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

Opportunities for Software Companies in South East Asia

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Last week Mitchell Pham spoke at an NZRise meetup, we also invited NZTech and IITP members along. Thank you to Equinox for hosting us and providing pizza. The group enjoyed a great overview of how large the South East Asian market is and where opportunities lie for NZ software companies. Mitchell and his team at Augen have created a beachhead model establishing Kiwi … Read More

Member showcase: Draper Cormack Group

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What does being a local NZ company mean to you? Being a local NZ company means that while we have one eye on how we can improve our own business, we’re also looking at how we can improve New Zealand – be that by dealing with ethically strong clients, working on helping our clients tell their stories overseas or just … Read More