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Stop shortwave cut to Pacific

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:18:17 +1300 | Pacific Freedom Forum

. . . “It's clear that no thought was given to the link between disaster communications and this service, or even the fact that FM is largely unreliable in bad weather and only available in urban areas” - PFF More >>

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

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 16:19:43 +1300 | 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, ...More >>

Waiheke Island now fully fibred

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 15:25:22 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Ultra-Fast Broadband build on Auckland’s 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. More >>

Virtual reality kittens flood Frimley Park

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 13:52:07 +1300 | 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.More >>

Northland power outage update: generators being deployed

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 13:00:59 +1300 | 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. More >>

Update on Spark network, following power outage in Northland

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 12:03:50 +1300 | 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 ...More >>

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

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 11:06:00 +1300 | 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, ...More >>

New cable opens options for boosting islands’ connectivity

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 16:58:47 +1300 | Pacific Periscope

A new high speed telecommunications cable straddling the Pacific Ocean brings new opportunities for several Pacific Islands to boost their digital communication capacities in the next few years.More >>

Dispute resolution scheme to speed up install agreements

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 14:38:23 +1300 | 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.More >>

No identified threats to schools

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:14:04 +1300 | 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. More >>

Vocus enters energy market

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:19:53 +1300 | Vocus Communications

Vocus New Zealand has today taken ownership of Switch Utilities Ltd, marking the company’s first acquisition in New Zealand since the merger with M2 Group earlier this year. More >>

Spark NZ establishes $125mn facility with Westpac

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:31:48 +1300 | 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.More >>

Security in 2017 and Beyond

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:53:20 +1300 | 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 ...More >>

RCEP must not be another TPP, say civil society groups

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:59:51 +1300 | AFTINET

The failed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should not be used as a model for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)*, 316 civil society organisations from across the Asia Pacific have warned as the sixteenth round of negotiations begin ...More >>

Mobile trader owner found guilty after not supplying goods

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:59:54 +1300 | 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.More >>

Use of social media during 2016 Kaikoura earthquake

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:12:25 +1300 | Frank Dowling

How New Zealanders and Emergency Services used social media during 2016 Kaikoura earthquake Frank Dowling Social Media Researcher, Christchurch, New Zealand More >>

Comparing how Kiwis prefer to deal with government

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:21:51 +1300 | 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 ...More >>

More than 67,000 Kiwis out Data Hunting

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:11:32 +1300 | 2degrees Mobile

MEDIA RELEASE 29 November 2016 More than 67,000 Kiwis out Data Hunting It’s only one week into the inaugural Data Hunting season and more than 67,000 Kiwis are toting their smart phones and heading out to track and capture data across the country. ...More >>

MIT and Vodafone team up to offer young job seekers an edge

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:01:12 +1300 | Vodafone NZ

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) today announced plans to enable Contact Centre students to get much needed hands-on work experience. More >>

Australian websites download faster in Auckland than Sydney

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 14:03:31 +1300 | Digitl

Nothing illustrates the gulf opening between broadband services in New Zealand and Australia better than this snippet of data from TrueNet's October 2016 report.  The major point we noticed this month is the gap opening up between NZ ISPs and our ...More >>

 

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