Telecom's First Media network was rolled out in some Wgtn suburbs including Northland, Mt Victoria, Wadestown and Thorndon. It was also rolled out in Whitby, Lower Hutt CBD and Silverstream. The HFC network in Whitby and the Hutt CBD was all underground and is unused. The HFC network in the Wgtn suburbs and Silverstream was pulled down after protests from the residents associations who disagree with the overhead cables. It's a shame that somebody who considers himself an expert on the matter can't even get basic facts correct.
UPDATE: I've got a picture below of a TCL cabinet (left) and Telecom cabinet used for their First Media network which are still in a lot of places around Lower Hutt and Whitby
The big question is who Telecom's partner will be. I've put money on it for years that the 3 brand would appear in NZ with a joint Telecom NZ/Hutchinson deal. Pour a little bit of Telstra in the bucket as well and mix it all up and you never know what could come out.. Telcos see no problem now with building networks as a joint effort and it makes sence. Vodafone could finally see some very serious competition.
This is certainly going to be an interesting next 12 months in the NZ markerplace.
"Receiving a TXT is always free."
The famous words from a particular brewery could be worth mentioning about now.
Do something about your website Vodafone, it's a disgrace. I'll even offer to proof read it and point out every mistake (around 20 or so that need correcting) for a month's free service and that's cheap considering my bill is always under $100..
Yet again BP have lead the way with a price increase like they have on almost all occasions over the past two years. Regardless of whether the price increase is justified or not BP's world class marketing department can yet again be congratulated for doing their best to exploit kiwi customers, it must be hard knowing that you lead the way in only one thing - ripping off your customers. I'd encourage every BP customer to thank their staff next time you're in a BP store. Unfortunately I won't be doing so as I wouldn't even buy a packet of gum from an organisation such as BP let alone buy my petrol there.
Full details here on the ASA website.
* Why is Northbound traffic on Willis St and Taranaki St limited to turning into the bypass from the left lane only? Willis/Vivian and Tarakani/Vivian used to be 2 left turning lanes with the right lane a turn/straight thru. This worked fine before, why change it now?
* Pedestrians crossing the bypass at Taranaki St have their green cross light on the same phase as turning traffic from Taranki onto the bypass. The result being numerous near misses as (frustrated) motorists tear out of the lights to realise that pedestrians are crossing. Due to the large number of pedestrians who also use this crossing in the afternoon it's not uncommon to sit at lights when they do change to green and then watch 2 or 3 cars go through before the lights turn red. This is probably the prime cause of the usual afternoon bottleneck all the way up Taranaki St past Massey University that simply didn't occur as often prior to the bypass. The same problem also occurs on Willis St. Why can't pedestrians have their own cross phase?
The time it takes me to get from the John St lights to the Terrace Tunnel is now approximately 4 mins on average longer than before the bypass. I was never somebody who was anti the bypass but it certainly seems like a bit of a lemon if it's making the traffic worse not better..