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Information related to InternetNZ's objectives and strategies.

Objectives (INZ Constitution)

The Internet Society of New Zealand Incorporated ("the Society") is a non-profit common interest society to maintain and extend the availability of the Internet and its associated technologies and applications in New Zealand, both as an end in itself and as means of enabling organisations, professionals and individuals to more effectively collaborate, cooperate, communicate and innovate in their respective fields of interest. It is intended that the Society be the principal organisation representing the interests of Internet users and Internet Service Providers in New Zealand. The Society's objects are:



To promote the competitive provision of Internet access, services and facilities in an open and uncaptureable environment.



To develop, maintain, evolve, and disseminate standards for the Internet and its inter-networking technologies and applications.



To develop, maintain, evolve and disseminate effective administrative processes for the operation of the Internet in New Zealand.



To promote and conduct education and research related to the Internet and inter-networking.



To coordinate activities at a national level pertaining to good management of centralised systems and resources which facilitate the development of the Internet, including but not limited to the Domain Name System.



To collect and disseminate information related to the Internet and inter-networking, including histories and archives.



To develop and maintain formal and informal relationships with the international Internet community, including the Internet Society.



To represent the common interests of the wider New Zealand Internet community both nationally and internationally.



To promote widely and generally available access to the Internet.



To liaise with other organisations, New Zealand Government authorities, and the general public for coordination, collaboration, and education in effecting the above objects.

INZ Strategic Plan

Vision: The Internet, open and uncaptureable

Mission: To protect and promote the Internet for New Zealand

Core Values:

  • Openness and Transparency

  • Leadership

  • Ethical Behaviour

  • Stewardship

Summary of Strategic Goals:

1. Country Code Manager for the .nz ccTLD

To provide effective governance and management of the .nz domain name space.

2. Advocacy and Public Policy

To promote a policy and regulatory environment, that ensures the security and stability of the Internet for the benefit of the Internet community.

3. Technical Policy and Innovation

To promote the development and adoption of next generation networking technologies, standards and best practice that will further the security and stability of the Internet.

4. Organisational Capability

Be a high performance organisation, which will deliver on the Society’s Objectives and Strategic Plan.


Strategy 2: Advocacy & Public Policy

GOAL: a policy and regulatory environment that ensures the security and stability of the Internet.

2.1 To influence the development of New Zealand Government ICT and telecommunications policy.

  • Maintain close and effective relationships with government, parliament and regulatory agencies.
  • Influence public policy and legislation.
  • Foster relationships with key industry stakeholders.

2.2 To facilitate best practice and industry self-regulation.

  • Close and effective engagement with ISPs, sibling organisations and the business community.
  • Participation in industry forums and working groups for the development of policies and standards that further industry self-regulation and best practice.

2.3 To further the implementation of the New Zealand Government’s Digital Strategy.

  • Contribution and support for key Digital Strategy goals: connectivity, confidence and content, in partnership with key stakeholders.

2.4 To contribute to the global governance and policy framework for the Internet.

  • Continue to further InternetNZ objectives within ICANN.
  • Active participation in other Internet related global and regional forums.
  • Support ICANN as the key coordinating body for Internet names and numbers.
  • Monitor global trends.

2.5 To preserve the Internet’s interoperability and end-to-end principles.

  • To promote appropriate self regulatory interoperability frameworks.
  • To promote a broader understanding and the importance of the Internet’s “end to end” principles.

2.6 To assist the development and capability of ICT in the Developing Countries in Oceania.

  • To create and build partnerships which contribute to ICT4D in Oceania.
  • To support the development of ICT expertise and capability in the Pacific Island technical community.
  • To encourage the New Zealand Government to take a leadership role in implementing strategies from the Wellington Declaration from the Pacific Island Forum 2006 that will further develop ICT and telecommunications policy objectives in Oceania.


Strategy 3: Technical Development and Innovation

GOAL: World-class Internet infrastructure and capability in New Zealand.

3.1 To promote the development and adoption of next generation Internet technologies, applications and standards by industry and Government.

  • To promote next generation broadband applications and services.
  • To maintain constructive relationships with key industry stakeholders (including TCF, ISPANZ, NZNOG).
  • To promote investment in advanced and next generation broadband networks.

3.2 To further the security and stability of the Internet and promote the use of open technical standards and best practice.

  • To investigate and evaluate opportunities to improve the security and stability of the Internet in New Zealand.
  • To liaise with industry and Government on matters relating to security and stability of the Internet.
  • To encourage national initiatives designed to ensure stable and secure networking infrastructure.

3.3 Professional development of the Internet technical community.

  • Support appropriate technical scholarships, training and conferences.
  • Support Internet research and education initiatives.
  • Sponsorship of visiting overseas experts.
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