World Internet Project NZ

The World Internet Project (New Zealand) (WIPNZ) is a longitudinal survey investigating New Zealanders' usage of, and attitudes towards the internet. It is part of an international project that compares the uptake and social impacts of ICT in more than 40 partner countries and tracks the trends that occur.

WIPNZ ran its first survey in 2007, and it has continued biennially since then.

From 2007 – 2016, WIPNZ surveys and reports were conducted by AUT’s Institute of Culture, Discourse and Communication (ICDC). Information, including reports, for this period can be found on the ICDC website. The NZ Work Research Institute took over the WIPNZ in 2017.

The WIP survey cover a range of topics answering key questions about the role the internet plays in our lives and what users are doing online. Survey questions also delve into the attitudes and activities of non-users of the internet.

WIPNZ, in conjunction with the international project, aims to provide information and insight that can assist in community development, and in policy decision-making. Numerous companies, government departments, individuals and organisations have also found the data to be extremely useful.