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Central Otago Mirror - - WANAKA NEWS -

from Gi­ga­town was to help New Zealand to un­der­stand the ben­e­fits fi­bre broad­band can bring.’’

Towns that col­lab­o­rated well were the ones that were seen to reap the ben­e­fits from ul­tra-fast broad­band, he said and the United States city Chat­tanooga, Ten­nessee, was an ex­am­ple to a suc­cess story, Pet­ti­grew said.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from each fi­nal­ist town will be taken to Chat­tanooga and Good and Arna Craig have been se­lected for Wanaka.

Photo: CHE BAKER 628760223

Com­pe­ti­tion orange: Wanaka Gi­ga­town sup­port­ers Kelly and Dun­can Good stand out­side the Wanaka Gi­ga­town kiosk after its un­veil­ing last year. 1 - Wanaka: 7,455,154. 2 - Gis­borne: 7,038,956. 3 - Ti­maru: 6,684,606. 4 - Dunedin: 6,323,644. 5 - Nel­son: 5,304,605. 6 - Porirua: 4,833,774.

7- Queen­stown 2,225,115.

8 - Blen­heim 1,136,690.

9 - Whakatane: 659,765.

10 - Master­ton: 558,081.

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