How local government can support the digital economy

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This opinion piece was written by Victoria MacLennan, Co-Chair NZRise and was published in the NBR on 5th July 2016.  We live in interesting times. Globalisation and increasing demand for digital and technology-based products have created a wonderful environment for companies to build their products or services anywhere. No longer bound by the tyranny of geography, […]

NZ Government ICT Marketplace briefing, August 2016

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Last week Ron Stuart, Manager Government ICT Supply Strategy, GCIO’s office, DIA briefed audiences of NZRise, NZTech and IITP members in Auckland and Wellington. Both events drew large crowds with ~200 people braving a freezing wind in Wellington demonstrating the levels of interest and importance of this announcement. We also noted a strong contingent of Government […]

Industry bodies unite to challenge the Marsden Fund support of Digital and Technology research

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NZRise has added our voice to a joint industry submission to the Marsden Fund, to quote IITP’s press release “11 of the leading representative bodies from the tech sector have joined forces to raise serious concerns about apparent bias within New Zealand’s major Marsden research fund that has led to a significant under-investment in tech-related research […]

What happened at ITx2016?

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On July 11-13, NZRise was part of a huge technology and digital conference in Wellington. ITx2016 brought together 12 tech agencies from across the country to collaborate and share at a 3-day conference. NZRise hosted a stream on day one which included: – A tech focused Q&A session with the Wellington City Council mayoral candidates […]

Income Tax Treatment of Software Development Expenditure – Consultation, Inland Revenue

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Earlier in 2016 Inland Revenue sought feedback from Industry groups such as NZRise on their upcoming proposal to revisit the taxation treatment of software developed for the purpose of commercial exploitation – now issued for consultation. NZRise members are welcome to submit to Inland Revenue directly or join the membership discussion and contribute to our […]