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


It’s on - Gigatown is live

It’s on - Gigatown is live

Gigatown is open for business. As the first gigabit services get connected in Dunedin today residents and businesses can now access 1 gigabit per second internet speed with selected service providers.

This day also marks the announcement of the Digital Community Trust’s Gigatown implementation plans for the coming 18 months.

The first four Gigatown projects focus on:

1. Building the community,
2. Increasing gigabit connectivity,
3. Enhancing our education city,
4. Leveraging economic development opportunities.

Peter Hills, Chair of the Digital Community Trust says “Gigatown is not an overnight fix, we need to work hard to build a platform in Dunedin that leverages the gig, supports innovation and includes all aspects of our community.”

“The first initiative you’ll see is the opening of Gigatown HQ in April, a community hub for anything and everything related to Gigatown. It will be a space to access gigabit internet, learn more about Gigatown, profile Dunedin’s Gigatown successes, host training workshops, and showcase new technology.”

The opening of Gigatown HQ will be supported with a community event including gigabit activations and showcases with internet service providers.

“You’ll start to see gigabit wifi hotspots appear in Dunedin ”, said Hills.

“We are also working with Chorus to find ways of accelerating the fibre roll out across Dunedin. Making the gig accessible so we can all enjoy it is important.”

The Digital Community Trust are setting up a series of advisory groups and other community engagement sessions where interested parties will be able to get involved in the implementation plans and have their say about the Trusts Gigatown plans.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Government: Northland To Move To Orange, NZ Prepared For Omicron

Northland will move to Orange at 11:59pm tonight, 20 January 2022, while the rest of New Zealand will remain at Orange as the Government prepares for Omicron to enter the community.
“Vaccination rates have continued to increase in Northland and are now at 89 percent first dose. The easing of the Auckland boundary over summer did not drive an increase in cases so we believe it is safe for Northland...


Gordon Campbell: On Responding To The Need In Tonga

The power of the Tonga eruption (and the size of the aid response being mounted) have been sobering indications of the scale of this disaster. The financial impact is certain to exceed the damage done by Cyclone Harold two years ago, which was estimated at the time to cost $US111 million via its effects on crops, housing and tourism facilities. This time, the tsunami damage, volcanic ash, sulphur dioxide contamination and villager relocation expenses are likely to cost considerably more to meet...


Science Media Centre: Omicron Outbreak Would Move The Country To Red - Expert Reaction

The Prime Minister has announced if Omicron cases spread into the community, the country will move to the traffic light system's Red setting within 48 hours. Jacinda Ardern also mentioned there will be changes to the country's testing regime, with more use of Rapid Antigen Tests... More>>

Government: New Zealand Prepared To Send Support To Tonga

New Zealand is ready to assist Tonga in its recovery from Saturday night’s undersea eruption and tsunami, Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Defence Minister Peeni Henare said today... More>>

Ministry of Health: COVID-19 Immunisation Starts For 5 To 11-year-old Tāmariki

More than 120,000 doses of the child (paediatric) Pfizer vaccine have been delivered to over 500 vaccination sites around New Zealand as health providers prepare to start immunising 5 to 11-year-olds tamariki from today, 17 January... More>>

Statistics: Departures Lift Border Crossing Numbers

The number of people crossing New Zealand’s border went up in November 2021, mostly due to an increase in departures, Stats NZ said today. There were 28,700 border crossings in November 2021, made up of 12,300 arrivals and 16,400 departures... More>>

Financial Services Federation: Open Letter To Government From Non-bank Lenders: The Path Forward On CCCFA Changes
Responsible lenders are not interested in telling the Government “I told you so” when it comes to unintended consequences of changes to lending laws that are now causing grief for everyday Kiwis seeking finance... More>>

CTU: Too Many Kiwi Workers Financially Vulnerable As Omicron Looms
With New Zealand on the precipice of an Omicron outbreak and the economic upheaval that comes with it, the CTU’s annual Mood of the Workforce Survey shows the vast majority of kiwi workers do not have the financial resources to survive a period of unemployment... More>>




InfoPages News Channels