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Services and digital products for Australian consumers – goods and services tax (GST) changes

If you supply services or digital goods to Australian consumers, recent changes to the way Australia taxes these transactions mean you may now need to register in Australia for the goods and services tax (GST).
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Entries open for “An Angel at My Table”

The NZSA is calling for entries for its annual Angel at my Table competition.

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NZSA to sponsor Angel@mytable – part of Techweek Auckland, 18th May 2016

TechWeek Auckland is an exciting week-long festival to shine a spotlight on the city’s role in advancing New Zealand’s technology, science and innovation initiatives. NZSA is pleased to support this unmissable cluster of events by sponsoring the Angel@mytable event on 18th May at The Grid.

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HGM – Paying it forward

Hudson Gavin Martin is delighted to be continuing its support of GridAKL and Velocity in 2016:

Velocity (previously known as Spark) is the University of Auckland Entrepreneurship Programme which has been empowering students and staff of the University of Auckland since 2003. Participants have launched more than 120 start-up ventures which have attracted $200 million in investment and are selling products and services in over 35 countries. Read more about Velocity here.

GRID / AKLGridAKL is Auckland’s technology and innovation precinct, housing some of New Zealand’s most innovative and ambitious start-ups. GridAKL’s aim is to help these companies grow, export, and thrive. Read more about GridAKL here.

NZ Cybercrime attacks rise

NZ cybercrime attacks rise, yet over half of Kiwi organisations remain unprepared which points to a potentially worrying trend. Gartner says agility and speed are required over security. Meanwhile the NZ Government claims cyber security belongs in the boardroom, not the IT department. “It’s important that companies create strong security cultures with actively engaged boards, because ultimately this isn’t an issue that directors can ignore.”

Top 10 Internet of Things technologies for 2017-2018

Gartner says the technologies and principles of IoT will have a very broad impact on organisations, affecting business strategy, risk management and a wide range of technical areas such as architecture and network design.

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NZ firm Augen wins at Vietnam’s prestigious IT excellence awards

New Zealand firm Augen Software has just been recognised as one of the top performers in south east Asia by winning the Emerging Enterprise category at Vietnam’s prestigious IT Excellence Awards.

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Angel at my Table 2015

A great evening – a full house listened to, and along with our three ‘dragons’, judged five early-stage companies pitch for the judges investment money.

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UK visitor to NZ – James Blakemore of JMB Partnership

James Blakemore is Managing Director of JMB Partnership, a business that can help New Zealand companies to grow their sales in the UK market. They are part of UK Trade & Investment’s ‘UK Advisory Network’, which is a group of professional services companies approved by the UK government.

James will be in Auckland to talk about common steps to entering the UK market and explain the services he can offer to local companies. He can share his top tips for selling in the UK market, steps to getting started in the UK and examples of what has and hasn’t worked in the past. This would be a free consultation offer to companies, with no obligation.

James will be in Auckland Wed 17th – Fri 19th September. Contact Rachel at UK Trade & Investment for more information.

Download the JMB Partnership Presentation document
Download the JMB UK First Step document

Market Measures Survey 2014


Find out by participating in Market Measures, the annual survey of tech companies’ sales and marketing. Market Measures is a national study supported by the NZSA that has been benchmarking the sales and marketing activity of New Zealand’s technology companies since 2009. The aim of this survey is to give Kiwi technology companies useful information for planning their sales and marketing strategies.

Visit to complete the survey. Just by taking part you will receive a free copy of the survey results and insight report worth $250.

The survey will remain open until Friday 22 August and results made available by October 2014.

About Market Measures:
Thanks to our principal sponsors Deloitte and AJ Park. This survey is officially supported by Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards, New Zealand Technology Industry Association, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, Priority1, New Zealand Health IT, CSI, Grow Wellington, NZSA and Taranaki Technology.

Market Measures has been operating annually since 2009. The concept was developed by marketing consultancy Concentrate, which organises the survey along with technology marketing specialists Swaytech.

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