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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Member’s Event – MBIE ‘Review of the Rules of Sourcing’ Procurement Session

Government Procurement affects many of our members directly, and a great deal more indirectly through how it shapes the industry. As such a big buyer the public sector can make or break a smaller company when it chooses who to partner with. NZRise has always been engaged in this space, in an effort to encourage […] Read more»

Supporting the Startup Community

Being a small tech business owner is a difficult job. As owners of tech businesses ourselves, we want to support the tech ecosystem and the next generation of business leaders. We are planning to run drop-in support sessions throughout 2018 offering free and frank advice to help Startups run and grow their businesses. We’ll listen, […] Read more»

ITx – New Zealand’s Conference of IT

The Institute of IT Professionals is bringing together 13 industry groups into one brilliant event in 2018 that may be of interest to NZRise members – ITx. The theme remains the same, Innovation, Technology, Education, and there will be 9 streams running each day alongside workshops, masterclasses, unconferences, group sessions and heaps more. This really is […] Read more»

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Sustainable Procurement in New Zealand

The New Zealand Government faces a number of challenges at any given time; more and more it turns to technology as the solution to these challenges. Unfortunately, when an organisation has an immediate problem to solve, less thought is often given to macro-level concerns of how the procurement of a solution affects the market and […] Read more»

Ewaste and How to Avoid it

Building a digital economy has loads of benefits for the environment. We already have the ability to create tech solutions that solve environmental issues by improving resource efficiency or reducing the effects of damage done so far, but there is a byproduct that is not so great. Ewaste, or electronic waste. Those Apple Macs of days […] Read more»

New Zealand’s Priorities in the Digital Revolution

Don Christie, Co-Chair of NZRise and CEO of Wellington-based open source specialists Catalyst, spoke at a recent ITP breakfast on how to realise the opportunities presenting themselves to us in the digital sector and how to take everyone on that journey. This post is part one of three and first appeared on the ITP site. […] Read more»

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