A friend here in Whakatane (on the WHK exchange) was just upgraded to ADSL2+ and now connects at over 10 Mb/s. He is with Slingshot.
I'm on the same exchange, with TelstraClear, and I'm still only getting ADSL1 speeds and the modem is reporting a G.DMT connection which I believe is still ADSL1. My parents, also with TCL, are also on G.DMT. Work is also with TCL and while I don't have access to the modem, speed tests would indicate that it's ADSL1 as well.
The interesting thing is that Telecom Wholesale's site reckons that the upgrade isn't due until September. Nevertheless I've seen Chorus people working around town so it looks like the wheels are in motion. I'm just surprised that the upgrade doesn't seem to have affected everyone.
How do these upgrades actually work? Obviously we'll get there eventually but I'm just wondering whether to expect ADSL2+ in a matter of days, or whether it'll still be months away.
Edit: I forgot to point out that my friend is connecting directly to the exchange according to Telecom's maps (no cabinet). My parents also connect directly. There's a planned cabinet for me (so the exchange upgrade probably won't boost my speeds much if at all) but I'm currently still connected to the exchange.