InternetNZ announces Council election results and new Fellows
Media Release
30 July 2010

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) announces official results in this year's InternetNZ Council elections and the appointment of two new InternetNZ Fellows.

Interim election results were announced at InternetNZ’s Annual General Meeting last night, with final results now confirmed. There were 12 nominations for five vacancies on Council. Official results are as follows:

Don Christie and Lance Wiggs have been elected to Councillor positions. Jonny Martin and Neil James have been re-elected to their Councillor positions. All will serve a three-year term.

Dave Moskovitz has been elected as a Councillor and will serve a one year term.

President Frank March says this year’s election saw a pool of excellent candidates putting their names forward. “I warmly congratulate the successful candidates. They all have strong Internet-related track records and a passion for the goals of InternetNZ. I look forward to working and deliberating with them on Council.”

March also acknowledges the valuable contribution made to InternetNZ by outgoing Council members Chris Streatfield and Liz Butterfield, and by Judy Speight who failed to secure re-election.

“Over the years Chris, Liz and Judy have provided valuable contributions to InternetNZ. I thank them for their efforts and hope they will continue to be involved with InternetNZ in their capacity as members.”

The Annual General Meeting also saw two new InternetNZ Fellows appointed – Laurence Zwimpfer and Colin Jackson.

InternetNZ Fellowships recognise members of the Internet industry who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of the Internet in New Zealand or the Society.

President Frank March extends his congratulations to Laurence and Colin, saying they have been recognised as Fellows because of their long and distinguished record of contributing to the New Zealand Internet.

“Laurence has been a stalwart ICT advocate for many years, especially for schools. He has contributed tirelessly to ICT in education, including organising the long-running biennial survey of ICT in New Zealand schools. He has been a trustee of the 20/20 Communications Trust since its inception and is involved in Computers in Homes, e-Day and many other initiatives. 

“Colin has been involved in the Internet since its early days in New Zealand. He started the central New Zealand government website in 1995 and worked with government and ministers helping to get more government services online. He was one of the founders of InternetNZ, and was its first treasurer and a former President and Councillor.”