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Statistics NZ resume data releases following delay caused by earthquakes
"We have not lost any data but a number of our systems need to be brought back up to restore all our services."
Govt gives telco industry props for restoration efforts following quakes
“Working around the clock, Spark, Vodafone, 2 Degrees, Chorus and other smaller operators have employed every ounce of Kiwi spirit and ingenuity."
Kaikoura earthquake: Telcos successfully restore broadband and IP voice services
“Our recommendation is for Kaikoura broadband customers, regardless of their provider, is to try reconnecting to their broadband."
Spark waives early termination & moving fees for quake-affected customers
Spark broadband customers who have been forced to move due to the earthquakes no longer need to deal with early termination & moving fees.
2degrees gets network back on track for earthquake affected areas
“We are optimistic about restoring fixed line and broadband services in Kaikoura in the short term."
NZ earthquake: Kiwi telcos join forces for Kaikoura recovery
The disaster earthquake that struck New Zealand yesterday damaged a major fibre optic cable that all three telcos are working to resolve.
New Zealand earthquake: Images and video take over social media
IN PICS: Kiwis have posted a flood of imagery to social media platforms following the severe earthquake that rattled several parts of the country.
Kiwi Twitter community unites for safety and updates after latest quake
Twitter reactions to the latest magnitude 7.5 earthquake that was felt widely across Canterbury and Wellington have been flooding the site today.
Earthquake update: Kiwis turn to Facebook for news and updates
Facebook a hub of news activity following earthquakes in North Canterbury.
School exams disrupted by earthquake
In an urgent update, the NZQA has advised all New Zealand Scholarship examinations have been postponed in light of this morning’s earthquakes.
Kiwi telcos assess damage following earthquake
“We hope everyone is safe and not too shaken. Stay strong, listen to civil defence reports and check on those around you."
Digitally archiving important as Canterbury earthquake anniversary approaches
UoC Professor Paul Millar believes it’s never been more important to focus on preserving the record of what Canterbury went through.
Canon prepares for supply shortages
Canon ANZ has outlined the impact the Japanese earthquake will have on its New Zealand business.
NZICT: Business is open in Christchurch
Both Kiwi-based and international tech companies have pulled together to donate equipment to Christchurch businesses.
Free IT training offered to Christchurch businesses
Microsoft business software training is being offered free to Christchurch businesses affected by the earthquake.
Now Telecom appoints Christchurch recovery director
Ralph Chivers steps up to lead the company’s Christchurch earthquake recovery efforts.
iPad 2 component shortages
Apple may face shortages of key components for iPad 2 as a result of the Japanese earthquake.
Steve Jobs emails Japanese staff
The Apple CEO has emailed all staff in Japan with a message of support following last week's earthquake.
NZ telcos offer free calls to Japan - Updated
2degrees, Telecom and Vodafone all offer credits to customers who called Japan following the earthquake last week.
Vodafone appoints Christchurch Recovery Director
Ex-Vodafone Australia CEO to lead the company's business recovery efforts in Christchurch.
iPad 2 launch delayed in Japan
All efforts must be focused on recovery following the recent disaster, says Apple spokesperson.
More IT equipment needed for Christchurch
Microsoft will waive all XP and Office 2007 licensing fees on refurbished PCs donated to Christchurch.
2degrees: 500 free texts for ChCh customers
The free texts were added to customers' accounts this morning and are valid through to March 20th.
Telecom extends free calls deal in ChCh
Free national fixed-to-fixed calling offer for Christchurch customers extended to end of March.