Primo - Your Broadband Specialists - News

Primo Connect - Latest Newsletters

PrimoWireless has again been awarded funding for areas in Taranaki.

PrimoWireless’ Managing Director Matthew Harrison and Operations Manager/Shareholder Jason Holton welcome today’s announcement from Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones, and Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Kris Faafoi, regarding the expansion of the RBI2 programme.

Following on from the RBI2 announcement in 2017 this additional investment will take coverage to 99.8% of NZ’s population.

The expansion of the current RBI2 programme will enable PrimoWireless to deliver enhanced broadband services to more rural communities.  In addition to the increased coverage, our core network will receive significant upgrades to improve connection speeds and network resilience for our existing customers.

The additional coverage will roll out over the next four years with completion in 2023 alongside the current build schedule which is due for completion in 2021.

“Further investment in the RBI2 programme means that we can move faster to expand the network in areas where we had planned to fill the gaps”, said Jason Holton, “PrimoWireless’ broadband services provide fast reliable connectivity and support’s Taranaki’s regional economic growth, across both rural and urban sectors.”

“Taranaki businesses are able to compete on a global stage in the digital age” he added.

Matthew Harrison agrees “When I first started PrimoWireless over 12 years ago, my dream was to Connect Taranaki’s remotest corners, this additional funding brings forward this goal and we look forward to working with CIP in delivering faster broadband to those communities”.

PrimoWireless, named NZ’s Best Rural Broadband Provider (Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards 2018), has great local knowledge of its communities and provides a high-class service to many rural households who would otherwise be without broadband coverage.


Primowireless, Winner Of The Best Rural Service Provider at The 2018 Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards.

PrimoWireless voted Best Rural Service Provider at the 2018 Broadband Compare TUANZ awards 2018.

PrimoWireless showcased technology and innovation as the fundamental underpinnings of their service and as a rural specialist their entry also demonstrated a great investment in their community.

Click here to read the full article


Our Hunter Gatherer Kelly, appears a a guest on the Access Radio, Girl Friday show.

Talking about the recent Wi-DmystiFIed camp, connectivity in Whangamomona, community sponsorships, and other Primo stuff.

Take a listen here.


Started With Fireworks And Never Looked Back

PrimoWireless seems to be everywhere in Taranaki. Maybe it’s the utes carrying the distinctive multi-coloured logo, symbolising the fireworks that quite literally marked the start of the business. Maybe it’s the way founder Matthew Harrison, a larger than life personality, stands out in a crowd.

Read the full article here: PrimoWireless – A WISP profile by Ernie Newman. - Source:


Closing Taranaki's Digital Divide PrimoWireless Mixes Fibre and Wireless

Fibre is making Taranaki’s rural wireless internet service run much better. It can reach deeper into rural areas it couldn’t get to before.

Regional wireless internet service provider PrimoWireless has used fibre for four or five years now, to improve internet speeds and reliability for its rural customers. Fibre also extends its network into those deep rural pockets even satellite can’t reach.

Read the full article here: Closing Taranaki Digital Divide PrimoWireless Mixes Fibre and Wireless - Source: The Download


PrimoWireless provides broadband to Tutaki Youth Inc

Kelly Ellis of PrimoWireless says the team at PrimoWireless are thrilled to be able to support Tutaki Youth Inc by providing them with their broadband connection and service.

Ellen Hall, general manager at Tutaki Youth Inc, says the partnership with PrimoWireless has already made a difference.

Read the full article here - Source: Stratford Press Business News


Free Wifi at the Hospital! MoreFM talks with Matt Harrison from PrimoWireless

Ken and Anna from MoreFM Taranaki 93.2, interview Owner/Director of PrimoWireless, Matthew Harrison about providing free wifi to the New Plymouth Base Hospital and Hawera Hospital.

Listen to the interview here


Local entrepreneur donates wifi to hospital - Radio Interview

Taranaki Base Hospital now has free wifi thanks to PrimoWireless founder Matthew Harrison.

He was sick in hospital and found he had chewed through a lot of data and thought about how to help other patients stay connected. Harrison told Larry Williams a lot of DHBs have got wifi which they pay for themselves.

Listen here as Matthew Harrison speaks with Larry Williams


Contact Primo

Technical Support:

Physical Address: 123 Molesworth Street, New Plymouth, 4312

Postal Address: PO Box 6, Inglewood, 4347

Contact form

Phone: 0800 123 774

Our normal office hours are:

9am till 5:30pm, Monday to Friday. (Closed on all Public Holidays)

After Hours Helpdesk Support

Feedback and Concerns