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

 


Nick Leggett Beats Zombies to Connect Porirua to Fast Fibre

Nick Leggett Beats Zombies to Connect Porirua to Fast Fibre

A new online game called Nick Leggett Fast Fibre has just been launched by Porirua City Council. Players help the Porirua Mayor connect homes and businesses with fast fibre and support Porirua’s bid to become New Zealand’s first Gigatown.

Porirua City Council Economic Development Manager Chris Lipscombe says the game is a fun way to highlight how the community and business working together can help win the Gigatown competition.

“It follows on from the recent run Mayor Nick Leggett did from Porirua City to Wellington City. We want to highlight that winning Gigatown in Porirua will also have benefits for the region.”

The game features locations around Porirua City and has the Mayor running again, but this time from zombies!

“The local businesses in the game provide the Mayor with shelter from the zombie onslaught and each time he collects a Whittaker’s chocolate bar he gains another life. It’s quite addictive and if players tweet their scores, we win more points for Gigatown Porirua.”

Mr Lipscombe says Porirua is very pleased to have the support of J H Whittakers & Sons who have lent their new honey nut crunch chocolate bar to the game.

“As well as the online version of this tasty chocolate, Whittaker’s have given us a bunch of the real product to give away to people tweeting their scores at the end of the game.”

Whittaker’s Marketing Manager Holly Whittaker says, as a Porirua-based business, Whittaker’s was pleased to support Porirua’ campaign to win Gigatown.

To play the game, go to www.gamefroot.com/fast-fibre. Play as many times as you like and remember to post your scores.
How the region can help Porirua win Gigatown:
• Join up as a Porirua supporter at www.gigatown.co.nz
• Post comments on the official Facebook page www.facebook.com/Gigaporirua and Twitter including the hashtag #Gigatownporirua
• Complete the Chorus Gigatown Quiz Masterclass Series on the www.gigatown.co.nz website
• Post photos to Instagram with #Gigatownporirua in the caption
• Post video clips to YouTube using #Gigatownporirua in the title

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news