NetHui 2012 attracts over 600 delegates

Last week’s NetHui 2012 Conference attracted over 600 delegates from across the New Zealand community. Thanks to all for participating and contributing. The energy, ideas and korero were hugely powerful!

Held over three days from 11-13 July at the SkyCity Convention Centre, NetHui focused on the impact of the Internet and how it is influencing and shaping our economy and our society.

Feedback from attendees has been extremely positive, with people commenting especially on the inclusive, wide-ranging and relevant nature of the Conference discussions.

Video recordings of the NetHui sessions are being made available at, and copies of the main Conference presentations will be posted on the website shortly.

NetHui 2012 garnered a significant amount of press coverage, both in the mainstream media as well as local technology media. A list of some of these articles is available below.

The NetHui mailing list remains active, so the conversation and thinking doesn’t have to stop. We encourage people to use the mailing list to share ideas and thoughts of general interest. Reply to a mailing list email to keep the conversation going or email to start a new topic.

Remember, if you prefer getting all the day’s emails in one digest rather than individually, you can select that option at

To keep the number of emails manageable, so that people don’t feel overwhelmed and unsubscribe, we will set up separate mailing lists for individual topics or areas of interest. If you had an idea to take forward from the barcamp (like online voting) or want to lead an area of discussion (such as digital citizenship), get in touch with

InternetNZ fully intends to get in behind all the initiatives that came out of NetHui 2012. So if you organise something, you can look to us for support (getting the word out, mailing lists, pizza & drinks for meetups, etc.).

Finally, NetHui 2013 will be held in Wellington and InternetNZ is planning to hold a regional NetHui later this year. Stay tuned for further details.

Media coverage – highlights:

NZ a better place thanks to the internet – report
Television New Zealand – 10 July 2012

Virtual World with Hamish MacEwen
Radio New Zealand – 11 July 2012

NZ’s internet economy is warm but fuzzy
Computerworld New Zealand – 11 July 2012

Opportunity knocks for NZ firms on net, say reports
New Zealand Herald – 11 July 2012

NetHui discusses internet’s impact on NZ
Television New Zealand – 11 July 2012

Freedom top concern at NetHui 2012
Fairfax – 11 July 2012

Some notes from NetHui 2012
The Listener Magazine – 12 July 2012

NetHui: Steven Joyce does detail without vision, David Shearer does vision without detail
The Listener Magazine – 12 July 2012

Copyright Act review only ‘fine-tuning’ – Joyce
New Zealand Herald – 12 July 2012

NZ part of IT skills shortage danger, says Joyce
New Zealand Herald – 12 July 2012

Trade agreement campaign plans two-pronged approach
Computerworld New Zealand – 12 July 2012

Judge tells Kiwis to speak up on copyright
New Zealand Herald – 12 July 2012

Big Data – consumer privacy and data security
Radio New Zealand – 12 July 2012

Copyright laws are good enough, says Judge
Computerworld New Zealand – 13 July 2012

The Sciblogs podcast: The fight for the Net
Sciblogs – 13 July 2012

‘A Fair Deal’ lobby group details how TPP will hit NZ businesses, everyday life
National Business Review – 14 July 2012

On feeding the trolls, and a new NBR comments system
National Business Review – 14 July 2012

Shearer lacks focus out of danger zone
New Zealand Herald – 14 July 2012

Q & A: Pamela Jones Harbour on Privacy
Television New Zealand – 15 July 2012

Vodafone’s rural cell tower costs questioned
Computerworld New Zealand (also featured on – 16 July 2012

US ‘the enemy’ says Dotcom judge
New Zealand Herald – 16 July 2012

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