Even though I like to argue against the consensus, after weighing up the points for and against regulation of mobile termination rates (MTRs), I am for once on the side of those demanding regulation.
Darren Greenwood keeps his feet on New Zealand's shaky ground and his head up in the long white cloud.
Darren Greenwood has been in journalism, not all of it IT, since the days of typewriters and long before the web spun its way around the world. Coming from Yorkshire, he can be blunt, and though having resided in New Zealand, as well as Australia, for quite some time, he insists he is not one of the 'sheeple!'
What rights should your current employer have to stop you moving on to another one?
Like Australia, New Zealand has just witnessed a land grab where every man and his dog with a server and internet connection is suddenly in the business of cloud computing, with as many pitfalls being created as services.
I wish to thank the Australian Human Rights Commission and I bet Joseph Evers does too!
No wonder people get suspicious of governments monitoring the internet and develop all kinds of conspiracy theories. Just look at how secretively the New Zealand Government has behaved with its planned filter to block child porn.
It was heartening to see technology producing its fair share of the wealthy on Forbes most recent rich list.
In the New Zealand Government's first ever infrastructure plan, it calls its own broadband investment into question.
There can hardly be a more politically correct nation than New Zealand, so I found it hilarious when former Telecom NZ boss Theresa Gattung said her successor Paul Reynolds faces less scrutiny than she did because he is a man.
The patriotic Kiwi in me would like to see our much maligned telco sue its French supplier Alcatel-Lucent as discussed in the media, but the evidence is that any such court case would be fraught with danger.
Let's face it, we are all copycats and offenders when it comes to breaking copyright law, which is why New Zealand's revamped legislation has garnered so much controversy.