Waiheke Marketplace : September 7th 2011
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REE Just click on "Latest Edition" at News that you can Read, Hear & Watch! www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz Get more online Upgrade boosts internet speed Faster broadband: Chorus technicians Mac McAlister, Peter Satherley and Chris Willier install a cabinet on Queens Drive. By GILL ALCOCK Four new high speed broadband cabinets have arrived as local tele- communications network operator Chorus begins a $2.7 million net- work upgrade to put high-speed internet access in reach of Wai- heke residents. Over the next four months, Chorus will deploy 13km of fibre- optic cable and install 20 new roadside cabinets to rev up the local network and extend ADSL2+ broadband speeds to customers. Last Thursday, the first four were installed on Queen s Drive, Miami Ave, Alison Rd and Cres- cent Rd East. The first two cabinets are scheduled to be turned on before November, providing services to more than 400 residents. The investment programme is part of Telecom s commitment to deliver broadband connections of at least 10Mbps to 80 percent of New Zealanders by the end of the year. Chorus spokesman Robin Kelly says each cabinet is the equivalent of a mini telephone exchange. We re installing new fibre-fed cabinets to bring the ADSL2+ broadband equipment closer to residents because the closer you are to the equipment the faster your broadband speed is. Around half of homes con- nected to the new cabinets will be within 500 metres of our fibre- optic cable network and 90 percent within one kilometre, he says. This provides an ideal spring- board for even faster broadband speeds in the future through VDSL2 technology and fibre to the home. Waiheke customers who are near the telephone exchange will continue to receive service directly from the broadband equipment located there. Mr Kelly says although the broadband network will be upgraded, customers also have an important part to play in making the most of the new faster broadband capability. A customer s broadband ser- vice is also affected by factors including their broadband plan, modem, computer, and the wiring in their home or business, he says. Rubbing shoulders: Waiheke fashion designer Jeanine Clarkin with New Zealand's Next Top Model judge Colin Mathura-Jeffrey at Fashion Week. Great week leaves lasting impression Next top model: The large Waiheke contingent who attended the World Show at Fashion Week on Friday night saw Brigette Thomas crowned as New Zealand's Next Top Model. By LYNDAL JEFFERIES Visit www.waiheke marketplace.co.nz to see the opening of Fashion Week. Fashion week came and went but lasting memories will stay with those who attended and those who added their Waiheke flavour to the event. Waiheke fashion designer Jeanine Clarkin helped style the new venue and saw nearly every show . She says the experience of being part of such a huge event is incredibly exciting . At the opening of Fashion Weekend on Friday night, 20 Waiheke guests attended the World Show and saw the announcement of New Zea- land s Next Top model winner Brigette Thomas. And the sassy dance group from Otherworld Productions performed a Sailor Girl show at various points around the venue to promote the Real New Zealand festival mar- quee which will be erected at Matiatia during the last month of the Rugby World Cup. On Saturday another group from the island attended the Race Days at Ellerslie Fash- ion Show produced by Wai- heke resident Tracey Moon which came together beauti- fully, an attendee says. Dogs are OK: Barbara Wilkinson receives a $500 cheque towards the cost of publishing a dog safety pamphlet from the New Hope Op shop's Tania Snowden. All for a good cause NEW HOPE OP SHOP DONATIONS Donations have been made to: Outdoor safety rails for a disabled person $170. Living Without Violence, towards refit of new premises $5000. ''Dogs Are OK'', safety pamphlet for children $500. Waiheke Playcentre, attachments for swing $499. Waiheke Health Trust, for four separate health items $2500. Hey Dads, for a portable generator $1000. ACTiv8 DRAMA, towards the costs of a short movie $380. Waiheke Playgroup, for equipment and excursions $500. New Hope Op Shop and Timber in conjunction with TransPacific Industries has donated another large sum to local charities and worthy causes. A grand total of $41,260.30 has been given out in their seventh gift to the community. The New Hope Shop, based at the transfer station on Ostend Rd, is manned by volunteers from the Baptist, Anglican, Presbyterian, Catholic and Assembly of God churches. The Reverend Tony Watts from the Baptist Church says the volunteers are delighted to be able to serve the local community through the New Hope Shop. The shop is open Monday to Saturday, 9am-3pm. Phone 372-9099.
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