DarthKermit: Yes, only for UFB. The house won't be hooked up unless you or the previous owner have requested an installation.
These green pillars were used extensively for copper aswell. Not all of them are UFB.
OH is a non-issue for the providers who have their act together and have a VoIP service sorted out. From most accounts Orcons Genius seems to be rubbish but havent heard bad things about Snap's voip so they are probably the go for you if you want to get connected. Chorus will drop the copper and put up the fibre ducting.