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Paging network to be shut down in NZ

The days of getting ‘beeped’ are coming to an end. After several years of review Spark New Zealand has announced its decision to decommission the legacy paging network on 31 March 2017.

Prize for Canterbury student's drone innovation

University of Canterbury (UC) engineering student Scott Spooner’s entry in the prestigious ‘C-Prize UAV Challenge’ has been recognised as the most innovative entry across New Zealand.

Council submits bid for ultra-fast broadband in Kapiti

Council has submitted its bid to the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment for the second stage of the government’s ultra-fast broadband rollout.

Digital clearance technology streamlines departures in NZ

Airways New Zealand has this week introduced digital departure clearances, with the use of this latest technology bringing clear benefits for its airline customers.

Launch of new National Broadband Map

Today marks the launch of a new broadband map that will allow New Zealanders to see what broadband technologies are, or will be, available to them. The map was launched by Communications Minister Amy Adams at a ceremony today in Wellington.

Hackers descend on Spark Lab

New Zealand’s coding masterminds will descend on Spark Lab in Auckland this Saturday 25 July to compete against each other in a game of virtual 3D Battleships.

UC student in research with world-leading android designer

A HIT Lab NZ student’s exploratory research of human-robot interaction could have an impact on the selection of service robots in households of the future or in industries such as aged care.

Samsung launch Galaxy Tab S2

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., today announced the global launch of the Galaxy Tab S2, a portable, high-performance and lightweight tablet featuring a stunning Super AMOLED display.

Spark launches Huawei P8 in-store and online

Spark announced today that the new Huawei P8 is now available in-store and online at, and the first 1000 customers who sign up to a $59 Open Term plan with interest free repayments will get the phone for under $25 per month, an effective $200 discount.

Spark trialling a smartphone shower dock

First there was the Bluetooth earpiece, then the hands-free kit for your car, now Spark is trialling a shower dock that helps digital natives take their smartphones with them in the shower.