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Are women the masters of mobiles?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:26:06 +1200 | Canstar

Are women the masters of mobiles? Auckland, 20 April 2018. The old stereotype of women relying on their phones more than men may ring true if the latest Canstar Blue data is anything to go by. The latest survey of 4,643 Kiwis reveals that 45% of woman ...More >>

NZ 'prevented harm being done' by state-backed hacks - PM

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:50:41 +1200 | RNZ

New Zealand's spy agencies have had to take action to stop hacking attacks by foreign powers from doing harm here, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. More >>

Know a responsible mobile shop when you see one

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:28:05 +1200 | Financial Services Federation

In light of recent news reports highlighting unscrupulous mobile trading practices, the Financial Services Federation is urging consumers to take advantage of its Responsible Mobile Shop Code to help separate a responsible trader from an irresponsible one.More >>

Gordon Campbell on the GCSB’s security hang-up with Russia

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:58:12 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

So our GCSB has chimed in, alongside its British, Australian and US allies, with warnings about a “fresh wave” of Russian cyber attacks, although the warning has been curiously framed : More >>

Brief phone outage to affect DHB facilities

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:25:20 +1200 | Canterbury District Health Board

There will be a short telephone outage at several West Coast District Health Board facilities on Wednesday night. The outage is to enable an upgrade to our systems ahead of the introduction of a new telephone system later this year. The outage will ...More >>

Targeted Attack Analytics Can Uncover Cyber Attacks

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:18:26 +1200 | Symantec

Symantec Targeted Attack Analytics Enables Customers to Uncover the Most Sophisticated and Dangerous Cyber Attacks More >>

Spark buys Rugby World Cup broadcast rights

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:15:50 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 16 (BusinessDesk) - Spark New Zealand has bought broadcasting rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup and several other competitions for an undisclosed sum and has tapped Television New Zealand to provide free-to-air coverage and bolster production ...More >>

Spark and TVNZ to bring coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:45:34 +1200 | Spark

Spark New Zealand and TVNZ to bring coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019 and other World Rugby tournaments to New Zealanders • New Zealanders will be able to view all RWC2019 matches live or on-demand via Spark streaming over their broadband or mobile connection. ...More >>

ComCom lays 27 charges against Vodafone

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:04:58 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 13 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission has laid 27 charges against Vodafone New Zealand for false and misleading conduct, alleging the telecommunications company misled consumers into thinking its FibreX product was a full fibre-optic broadband ...More >>

Vodafone to defend FibreX charges

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 10:51:00 +1200 | Vodafone

Vodafone to defend FibreX charges Vodafone is disappointed by the approach taken by the Commerce Commission to this case. We disagree with the charges laid by the Commission and welcome the opportunity to defend the naming and marketing of FibreX ...More >>

Vodafone welcomes the future of smartphones

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 10:26:00 +1200 | Vodafone NZ

Vodafone is today urging customers to get in quick to pick up an amazing offer on the HUAWEI P20 Series superphones which deliver next-generation AI, connectivity and photography.More >>

Spark delivers loaded value with Huawei P20 and P20 Pro

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:33:47 +1200 | Spark NZ

Spark has today announced that it will be offering the long-anticipated Huawei P20, with $250 account credit, both online at and instore when customers purchase 24-month interest-free on all current pay monthly mobile plans. Those holding ...More >>

Speech: Refresh puts spotlight on cyber security

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:25:28 +1200 | New Zealand Government

It is my pleasure to be here at the Wellington launch of Auckland University’s Cyber Security Foundry, following the establishment of the Foundry in Auckland last November. More >>

Vodafone to offer iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:41:14 +1200 | Vodafone

Vodafone to offer iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition Vodafone today announced it will offer iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition, the new generation of iPhone in a stunning red finish. Both phones sport a beautiful ...More >>

UPDATE #2: Vodafone media statement on severe storm

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:45:23 +1200 | Vodafone

The following update on last night’s storm and the Vodafone network can be attributed to Vodafone Head of Technology Operations, Ian Hooker: More >>

Vodafone Storm coverage update

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:25:09 +1200 | Vodafone NZ

Cell sites are gradually being restored with the number of affected sites now at 63. In many areas there is overlapping coverage from surrounding cell sites that are operational, which means customers will still have service.More >>

Spark opens up free WiFi for Auckland

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:39:12 +1200 | Spark NZ

Due to the high number of cellphone towers currently offline across the Auckland region, Spark has opened up its WiFi network for Auckland. More >>

Vodafone media statement on severe storm

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:31:36 +1200 | Vodafone

The following statement on last night’s storm and the Vodafone network can be attributed to Vodafone Head of Technology Operations, Ian Hooker: More >>

Spark update following storm

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:29:15 +1200 | Spark

Spark’s network has not sustained any physical damage as a result of the storm. However, due to power outages caused by the severe weather overnight, 50 Spark cellphone towers around the country are currently offline, and a number of others are running ...More >>

Next towns named for ultra-fast broadband rollout

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:30:56 +1200 | Ultrafast Fibre Ltd

The second stage expansion is known as UFB2 and UFB2+ under the Government’s Ultra-fast Broadband scheme, and will see 27 more towns and locations gain access to high speed broadband. Work is already underway in the towns of Ngaruawahia, Stratford, Omokoroa ...More >>


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