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Localist Ensures Free Wi-Fi Across Auckland

18 August 2011
Media Release

Localist Ensures Free Wi-Fi Across Auckland

Localist.conz, Auckland’s neighbourhood directory and social media service, has announced it will offer free wireless access across the region during the Rugby World Cup.

Localist has teamed up with Auckland Council and Wi-Fi operator Tomizone to ensure locals and visitors alike will be able to enjoy free high speed internet for eight weeks, starting on 2 September.

“Localist is all about getting the most out of Auckland, as recommended by people who live here. We want everyone – locals, visitors and tourists - to enjoy the best of Auckland during the exciting two months we’ve got coming up. That’s why we’ve agreed to sponsor this great initiative,” said Head of Marketing Sheryl Nichols.

Users will be able to get free access for up to three 30 minute sessions a day per Wi-Fi device in the Auckland CBD and across the region at the following locations:

tourism, entertainment and recreation areas
selected main streets
selected public transport
popular transport hubs
RWC training grounds and venues

An interconnected paid service will also be available at:

Esquires and Starbucks Coffee stores
Westfield Malls

“It’s a perfect illustration of what Localist does,” Mrs Nichols said. “People can log on for free and find the best café or bar in the area, get information on essential local amenities and services, or even what the weather will be like in Auckland for the next big game.

“Localist provides not only core contact information through a comprehensive directory, but ratings, review and tips from inside the Localist community of users, so visitors can experience Auckland like a local.”

Green signs saying “Free WiFi Here” will indicate where the free Auckland WiFi service is available. Any Wi-Fi gadget will pick up the signal within the coverage area.

How to connect to the network:

Connect the Wi-Fi gadget to the “Auckland Wi-Fi @ Tomizone” signal displayed in the wireless network list.
Open the internet browser and visit any site to be redirected to the welcome screen.


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