I'm helping a friend of mine start a WISP from his place which overlooks a lot of a Kaipara from a rural block just north of Kaukapakapa. So if your on a broadband waiting list or just cant get broadband then pm me. We're located directly across the harbour from Shelly Beach wharf and up on a hill, so anyone within 30km line of sight should be able to connect to us. We can see all the harbour side of the South head peninsula, Pouto point, and a little further up towards Dargaville.
The only downside is our ADSL connection we're feeding it with it only 4mbits, ADSL1 aswell. However further near the top of the hill we have line of sight to Waiatarua, and given we're getting fiber installed in Henderson its possibly an option to beam from heanderson upto waiatarua then back down again, and possibly to other locations. Distance is about 40km from waiararua which is nearing the limit for standard 2.4gig wifi using high gain grid antennas, so considering getting a licence from RSM and using commercial microwave gear, possibly 14ghz. Anyone know much about licensed microwave links? Cost of license, cost of gear etc...?