implemented across New Zealand’s un-moderated second level domain space, including the widely used The next few months will see DNSSEC progressively adopted across all moderated second level domains, including

LIANZA joins Fair Deal Coalition

20 Jul 2012

The ‘Fair Deal’ coalition is pleased to announce that LIANZA (the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa) has joined the group’s ranks.

Launched last week, the Fair Deal campaign is driven by organisations concerned about possible changes to the country’s copyright law under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Fair Deal spokesperson Susan Chalmers says LIANZA has strengthened the coalition’s voice, describing their involvement as a sign of growing cross-sector unease at US copyright proposals.

InternetNZ announces election results and awards Fellowships

13 Jul 2012

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

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

Fair Deal coalition draws attention to copyright changes under the Trans Pacific Partnership

11 Jul 2012

Today, a coalition of New Zealand organisations concerned about changes to New Zealand’s copyright law under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) will gather to launch the Fair Deal cause. is a place for New Zealanders to go to learn more about what’s at stake for New Zealand copyright law under the TPP.

Studies show economy gains from the Internet

10 Jul 2012

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) today released two studies from Wellington consulting houses NZIER and Infometrics exploring the impact the Internet is having on New Zealand’s economy.

InternetNZ Chief Executive Vikram Kumar says the studies are the first careful look New Zealand experts have taken into how the Internet is changing the economy. They form an initial step towards strengthening InternetNZ’s understanding of the subject: the studies raise questions as well as setting out initial thinking.

Fibre Internet focus of discussions at InTAC Conference

10 Jul 2012

Today, over 120 Internet technical and networking experts will congregate in Auckland for the inaugural Internet Technical Architecture Conference (InTAC).

InTAC has been convened by InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) in an effort to help further discussion of technical and policy issues concerning the architecture of ultra-fast broadband and fibre networks.

1000 Internet users at risk on Monday, 9 July 2012

06 Jul 2012

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) today warned that about 1,000 Internet users in New Zealand were at risk of their Internet access being disrupted on Monday 9 July 2012. It is advising people to check their computers were not at risk before then.

InternetNZ launches funding round for policy and legal research

02 Jul 2012

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) today launched a new one-off funding round for policy and legal-related research projects. A total of $100,000 is available, with a $20,000 cap per project.

The Policy & Legal Funding Round is for research projects that explore the intersect of the Internet and public policy or law. Only those projects that align with InternetNZ's objects can be funded as the organisation is a registered charity. This funding round is part of InternetNZ’s $500,000 annual budget for community funding.

New Zealander appointed to ISOC Board

20 Jun 2012

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) is pleased to announce that Wellington-based Internet luminary Keith Davidson has been appointed a trustee of the Internet Society (ISOC) - the international organisation that has the vision of “the Internet is for everyone”. He will also continue to head InternetNZ’s international work and relationships.

Elected to ISOC’s 12-strong Board, Davidson will commence his duties from August 2012 overseeing a full plate of Internet policy, governance, technology and development work.