Thursday, December 7, 2023



Disjointed scramble for comms post-Gabrielle

Richard RennieJun 23, 2023
Review of telecoms response calls for cell tech to be prioritised in future events.

Rural NZ urged to weigh pros and cons of cellular-satellite coverage

Richard RennieJun 16, 2023
TUANZ CEO urges management of expectations as alternative comms come to the fore.

Commerce Commission to look into rural internet 

BusinessDeskMay 31, 2023
Study will be a key to closing the information gap, commissioner says.

Faster rural data promised under 5G deal

Neal WallaceMay 12, 2023
Government allocates access to spectrum band to boost network.

Ruatoria-7 Leeanne Morris

Starlink offers huge hardware discount to rural users

BusinessDeskApr 3, 2023
Price of kit slashed to $199 in nod to importance of communication in disaster events.
Rural households to get broadband boost

Rural households to get broadband boost

Gerald PiddockDec 6, 2022
Government signs contracts that will in time bring better connections to rural communities.
Headshot of Mike Smith

5G call means full speed ahead for rural

Richard RennieOct 25, 2022
WISPA welcomes decision to allocate, not auction, spectrum.
Rural connectivity may see boost from super-fast tech

Rural connectivity may see boost from super-fast tech

Richard RennieJul 22, 2022
Canterbury trials indicate there may be a way farms out of reach of fibre can still get up to speed.
landline and dial-up connection

Farm phones to dial up new tech

Neal WallaceMay 25, 2022
A need to replace ageing telecommunications equipment will alter telephone services for many rural households, but only if…
Craig Young stands in a busy laneway during National Fieldays.

Practical rural connectivity answers needed

Talk about how improved infrastructure can improve rural connectivity is all very well but what is needed are practical solutions, Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ) chief executive Craig Young says.
Jetkrate co-founder Varun Khetrapal sits at an office table with a hand-held tape device

Jetkrate opens export door for small producers

Richard RennieMar 2, 2022
While Zoom may have eased some of the tyranny of distance for many New Zealand exporters during the pandemic, they have often also found their ability to capture, grow and expand market share a tough gig. An ex-Fonterra exec and his business partner have developed an online platform aimed to help smaller producers wanting to grow their overseas market.