Vote Gigatown Wanaka to Win

Waitaki news
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said she was right behind Wanaka’s Gigatown campaign and in the final countdown she urged people to support the town by casting a vote.

“Gigatown is an online and real world competition developed by Chorus and they are looking for a town that will lead the charge in New Zealand's transformation to becoming a gig-savvy nation.

“From 50 towns entered in the competition 12 months ago, Wanaka is now in the final five with the chance to win the grand prize, but people need to vote to ensure success.

“Ultrafast broadband would be huge for Wanaka, opening up all sorts of opportunities for economic growth and business development in the community.

“The winning Gigatown - that's the town with the most points at the end of the competition - will be ideally placed to become a leading digital innovation hub for New Zealand.

“The winner will receive access to a 1 Gigabit per second (1Gbps) internet speeds, a $500,000 community grant and a $200,000 start-up innovation fund. It’s a great prize and it would be fantastic to achieve.

“The people of Wanaka, including the campaign team and the local Chamber of Commerce, have worked incredibly hard to win this ultrafast broadband prize.

“I would urge everyone to make the final push this week for Wanaka’s success.”

Dunedin, Timaru, Nelson and Gisborne are the other finalists.

You can register to vote here: