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Yoobee Partners With Huawei

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:05:12 +1200 | Huawei Technologies

NZ technology retailer Yoobee, in conjunction with 2degrees, has partnered with Huawei at the launch of the smartphone maker’s new flagship device the P8, offering customers a premium Android option in-store. Yoobee chief executive Daven Naidu said the company’s ...More >>

Labour will not support TPP if it undermines NZ sovereignty

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:48:19 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party will not support the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement unless key protections for New Zealanders are met, Opposition leader Andrew Little says. “Labour supports free trade. However, we will not support a TPP agreement that ...More >>

Broadband Map helps Kiwis find best connectivity options

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:22:30 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Communications Minister Amy Adams today launched a new online map that will allow New Zealanders to source the best broadband options available to them at their home or business.More >>

Govt wants to limit UFB involvement, English says

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:21:12 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 23 (BusinessDesk) - The government doesn't want to spend any more money or stay any longer in the build of New Zealand's ultra-fast broadband network for fear it might "stuff it", says Finance Minister Bill English. More >>

Public Meetings: People's Review of Intelligence Agencies

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:32:48 +1200 | NZ Council for Civil Liberties

The Intelligence Review is a review of New Zealand's intelligence services being conducted by Michael Cullen (ex-politician) and Patsy Reddy (lawyer and board member). It is nothing but a rubberstamp for mass surveillance and the Five-Eyes.More >>

Spark New Zealand partnering with Bluesky

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:50:59 +1200 | Spark

Spark New Zealand has welcomed new Mobile Network Virtual Operator (MVNO) Bluesky to New Zealand, and is proud to be providing the network and technology enabling the new company to deliver services to New Zealand.More >>

Northpower has secured a Prime Ministerial Scholarship

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:39:31 +1200 | Northpower

Josie Boyd, Northpower’s General Counsel, will be among 12 senior executives and business owners to attend one of the world’s most prestigious business schools after receiving a Prime Minister’s Business Scholarship.More >>

Vocus and Amcom – now together

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:37:49 +1200 | Vocus Communications

Vocus Communications has just completed its largest acquisition to date, with the $780million NZD purchase of amcom , a major provider of telco and IT services headquartered in Perth, Western Australia.More >>

Spark launches Huawei P8 in-store and online today

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:07:25 +1200 | Spark NZ

Spark announced today that the new Huawei P8 is now available in-store and online at , and the first 1000 customers who sign up to a $59 Open Term plan with interest free repayments will get the phone for under $25 per month, an ...More >>

Language Line use continues to grow

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:34:23 +1200 | New Zealand Government

More than 1000 people a week are now using the telephone interpreter service Language Line, Ethnic Communities Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says. Over the last year, almost 56,500 phone calls were made to access Language Line, which allows non-English ...More >>

Spark Home, Mobile and Business announces new GM Marketing

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:29:08 +1200 | Spark

Spark Home, Mobile and Business announced today it has appointed Clive Ormerod as its new General Manager Marketing. More >>

Mobile Embrace launches mobile-first

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:36:13 +1200 | the Ideas Suite

Mobile Embrace’s 4th Screen Advertising , New Zealand’s leading, integrated mobile advertising sales agency, is today announcing the launch of its latest mobile marketing innovation and cutting-edge audience targeting capability, PAT ( Premium ...More >>

Adams: Keynote address to NetHui 2015

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:25:58 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Good morning, kia ora koutou. Thank you very much for having me back at NetHui. I was doing a count up this morning and I think this is probably my fifth NetHui event between NetHui and NetHui South.More >>

Hawaiki Cable secures equity partner

Thu, 9 Jul 2015 11:44:04 +1200 | Talkies PR

Auckland, 9 July, 2015 -- Hawaiki Cable and SIL Long Term Holdings Limited (SIL) – the family investment vehicle of Sir Eion Edgar – have signed an equity partnership agreement to build the Hawaiki submarine cable system.More >>

Intelligence and security reviewers seek public’s views

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 17:13:08 +1200 | Hon Sir Michael Cullen and Dame Patsy Reddy

The independent reviewers examining New Zealand’s intelligence and security legislation are calling for public submissions. More >>

LG G4: One of the better Android flagship phones

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 19:16:39 +1200 | Digitl

LG's latest flagship phone, the G4, will warm the heart of any long-term Android fan. It is one of the last remaining Android flagships to keep a removable back, memory expansion slot and replaceable battery. That combination once distinguished ...More >>

No Android phone is worth NZ$1000

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 18:52:46 +1200 | Digitl

Although  LG's G4 is one of the best Android phones you can buy  it isn't likely to sell large numbers. At least not in New Zealand. More >>

Vodafone launches new family services to help parents

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 14:30:20 +1200 | Vodafone

Vodafone launches new family services to help parents navigate digital age Vodafone has today announced a suite of services to help Kiwi families navigate the rapidly changing, digital world. The four services - demonstrating Vodafone’s commitment ...More >>

UPDATE: Chorus falls after regulator ruling

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:44:49 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) - Chorus shares fell after the Commerce Commission's latest ruling on wholesale telecommunications prices were largely unchanged, though the regulator changed tack on whether any update will be backdated.More >>

Commerce Commission Draft Decision Dissapointing

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:47:47 +1200 | TUANZ

The Commerce Commission latest draft decision on wholesale copper charges this morning has provided a mixed bag of results for users today. Users will see no benefit in their monthly bills from telecommunications service providers given that the price ...More >>


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