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Cell sites down due to power outages

Friday, 14 July 2017, 9:40 am | Spark NZ

Spark currently has 13 cell sites down in the central and lower North Island due to power outages in those areas. More >>

Green Day fans share experiences live from Spark Arena

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 10:37 am | Spark NZ

American punk rock band Green Day rocked out the newly renamed and revamped Spark Arena on Saturday and Sunday night. And for the first time, many of the fans in the audience could capture their concert experience while using the new free high-powered ... More >>

Spark brings email home to New Zealand

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 1:11 pm | Spark NZ

Spark has now completed the process of moving its Xtra email service away from Yahoo to New Zealand-owned email platform provider SMX. Spark and SMX now have over 800,000 Xtra email accounts up and running on the new email platform. More >>

Spark introduces ‘Data Lovers’ packs

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 11:43 am | Spark NZ

Spark introduces ‘Data Lovers’ packs as more customers opt for apps over texting and calling More >>

Spark drops giant location pin to put Spark Arena on the map

Friday, 5 May 2017, 3:45 pm | Spark NZ

Spark has just dropped a giant location pin on the newly named Spark Arena, to put its new partnership with New Zealand’s largest indoor music, entertainment and sporting venue on the map. More >>

Spark opens pre-order for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 4:55 pm | Spark NZ

Spark has announced that the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now available for pre-order, both online at and in-store. The first pre-orders will receive 50% extra data for 6 months (on an eligible Open Term Pay Monthly plan) and ... More >>

Spark outlines upgrade of NZ’s voice communications

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 12:01 pm | Spark NZ

Voice communications in New Zealand is in for a massive upgrade with Spark New Zealand announcing this morning it is switching from the ageing Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) to a next generation IP-based network. More >>

Spark’s offer to acquire TeamTalk has now lapsed

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 12:33 pm | Spark NZ

Spark’s offer to acquire TeamTalk has now lapsed Spark New Zealand has noted the shareholder vote at today’s TeamTalk special shareholder meeting to approve the sale of a 70% shareholding in Farmside. As previously advised, Spark New Zealand ... More >>

Spark and Skinny to launch ‘Freedom’ mobile plans

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 2:29 pm | Spark NZ

Spark and Skinny are launching mobile plans that allow customers to use their mobiles without restriction by providing data without a cap, unlimited voice calling and unlimited texting. From today, Spark and Skinny Direct customers can register for ... More >>

Spark moves Genesis Energy into the cloud

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 10:28 am | Spark NZ

Genesis Energy is now running its business from the cloud, after this month completing a large-scale migration of its IT infrastructure to Spark’s Revera Cloud platform. More >>

Ōtira Village gets much needed coverage

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 2:56 pm | Spark NZ

Ōtira Village gets much needed coverage Spark has switched on a metro cell site at Ōtira Village, bringing much needed mobile coverage to the West Coast side of State Highway 73. More >>

Spark NZ responds to TeamTalk target company statement

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 12:06 pm | Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand responded to TeamTalk's target company statement and independent adviser's report, which was released today. More >>

90% 4G coverage target reached

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 12:54 pm | Spark NZ

Spark has welcomed news today from Communications Minister Simon Bridges that the target of ninety per cent of New Zealanders having access to 4G has been reached ahead of schedule, and the company is already taking the first steps towards the ... More >>

Spark launches formal takeover offer to TeamTalk

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 10:12 am | Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand confirmed today it is making a formal offer to TeamTalk shareholders to acquire 100% of their TeamTalk shares at a price of NZ$0.80 per share. More >>

Spark to establish a new office in Christchurch CBD

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 12:35 pm | Spark NZ

Spark today announced it will be returning to the heart of Christchurch’s CBD in a new high-profile office to be built in Cathedral Square. More >>

Academic, design and business experts to share tricks

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 2:10 pm | Spark NZ

Four live events, exploring how to win new business from academic, design and commercial perspectives, will be available free of charge to business people across New Zealand this month. The events will take place at Spark Lab in Auckland, with three of the ... More >>

Consumers are beneficiaries of decision to turn down merger

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 11:25 am | Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand said today the Commerce Commission’s decision to decline the proposed merger between Sky Network Television Ltd (“Sky”) and Vodafone New Zealand (“Vodafone”) is a big positive for kiwi consumers. More >>

Spark welcomes Court decision on Sky/Vodafone merger

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 4:48 pm | Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand (“Spark”) said today it welcomes a High Court decision to order a short-term stay in the event the New Zealand Commerce Commission (“Commission”) gives its clearance tomorrow morning to the proposed merger between Sky Network Television ... More >>

Spark NZ Seeks Short-Term Pause

Monday, 20 February 2017, 11:51 am | Spark NZ

Pause would enable time for all parties to fairly consider their legal options before merger became a fait accompli More >>

Spark NZ H1 FY17 Results

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 3:04 pm | Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand Chairman Mark Verbiest said today the financial results for the half-year ended 31 December 2016 demonstrate it’s been another six month period of dynamic change and ongoing progress. More >>



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