Te Aka Toitū Trust works with communities in the Eastern Bay of Plenty to get students connected and engaged in learning online. The trust has worked with provider WiFiConnect and the local community to deliver affordable, high-quality internet to Murupara, Minginui, Ruatāhuna and nearby areas.
- Education Gazette
Te Aka Toitū Trust, WiFiConnect and Eastern Bay of Plenty communities
21 September 2022
Good news! New funding to cover Southern Bay of Plenty/Southern Waikato areas
24 February 2022
As part of the government's Rural Capacity Upgrade initiative, we have contracted with Crown Infrastructure Partners to carry out new and upgrade work in the Southern Bay of Plenty/Southern Waikato areas.
Tairawhiti internet firms working for the Govt... and rugby fans
11 March 2019
"A pair of East Coast internet providers are playing key roles in the Government’s broadband roll-out, showing size and location are no barriers to success — while also ensuring isolated rural communities do not miss out on the new way the Rugby World Cup will be delivered to fans in September." - by Andrew Ashton
At WiFiConnect Its All About The Kids
4 March 2019
Ernie Newman from Wispa NZ met with us recently to profile WiFiConnect, and the work we have done.
Announcement: WiFiConnect have secured Government funding
19 December 2018
WiFiConnect Ltd is proud to announce we have been successful in securing funding from the Government to extend our Networks in the Eastern Bay of Plenty and in South Westland.Read more
Where the big networks just don't reach
3 April 2018
WiFiConnect is one of many small operators providing wireless internet in rural areas.
"Fast broadband, just like what the townies have."
What does it look like, getting our rural communities online?
16 October 2017
Our guys have been working hard down south deploying new repeaters on Mt French overlooking Greymouth and Hokitika districts and also at the top of Big Paddock Rd overlooking Arahura, Hokitika and through to Ross.Read more
Rolling out self-help wifi project
22 March 2017
A DIY broadband initiative set up in Bruce Bay to tap into unused fibre optic signal from schools, is now being rolled out in Hokitika.Read more
WiFiConnect features in the Greymouth Star
28 January 2017
TUANZ Newsletter: Where's Minginui you say?
16 August 2016
We are hugely supportive of the RBI programme that delivered fibre to the vast majority of schools in rural New Zealand.Read more
Ivan Lomax - Bridging the Digital Divide
8 November 2015
Ivan Lomax is a co-founder and director of WiFiConnect, the start-up ISP aiming to provide internet service to eastern Bay of Plenty where one in three families lack access to the internet.
Affordable internet is rolled out to homes on the East Coast
26 October 2015
Unlimited broadband as cheap as chips in rural areas? Impossible right? No.Read more
School hooks up neighbours with UFB
10 September 2015
An isolated kura on the East Coast of the North Island is to share its ultra-fast broadband with the community at a reduced cost, as part of the government's drive to improve broadband internet access.