Its up to the developers they have to pay for it. Chorus wont do it for free nor will the tax payer as that money only covers existing addresses
Noted that the rollout funds only cover existing addresses - I didn't exactly know that. I guess that's where this falls down since, as mentioned by others, the developers won't fork out for it if there is still a strong market for their properties. So much for driving change consistent throughout the country! My current house has had Vodafone cable for years and early this year I had the offer of a free fibre install without the obligation to utilise right away which I accepted, just in case sometime in the future I wish to change (though now I may move out before that happens). Even though I had a high speed service in my 95 year old house they gave me another one, so it is ironic that a modern and otherwise high quality housing development ends up with an telecommunications connection that is almost obsolete.
Kiwishare when Telecom was privatised in the 90s states that each household in New Zealand is entitled to a basic phone service, the delivery of that service is up to the providers which could mean FWA
The only way to drive this change is talk to your council, and get them to make a requirement that any new developed lad must have access to fibre before it can be occupied (known as a certificate of occupancy)
Hamilton City Council is the only council I know doing this (to some degree)