Thank you to our sponsors for helping make NetHui 2013 possible! If you are interested in sponsoring NetHui 2013, please have a look at our 2013-NetHui-Sponsorship prospectus and get in contact with us on

Gold Sponsors

“Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Google’s advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google Australia and New Zealand is headquartered in Sydney where some of Google’s most exciting innovations like Google Maps and Google Apps are developed. and”

Microsoft-logo1“At Microsoft we’re motivated and inspired every day by how Kiwis use our software to find creative solutions to business problems, develop breakthrough ideas and stay connected to what’s most important to them. We support a smart, connected and competitive New Zealand.”


“Trade Me is the place where Kiwis buy and sell online. It runs New Zealand’s leading online marketplace for new and used goods, as well as successful automotive, real estate, employment, advertising, dating and accommodation businesses. We aim to build things that are well-designed, easy to use, reliable and that genuinely add value to our community.”

scoop logo

“Scoop Media Cartel is New Zealand’s Number One Independent Online News and Current Affairs Network. The Cartel provides agencies and clients with premium advertising opportunities in the digital frontier.”

Silver sponsors

Catalyst-logo-646x220“Catalyst is a unique company with a unique culture. What sets us apart is that we don’t just use open source; we get open source.We understand that working together, collaboratively and collegially, we can achieve far more for our clients than would otherwise be the case. That means you’ll be working with people throughout Catalyst who take responsibility and organise themselves to help you. It also means we’ll be working with other open source contributors here in New Zealand and overseas to get the most out of the software we provide.”

facebook-logo“Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.”

Bronze sponsor

chorusChorus maintains and builds a network predominantly made up of local telephone exchanges, cabinets and copper and fibre cables. Around 1.8 million lines are connected to homes and businesses throughout the country. It’s an open network. Chorus works with many different phone and internet providers to give access to its network and develops innovative new products and services. And it is delivering ultra-fast broadband to more than 830,000 homes and businesses across New Zealand.

Wi-Fi sponsors


“FX Networks is New Zealand’s only inter-city fibre optic next generation network built in this century, a fact that allows us to offer revolutionary services. We attract business because of this, and because we dare to be different – and because our customers need to be different. FX Networks offers both products and crafted solutions around high-performance Internet, Ethernet, fibre, voice and storage services to business and the ISP industry. Behind each kilometre of our fibre optic cable is a dedicated group of imaginative individuals setting new standards in the industry.

CityLinkCityLink was formed in 1995 following a Wellington City Council sponsored initiative to deploy an advanced, low cost telecommunications network and give local business and government enterprises a competitive advantage. Over the next decade, CityLink expanded the Wellington network and rolled out a second network in Auckland. The company also deployed a country-wide network of local Peering Exchanges and a Content Distribution Network – hugely improving the entire country’s Internet experience. CityLink is also a pioneer and market leader in public access Wi-Fi networks. CityLink, now part of the TeamTalk Group, continues to maintain the principles on which it was founded: valuing innovation and workmanship; building high performance, open access, cost effective networks; and maintaining close, high value, working relationships with customers and partners.

Networking drinks sponsor

telecomlogo“Telecom is New Zealand’s largest telecommunications and IT service provider. It was formed in 1987 out of the telecommunications division of the New Zealand Post Office, a government department. In 1990 Telecom became one of the first telcos in the world to be fully privatised. On 30 November 2011, Telecom demerged into two entirely separate, publicly listed companies; a retail services provider (Telecom) and a network services operator (Chorus). Structural separation of Telecom’s retail business from the business that owns and operates the Fibre-To-The-Premise (FTTP) network was a pre-requisite for participation in the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband scheme (UFB).”

Lanyard sponsor

REANNZ logo grey scale v2“REANNZ (Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand Ltd) is the Crown-owned company that owns and operates a high-speed, unrestricted broadband network (known to many as KAREN) for the New Zealand education, research and innovation communities. We are a community-led and member-focused organisation. We work with and for our members to ensure they consider our network their network and feel fully engaged in its evolution. Our members lead and participate in policy, service and network development of through a variety of member forums.

Handbook sponsor

TechDay logo“Techday offers a fully integrated suite of magazines and websites that cover all aspects of the ICT marketplace – including NetGuide, Game Console, MacGuide, StartUp, Educate, IT Brief, Telco Review, The Channel and the TechDay site. With an archive of tens of thousands of articles from the combining of its individual websites and piles of daily content, Techday is New Zealand’s hub for technology decision-makers of all persuasions.”

Venue sponsor


“With the capacity, the facilities and the expertise to deliver, Positively Wellington Venues cater for conferences, seminars and workshops; but also gala events and dinners, indoor sports games, tradeshows and right through to the performing arts. World-class services complete the venue offering to ensure the successful delivery of any event.”