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$45m boost for South Island connectivity

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The Government is investing $44.8 million from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) to improve digital connectivity in the West Coast and Southland, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. The investment will extend and improve internet access and mobile coverage across the entire area, including developing broadband infrastructure in and around Haast and Milford…
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PGF to improve regional digital connectivity

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The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest $40 million to improve digital connectivity in the regions, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Kris Faafoi has announced today. The investment from the Provincial Growth Fund will be used to expand the Rural Broadband Initiative Phase Two (RBI2), the Mobile…
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Major infrastructure partnership for North Auckland

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Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff announced a partnership that will fund $91 million of roading and wastewater infrastructure to support the building of 9000 homes at Wainui, north of Auckland. Crown Infrastructure Partners has created a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) in partnership with Auckland Council, Fulton Hogan Land…
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Consumers opt in to high speed Internet

  Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media   17 September 2018        Media Statement Consumers opt in to high speed Internet Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Hon Kris Faafoi has welcomed a new milestone for the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) programme, which has reached 44 per cent uptake – far above initial…
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Speech to the TUANZ Rural Connectivity Symposium 2018

  Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media   26 June 2018        Media Statement Speech to the TUANZ Rural Connectivity Symposium 2018 I’m here today to engage and explore ideas about how we can work together towards a digitally connected, technology-enabled future for every Kiwi. This government really is trying to do…
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All Dunedin residents can now access UFB

  Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media   22 June 2018        Media Statement All Dunedin residents can now access UFB All Dunedin residents and businesses are able to connect to ultra-fast broadband (UFB) now the project to build the network’s infrastructure is complete, 19 months ahead of schedule. Broadcasting, Communications and…
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All of Christchurch can now connect to UFB

  Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media   31 May 2018        Media Statement All of Christchurch can now connect to UFB All residents of Christchurch and the surrounding areas can now connect to a faster network with the early completion of the ultra-fast broadband project in the city. Broadcasting, Communications and…
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