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Welcome to Digi Talk - keeping you informed about digital activity and events taking place across the King Country.
Digi Talk is proudly brought to you by:
Check your emails, update your facebook
status, access research resources or google
the latest trends using the free WiFi access
available in your community.
The library environment is perfect for studying.
Find a quiet spot and plug in your laptop or sit
in the sun outside enjoying free WiFi access.
Book a FREE 30-minute time slot at:
Waitomo District Library
28 Taupiri Street, Te Kuiti
Phone: (07) 878 1028
Otorohanga District Library
27 Turongo Street, Otorohanga
Phone: (07) 873 7175
Accessing the internet and
WiFi in your community
Resident happy with new telecommunication services
“At the end of last year, Vodafone New Zealand announced that they had upgraded their Kawhia facility,
ensuring that even the rural Taharoa areas will be able to get a high-speed connection to the internet.
The Vodafone modem and Yagi antenna are more affordable and reliable than any of the many other
services we have used since moving to Taharoa in 2012, and it’s made a big impact on our lives here.”
“Instead of phone calls and texts, we use FaceTime video calling to catch up with family and friends.
Internet banking and online services mean that all of the important things are taken care of. I have just
completed a four-week online course to get a Diploma in Photography. An example of what a wonderful
educational platform the internet can be, offering users the chance to learn just about anything. The next
thing on my list is to start learning to play the guitar so I can entertain my future grandkids one day.”
“Being so isolated from all of the big business centres is also no longer as big a problem as it used to be
because there are a lot of online work opportunities to earn extra income.”
Marguerite Groenewald, Waitomo District resident
To get set up with a broadband connection, contact Vodafone on 0800 777 042 and ask about their
rural wireless broadband options.
Digital training workshops for businesses
Businesses across the Waitomo and Otorohanga districts will have the opportunity to attend a digital
training workshop that will cover the A-Z on what you can do digitally. Discussion topics include creating a
website, promoting and selling products and services, understanding Cloud technology and using social
media to engage potential customers. You will learn how ‘getting digital’ can improve the profitability of
Come along to the combined Business After Five meeting on Monday 14th March to find out how you
can participate in a workshop that will be available to Otorohanga and Waitomo businesses at no cost.
The meeting starts at 5.30pm at Waitomo Golf Club, 68 Golf Road, State Highway 3.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve McFall email@example.com
Focus on service provider Wireless Nation
Regardless of which telecommunication company is known to have ownership of a cell tower, other
internet service providers can provide broadband services from that tower. Wireless Nation is one such
company, providing 3G and 4G wireless broadband options.
Towers are continually being upgraded to 4G, providing speeds fast enough to stream Netflix smoothly and
providing the ability to use multiple devices connected to the internet at once.
Currently, Wireless Nation are running an offer where you get 80GB at $79.00 (+GST) for those living
close enough to a cell tower. The wireless signal is received straight from the modem, meaning there’s no
need for an antenna to be installed on your roof. This makes it simple by avoiding the need for an installer,
saving you valuable time and money.
For those outside coverage areas of cell towers, or not on the fixed wire (copper wire) network, satellite
broadband is the only other alternative. Wireless Nation’s satellite broadband network is fast, reliable,
modern and future proofed, which means that when faster speeds become available they’ll be able to offer
Due to the advanced technology they use compared to competing networks, the connection is less likely to
be affected by rain fade, storms and other weather conditions. They’ve also overcome previous limitations
of a satellite connection by using smart data acceleration and caching technology which leaves users with
a smooth and fast browsing experience.
There’s no long wait for installation; you can get fast, reliable internet to your home, cow shed or workers’
cottage in a matter of days.
If you’re dissatisfied with your current service, give Wireless Nation a call and in most cases, you’ll be able
to switch over to their more reliable network through a simple modem switch. If you’re a PGG Wrightson
member or an ASB Rural customer, you’re entitled to a better deal on your rural broadband through
their special partner offers.
To find out more contact Wireless Nation on Phone 0800 101 143, email Sales@wnation.net.nz or visit
Wirelessnation.co.nz/rural For business related queries, please contact Jason Sommerville at
Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 919 300.
Phone (24 hours): +64 7 873 4000
Visit us Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm at:
17 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga
Phone (24 hours): 0800 932 4357
Visit us Mon-Tues 8am to 5pm, Wed
9am to 5pm, Thurs-Fri 8am to 5pm at:
Queen Street, Te Kuiti
New towers in Aria and
Aria went live on 2 December 2015
and Benneydale is due to go live soon.
Residents will have better access to rural
broadband and mobile coverage through the
As well as Vodafone, people can connect
from the towers using the following service
Wireless Nation www.wirelessnation.co.nz
and local provider Wireless Dynamics
Digital information online
Waitomo District Council’s website features
information about new telecommunication
infrastructure developments, types of
internet connections available in the district
and details of internet service providers that
you can connect with.
FREE WiFi is also available at:
27 Turongo Street, Otorohanga
(behind the Otorohanga Library)
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