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Gisborne moves back into Gigatown top 5

Gisborne moves back into Gigatown top 5

A large increase in the number of people signing up to support Gisborne in the nationwide Gigatown competition has seen Gisborne move back into fifth place.

A large number of points were at stake in the mini competition which ran over the long weekend. Gisborne came third out of 50 towns scoring 55,000 points – enough to move Gisborne from sixth place into the very important top five. The five towns scoring the most points by September will face off in a final competition.

At stake is the fastest internet speeds in the Southern Hemisphere and the economic and social development opportunities that will bring.

We focused on getting some of the larger employers on board and encouraging their staff to sign up, says Gigatown Gisborne coordinator Russell Holland. “We were really pleased with the response. We could see the number of signups leaping up last Thursday and Friday. Then there was a lull over the weekend with a further surge on Tuesday evening before the mini competition closed on at midnight.”

“Companies as diverse as the Stationery Warehouse, Three Rivers Medical Centre and Gisborne District Council came on board and encouraged good number of staff to sign up and support Gisborne. This really made a difference.”

Meanwhile another ‘mini gigatown’ competition starts today focusing on the social media Instagram. These mini competitions are really worth getting behind. The 55,000 points won this week is the equivalent to 55,000 tweets with the hash tag #gigatowngis. Each #gigatowngis added to social media posts on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Flickr earns one point.

1. All you need to do to get involved is to take original pictures – not pinched from the internet – of your Connected Dream Home of the Future.
2. Post to Instagram with a brief description of what it is you want to see or experience in your Connected Dream Home of the Future
3. Include the hash tag #Gigatowngis and the #Gigahome in your description
4. More information is available at http://gigatowngis.co.nz/
5. Entries close midnight Wednesday, 5th February, 2014.

The town that submits the most eligible entries will win. The best entries will get 1000 bonus points. For those people wanting to support the competition, the easiest way to get involved is to go to www.gigatown.co.nz and click “join up”, enter your email address and then check your email to choose Gisborne.

ENDS

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