Member showcase: LawHawk

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Big welcome to our newest member, LawHawk. Gene Turner is the Managing Director and has kindly provided the following info for the member showcase. What does being a local NZ company mean to you? A lot. I was born and raised in New Zealand, and most of my friends and family are here. My kids (7 to 12 years old) … Read More

Christchurch DIA ICT Marketplace briefing

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The time has come for Christchurch’s briefing of the ICT Marketplace, thanks to DIA. Please join NZRise, NZTech, ITP and Canterbury Tech on 17 November at 12.15pm. 12.15pm November 17 EPIC – 76/106 Manchester St, Christchurch. The NZ Government ICT Strategy refresh 2015 observed several ‘game-changing’ trends including the accelerated pace of disruptive change. Key initiatives identified in the ICT … Read More

Open Source Awards – Congrats!

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NZRise wishes a huge congratulations to those award winners at last week’s Open Source Awards. The winners are: Government Digital NZ, an initiative that seeks to help people find, share, and use NZ digital content. Business Catalyst for the Catalyst Cloud, the only fully API-driven cloud infrastructure in New Zealand. Education, social services and youth Wellington City Council for City … Read More

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