gingerman93: Gareth, do you have any softsoil areas around your house?
If you have structured wiring around your house that goes to the garage, you should really look to try to get the ONT located there. It's so much easier to switch your structured cabling around to get the fibre broadband to another location in the house - future proofing and all that - rather than being stuck at the jackpoint behind the TV for the next few decades.
If there's softsoil around the house to the garage, Chorus may do civil-work for you and get the fibre located to the garage instead.
Not sure if soft soil or not, we're basically a few meters above sea level down by a mangrove swamp.
Also got not phone services or adsl sync today, and im assuming its because the workmen are out on the street laying the fiber, as im posting this they already have the large roll starting to be unraveled. Got my phone tethered instead, full reception here on xt.