Northland power outage – update 4pm 8/12/16

Press Release – Vodafone

Transpower is continuing to work to restore power to all affected regions of Northland. As mains power is being restored, Vodafone technicians are working on cell sites in each of these regions to switch them over from back-up generators, to mains power, … Read more »

Waiheke Island now fully fibred

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Ultra-Fast Broadband build on Aucklands Waiheke Island is now complete, meaning more than 5600 local homes and businesses can now connect to faster and more reliable internet, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. Read more »

Virtual reality kittens flood Frimley Park

Press Release – Hastings District Council

Cute little kittens are rampaging all over Frimley Park, just waiting for our technology-savvy children to track them down. But while they are finding them, they will need to avoid the Bad Fairy. Read more »

Northland power outage update: generators being deployed

Press Release – Vodafone

Further to our update at 10:00 am, we can now advise customers across Northland that mobile services are being restored as our team deploys generators. Read more »

Update on Spark network, following power outage in Northland

Press Release – Spark NZ

Following a widespread power outage in the Upper North Island that occurred early this morning, Spark has been closely monitoring and actively managing its mobile network in the region. While the network is generally performing well there are some … Read more »

Vodafone media update @10:00 AM re northland power outage

Press Release – Vodafone

Due to a widespread power outage in the Upper North Island, a number of Vodafone cell sites are currently without power. Customers in the following areas may experience degraded mobile service: Ahipara. Kaikohe, Kaitaia, Paihia, Rawene, Hokianga, Awanui, … Read more »

Dispute resolution scheme to speed up install agreements

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Communications Minister Amy Adams is seeking applications from dispute resolution providers to help speed up agreements between property owners with joint access to install and maintain next generation telecommunications networks. Read more »

No identified threats to schools

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Further investigation by Police into the origin of the calls received by a number of schools yesterday have established they had come from overseas. Read more »

Vocus enters energy market

Press Release – Vocus Communications

Vocus New Zealand has today taken ownership of Switch Utilities Ltd, marking the companys first acquisition in New Zealand since the merger with M2 Group earlier this year. Read more »

Spark NZ establishes $125mn facility with Westpac

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Spark New Zealand has established a $125 million committed revolving loan with Westpac to refinance its debt, it said in a statement to the NZX. Read more »

Security in 2017 and Beyond

Press Release – Symantec

Each year, the security industry faces new types of threats as cybercriminals evolve their approach toward accessing organisations data. As we approach 2017, the security experts at Symantec have taken a close look at the trends we can expect to see this … Read more »

Mobile trader owner found guilty after not supplying goods

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Flexi Buy Limited owner Vikram Mehta has been found guilty under the Crimes Act 1961 of being a party to obtaining money by deception, by making false representations to customers. Read more »

Comparing how Kiwis prefer to deal with government

Press Release – UNISYS

Unisys has recently completed a study over 5,000 people in Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Singapore asking how they feel about the way their governments interact with them. The results show that Kiwis are more willing to interact … Read more »

Spark & NZ Fire Service to create a private Paging Service

Press Release – New Zealand Fire Service

The New Zealand Fire Service and National Rural Fire Authority have entered into an agreement with Spark for a new private paging service for the Fire Services ongoing paging requirements, once the public network closes on 30 June 2017. Read more »

Increased child helpline capacity following Kaikoura quakes

Press Release – Barnardos

Barnardos service 0800 Whats Up, New Zealands most-accessed counselling helplines for children, has more counsellors available following the November 14 Kaikoura Earthquake and the resulting aftershocks. Read more »

NZ breaks ground as Australia hangs up on Norfolk Island

Press Release – Triworlds Pty Ltd

NZ Prime Minister John Key today celebrated at the official groundbreaking ceremony for the Hawaiki undersea telecommunications cable. In his speech at the event, Key explained that due to ever increasing demand, telecommunications infrastructure is … Read more »

New RMA standard for telco facilities

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Changes to the National Environmental Standard (NES) for Telecommunications Facilities will make it quicker and easier for New Zealanders to get connected to new and better communications technologies. Read more »

Groundbreaking Ceremony of Hawaiki Cable Landing Station

Press Release – Hawaiki Cable

A vital infrastructure project for New Zealand was launched today by the Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key, and Minister of Communications Hon Amy Adams, when they broke the soil for the Hawaiki Submarine Cable landing station at Bream Tail, Mangawhai Heads, … Read more »

International Internet cable begins its build today

Press Release – Internet NZ

InternetNZ is very pleased to see that the Hawaiki cable build has officially started today. Read more »

Fourth international cable build now underway

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Communications Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the start of the Hawaiki cables build at Mangawhai Heads today. Read more »

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