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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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Fireside chat with the Chief Censor: April 16

  NZRise is hosting a fireside chat with the Chief Censor, David Shanks at 5pm on Tuesday 16 April, 2019.   Members of our community are invited to join us to hear from David about: the limits of free speech the ethical role of digital technology the factors that led to his decision to classify […] Read more»

NZ Government promotes a Trojan Horse that will eliminate competition

NZRise holds the view that the procurement process MBIE and DIA followed to establish a Common Capability for all-of-government Human Resource (HR) systems is fundamentally flawed. We are further concerned the only option presented to agencies is a single supplier – SAP. NZRise strongly promote transparency in government procurement. To this end we propose a […] Read more»

Digital Skills for the Future of Work

Last week the Digital Skills Forum hosted a 1 day Hui in Wellington. The 300 delegates focused on 3 of the recommendations highlighted in the Digital Skills for a Digital Nation report: Developing a more inclusive and diverse digital technology industry Preparing Aotearoa for the Future of Work  Bridging the Gap between Education & Employment […] Read more»

The cost of doing business with NZ Government via their tender processes – 2019 edition

Has the cost of doing business with the government changed since 2016? In 2016 we conducted a survey to find out the cost of doing business with the government via its tender process, and 3 years later, we’d love to know if that has changed.  View the 2016 results here. With the recent consultation on  […] Read more»

Feedback event: Government rules of sourcing 20th February 2019

MBIE are currently consulting on the Government Rules of Sourcing and we would love member feedback as the starting point to give to MBIE.   The consultation timeframe is quite short, so we’re kicking this off in just a couple of days.   5.30pm Wednesday 20th February, 2019 OptimalHQ – Level 4, 139 The Terrace. […] Read more»

You’re invited to Multicore World – receive a 10% discount

Our member Nicolas Erdody is putting on the 8th Multicore World conference in Wellington this February 12, 13, 14, and you’re invited! About Multicore World The most important high-tech conference in the Southern Hemisphere – held yearly in Wellington, and offer a 10% discount available until 1 February. Known by the speakers as “the Davos […] Read more»

Future Government Summit – and 10% discount code!

NZRise is happy to be a supporting organisation of the Future Government Summit to be held in Wellington February 26-27, 2019. Our very own Co-chair, Victoria MacLennan and member Dave Moskovitz are speakers to the theme Enabling Entrepreneurial Government. NZRise members will receive a 10% discount on the registration fee with code MXYF19.  Please note […] Read more»

Digital Skills Hui – 27 March 2019

Save the date:  Wednesday 27 March, 2019, Wellington. The digital technology industry is one of New Zealand’s fastest growing sectors and presents an opportunity for increased economic and social well-being for New Zealanders. As the digital technology sector experiences rapid growth, we need to leverage the opportunities presented whilst addressing the challenges.  Join the Digital […] Read more»

Promo code for NZRise members – MobileTECH April 2019, Rotorua

  MobileTECH 2019 is a major event connecting the technology industry with the agricultural, horticultural and forestry sectors. It is being held on 3-4 April 2019 in Rotorua, New Zealand.  NZRise members are eligible for the best available pricing for the event by using the promotional code on this information sheet. For more information including […] Read more»


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