Public-sector focus at Government IPv6 event

Media Release – 8 February 2012

Later this month, on 23 February 2012, dozens of IT professionals from across New Zealand’s public sector will convene in Wellington for the Practical IPv6 for Government conference.

Hosted by The New Zealand IPv6 Task Force and the Department of Internal Affairs this one-day conference, facilitated by Internet New Zealand, will feature a slate of expert speakers including John Hillier from the Australian Government Information Management Office and the DIA’s Brian More.

More information on the conference can be found at and requests for registration can be made by emailing [email protected]

The conference is proudly sponsored by global IT giants Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard and Microsoft (Gold). Silver sponsors are Fortinet and FX Networks. Bronze sponsors are Allied Telesis and Knossos. Refreshments are provided courtesy of NZRS and Brocade / Connector Systems.

The conference will be heavily geared towards practical and technical sessions, with presentations given about IPv6 services available to the Government sector including One.Govt, hosting and IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service).

In addition, there will be local IPv6 case studies and three discussion workshops targeted at IPv6 Security, LAN/addressing and Publishing Websites.

New Zealand IPv6 Task Force Convenor Murray Milner says 2012 will be a critical year for progressing IPv6 uptake in the Government sector.

“The theme of cost-effective and timely adoption of IPv6 addresses the challenges faced with IPv6 today in ensuring efficient and effective procurement and implementation, and this meeting of minds will provide valuable support in that process.

“I encourage all CIOs, IT Managers and technical staff from central and local Government, as well as vendors, integrators and consultants to register now and attend.”

For more information contact:

Dr Murray Milner
New Zealand IPv6 Task Force
027 443 0120
[email protected]


Campbell Gardiner
New Zealand IPv6 Task Force
[email protected]
021 50 6004

About the NZ IPv6 Task Force
The New Zealand IPv6 Task Force is tasked with promoting the adoption of IPv6, assisting with training and education options and implementation planning. The Task Force is aligned with the Global IPv6 Forum, and its work is driven by the impending exhaustion of IPv4 addressing and the associated risk and additional cost that this is expected to impose on New Zealand organisations. More information at

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