NetHui 2013 wouldn’t exist without the support of a large number of community partners. If you would like to be listed as a supporter of NetHui 2013 please contact

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InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) is the charitable, non-profit open membership organisation dedicated to protecting and promoting the Internet in New Zealand and fostering a coordinated, cooperative approach to its ongoing development.


The Privacy Commissioner’s Office works to develop and promote a culture in which personal information is protected and respected. The Privacy Commissioner administers the Privacy Act 1993. The Privacy Act applies to almost every person, business or organisation in New Zealand. The Act sets out 12 privacy principles that guide how personal information can be collected, used, stored and disclosed.

“NetHui is an opportunity to hear to the  emerging internet issues from a wide range of people. It’s not just for techies – it’s for everyone with an interest in shaping the digital space to benefit ordinary people. The need to ensure that people have choice and control over their online information has long been a priority, but it is all the more pressing in light of the torrent of recent data breaches from government agencies” Marie Shroff, Privacy Commissioner.


The 2020 Communications Trust is a registered Charitable Trust established in1996, initially to fulfil a variety of digital literacy projects and obligations set out under the Wellington City Council’s InfoCity project. Since then, the Trust’s reach has expanded nationally via a number of highly acclaimed initiatives – each has a particular focus on empowering people to use ICT as a pathway to engage more fully in the communities, their countries and in today’s global village.




Rural Women New Zealand is a charitable, membership-based organisation which supports people in rural communities through opportunities, advocacy and connections. Its members are diverse, but all share rural interests that connect and energise. It is the leading representative body promoting and advocating on rural health, education, land and social issues, and provides information, support, practical learning and leadership opportunities.


Creative Commons is a non-profit organisation that helps people share their copyright works for reuse by others. Sometimes creators and other copyright holders want the public to be able to reuse their works but are unable to allow reuse easily and legally given the works’ “All Rights Reserved” copyright status. Creative Commons licences enable copyright holders to allow reuse of their works by giving everyone a range of permissions in advance.



TUANZ is a not-for-profit membership association with over 27 years of positive telecommunications change in our history. It comprises about 300 members, predominantly large organisations with a strong dependency on telecommunications technology as well as small enterprises.


Nga Pu Waea advises on Maori interests and development opportunities in broadband, and works to ensure that marae, kohanga, kura, wananga, iwi runanga and Maori health and social service providers benefit from the roll-out of broadband into rural areas.


NetSafe is an independent non-profit organisation that promotes confident, safe, and responsible use of online technologies. It promotes cybersafety and champion digital citizenship by educating and supporting individuals, organisations and industry on a range of issues.


The New Zealand IPv6 Task Force is tasked with promoting the adoption of IPv6, assisting with training and education options and implementation planning. The Task Force is aligned with the Global IPv6 Forum, and its work is driven by the impending exhaustion of IPv4 addressing and the associated risk and additional cost that this is expected to impose on New Zealand organisations.


The Institute of IT Professionals is the professional body for those working in the Information Technology industry. With thousands of members nationwide, the Institute is the largest IT representative body in New Zealand. The Institute works closely with Industry, Government and Academia however is a fully independent non-profit body; funded, operated and governed by IT Professionals. The Institute has been the voice of the IT Profession for over 50 years.

“NetHui is a unique event and a great opportunity for all stakeholders with an interest in all things online to get together and discuss, debate and educate about the latest challenges facing the internet community.” Paul Matthews, IITP Chief Executive.




The New Zealand M?ori Internet Society/Te Wh?nau Ipurangi is excited to continue its support for NetHui (both regional and national). “We see NetHui as a way of empowering the average web user in Aotearoa/New Zealand to better make informed decisions while online. Net Hui gives users access to a wealth of knowledge and experts that they would normally not have access to. It is also a great chance for everyone to be heard and to share their ideas. We look forward to many other regional NetHui events throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand. Naumai, Haeremai kouotu ki t?nei hui.”

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APNIC, the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to sustaining a global, open, stable, and secure Internet that serves the Asia Pacific region. APNIC works primarily as the Regional Internet address Registry (or RIR) for the Asia Pacific, with responsibility for distribution and management of IP addresses, and for registry services including “whois”, resource certification, and reverse DNS. As an RIR, APNIC facilitates bottom up, community-based development of Internet resource policies, which determine how IP addresses and related resources are managed.


Crown Fibre Holdings (CFH) has been established to manage the Government’s $1.5 billion investment in Ultra-Fast Broadband infrastructure.

The New Zealand Open Source Society is a volunteer-run charitable organisation whose members are focused on supporting the kiwi free and open source software (FOSS) community and increasing awareness of FOSS – and its powerful and positive implications – within the broader society, especially education and government. The society takes an advocacy role with government to ensure a level playing field for FOSS businesses and communities. Members are passionate about creating a free and just society, with the widespread use of free and open source software seen as a necessary step towards that goal.