Diversity and Inclusion

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NZRise members recognise that engaging people from a variety of backgrounds, views and experiences is critical to building the skills and talent New Zealand needs. Diversity benefits the Digital Technology sector, our community and the New Zealand economy as a whole, as such NZRise members are committed to promoting diversity, equality, respect and inclusion. We encourage businesses small, medium […]

Digital Skills

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Digital skills are the skills needed to find, evaluate, utilize, share and create content using information technologies and the Internet. Digital skills can be basic, such as the ability to use email or online banking, through to more advanced skills such as programming. As many services move online, basic digital literacy skills are now required by the entire population. These skills […]

Advocacy

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The NZRise, NZTech and AMS joint submission to Inland Revenue regarding IRRUIP10 TICS Bill, Open Letter to MPs After further third-party legal review, a response to Minister Adam’s response on the TICS Bill. Response by Minister Amy Adams to the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Bill concerns raised (see below). Letter to Minister Amy Adams regarding the Telecommunications (Interception […]

In the Media

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Interview onNewztalkZBabout IRD’s large IT project – “Concerns over IRD IT contract“ NZ Herald – Tech firms fear trade deal loss of freedom National Business Review – Wanted, A New Deal for NZ Business Computerworld UK article on how a Government IT supplier oligarchy crushes smaller local IT firms New Zealand Herald article on the United States’ demands in […]

NZ Digital Future Manifesto

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Twenty of New Zealand’s leading Digital Technology industry associations, including NZRise, released a manifesto for the future of New Zealand from a tech perspective on 24 May 2017. The manifesto describes goals across many sectors, including education, the changing nature of work, immigration and skills, connectivity anywhere, digital exports, cybersecurity, research funding for tech, government […]

Internships

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Internship Position Statement NZ Rise members agree that all interns should be paid a fair market wage.  Accordingly, we believe that internships should consist of the following characteristics: Interns should be paid at least the minimum wage for all hours of their internship but preferably (at least) the living wage. Internships should primarily be about […]

NZRise Procurement Principles

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Version 2.0 We consider these principles will encourage the growth and creative potential of New Zealand-owned and operated digital technology companies, and will help to create a strong and dynamic local economy. INCLUSIVE: Procurement must be based on inclusion rather than exclusion, with any  provider that meets the defined criteria being eligible to supply products […]