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A Skinny phone that speaks te reo Māori

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 9:50 am | Spark NZ

Skinny has revealed its newest smartphone the ‘Skinny Tahi’, a bilingual device offering both te reo Māori and English. Launched to coincide with nationwide celebrations of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, the device offers a keyboard using New Zealand’s indigenous ... More >>

Spark NZ backs te reo Māori

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 9:46 am | Spark NZ

In recognition of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, Spark has also launched its first te reo Māori narrated advertising. By partnering with Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (Māori Language Commission) the company has relaunched its ‘Little can be huge’ brand ... More >>

Spark NZ Chairman to retire later this year

Friday, 18 August 2017, 8:56 am | Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand has today announced that Mark Verbiest, who has chaired the Board since December 2011, is standing down later this year and will be succeeded by Justine Smyth. More >>

Spark New Zealand FY17 Results

Friday, 18 August 2017, 8:54 am | Spark NZ

• Big operational moves and contract wins in FY17 improved long-term positioning of business for the future but added extra cost More >>

Spark Offers New Roaming Travel Packs to New Zealanders

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 9:47 am | Spark NZ

Spark has announced a fresh and simplified new approach to roaming, with seven day packs designed to make travel easier and offer greater cost certainty and bang for buck. More >>

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 >>



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