Kiwis rally in support of Vodafone boost

Press Release – Vodafone NZ

Vodafone is thrilled with the way Kiwis have swung in behind a text fundraising campaign to support the Red Cross appeal for communities in Kaikoura and Blenheim areas struggling after Mondays devastating 7.8 earthquake. Read more »

$80,000 Awarded to Dunedin Organisations in GigCity Round

Press Release – Chorus

Four local organisations will benefit from Dunedins Gigatown win with more than $80,000 awarded today by Chorus to innovative community projects using gigabit technology. Read more »

Another Alerting Failure for Ministry of Civil Defence

Press Release – Tsunado New Zealand Limited

As with the recent East Cape tsunami, last night’s earthquake yet again exposed the major deficiencies in the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management’s ability to alert the public in times of disaster. Read more »

UPDATE @ 12:40 pm Thursday 17 November

Press Release – Vodafone NZ

Vodafones mobile network in the lower South Island and upper North Island has been restored with all sites now in operation. We expect to have the Kaikoura site fully restored with 4G services shortly. Read more »

Spark to waive moving, termination fees for quake affected

Press Release – Spark NZ

Spark has announced today the usual fees for moving or terminating a Spark broadband contract early will not apply to those forced to move as a result of this weeks earthquakes. Read more »

Update | Telecommunications services restored in Kaikoura

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Work to restore telecommunications services in Kaikoura has been successful with broadband and IP voice services returning at 11pm last night. This followed Vodafone, Spark and Chorus collaborating to re-route traffic to Wellington and Christchurch … Read more »

UPDATE @ 4:15 pm Wednesday 16 November

Press Release – Vodafone NZ

Mondays devastating earthquake impacted mobile and fixed line services in the lower North Island and upper South Island. The issues affecting Vodafones mobile network have been resolved with our remaining impacted site in Waiau now connected … Read more »

Worst-affected quake communities to benefit from funding

Press Release – Vodafone NZ

Vodafone has today contributed a significant donation to the Red Cross November 2016 Earthquake Appeal to help communities in Kaikoura and Blenheim left struggling after Mondaysdevastating 7.5 earthquake. Read more »

Vodafone, Spark & Chorus working together to restore service

Press Release – Spark NZ

Spark restored mobile service to Kaikoura at 10am this morning. Were working with Vodafone and Chorus to get broadband and landline back into town using Vodafones offshore Aqualink. If no problems are encountered, it is expected that landline and … Read more »

UPDATE @ 1:20 pm Tuesday 15 November

Press Release – Vodafone

– A 7.5 magnitude earthquake at 12:02 am on Monday 14 November 2016, caused significant damage to regions of the lower North Island and upper South Island of New Zealand. Read more »

BNZ, Kiwibank call centres may face delays after quake

Article – BusinessDesk

Customers of Bank of New Zealand and Kiwibank may face delays in getting through to the lenders, with both banks’ primary call-centres based in Wellington. Read more »

Vodafone UPDATE @ 1:45pm

Press Release – Vodafone

ends Customers in and around Kaikoura, Huandalee, Clarence, and Waiau are still experiencing degraded mobile services (a total of 7 sites are affected). Read more »

2degrees Zero Rating SMS for customers

Press Release – 2Degrees

In response to this mornings earthquake 2degrees customers will not be charged for national SMS messages today (from 12am). We encourage people to text rather than call. Read more »

Free Wi-Fi for New Zealanders today 14.11.16

Press Release – Spark NZ

To help all New Zealanders stay in touch with friends and family today following the earthquake, Spark is letting anyone use our nationwide Wi-Fi network, without restrictions on data limits or who can use it, for free. Read more »

Vodafone SPECIAL UPDATE @ 12:30pm 14.11.16

Press Release – Vodafone NZ

To provide specific information for affected customers in and around Kaikoura – we have been informed that technicians as well as a back-up generator have been airlifted to the priority cell site in Kaikoura. Two other cell sites, have also been connected … Read more »

NZ’s first Internet provider purchased by fastest growing

Press Release – Voyager

Voyager Internet (Winner of the 2014 Deloitte Fast 50 as NZs fastest growing company) has announced that it is purchasing Wellington based Actrix, which was, in 1989, the first company to sell commercial Internet access in New Zealand. Read more »

Vodafone update @ 9:30 am

Press Release – Vodafone

Network technicians continue to monitor the mobile, fixed and broadband networks in earthquake affected regions. We can confirm that a small number of sites are affected by power outages and most have now kicked over to back-up battery or generator power. … Read more »

Update on the Spark network

Press Release – Spark NZ

Spark has now completed a full review of our network following the earthquake this morning. Kaikoura and Blenheim are experiencing the most significant connectivity issues due to damage to the fixed network, and power outages affecting mobile cell … Read more »

111 service update

Press Release – Spark NZ

However, some people have experienced, and will still be experiencing, issues calling 111 if they are in the Kaikoura or North Canterbury area, as communications in and out of some communities have been severely impacted by the earthquakes. As some local … Read more »

Vodafone update @ 7:30 am

Press Release – Vodafone

This is also posted to www.vodafone.co.nz , our community website , as well as on our facebook and twitter accounts. Read more »

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