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Wi-finding a way to better internet

Teens in Taranaki have been investigating how a wifi network is created and how to set up one that is as good as – and sometimes better than – those installed by professionals.

Year 12 and 13 students at New Plymouth Girls’ High School and New Plymouth Boys’ High School have been learning the science and technology behind what makes a good wifi network, and how to avoid ‘blind spots’ where signal is poor or non-existent.

Read the full article here. - Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, NZ. Curious Minds


Penguin Cam live streaming from little blue penguin burrow

A  'Penguin Cam' along the Taranaki coastline is now sharing the hidden life of the world's smallest penguin with the world.

An infrared camera has been set up in a little blue penguin burrow at Ngāmotu Beach in New Plymouth and turned, with the action being live streamed online via the Taranaki Mounga project website.

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PrimoWireless wins tender to connect rural Taranaki and grant for Whangamomona

Internet service provider PrimoWireless has been named the Wireless Internet Service Provider for the region after winning a bid for the Government's second phase of the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) - a $150 million package to pay for connecting rural areas to the internet.

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Local hero PrimoWireless wins rural broadband contract

PrimoWireless welcomes yesterday’s announcement by Prime Minister Bill English, Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Crown Fibre Holdings of the investment that the Government is making in improving rural broadband and mobile phone coverage for rural and remote New Zealanders.

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Hawera – the ‘breath of fire’, certainly has a history of being a hotspot!

Well now it can add digital hotspot to that reputation. Hotspot Hawera, free Wi-Fi throughout the town CBD was officially launched on Saturday 22 July.

Bizlink Hawera Chairman, Gary Brown, says the free Wi-Fi initiative is a joint effort between Bizlink Hawera (the Hawera Business Association),the Hawera Community Board and PrimoWireless.

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Hawera Hot Spot aims to attract more than those wanting free wi-fi access

Townspeople and visitors alike will no longer have to gather at the Hawera Library for internet access - the CBD is getting free wi-fi.

The Hawera Hot Spot, intentionally named after Hawera meaning 'breath of fire', will give the town access to free wi-fi along the length of shops on High Street.

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Students plan wi-fi blueprint for school buildings

A group of New Plymouth students have been testing wi-fi signals with an eye to making a plan for installing a wireless network.

About 25 Year 12 and 13 students have been taking part in Project Wi-Finding, a three-day workshop on testing wi-fi connectivity, run by Massey University and Primo Wireless. 


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Students solving connectivity issues

The first week of the school holidays saw 30 Taranaki students take on solving Internet connectivity issues in their own backyard.

Students from New Plymouth Girls’ High School and New Plymouth Boys’ High School spent three days at the Project Wi-Finding workshop learning about networking essentials, protocols and addresses, signal strength, traffic and security.


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The Hits Taranaki Easter Egg Hunt

"Victoria Park was full of chocolate hunting children last Thursday, when The Hits Taranaki Easter Egg Hunt came to Stratford, thanks to sponsors PrimoWireless..."

The Easter Bunny was also there to high five and pose for photos with youngsters as they waited for the hunt to begin.

Read the full article. Source - NZ Herald


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