South Auckland to host NetHui in October
South Auckland set to host NetHui in October
South Auckland has been named as one of three local communities that will host NetHui events in 2016.
NetHui is a community-based event about the Internet and the people that use it. It is run by the community, for the community, and prioritises participation and interaction from attendees.
InternetNZ’s Chief Executive, Jordan Carter, says that it’s important that NetHui involves all of the Internet community, including those that live outside of the major centres.
“We want to broaden NetHui’s horizons and connect with more people who use the Internet across New Zealand. This is why we are taking NetHui on the road this year.”
“We are looking forward to working with the Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Southern Initiative (TSI) at the Auckland Council to bring NetHui to the South Auckland community,” says Carter.
“TSI is excited that NetHui is coming to south Auckland. We are focusing on transformational opportunities that create innovation using digital technologies to catalyse and enable change,” says Gael Surgenor, director of Social Innovation at TSI.
NetHui events are open and inclusive, and are suitable for anyone that wants to talk about the Internet. Attendees are diverse, and could come from a range of sectors including business owners, education providers, regional start-ups and people from the general public who are interested in tech and the way the Internet is changing New Zealander’s lives.
NetHui South Auckland will be held at the Manukau Institute of Technology on 15 October, and is open to anyone who wishes to attend.
If you are interested in being part of the conversation at NetHui, visit the NetHui website at 2016.nethui.nz for more information. And if you have topics you would like to talk about, you can help us build the programme by filling in theexpression of interest form on the site before 8 August.