Kia Ora,

Welcome to our latest newsletter. It’s been a busy few months since we last wrote.

Whilst we often catch up with our Members at our AGM in Auckland, or at NZNOG and AusNOG, we understand the importance of reaching out beyond our usual hubs. With this in mind, we were excited to host a member outreach event in Christchurch. As we operate IXs in both Wellington and Christchurch, these cities were the natural first choices for our outreach efforts. Read more about the event here.

Fresh off the heels of NZNOG, it was fantastic to witness the sea of our iconic hoodies once again dominating the conference. Truly, it’s become the geek attire of choice, and we wear ours with pride.

For those who missed it, Aaron provided a comprehensive technical update on the IX, while I shared some insights into the proposed changes for the year ahead. Read the NZNOG item for further information and YouTube links.

Our next big gathering will be our AGM, which will be held this year on August 1st. This will be an important AGM as it will have Committee seat voting, proposed rule changes, and even a new society to boot (of sorts). Please read more about our upcoming society rule changes here.

In other news, our IX continues to experience unprecedented activity, largely thanks to Fortnite! We are also thrilled to welcome some new Members but it’s worth noting, however, that not all our Members are on the route servers, so you might be inspired to reach out? Maybe start with that really big bookstore or the makers of our beloved Windows based, network diagram application.

As always, when peering with larger Members you will need an up-to-date PeeringDB entry. Is yours current?

Lastly, a big thanks to all of the staff and volunteers who make our IXs possible. Interested in joining the team? Did I mention we have some elections this year…? Just something to consider!

Cheers,
Dave

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