Tech Groups in NZ

Some great initiatives that are already happening in New Zealand


To encourage people to choose a career on the web, help makers* to start teaching and to encourage makers to keep learning (* Makers include designers, developers, project managers, engineers, architects, writers, illustrators, photographers…). Gather Workshops go into schools, equipping students and teachers with valuable skills while demonstrating that a career on the web is viable and attractive. 

The New Zealand Technology Industry Association (formerly NZICT)  

NZTIA encourages initiatives and policies that advance the tech industry.

  • It actively supports and participates in the New Zealand Tech Connect Event which is an online, real-time recruitment initiative with a single-minded focus to connect global technology talent to New Zealand’s leading tech employers.
  • Summer of Tech which is a leading internship programme for New Zealand ICT students. 


A website dedicated to Technology teachers, students and all those with an interest in technology education in New Zealand. Techlink showcases examples of contemporary teaching and learning in Technology from early childhood through to vocational pathways into industry and enterprise.

The Mind Lab 

The Mind Lab by Unitec provides teachers and their students with the opportunity to learn how to integrate technology, enhance digital capability and activate new teaching practices in the classroom.

Girl Geek Dinners – New Zealand 

The Girl Geek Dinner events were set up by girl geeks who got frustrated about being in the minority at technical events. They aim to breakdown social stereotypes, spread knowledge about geeky subjects and create a community support network for female geeks in NZ.

Rails Girls 

Aim is to give tools for women to understand technology and to build their ideas. They do this by providing a great experience on building things and by making technology more approachable. Rails Girls was born in Finland, but is nowadays a global, non-profit volunteer community.  Rails Girls is currently operating in New Zealand.

Accelerating Auckland 

Accelerating Auckland leverages digital access and its opportunities as the foundation for wellbeing and New Zealand’s economic growth.