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Taranaki Community Rallies To Protect Coast From More Flooding

A couple who spent two days helping fill and deliver sandbags in costal Taranaki ahead of the second major storm in a week are buoyed by the unity in the community still recovering from last weekend’s flooding.

A deluge over Waitangi Weekend saw roads washed out around South Taranaki, school grounds flooded, and a section of SH45 closed during the worst of the flooding.

Read the full article here. - Via Stuff

 


Putts For Bucks To Raise Funds For Hospice Taranaki

Two Taranaki IT companies are linking up to raise money for Hospice Taranaki, which is facing a shortfall of about $4.5million.

Broadband provider Primo and data experts OurCloud will be running Inglewood Mini Golf on the weekend of January 29 and 30, with proceeds going to Hospice Taranaki.

Read the full article here. - Via Stuff

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Primo donates money to Taranaki foodbanks to get them through Christmas

While Covid concerns have scuppered this year's Festival of Lights in New Plymouth, Taranaki foodbanks will see some benefit from the cancellation.

Broadband provider Primo has divided up its returned sponsorship money and given nearly $3900 to each of the Stratford, New Plymouth and Waitara foodbanks to help them stock up for Christmas.

Read the full article here. - Via Stratford Press/NZ Herald

 


Primo named Taranaki's best business

New Plymouth broadband provider and technology company Primo has been named Taranaki’s top business for 2021.

Primo featured prominently at the awards on Saturday night. It won three categories, Business Continuity, Technology and Best Medium Business, and team members quickly became crowd favourites with their witty acceptance speeches.


Read the full article here. - Via Stuff

 


Check Conditions At Ohawe Beach

Just in time for summer, people can check on conditions at Ohawe Beach in South Taranaki from anywhere, thanks to a new webcam.

The South Taranaki beach is the latest location in Primo’s network of 32 live webcams scattered around Taranaki.

Read the full article here. - Via Stuff

Click here for Primo's webcameras.

 


Keeping Taranaki Connected With Primo Broadband And Wireless Internet

Back in the day, Matthew Harrison and his mates loved online gaming, except dialup internet just wasn’t cutting the mustard.
So using fireworks from the roof (to confirm line of sight) and a bit of ‘know-how’, Harrison managed to get everyone in his inner circle hooked up to wireless for a better gaming experience.
Then, the neighbours came knocking.

Read the full article here. - Via #nzentrepreneur

 


Matt Harrison elected to the board of TUANZ

Taranaki wireless broadband pioneer Matt Harrison has been elected to the board of TUANZ, the influential tech users industry group.

As one of two new regional members of the board of 10, Harrison says his “somewhat surprising election” reflects the new importance TUANZ is placing on making sure rural New Zealanders are included in its goal of making New Zealand one of the top 10 digital countries worldwide by 2030.

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Primo The Kiwi Exploring Egmont National Park

Primo the kiwi has done some major exploring since she was released into Egmont National Park in May by the Taranaki Kiwi Trust.

The Western Brown Kiwi took off up about 6 kilometres to get near Tahurangi Lodge. She then headed back down to her current spot, which is just below the Ram Track, having passed to the north of the North Egmont Visitor Centre.

Read the full article here. - Via Stratford Press / NZ Herald