Category: Community

Getting behind our community for the Trillian Trek

Connecting communities is what we love to do! That’s why we’re supporting local community fundraising team, The Flying Dutchmen, in their fundraising activities for the annual Trillian Trek. Approached by Lightwire customers, Danielle, Scott, Mike and Brett van den Bemd, we were only too happy t...

find out more

Stay connected these school holidays

It’s that time of year again – school holidays! The good news is we’re halfway through them. But, if you’re feeling the pressure to keep your kids entertained before they head back to the classroom, our winter school holiday survival guide should see you through the final few days. Extra da...

find out more

Streaming Sports Online

New Zealand is prepping for rugby fever and the Lightwire team is strengthening its defences to tackle the predicted increase in online streaming this season. The broadcasting of the world’s biggest rugby event has been limited to subscription-based television services in previous years. Howeve...

find out more

Grandmother finds rural internet solution to improve her grandchildren’s access to education

Fran Awburn’s grandchildren needed online access to their correspondence school resources when they moved to Awburn’s property on Ellicotts Block last year. But, living rurally, that access was difficult. Limited connectivity to the property in Puahue meant Awburn had unreliable internet serv...

find out more

Lightwire’s sponsorship increases safety of long-distance charity hiker

The importance of safety in rural communities is once again being highlighted by Lightwire, with the rural broadband provider sponsoring a personal locator beacon (PLB) for long-distance charity hiker, Dean Raynel as he walks the length of the North Island.   On 2 December, the Whangarei-...

find out more

Supporting our community

We’re big believers in the power of rural communities and we’re supporting them with fast, reliable internet and secure IT services to local businesses, organisations and charities. Why support community? At Lightwire, we believe you need to walk your talk. Supporting our local communities is ...

find out more

Win prizes with Lightwire at the Fieldays®

We're excited to be attending this year's Fieldays® — the largest agricultural event in the Southern Hemisphere. This year is the 50th annual Fieldays®. It's an amazing local success that we are so proud of. If you’ll be at the Fieldays® too, make sure you come and see us at site PB13 in the ...

find out more

Farewell to our Founder, Dr. Murray Pearson

Throughout his 15 years with Lightwire, Murray has made an outstanding contribution to internet connectivity in New Zealand. His passion for pioneering innovative wireless internet solutions for rural communities has been the founding driver of what Lightwire is today. What’s particularly speci...

find out more

Conserving our Waikato River

Respecting the Waikato and Bay of Plenty land that our Rural Network spans across is important to us. We believe it’s our duty to support land conservation initiatives. This August, Lightwire has donated $1,000 to Waikato RiverCare’s Te Onetea Stream Extension Project. This is a great initi...

find out more

Ingenuity to build Hamilton City’s Traffic Lights Network

In collaboration with the Hamilton City Council’s Infrastructure Alliance and Ultrafast Fibre, Lightwire has successfully built a complex, private network that connects all 104 traffic light sites across Hamilton City and the wider Waipa District. The network enables the Infrastructure Alliance...

find out more