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Jolie Hodson stories

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Spark delivers $837 million half-year profit following tower sale
Thu, 23rd Feb 2023
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Spark has reported a $837 million profit for the six months to the end of December, thanks to the sale of a majority stake in its cellphone towers.
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Spark sells 70% of TowerCo for $900 million to Ontario Teachers
Tue, 12th Jul 2022
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Spark expects $900 million at completion but that's subject to OIO approval which is anticipated to occur in the first half of FY23.
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Southern Cross Cable launches the SX NEXT cable to connect NZ to the world
Thu, 7th Jul 2022
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New submarine cable launched to enhance connectivity between New Zealand, Australia, and the US, doubling capacity.
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Spark NZ launches Beyond Binary Code for gender inclusion
Fri, 25th Feb 2022
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Spark NZ has launched a new tool intended to promote visibility and inclusion for non-binary communities online.
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Southern Cross NEXT submarine cable touches down at Auckland's Takapuna Beach
Tue, 29th Jun 2021
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Auckland's Takapuna Beach is the landing point for a submarine cable that boosts New Zealand's international connectivity by almost 100%.
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Spark and Vodafone get behind InternetNZ's digital inclusion action plan
Mon, 14th Sep 2020
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More than 50 organisations have now signed the plan, which was shared with Government and the public in May this year.
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Spark achieves annual revenue growth, despite COVID-19 challenges
Mon, 31st Aug 2020
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Spark New Zealand reports revenue growth and strong performance in key markets, with overall revenue increasing by 2.5% to $3,623 million.
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5G arrives in Palmerston North - Spark
Wed, 29th Jul 2020
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Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North, making it the first city in New Zealand with 5G on both mobile and wireless broadband. Four more locations to follow.
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Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees team up with police and NZTA to tackle texting while driving
Fri, 3rd Jul 2020
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NZ agencies unite with telcos to curb driver phone use.
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Spark rallies Kiwi innovators to share their 5G ideas
Mon, 9th Mar 2020
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Spark is calling on New Zealand’s most innovative businesses to pitch their best ideas about how 5G could benefit the country.
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Spark New Zealand reveals financial results, delivers strong revenue growth
Wed, 19th Feb 2020
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Spark New Zealand sees 4% revenue leap in H1, hits highest market share since 2012.
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Telecom job cuts takes a turn for the worst
Fri, 22nd Mar 2013
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The Labour Party claims the telco will cut up to 1500 jobs later this month.
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Finally some good news for Telecom, new Kiwi CFO appointed
Fri, 1st Mar 2013
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Following a week of playing catch-up to rival Vodafone, Telecom looks ahead by hiring new chief financial officer.