Recommended NZ | Guide to Money | Gimme: Competitions - Giveaways

Spark turns on 4G at Pakiri Beach for Christmas

Fuseworks Media
Fuseworks Media

In anticipation of an increase in data use this summer, Spark has switched on 4G mobile service in Pakiri beach North of Auckland, making it even easier for Kiwis to share their summer adventures via Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

Pakiri Beach is known for its’ pristine white sands and stunning seascapes. The location makes it a prime spot for holiday makers who want to escape Auckland but not head to far away.

Spark General Manager of Networks, Colin Brown, says the improved coverage means better access to mobile services for holidaymakers and beach-goers.

"We want to help Kiwis have the best summer yet by keeping them connected in more places this festive season and giving them another excuse to stay away on holiday just that little bit longer.

"We want people to stay connected with their families and friends throughout the holiday season, no matter where they decide to spend their time.

"Spark’s network upgrades will keep people connected to friends and family, giving them the ability to share their amazing Summer experiences," says Brown.

Nationwide upgrades

To ensure customers right across the country can stay connected throughout the busy summer months Spark has invested a significant amount in upgrading its mobile network in time for Christmas to cater for the expected increase in demand for mobile data.

In the last three months Spark has extended 4.5G to more than 30 locations, expanded capacity on more than 100 sites and built new sites in popular holiday locations such as Helena Bay, Kaeo, Mangawhai Heads, Raglan, Waikawa and Te Anau.

Spark is also deploying transportable sites to popular locations across the country such as Whitianga, Mangawhai, Wanaka and Mahia Peninsula to improve capacity in the areas that see huge increases in visitors.

All articles and comments on have been submitted by our community of users. Please notify us through our contact form if you believe an item on this site breaches our community guidelines.

Personal Finance guides from

The latest money guides from authoritative New Zealand sources: Investing, KiwiSaver & Saving, Managing Money, Home Loans, Credit Cards, Tax.

Links will take you to

Connect with Voxy

Credit Card Comparison TablesCompare Credit Cards - Interest rate and fees comparisons for New Zealand banks.