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The Internet in New Zealand

An introduction to the Internet in New Zealand.

Connected New Zealand

According to The World Internet Project, 78% of New Zealanders use the Internet. 6% are ex-users; 16% have never used it. 15% of users are online at home for at least 20 hours a week.

A third are on the Internet for less than 4 hours, and two thirds for less than 10 hours.

66% of users with a connection at home have broadband, compared to 31% with dial-up.

The younger, wealthier and more urban people are, the more broadband access they have. Internet usage is also age-graded. The younger people are, the more likely they are to use it, the better their ability, the more important they rate it, the more they create content and socialize online.

Higher household income clearly promotes greater Internet access, usage, ability and everyday reliance.

New Zealand users are active in content creation on the Internet such as posting messages (27%) and images (34%). 13% maintain their own website and 10% keep a blog.

Most users access information on matters such as travel and health online. 59% look for news online weekly, and 34% daily. Many users conduct everyday business online, and 53% use their bank's online services at least weekly.

New Zealanders use the Internet to access government, mainly for information about services (47%).


The World Internet Project New Zealand - The Internet in New Zealand 2007.

New Zealand Domain Names

There are currently over 360,000 .nz domain names.

Domain Name Registrations - Domain Name Commission website

New Zealand ISPs and Domain Name Registrars 

There are hundreds of Internet access and service providers in New Zealand who provide connectivity to the Internet.

In addition, there are over 70 .nz domain name registrars, several hundred web designers and a huge number of businesses using the Internet.

Domain Name Registrars - Domain Name Commission website

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