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Informed broadband choices
Jun 7, 2019
An informed choice about broadband for seniors
The government’s recent Wellbeing Budget set aside $7.7 million for senior causes including digital literacy training. We believe everyone should be able to make an informed choice when choosing a new broadband plan. Here’s how to know if you are on the right type of broadband plan and how to make an informed choice.
Broadband and power pulse winner
May 24, 2019
Announcing the winner of the Broadband Pulse and Power Pulse Competition!
We are please to announce the latest winners of the Broadband Pulse and Power Pulse survey competition. Is it you?
Spark New Zealand receive warning from Commerce Commission
May 23, 2019
Commerce Commission warn Spark over price rise messaging – were you affected?
The Commerce Commission has warned Spark for likely breaching the law when it notified customers of a broadband price rise last year. We you one of the customers effected?
How to watch the Rugby World Cup 2019
May 9, 2019
How to watch the Rugby World Cup 2019
Spark Sport have launched earlybird passes to stream the Spark Sport Rugby World Cup 2019. Make sure you have the fastest broadband plan and sign up in May and get the super early bird price of just….
Fibre broadband outpacing copper
May 3, 2019
New fibre broadband connections are now outpacing the decline of copper
New Chorus fibre connections have outpaced the decline of copper line in the first quarter of 2019.  More New Zealanders than ever are enjoying the benefits of fibre as they move away from old-school copper connections.  
MyRepublic People's Choice
May 2, 2019
Congratulations! MyRepublic are Consumer NZ’s People Choice Award for 2018
Congratulations to MyRepublic for being awarded the Consumer New Zealand’s People Choice for 2018 for internet service providers! 
Frustrated man yelling into phone - Broadband provider top complaints
Apr 30, 2019
Are broadband providers on your list of “Top 5 Things to Complain About"?
When it comes to the most complained about services – New Zealanders are clear that phone and broadband top the list. Are you putting up with poor services, slow internet, or confusing deals? With over 100 internet providers in the country there’s no reason for 49% of people to be unhappy with their service provider. 
Choosing your broadband speed for gaming
Apr 15, 2019
Choosing your Broadband Speed – what’s the difference?
Need some help figuring out which broadband speed is right for you? Our handy comparison table will help you see how different broadband speeds shape up in real life.
Is this the end of Gigatown?
Apr 12, 2019
Is this the end of Gigatown?
Today Chorus has confirmed that subsidised wholesale pricing for Dunedin’s gigabit fibre connections, as part of the Gigatown competition, will end on 30 June 2019. Since Dunedin was named New Zealand’s Gigatown five years ago - coming out on top out of 27 towns and cities to get one-gigabit-per-second internet, the fastest in the Southern Hemisphere - gigabit fibre has been rolled out to nearly 53,000 homes and businesses, and there have been around 13,000 new gigabit connections.
Signing consent form to install fibre broadband
Apr 8, 2019
Fibre Consent Process
Do I need consent to get fibre installed? Learn about the types of consent required to get fibre broadband and fibre installation companies in NZ
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