It was great to see so many of our members, and interested industry members, turn out to our Annual General Meeting last week.

The formalities of the AGM involved a vote from the membership to support a rule change for the society. The proposed change enables the society to access additional tax deductions from Inland Revenue. We are pleased to confirm that the motion was passed by the members, the society staff will now progress the rule change process with the Companies Office.

The AGM also saw the first committee member elections since the society was established.

The Committee would like to extend their thanks to outgoing Chair, Davey Goode from Devoli as well as committee member Kevin Cox of DTS. Your contributions to the committee are appreciated and we look forward to your continued involvement as members.

It was great to have so many nominees put themselves forward to join the committee. With only two positions available it was great to have six nominations on the ballot. Thank you to everyone that put their name forward.

We are pleased to announce that Simon Allard of Vocus Communications, and Barry Murphy of Devoli Pty Ltd have been elected to the committee. The committee are looking forward to working together to move the society forward.

Following the AGM we were excited to hear from Shane Alcock of the OpenLI project. NZIX are pleased to support the OpenLI team in their development of software to meet the requirements New Zealand’s TICSA legislation.

If you have any thoughts or feedback for the committee we welcome you to get in touch by emailing



Dear NZIX Members

I am putting myself forward as a nominee for this year’s committee elections as I think I have the skills, experience and attributes required to be a committee member.

I have been fortunate enough to spend some time on the committee and have been able to assist the committee with its goal of internet in New Zealand for all.

I am originally from the UK with a background in large high availability networks from my time working as an engineer for BskyB Ltd. Myself and my family decided to up sticks and emigrate to New Zealand, opening a whole new world of opportunity for my career.  I have gained a very good understanding of how the internet is deployed in New Zealand.  This was achieved from my beginnings as a support engineer followed by six years in managerial roles supporting internet access around New Zealand.  I have a desire for problem solving and look forward to the challenges that would be presented to me as a committee member.

I also can be found sampling the craft beers brewed in Wellington or cycling around Wellington training for the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.

If anyone would like to contact me I can be found at

Thanks for your time in reading this.

Kind Regards

Kevin Cox

Dear Members,

I am seeking election to the NZIX Committee because I feel I have the right combination of technical skills and experience to represent our current and future members.

I want to represent all of our NZIX members, big or small, discover how we can grow NZIX for everyone, and ensure the current established neutrality remains.

As a member of the NZIX committee it would be my priority to assist in planning the evolution and development of the NZIX.

I am a Senior Network Engineer with over 15 years industry experience. I’m a problem solver that likes to think outside the box. I have over 5 years experience with Extreme Networks switching, which the NZIX is built upon, integrating Extreme into many well-known medium to large NZ enterprises, large schools, and polytechnics.

When I’m not at work, or running after the kids at home, I can often be found relaxing with a nice whisky, and tinkering with home automation, electronics, and IoT devices.

I want to be a voice for you on the committee, giving up my time for this role, and attending NZIX committee meetings in order to help evolve NZIX through the next stage of its growth.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me: or via Twitter @jeffmorgannz

I have been involved in the internet space for nearly 2 decades and in that time, I’ve had dealings with just about every telecommunications company in New Zealand (and Australia) either directly or indirectly.

In February 2016, I was honoured to be invited to be a trustee of NZNog where since joining I have been involved in two successful conferences and the scouting and planning of three events.

My skills are particularly good in entrepreneurship having been an owner of three successful companies; meaning, planning,  budgeting, doing what is necessary & always keeping eye on the ball to make something successful which is what I can bring to the table.

I have an extensive knowledge of the industry and have a great understanding of those that use it, or at least manage it, such as connecting with people and peering etc.

Many years ago, I used to run, and still do (while very outdated) which was a means to show the peering of NZ ISP’s, since then much more advanced and pretty looking BGP tools have become available.

While it is not my intention to re-write tools that have become available, I come up with some great ideas; given the resources to help take them to the next level, could be advantageous of NZIX.

In closing, I would love the opportunity to be part of NZIX and ensuring its stability & growth continue for generations to come.

I can be reached on if anyone has any questions they wish to ask.

Many thanks

Barry Murphy