News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


$1.4 Million Upgrade For Omakau

Telecom has begun work on a $1.4 million upgrade of the Omakau exchange which will provide its 400 customers in the area with access to the full range of Telecom services.

"This is a major investment in the local community and a sign of Telecom's commitment to meeting its customers needs," Ed Beattie, Telecom's Works Coordinator for Otago/Southland said.

"The upgraded exchange will use the very latest Nokia equipment and fibre optic technology.

"It means customers using the Omakau exchange will be able to use Telecom services like Call Waiting, Call Minder, Caller Display and Faxability.

"The work is being done as a two stage project. The first stage is the installation of a fibre optic cable from Alexandra to Omakau and the replacement of the Omakau exchange. This work has already started and is due for completion by the end of September.

"The second stage is due to start in March next year when fibre optic cabling will be installed out to St Bathans and around the area. This is due to be completed in September 2000.

"The first work residents will notice is the installation of fibre optic cables into Telecom's existing duct network from Alexandra to Springvale. Fibre optic cable will then be installed along the State Highway 85 from Alexandra to Omakau."

Omakau is part of a $3.25 million upgrade programme that Telecom is undertaking this year in the Otago/Southland region. The Heriot exchange upgrade has been completed, with the Clydevale and the Dipton exchange upgrades due to be finished in September. Telecom will also spend a further $1 million on upgrading the Hedgehope and Browns exchanges, due for completion by August next year.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news