Passionate about growth

NZRise is about passion. The passion our member firms have for innovation and growth of the proudly New Zealand-owned digital market.

NZ-owned businesses

We focus on fair treatment for NZ-owned companies. This means keeping New Zealand money in New Zealand and government not giving special attention to offshore interests.

Promoting NZ interests

We believe that the weightless economy of the digital industry is the key to New Zealand’s future growth. It’s the biggest lever we as a nation can pull. We must innovate better so we can thrive in the globally competitive 21st century digital landscape.

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It’s that time of year again! NZRise AGM Notice

The 2018 Annual General Meeting of NZRise will be held on the 16th of May at Equinox IT in Wellington. All members and employees of member organisations are welcome. In addition to the formalities and election of officers, there will be a Fireside Chat with our fantastic guest, John Edwards, the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner opening […] Read more»

April Startup Booster Breakfast

Being a small tech business can be really tricky in the current climate. As owners of tech businesses ourselves, we want to support the digital technology ecosystem, and that includes startups – the next generation of business leaders. We are running drop-in support sessions every couple of months throughout 2018 – offering free and frank advice […] Read more»

Members Social and Networking Event

Coming up in May we have another important opportunity for our members to get together, compare notes and discuss important issues. Victoria will lead a discussion on Digital Economy and Digital Inclusion and seek your feedback on the key levers we as an industry consider will enable our collective success. We would love to see […] Read more»

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The Privacy Bill and candid insights from our Privacy Commissioner

Inspired by the Privacy Commissioner John Edwards and his straight talking, aspirational goals for New Zealand citizens, NZRise submitted our perspective on the proposed Privacy Bill – see below. First up we recommend you listen to John’s fireside chat with Miki: Listen to “John Edwards – NZRise privacy fireside chat” on Spreaker. NZRise Privacy Bill […] Read more»

NZRise 2018 AGM Highlights, Minutes and important information

The 2018 NZRise AGM was held on May 16th, at Equinox and via hangouts. Kicking off with a fabulous Fireside Chat where Miki Szikszai interviewed the Privacy Commissioner John Edwards – podcast coming this week. The members enjoyed a candid view on privacy as it pertains to our own industry, digital technology. Equinox have written […] Read more»

Government commitment to digital rights requires concerted action

“The market will not bring digital equity” – Clare Curran on Labour ICT Policy 2017 Recommendation: Action the commitment to Digital Rights (a step towards Digital Equity) expediently The government has a duty of care to ensure that our civil rights are not eroded by over-corporatisation of our digital systems and data. The first duty […] Read more»

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