Who is IT Wellington #TWNZ17

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Yesterday 150 Wellington based people who identify themselves as working in the Information Technology space gathered at the Fork and Brewer pub. As part of TechWeek 2017 “Who is IT Wellington” was an awesome event to catch up with old connections, forge new ones, enjoy a drink and platters of food provided by NZRise member companies (please read the list below). There was … Read More

NZRise Position and Guidance on Internships

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NZRise members have observed an emerging trend in New Zealand of offering students or recent graduates work experience via an unpaid “internship”. Our research has clarified this style of work placement does not exist in New Zealand employment law, volunteering would be the closest description which is subject to a range of legislation in itself. Our members have discussed the … Read More

Selling to the Public Sector from the NZ owned Digital and Technology perspective

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NZRise members have recently been enthusiastically discussing “10 of my secrets on how to sell to the UK Public Sector” by Mary McKenna, a Tech Entrepreneur and Investor from Ireland. The article resonates strongly with New Zealand owned Digital and Technology businesses as the advice could be equally be written from a NZ owned SME’s perspective. Mary starts with a question … Read More

NZRise Response To US Election Results

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NZRise members attended our end of year meeting in subdued mood on Wednesday. A mood that seems to be shared by many businesses and other organisations. The unfolding electoral map of the USA filled NZRise attendees with a feeling of impending doom. So, whilst it may be that Trump opposes things like TPP, he does so for very different reasons … 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

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

Industry bodies unite to challenge the Marsden Fund support of Digital and Technology research

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NZRise has added our voice to a joint industry submission to the Marsden Fund, to quote IITP’s press release “11 of the leading representative bodies from the tech sector have joined forces to raise serious concerns about apparent bias within New Zealand’s major Marsden research fund that has led to a significant under-investment in tech-related research over time.” The Marsden Fund … Read More