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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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Diversity in ICT – An opportunity for Employers

  Following on from our recent Government Procurement event, on 18th September 2019 NZRise was proud to host Livi Ah Hoi and his presentation on Diversity in the ICT workforce. Gender diversity has been a strong recent focus for the ICT industry. Much has been done, is being done (and still needs to be done) to address […] Read more»

Government CIO viewpoint – Weds 6 November

Want to know what the viewpoint of Government CIO’s on the benefits and risks of procuring from NZ owned ICT?  Come along to this event on Wednesday 6 November to find out more!   What do NZ owned ICT companies need to do to make themselves more attractive for Government ICT projects?   Chris Buxton is […] Read more»

Government Procurement a Popular Topic

Judging by the level of interest shown at the recent NZRise member’s event, Government Procurement as presented by the team from MBIE is a very popular topic in the market. On Wednesday 28th August, NZRise together with ITP offered up the topic of the 4th Edition of the Government Procurement Rules as a meet for NZRise and […] Read more»

Why the world needs an NZ-based Cloud

Ten years ago I asked “Do we have the vision and courage to seize the opportunity and establish New Zealand as a trusted provider of services to the new global economy?” in the Listener article 20 ideas for a better world. The world has moved on, and the answer to my question proved to be […] Read more»

Is the NZ Government a good customer for your business?

The New Zealand Government is a super user of many products and services.  Businesses often want to sell to government organisations, but we want to know what they’re like to have as a customer. What impact do they have on our economy? Poor behaviour of big business in Aotearoa has been highlighted recently in a […] Read more»

NZRise members present to GovTech delegation from Saudi Arabia

The G2G business unit in NZTE supports the export of GovTech solutions to other governments, by bringing together experts from both the public and private sectors to deliver solutions overseas, with a specific focus on Asian and Middle East markets. In July, a delegation from Saudi Arabia, led by the Dr. Abdullatif Alandullatif, head of […] Read more»

NetHui 2019 | 3-4 October | Te Papa, Wellington

New Zealand’s favourite Internet gathering is returning. Our huge national NetHui is coming to Wellington in October. Be part of the conversations to help harness the power of the Internet for all New Zealanders. The theme this year is Safety, inclusion and wellbeing on the open Internet What is NetHui? NetHui brings everybody and anybody […] Read more»

You’re invited: Diversity in Tech event, September 18

ICT Diversity – Creating and leveraging opportunities for Pasifika people Join us as we host Livi Ah Hoi and discuss diversity in the tech sector, the importance of having Maori and Pasifika ICT role models and what NZ businesses could do to achieve greater diversity in the workforce. Livi is the Robotic Automation (RPA) and […] Read more»

Moving towards more open procurement

NZRise attended a workshop on Open government contracting recently  – represented by Shane Ross and Laurence Millar. The purpose of the workshop was to give an update on progress on “Contract Award Notices as Open Data”. As a member of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), the NZ government is currently implementing commitments under the Third […] Read more»


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