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Spark Sessions Connect Kiwis Through Music

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 2:39 pm | Spark

As the country settles into life in lockdown, Spark is bringing music into homes across New Zealand through Spark Sessions, a series of streamed events featuring Kiwi artists. Delivering a mixture of live and pre-recorded content streamed through ... More >>

Daily broadband usage moves to weekend levels

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 8:15 am | Spark

As New Zealanders adapt to their ‘new normal’, Spark’s network has seen a shift to a ‘7-day weekend’ – where broadband usage volumes during the week now resemble usage volumes over the weekend pre-COVID-19, and weekend peak usage is elevated further ... More >>

Spark Confirms 39 Emergency Distribution Centres For Essential Hardware Provision During Lock-down

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 3:23 pm | Spark

Spark today confirmed that it had repurposed 39 retail stores to act as no-contact emergency distribution centres for essential hardware provision during New Zealand’s COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lock-down. The centres will be up and running from tomorrow, ... More >>

Supporting Our Customers And New Zealand During COVID-19

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 1:19 pm | Spark

  Spark today announced that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic it will help its customers stay connected as they transition to new ways of working, learning and connecting, and accelerate its existing initiative to bridge the digital divide. ... More >>

Spark's Off-shore Customer Care Centre Temporarily Closed Due To COVID-19

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 1:01 pm | Spark

Spark has today announced the temporary closure of its customer care centres in Manila due to precautions put in place by the Philippines Government to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The closure is a result of the Government decision, not due to ... More >>

Spark Unveils New Zealand’s First Uncapped Wireless Broadband Plan For Business

Friday, 28 February 2020, 10:16 am | Spark

Spark has released its latest wireless broadband offering – Business Flexible Broadband – which offers businesses the first uncapped data plan on wireless broadband in New Zealand. Available today, Spark’s Business Flexible Broadband is one broadband ... More >>

Spark New Zealand Delivers Strongest Revenue Growth In Three Years

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 9:10 am | Spark

  Spark New Zealand today announced revenue growth of 4.0% to $1,824 million for the half year to 31 December 2019. This was achieved through particularly strong performance in mobile, with high-margin mobile service revenue up 5.5%, translating ... More >>

School gardens go high tech

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 12:54 pm | Spark

With the Government’s new digitally focused curriculum being put in place from the first day back at school this year, teachers are finding new and innovative ways to teach and keep up with technology. That’s where the Electric Garden comes in. More >>

Introducing The Samsung Galaxy S20: Change The Way You Experience The World

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 10:45 am | Spark

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series features unprecedented 5G and AI camera technologies, built for the future of communications Auckland, New Zealand – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S20, a new series of flagship devices ... More >>

Spark And Xero Join Forces To Help New Zealand Businesses

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 10:48 am | Spark

11 February 2020 Spark and Xero join forces to help New Zealand businesses win big in a digital world Today Spark announces a value-added offering for business customers in collaboration with Xero in New Zealand. Until 30 April 2020, new and existing ... More >>

Spark and OUTLine extend positive conversation for LGBT+

Friday, 7 February 2020, 11:29 am | Spark

Building on the message from 2019 about conversations with family being the first step to understanding, this year Spark and OUTLine are extending that message into the workplace, with a new film focusing on recruitment of those within the LGBTQIA+ ... More >>

Spark to keep holiday-goers connected this summer

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 1:58 pm | Spark

Spark will deploy more than 60 temporary cell sites to holiday destinations around the country as visitors pour into Kiwi hot spots this summer More >>

Spark sells Lightbox to Sky

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 8:50 am | Spark

Spark has today announced that it has entered into an agreement for Sky Network Television Limited (Sky) to purchase its entertainment streaming business, Lightbox. Matt Bain, Marketing Director for Spark, explains, “Early in 2019, we started a process to ... More >>

Kiwi families call Santaline to help save Christmas for Kids

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 10:53 am | Spark

There’s no shortage of Christmas spirit among Kiwis as New Zealand families call Spark’s Santaline to leave their Christmas wish lists for Saint Nick, with many Kiwi kids calling back again to follow the weekly misadventures of Jelly the Elf. ... More >>

Spark’s response to early access spectrum

Monday, 16 December 2019, 11:19 am | Spark

Spark welcomes the Government’s announcement that it intends to run an auction process early next year for the short-term allocation of some spectrum within the 3.5 GHz band (also known as the C Band) for 5G wireless services. More >>

Kiwi kids called on to help find Santa’s missing list

Monday, 9 December 2019, 10:07 am | Spark

Hundreds of New Zealand families who called Spark’s Santaline since its launch on Sunday, December 1 have been met with a plea from a contrite elf asking for help to find Santa’s ‘Naughty and Nice’ list for New Zealand. More >>

Spark South Island Network Services Restored

Sunday, 8 December 2019, 10:32 am | Spark

Spark can confirm that almost all of the impacted South Island broadband, mobile and landline services have now been restored. This has been achieved by a work-around using spare fibre strands and additional cables. More >>

Apple Watch Series 5 available to preorder

Friday, 6 December 2019, 9:14 am | Spark

Spark will offer Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular), featuring an Always-On display, breakthrough communication, fitness and health capabilities along with built-in cellular. More >>

CCL divests network services business assets

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 10:09 am | Spark

Spark has today announced that Computer Concepts Limited (CCL), Spark New Zealand’s wholly owned provider of cloud and ICT services, has signed a conditional agreement to divest the operational parts of its network services division in a buy-out by ... More >>

Spark teams up with Scholastic for Santaline adventure

Monday, 2 December 2019, 2:36 pm | Spark

Fasten your sleigh-belts because Spark has teamed up with Scholastic this Christmas, to take Kiwi kids on an interactive adventure with Jelly the Elf. More >>