Great, so after much looking find http://www.telecomwholesale.co.nz/maps
This tells me that where I own my home (rural Waipu) I'm not even on the list for exchange upgrades. My exchange is Paparoa. According to the map there isn't even any cabinets tied to that exchange.
Wouldn't it be nice to at least give my area a cabinet so I could enjoy decent ADSL1 speeds. Currently I'm limited to 2Mbit by the antiqated technology in my exchange. Now, I'm really happy that I can get any speed, but I own this property and I plan to spend many years there. So I have a vested interest in not being left behind.
Whangarei are rolling out a fibre network over power lines. Lets hope fibre reaches me since Telecom have no plans to bring us out of the stone age.
By the time most of NZ has ADSL2+ it is already an outdated technology. Hurry up and roll out fibre. It is the only way to go. Rewiring every single household in the country each time your need a ADSL upgrade is not feasible.
Doesn't telecom understand that communications is a key part of economic stimulus for rural sectors also? Because it's status quo forever at the moment.