Government Updates

  Hon Simon Bridges Minister for Communications   23 May 2017       Media Statement All New Zealanders to see connectivity benefits The Government is committed to making New Zealand’s communications network one of the best in the world, Communications Minister Simon Bridges says. Minister Bridges spoke at the 2017 Rural Connectivity Symposium in Wellington today. “In 2009 the internet in […]

  Hon Simon Bridges Minister for Communications   11 May 2017               Media Statement Ultra-Fast Broadband uptake over 33 per cent More than a third of New Zealanders with access to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) are now connected, says Communications Minister Simon Bridges. The March 2017 Quarterly Broadband Update released today shows the number of households, […]

  Hon Simon Bridges Minister for Communications   11 May 2017               Media Statement Phase two of Ultra-Fast Broadband build underway Communications Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the start of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build in Hikurangi and Hokitika, the first towns to commence the build under the extension of the UFB programme. In January, […]

Hon Simon Bridges Minister for Economic Development Hon Paul Goldsmith Minister of Science and Innovation   9 May 2017     Media Statement New guide to drive investment in tech sector Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith today launched a new edition of an investment guide into New Zealand’s fast growing technology sector. The Investor […]

  Hon Simon Bridges Minister for Communications   5 May 2017       Media Statement Techweek’17 to encourage global thinking Communications Minister Simon Bridges has acknowledged the start of Techweek’17, a nationwide event that will showcase New Zealand-grown technology and innovation to the world. The annual events kicks off tomorrow and runs to 14 May. It will see more than 150 […]

  Hon Simon Bridges Minister for Communications   11 April 2017       Media Statement         New national cyber security unit launched Communications Minister Simon Bridges today launched CERT NZ, a new cyber security unit that will help New Zealanders respond to online threats. CERT NZ was announced as part of Budget 2016, receiving $22.2 million of funding over four years. […]

    Hon Simon Bridges Minister for Communications   11 April 2017       Media Statement Telco property access bill passes third reading A bill that will streamline the process for installing Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) passed its third and final reading in Parliament today. Communications Minister Simon Bridges says the Telecommunications (Property Access and Other Matters) Amendment Bill will make it […]

Hon Simon Bridges Minister for Communications 21 March 2017       Media Statement UFB uptake up 13 per cent in the last quarter Communications Minister Simon Bridges says 31 per cent of New Zealanders with access to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) are now connected, up 13 per cent in the last three months. The December 2016 Quarterly Broadband Update released today shows the […]

  Hon Simon Bridges Minister for Communications 26 January 2017       Media Statement Ultra-Fast Broadband extended to 151 towns Prime Minister Bill English and Communications Minister Simon Bridges today announced Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) will be extended to more than 151 additional towns, providing up to 85 per cent of New Zealanders with access to fibre by the end of 2024. […]

Waiheke Island now fully fibred

December 8th, 2016

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications   8 December 2016       Media Statement Waiheke Island now fully fibred The Ultra-Fast Broadband build on Auckland’s Waiheke Island is now complete, meaning more than 5600 local homes and businesses can now connect to faster and more reliable internet, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. On hand at Waiheke Island today, Ms Adams said […]