Greater Access to Fibre for Coromandel Communities

The planned expansion of ultra-fast fibre connectivity to more than 2,000 local homes and businesses is a huge step forward for the Coromandel, says Coromandel MP Scott Simpson.

“Chorus has announced the first significant expansion of New Zealand’s fibre network since the Ultra-Fast Broadband programme was completed in 2022.

“It means more of our local communities are set to benefit from greater connectivity.

“It’s part of a plan that will see some 10,000 properties around the country gaining access to fibre and it’s terrific to know that the Coromandel electorate is set to receive a significant proportion of this rollout.

“Pauanui, Wharekaho, Kuaotunu, Te Mata, Onemana, Little Bay, Opoutere, Kerepehi, and Whiritoa will soon be able to enjoy all the benefits that access to fast and reliable fibre internet brings .

“Work will begin in some communities later this year and Chorus estimates the work programme will take 18 months to complete.

“In a world that has quickly digitised, access to fast and reliable broadband is essential for households and businesses to engage with their communities and the wider world.

“Greater connectivity across our communities makes the Coromandel and our region even more attractive for people who want to work, raise their families, or simply visit the best part of our country.”