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Kiwi Formula Two ® Superstar Liam Lawson Backed By Spark Sport

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 8:55 am | Spark NZ

Spark Sport has thrown its support behind Kiwi Formula Two® (F2) superstar, Liam Lawson, with a one-year branding rights partnership as his dream of driving in Formula One® (F1) grows closer to reality. <img src="" ... More >>

Spark Appoints Heather Graham As New CEO For CCL

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 2:50 pm | Spark NZ

Spark announced today that it has appointed Heather Graham as the new CEO for its Cloud and IT Managed Services business, CCL. Heather is an Australian with deep family roots in New Zealand. She joins CCL from Oracle Corporation, a leading global cloud ... More >>

Spark Uncaps Wireless Broadband For Nearly A Third Of New Zealand Addresses

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 8:46 am | Spark NZ

For the first time in New Zealand, nearly a third of addresses across the country will have access to an uncapped wireless broadband plan – as Spark removes data caps on Unplan Metro, free of charge. Following years of sustained investment in ... More >>

Spark Helps Tech Futures Lab Deliver NZ’s First Postgraduate Certificate In Connected Environments

Monday, 14 September 2020, 8:19 am | Spark NZ

We’re excited to announce our partnership with Tech Futures Lab to help deliver a brand-new, New Zealand-first Postgraduate Certificate in Connected Environments. This partnership will give students first-hand experience in the IoT industry, with ... More >>

Spark Delivers To Guidance With Strong Performance In Key Markets And Rapid Response To COVID-19

Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 8:47 am | Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand (Spark) today announced revenue growth of 2.5% to $3,623 million for the year ending 30 June 2020. Following a strong performance in the first half, Spark maintained its momentum to achieve mobile service revenue growth of 3.9%, and ... More >>

Spark Announces Panellists Who Will Award More Than Half A Million Dollars For 5G Starter Fund

Monday, 27 July 2020, 12:37 pm | Spark NZ

Spark has announced the line-up of panellists who will be selecting the winners of its 5G Starter Fund - a four-month programme aimed at finding and bringing to life the most innovative 5G ideas that could have the biggest impact on New Zealand. ... More >>

Statement From Spark Re Call Congestion

Monday, 23 March 2020, 5:26 pm | Spark NZ

Following the Prime Minister’s COVID-19 announcement today telecommunications providers experienced call volumes beyond any level of calling ever seen in New Zealand to date. This is creating significant congestion for voice calling at an industry-wide ... More >>

Subsidised Broadband To Help Bridge The Digital Divide For New Zealanders

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 2:25 pm | Spark NZ

Spark is set to relaunch its subsidised broadband service to help bridge the digital divide in New Zealand by providing internet access to those who currently go without. The new-and-improved service – Skinny Jump – is not-for-profit and the result ... More >>

Spark teams up with Google

Monday, 16 December 2019, 9:21 am | Spark NZ

Auckland, 16 December, 2019: Today Spark became one of the first New Zealand carriers to offer customers Android zero-touch enrolment, reinforcing its commitment to enabling businesses and government agencies to embrace the future workplace by giving their ... More >>

Spark smart rugby ball to balance screen time with playtime

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 2:20 pm | Spark NZ

Kiwi children are facing an upbringing dominated by technology – the struggle to find balance in today’s fast-paced environment is an ongoing challenge for New Zealand families. More >>

5G broadband introduced into five heartland communities

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 10:43 am | Spark NZ

Spark is delivering New Zealand’s first 5G commercial service into selected areas of five South Island towns and communities. Spark 5G wireless broadband services are now live in selected areas of Westport, Clyde, Twizel, Tekapo, and Hokitika. ... More >>

Spark appoints Future Director

Monday, 18 November 2019, 11:37 am | Spark NZ

Spark announced today it has appointed Ana Wight as a ‘future director’ under the Future Directors programme, effective 1 February 2020 for a period of 12 months. More >>

Spark announces 5G roll out plans into 2020

Monday, 18 November 2019, 9:20 am | Spark NZ

Spark today outlined the next phases of its progressive roll out of 5G services. Spark will deliver 5G wireless broadband into five more South Island heartland locations prior to Christmas, followed by further heartland communities from March 2020. A ... More >>

Spark unveils ‘Unplan Metro’

Monday, 11 November 2019, 7:50 am | Spark NZ

Spark has revealed its latest wireless broadband offering – Unplan Metro – which offers selected Auckland customers the largest ever data allowance available on wireless broadband in New Zealand to date. More >>

Spark New Zealand announces new Chief Financial Officer

Friday, 18 October 2019, 9:08 am | Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand announced today Stefan Knight will become Chief Financial Officer, effective 1 March 2020. Mr Knight will succeed David Chalmers who after three years is leaving to return home with his family to Melbourne, Australia. Currently Finance ... More >>

Spark expands sport offering by securing NZ Cricket rights

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 11:14 am | Spark NZ

Spark is pleased to announce that from April 2020, Spark Sport will be the official rights partner for all New Zealand Cricket’s (NZC) matches played in New Zealand, with TVNZ joining as the free-to-air partner for a selected number of T20 International ... More >>

Agreements signed for build of new Southern Cross NEXT cable

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 11:04 am | Spark NZ

In line with updates provided as part of Spark New Zealand’s annual results announcement on 21 August 2019, the Southern Cross Cable Network (Southern Cross) and its shareholders have now signed agreements and received regulatory approval for: More >>

Spark team up with Air New Zealand

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 5:13 pm | Spark NZ

Spark has today announced it is the first and exclusive telecommunications provider to join Air New Zealand’s Airpoints™ programme with eligible customers now able to earn Airpoints Dollars on selected mobile plans*. Joe Goddard, Customer Lead ... More >>

New rural broadband and mobile services in twenty locations

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 11:26 am | Spark NZ

Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees today announced that new rural broadband and mobile services are now live into twenty rural locations across New Zealand. More >>

Spark New Zealand announces annual results

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 8:36 am | Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand has delivered profit growth, stronger operating margins and market share gains in its financial results for the year to 30 June 2019. More >>