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Finalists named for 2019 Microsoft Partner Awards!
The 12th annual Partner Awards has the most versatile mix of partner entries to date.
Spark launches version 2.0 of Maori language app
“The enhancements mean more teachers will be able to use Kupu as an educational tool and readily incorporate Te Reo Maori learning into their lessons with the use of smart technology something we know our tamariki have embraced.”
Annoyed, angry and devastated: How Kiwis really feel about streaming the Rugby World Cup
"When it comes to watching the All Blacks and the Rugby World Cup, the message is clear… if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it."
Spark teams up with Air New Zealand in exclusive deal
"Air New Zealand is another great example of Spark partnering with a world leading brand to bring our customers more value."
Spark-owned Qrious pushes for more analytics power through acquisition
Qrious’ staff count will increase to 170 across Auckland and Wellington. The company says it will become one of the largest data and analytics specialists in the country.
Spark backs homegrown parking app Parkable
Parkable is a sharing economy platform for car parking that allows companies and individuals to rent out their empty parking bays.
Advanced Security named as NZSA Security Integrator of the Year
The company also won an award for staff retention and development, and one of its staff was recognised as professional of the year in his sector.
Spark opens Newmarket concept store
The new store will be an 'immersive retail experience' - something customers can't experience when shopping online.
Broadband and mobile: Rural New Zealand gets more of the good stuff
Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees announce new rural broadband and mobile services in twenty locations
Spark lifts earnings on the back of mobile, wireless, cloud services
The telco's continued improved performance was founded on a clear strategy with strong execution and greater customer focus.
Former Revera chief to lead Leaven, Spark's new DX consulting firm
Leaven is designed to help Kiwi businesses shift to more flexible ways of working in the digital era.
Spark recalls power back-up kit for wireless landline phones
Although Spark says it is not aware of any fire incidents or harm caused as a result of the defects, the company is recalling all devices immediately.
ComCom says its time to deregulate copper voice services
The Commerce Commission has cited the range of alternative voice offerings and shrinking consumer numbers as reasons to let Spark take the reigns.
Kiwi Smart City projects win big in IDC Awards
New Zealand initiatives won three categories in the IDC Smart City APAC Awards – Civic Engagement, Education, and Sustainable Infrastructure.
Canstar Blue’s SMB Internet Provider award winners are...
“It’s getting harder to be a small business in New Zealand, but technology is making life easier for us.”
Spark protects seniors from scammers with new home phone
Nuisance-call blocking landline gives peace of mind around scam calls and new postpaid mobile plans designed specifically for over-65s.
Women in tech: ShadowTech event to create opportunity
Several high profile Kiwi tech firms will be giving young New Zealand female students the opportunity to be mentored at the upcoming ShadowTech Day events.
Commission warns Spark for misleading in-contract customers
The warning follows an investigation into representations Spark made on its website and in emails in August and September 2018.
Vocus slams ComCom mobile review as “disgraceful”
The Commission says there is no need for measures to improve competition in the NZ mobile market. Vocus says this decision will be “crippling.”
Study finds NZ mobile services in good stead due to competition
The study found indicators such as pricing, coverage and choice of mobile services were trending in a positive direction for consumers.
Spark, Vodafone, and 2degrees team up for Christchurch
Chief executives from New Zealand’s largest internet providers have jumped on board with the Christchurch Call to Action.
Red Hat’s role in Spark’s digital transformation strategy
We look at the role of global open source vendor Red Hat in Spark New Zealand's transformation strategy.
Spark launches eSIM compatibility - but there's a catch
Spark only supports a select number of devices sold through its stores.
Spark's Simon Moutter resigns; insider Jolie Hodson to take charge
"I haven’t made any decisions about what I’ll do after I finish at Spark, other than committing the first couple of months to spending some quality time with my family.”