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InternetNZ, the domain name authority for New Zealand, says it has fixed a vulnerability in authoritative DNS servers like those run by the top-level domain operators.

Published in Security


InternetNZ has announced that Wellington-based 'Internet Luminary' Keith Davidson has been elected to the 12 member board of the Internet Society (ISOC), having been co-chair of ISOC's Advisory Council for the past two years.

Published in People Moves
A survey of New Zealanders' views on the Digital Child Exploitation Filtering System (DCEFS) suggests the majority of New Zealanders would welcome a more comprehensive filtering scheme, on an opt-in basis. However the survey also found widespread ignorance of the current scheme.
Published in Technology Regulation

New Zealand's Commerce Commission has published a report benchmarking the country's telecommunications services against those overseas, but its findings on the price of broadband Internet services are at odds with reality.

Published in Home Tech

The New Zealand IPv6 Task Force is tipping 2012 to be the watershed year for IPv6 adoption in New Zealand, saying that many government organisations anticipate making at least some of their public services available natively on IPv6."

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 17 October 2011 17:04

Survey shows NZ Internet users starved of data

While most Australians now enjoy fixed line Internet access plans with several hundred gigabytes of data, in New Zealand over two thirds have less than 20GB per month, and less than 30,000 of almost 1.5m broadband users have data caps in excess of 50GB.

Published in Home Tech

The UN's special rapporteur on freedom of expression, Frank La Rue, has tabled a report saying that there should be minimal restriction of information on the Internet but warning that Governments are increasingly controlling the Internet because of its potential to mobilise people to challenge the status quo.

Published in Government Tech Policy

New Zealand telcos and user organisations are proposing changes to the enabling legislation for the country's Ultrafast Broadband Network (UFB) that, as it stands, would give providers a ten-year holiday from pricing regulation. Instead they want to see Australian style 'special access undertakings' adopted.

Published in Technology Regulation
Sunday, 17 April 2011 14:39

New Zealand struggling to be IPv6 ready

The head of InternetNZ, Vikram Kumar, has called on the Government to take a lead in IPv6 adoption, saying that, in the absence of any Government funding to assist with the transition, industry groups are under increasing pressure.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 11:19

Lawrence Lessig to keynote NZ Internet conference

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) has announced that Harvard University Professor of Law, Lawrence Lessig - widely known as vocal proponent of reduced legal restrictions on digital copyright - will deliver the keynote address at its NetHui 2011 conference in July.

Published in Networking

In a rare show of unity, New Zealand telcos, user and consumer organisations have joined forces to oppose planned legislation that will pave the way for structural separation of Telecom NZ, and for the Government funded Ultrafast Broadband Network (UFB), the equivalent of Australia's NBN.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 02 November 2010 14:44

NZ Government's FTTH plan could breach WTO rules

New Zealand's Internet industry association, InternetNZ, has warned that the New Zealand Government's plan to quarantine its planned FTTH network from independent regulatory oversight could put the country in breach of its international trade obligations.

Published in Technology Regulation
The New Zealand Government will shortly launch a centralised Internet filtering system designed to block access only to child pornography. Participation by ISPs will be voluntary but the scheme is facing strong opposition from InternetNZ.
Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 09:17

NZ's anti-piracy plan: warnings, fines, suspension

The New Zealand Government has unveiled its plans for dealing with illegal copying of material over the Internet - primarily via peer-to-peer file sharing - saying it favours a three-notice procedure that would culminate in offenders paying a penalty up to $15,000 and losing their Internet access for six months.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 16 November 2009 10:42

New Zealand cranks up IPv6 preparations

After a slow start, New Zealand is poised to accelerate implementation of the next generation Internet protocol, IPv6, with the formation of the New Zealand IPv6 Task Force.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009 05:04

NZ Gov't fleshes out FTTH plans

The telecoms reforms announced yesterday by the Australian Government have been hailed as the biggest change in telecommunications in two decades, and the same claims are being made about the New Zealand Government's announcement today of its version of Australia's NBN: a $NZ1.5b plan to take fibre to most New Zealand homes over the next six years.

Published in Strategy
New Zealand's communications and IT minister, Steven Joyce, has spelt out the government's rural broadband targets, promising that an estimated $NZ300m will be spent over six years to give 93 percent of rural schools fibre delivering at least 100Mbps and the remaining seven percent getting at least 10Mbps. More than 80 percent of rural households will get at least 5Mbps and the remainder at least 1Mbps.

Published in Strategy
InternetNZ says proposed new legislation designed to deter and prosecute illegal downloads of copyright content would see the creation of an expensive and bureaucratic system that would add costs for government, ISPs and rights holders.

Published in Strategy
Friday, 07 August 2009 07:46

Vint Cerf to evangelise IPv6 in New Zealand

Vint Cerf now 'chief Internet evangelist' at Google but better known as the 'Father of the Internet' will be a keynote speaker at an IPv6 conference being staged in Auckland and Wellington this month to progress New Zealand's IPv6 migration plans.

Published in Strategy
After months of intense lobbying by industry the New Zealand Government has finally abandoned its plans for new copyright laws that would have required ISPs to terminate users' access based on allegations they had illegally downloaded copyright material.

Published in Market
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