Porirua back in Gigatown running
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.