Santa Claus goes dig­i­tal

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Santa Claus has taken in­spi­ra­tion from Porirua’s Gi­ga­town cam­paign this year and turned his gift op­er­a­tion tech­no­log­i­cal.

All elves were equipped with iPads to chart their toy out­put. Santa used one him­self to type up his naughty and nice lists.

GPS was a rev­e­la­tion for Santa, who is map­ping out his global Christ­mas Eve route us­ing Google Maps.

The jolly bearded man popped into the Kapi-Mana News of­fices last week to take ad­van­tage of the city cen­tre’s free wi-fi.

He tells us his taste for a glass of milk and a slice of cake have not changed – but he would also ap­pre­ci­ate a tweet or Twit­ter fol­low @san­taclaus.

Porirua’s love of the dig­i­tal was re­flected in gift re­quests this year: tablets and smart­phones were top of many peo­ple’s lists.

One thing tech­nol­ogy can’t im­prove is Santa’s hec­tic sched­ule of de­liv­er­ies. He hopes to find time, how­ever, to have a cuppa with ex­change stu­dent Han­nah Chris­tiansen in Ranui, who hails from his home Green­land.


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