Eleven Kiwi contenders progress through the ANZIAs

Eleven Kiwi contenders progress through the ANZIAs

2012 ANZIA awardsA spot of trans-Tasman rivalry never gets old, and Kiwis have made a good showing at this year's Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (the ANZIAs), making up a third of the finalists.

Run by InternetNZ and the .au Domain Administration, the ANZIAs are an annual trans-Tasman showcase recognising those who have made significant contributions to the development and use of the internet in New Zealand and Australia.

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Canberra on October 10.

The field has now been narrowed to 32 finalists, including 11 from New Zealand:

Diversity category

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association
Cultural Infusion
Hika Group Ltd (NZ)
Te Ipukarea - The National Maori Language Institute, AUT University (NZ)
Te Potiki National Trust (NZ)

Information category

Futureye Pty Ltd
GNS Science (NZ)
Land Information New Zealand (NZ)
Ministry for Primary Industries (NZ)
West Australian Museum

Innovation category

Australasian Legal Information Institute
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Futureye Pty Ltd
National Library of Australia
Payload Ltd (NZ)
Service Seeking Pty Ltd

Internet Access & Digital Skills category

2020 Communications Trust (NZ)
Vision 2020 Australia
Media Access Australia
Sonokids Australia
Tapestry Pty Ltd
The Deaf Society of New South Wales

IPv6 category

DTS Ltd (NZ)

Security & Privacy category

Aura RedEye Security (NZ)
CommsNet Group Pty Ltd
New Zealand Internet Task Force (NZ)

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