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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Accolades to Auckland City Council!!

Auckland Council’s ICT (Information, Communications and Technology) department recently presented their ICT Strategy to the Supplier Community. In doing so they have set a new benchmark for openness and the way in which they shared their challenges with the audience.  It was great to learn in detail what Council are working on and planning to […] Read more»

NZRise support for the National Library “Increasingly Digital project”

Don Christie, on behalf of NZRise, has been working with the National Library “Increasingly Digital” project over the past 18 months in a governance role. The purpose of the Increasingly Digital project was to explore how students and teachers discover, access, use, create, and share resources to support learning in current and future learning environments. […] Read more»

Positive changes to the R&D Tax incentive policy announced

This morning the government has announced it’s revised Research & Development Tax incentive policy, NZRise submitted extensive feedback on the proposed system and are pleased to see many positive changes as a result of consultation. You can read the new policy detail here. The key features include: A credit rate of 15 per cent, a […] Read more»

2018 Procurement Seminar

For a morning on September 12, we invited both industry and government to work together towards growing the NZ tech sector. Thank you to all those who participated in our procurement workshop, we really appreciate the collaboration, the collective discussions, the presentations and listening to the buzz the report backs generated in the room. This […] Read more»

What is your view on Internships? Have your say

Internships – do you, don’t you – will you, won’t you – why, why not?  Tell us what you think! If you’re an employer you probably want to hire experienced staff.  Pretty much everyone wants to hire experienced staff.  We produce a lot of talented graduates in New Zealand, but they sometimes get caught in […] Read more»

ICT Government Procurement Seminar – 12 September 2018

NZRise is thrilled to be organising and sponsoring the ICT Government Procurement Seminar again this year.  The theme is: Working together to grow the NZ tech sector. The event is open to not only NZRise members and employees of NZ Government agencies but anyone who does/wants to/is/trying to engage with the government on ICT procurement, […] Read more»

NZ Government Research and Development Tax incentive – NZRise submission

MBIE recently sought consultation on the proposed Research and Development (R&D) tax incentive scheme. NZRise members are all New Zealand owned and operated, many fall into the SME category of business and our membership includes many startup and early stage companies. Our submission therefore reflects the impact of this scheme on this segment of the […] Read more»

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»


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