Finalist - Gisborne

Gisborne put up a fierce battle as one of the five Gigatown finalists.

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Nicola Chrisp and Yvette Kinsella, from Gisborne’s Gigatown team, travelled with Chorus to Chattanooga in Tennessee, US to see for themselves how gigabit broadband has transformed the American city. Watch the video to see what inspired them when they were there:

Finalist - Nelson

Nelson was a strong competitor in the Gigatown competition.

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Along with Chorus and representatives from the other four finalist towns, Matthew Dodd and Porirua supporter of Nelson, Chris Lipscombe, visited Chattanooga in Tennessee, US to find out more about the benefits of gigabit connectivity. Watch the video to hear more about Matthew and Chris’ thoughts on the Gig City:

Finalist - Timaru

With its fluorescent green mascot, ‘Hashy the hashtag’, Timaru competed in the final round of Gigatown and showed us the power of its local community along the way.

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Representing Timaru’s bid for Gigatown, Sam Callander and Richie Smith, travelled with Chorus to Chattanooga in Tennessee, US. Watch the video to hear their thoughts about the Gig City and what gigabit connectivity means for Timaru and the rest of New Zealand:

Finalist - Wanaka

Wanaka’s passionate community fought hard for the chance to be Gigatown.

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Kelly Good and Arna Craig from Wanaka’s Gigatown team visited Chattanooga in Tennessee, US during the final round of the competition. Watch the video to find out what they discovered when in the Gig City: