Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Go digital to keep watching TV

MEDIA RELEASE

23 January 2013

Go digital to keep watching TV

Hawke’s Bay and the West Coast of the South Island have gone digital and Wellington along with the rest of the lower North Island will be following suit on 29 September 2013.

After 29 September 2013 everyone in Wellington and across the lower North Island who wants to watch TV will need to have Freeview, SKY, Igloo or TelstraClear. When Hawke’s Bay and the West Coast made the switch to digital in September an estimated 96 per cent of households were ready for the move.

While there is still some time before Wellington goes digital it pays to start thinking now about how you plan to watch TV after 29 September 2013 if you haven’t yet gone digital says Going Digital Community Adviser Guy Burns.

Mr Burns will be at the Wellington Central Library on Tuesday 5 February 2013 between 11am – 2pm to answer questions about the move to digital TV.

There were people in Hawke’s Bay and the West Coast who left the move to digital TV until the last minute and when they sought help from technicians or installers they found there was a long wait to get sorted.

“You don’t need a new TV to go digital but most people who don’t have digital TV will need some new equipment such as the right set-top box and an aerial or satellite dish,” said Mr Burns.

“To find out what you need to go digital visit www.goingdigital.co.nz/myhouse and enter the address where the TV is located,” said Mr Burns.

For more details on how you can go digital, chat with Mr Burns when he visits the Wellington Central Library on 5 February. Alternatively you can go to www.goingdigital.co.nz or call us on 0800 838 800.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

EPA: Board Of Inquiry Rejects Basin Flyover By Majority Of 3 To 1

The independent Board of Inquiry delegated to decide on the Basin Bridge Proposal has, by a majority decision (3 to 1), cancelled the Transport Agency’s Notice of Requirement and declined its resource consent applications for the construction, operation and maintenance of a flyover on State Highway 1 in Wellington City between Paterson Street and Buckle Street/Taranaki Street...

Parties specified under Section 149Q(3) of the RMA now have 20 working days to make comments on minor or technical aspects of the report. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Red Tape: Local Regulations Go Under Microscope

The Government says it is accepting nearly all of the recommendations the Productivity Commission has made on ways to improve local regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Spending Questions: Claudette Hauiti To Step Aside At Election

National Party President Peter Goodfellow confirms that he has received notification from List MP Claudette Hauiti that she plans to step aside at the 20 September election. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Non-Apology To Tania Billingsley

The refusal by Prime Minister John Key to issue a personal apology to Tania Billingsley has been accompanied by an array of excuses... Yesterday though, Key’s choice of words indicated that an apology was the last thing on his mind. More>>

ALSO:

Conventions: Winston Peters On The Nation

Winston Peters opens door to standing in East Coast Bays electorate, says it's an "exciting point" and he's thinking about it. "I’ve had a whole lot of people writing to me and calling up and saying ‘why don’t you have a go in East Coast Bays’." More>>

ALSO:

Waitangi Tribunal: Report On The MV Rena

In its interim report, the Waitangi Tribunal has found that the Crown’s conduct in response to the grounding of the MV Rena on Otaiti (Astrolabe) reef breached the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. More>>

ALSO:

Gaza: Wellington Protest For Palestine Calls For End To Bombing

Around 300 people gathered outside the Israeli Embassy in Wellington on Friday to protest Israel’s occupation of Palestine. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Failure To Prosecute The GCSB

So one hand of the state – the Independent Police Conduct Authority – has now washed the hands of its brother agencies, and declared that all hands are clean. Case closed. More>>

ALSO:

Illegal Search: Police Behaviour 'Reminiscent Of Tūhoe Raids'

"Māori will lose further trust and confidence in the New Zealand Police and the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) if the recent incident in Stratford is not adequately addressed. This behaviour would not occur in Epsom or Khandallah so why should police think that such behaviour was acceptable in Stratford," says Chris McKenzie. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news