Connect. Learn. Share

GOVIS is the network of technology and information professionals in New Zealand central government. GOVIS aims to foster the discussion related to information and information technology related topics by organising events that allow those with an interest to connect, learn and share.

What's happening at GOVIS...

GOVIS Lunchtime Forum - The Official Information Act in context

Fri, 26th March 2021, 12-1:30pm, Meeting rooms G.02 and G.03, MBIE Head Office, 15 Stout St, Wellington This forum presentation will offer a brief history of New Zealand citizens’ rights toRead more

GOVIS Lunchtime Forum (VIRTUAL) - Flexible Working

Mon, March 1, 2021, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, MS Teams What does flexible working mean for public service culture, systems, and technology? How have different agencies made this shift? Demand forRead more

End of Year Celebration - December 2nd 2020

Come and join GOVIS for an End-of-Year celebration at Hudson! Bring a friend, meet some new people, and enjoy a drink on GOVIS! Let's take this chance to swap stories about the year past and share whRead more


Thursday September 3, 2020, starting at 5:00 pm followed by networking drinks Venue:  The George Room (upstairs), Thistle Inn, 3 Mulgrave St, Thorndon, Wellington We welcome you to the GOVIS AGMRead more

GOVIS Lunchtime Forum - What does the new Privacy Act mean for government ICT? (Rescheduled)

*** Rescheduled *** Fri, August 21, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1.00 PM, Online event. After 27 years, we have a new Privacy Act! The changes include mandatory reporting of privacy breaches, a newRead more

Office 365 and Information Management - Update #2

Based on today’s updated Covid-19 management advice regarding indoor gatherings, GOVIS has decided to cancel the Office 365 and Information Management event. We will continue to adhere to theRead more

Office 365 and Information Management - Update

Update: GOVIS Lunchtime Forum - Office 365 and Information Management Given the concern with Covid-19, we wish to outline the impact on our upcoming event “Office 365 and InformationRead more

GOVIS Lunchtime Forum - Office 365 and Information Management

Tue, March 24, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, Ground floor of MBIE, G.02 and G.03, 15 Stout Street, Wellington  The majority of New Zealand Government information is created and managed within aRead more

GOVIS Lunchtime Forum - Deliberate campaigns of Disinformation

Mon, March 9, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM, ACC, Ground Floor, Shamrock House, 83 Molesworth St, Wellington. Tom Barraclough and Curtis Barnes have been researching legal and institutional responsesRead more

We’ve got some big plans for 2020!

We have decided to try something new in 2020 and replace our annual two-day conference with smaller, more regular events throughout the year that will vary by format and topic. We will then review tRead more

Christmas with GOVIS

Mon, December 9, 2019 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Come and join GOVIS for an end-of-year celebration at Fork and Brewer! Bring a friend, meet some new people, and enjoy some food & drink on GOVIS. Let’s Read more

Standards for Sharing - come along to the final GOVIS lunchtime forum for 2019!

Mon, December 9, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM,  Meeting rooms G.02, MBIE Head Office, 15 Stout St, Wellington Registration link is here. Have you ever tried to use data from somewhere else, but couldnRead more


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