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EditorJacques-Pierre Dumas
PublisherTechday Ltd
First issueSeptember 1996
Final issueEarly 2014 (now online)
CompanyComputers; Technology
CountryNew Zealand
Based inAuckland

NetGuide is a live news website with weekly email newsletters dedicated to New Zealand consumers, covering technology news, product reviews and buying advice. NetGuide is the largest site in the Techday network.

History and profile[edit]

NetGuide was launched in September 1996 by an independent Auckland-based publisher, then owned by Australian Consolidated Press (ACP) 2003 to 2008, then shifted to Action Media,[1] it is now owned exclusively by Techday Ltd. Originally entirely internet focused, it developed to cover wider computer, telecommunications, and technology issues; the magazine competed with IDG's New Zealand PC World and ran the annual NetGuide Web Awards.[2]

In early 2014, NetGuide and the entire Techday network discontinued all print publications and moved to exclusively online content.

In April 2017[3], NetGuide was renamed as FutureFive NZ[4].

Australian edition[edit]

The magazine launched a version for the Australian market, Australian NetGuide, which ran 1996–2009, it competed with NineMSN's apc and IDG's Australian PC World. Now, Australian news is integrated into Netguide's New Zealand website, or published under one of Techday's Australian brands: IT Brief Australia, SecurityBrief Australia, or ChannelLife Australia.


  1. ^ "ACP Media to sell NetGuide magazine". New Zealand Herald. 18 July 2008. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  2. ^ NetGuide "WebAwards".
  3. ^ "FutureFive rebrand anniversary".
  4. ^ "We bring you the future today: Why NetGuide changed its name".

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