Porirua back in Gi­ga­town run­ning

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

Porirua has jumped to fourth in the Gi­ga­town standings af­ter a solid month of cam­paign­ing and wins by businesses, schools and film-mak­ers.

Two of the three cat­e­gories in Cho­rus’ The Busi­ness com­pe­ti­tion were taken out by Luke Pilk­in­ton-Ching and Tony Su­to­rius from Porirua.

Each win­ner was awarded 250,000 Gi­ga­points for his town.

The re­sults caused a shakeup in the leader­board, with Porirua jump­ing two places from sixth.

The top five towns will go into a sep­a­rate com­pe­ti­tion in Septem­ber.

Cho­rus will give the win­ning town in­ter­net speed at one gigabit a sec­ond – hun­dreds of times faster than reg­u­lar broad­band.

Porirua also won a $ 500 busi­ness train­ing course for pro­duc­ing at least 30 videos for The Busi­ness com­pe­ti­tion.

The videos were about how ul­tra fast broad­band could change the way businesses in Porirua could op­er­ate.

In the Gi­ga­town standings, Wanaka leads, fol­lowed by Ti­maru, Nel­son, Porirua, Dunedin and Queen­stown sixth.

Proud as punch: Nick Leggett helped draw at­ten­tion to Porirua’s Gi­ga­town bid with a 20km run from Porirua to Welling­ton on July 13.

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