Member newsletter: What’s up?

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Hi members! In this fortnights’ update we’ve got – Market Measures report to share – An IRRUP10 update following a phone call with the IRD and our chairs – Changes to skilled migrant immigration – A reminder about the end of year function Cheers, Bronnie Community Manager, NZRise Co-chair update There’s been a lot happening these last few months, you … Read More

Changes to the Skilled Migrant Category – Immigration New Zealand

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Announcement from the Minister of Immigration via Immigration New Zealand: As our Skill Forum partners I just wanted to let you know that today the Minister of Immigration announced changes to the Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa. Below is some more information and context about these changes that could be interesting if not relevant for you or some of your … Read More

Submission to Inland Revenue from the Digital and Technology sector – IRRUIP10

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Inland Revenue (IR) are seeking to review the taxation treatment of software. NZRise, NZTech and AMS jointly submitted feedback as did Catalyst independently with a further emphasis on the treatment of Open Source software. Specifically IR are looking to review 3 key “issues”: When does software development expenditure give rise to “trading stock”? What treatment should apply where software development … Read More

October update: News, events and the end of year party date!

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Can you believe it’s October already!? Hi members! In this fortnights’ update we’ve got quite a lot to be honest: – A big update from our co-chairs – A couple of events for your calendar – Septembers’ board meeting minutes – Welcome and member showcase to our new member, Eight-Wire Please sing out if you’ve got any questions, otherwise, see … Read More

Member showcase: Eight Wire

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NZRise’s newest member, Jason Gleason from Eight-Wire joins us in this member showcase. What does being a local NZ company mean to you? Being a local NZ company means we take our environment and culture and use it to guide our development as a company. It also means that we are engaged with our local ecosystem as it impacts us. … Read More

Visualising the NZ Digital and Technology sector

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The recent DigitalNation.nz report provides a fantastic source of insight into the New Zealand Digital and Technology sector, it’s contribution to the economy, impact on other sectors and contribution on a regional basis. In 2015 the Digital and Technology sector accounted for 8% of GDP and 7% of exports. The overall contribution to GDP was greater than that of the dairy sector due … Read More

Member showcase: Hunchbuzz

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Thomas Mitchell, who was recently named Young IT Professional of the Year at ITx2016, joins us to share a bit of info about Hunchbuzz. What does being a local NZ company mean to you? Being a local NZ company means we are an active player and supporter of all things New Zealand. We obviously want to improve and drive our … Read More

Support for Digital and Technology Interns via Summer of Tech

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NZRise member Summer of Tech offers a great programme connecting New Zealand Digital and Technology students with New Zealand companies for summer work placement opportunities. Our members support Summer of Tech and we think you should too. More information can be found below: Summer of Tech Can you support IT interns in your business this summer? The Summer of Tech … Read More

Take the Market measures survey

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This year NZRise is a supporter of Market Measures. Market Measures benchmarks the sales and marketing activity of New Zealand’s technology companies, providing you with useful information for planning your sales and marketing strategies. To find out more about Market Measures and to view past years’ reports and resources click here. By participating in the study you can compare your … Read More

How local government can support the digital economy

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This opinion piece was written by Victoria MacLennan, Co-Chair NZRise and was published in the NBR on 5th July 2016.  We live in interesting times. Globalisation and increasing demand for digital and technology-based products have created a wonderful environment for companies to build their products or services anywhere. No longer bound by the tyranny of geography, we can easily export these products … Read More