We sponsor events and awards in New Zealand that align with our goal of an open Internet for all of New Zealand.

Sponsorship decisions are made by the InternetNZ staff who sit on the Sponsorship Committee. We distribute $50,000 annually, approved by our Chief Executive. We consider sponsorship applications every two months, according to our sponsorship process guide.

Applications are assessed on their fit with InternetNZ’s Mission, the likelihood of success and their potential for community impact for the sector.

If you are interested in applying for InternetNZ sponsorship, please fill out this sponsorship application form.


Current sponsorships:



Kiwi Foo Camp is a gathering of people who are building the future - doing interesting work in fields such as neuroscience, Internet applications, psychology, open source programming, art, business, education, physics, politics, and all manner of interesting science and technology.  They network, share their works in progress, and find new partners for collaboration.

Date: 3-5 March 2017

Venue: Snells Beach


Mixed Reality Hackathon

PROJECTR New Zealand's Virtual and Augmented Reality Centre is the host of this exciting hackathon that will draw together the tech and creative sector for a weekend of hacking and creating.

Date: 17-19 March

Venue: Wellington


MobileTECH 2017

MobileTECH 2017 - Disruptive innovations reshaping the Primary Industries. Now in its 5th year, MobileTECH is a key national cross-sector technology event focusing on the agricultural, horticultural and forestry sectors. It is a meeting place for technology leaders & developers, early adopters and the next generation of primary sector operators. This year's event will feature key innovations and practical case studies in mobile technologies, apps, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, automation and smart customer integrations for the primary sector. 

Date: 22-23 March 2017

Venue: Rotorua


Past sponsorship recipients:


Amount awarded

Event/Award name

net2welly $1,000 Net2Welly unconference
Unitec  $5,000 The PST2016 International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST)
Netsafe   Confronting online harm together
National Digital Forum  $3,225 National Digital Forum
The New Zealand Python User Group
$1000 Kiwi PyCon 2016

GoveHack New Zealand


GovHack New Zealand

Cyber Security Lab, University of Waikato


New Zealand Cyber Security Challenge 2016



Gather 2016

Whanganui District Council


Whanganui Daring to be Digital


$3,500 Rural Connectivity Symposium
DEANZ $500

Distance Education Association of New Zealand Conference 2016

MobileTECH 2016


MobileTECH 2016


$5,000 Kiwi Foo Camp
World Summit Awards $5,000

World Summit Awards

Donald Matheson

$5,000 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2015 
AUT $1,500

The New Zealand Discourse Conference

iSANZ Awards


iSANZ Awards

GitHub Inc


Rails Girls Auckland Conference



linux.com.au Conference 2015

Girl Geek Dinner


Girl Geek Dinner Auckland

Gather Conference


Gather Conference Auckland - Silver sponsorship

National Digital Forum


National Digital Forum



GLIF Conference

Institute of IT Professionals


ICT Connect

If you would like more information about sponsorship for financial years prior to 2014, please email gertrud@internetnz.net.nz