Insights from the 2018 Rural Connectivity Symposium


Each year we publish a summary of the event and I’m pleased to be able to provide that to you today. Attached below you will find the paper titled “Connecting Rural New Zealand. Insights from the 2018 Rural Connectivity Symposium”.

This year the three key messages that came through from the presentation as well as the input of participants on that day were:

  1. Everyone has a right to connectivity, regardless of geography or social status, how do we make it so?
  2. Technology, such as IoT, is here to stay and innovation is happening all the time, how can it be used to improve your rural lifestyle?
  3. Collaboration is key. Engage with Government and provide ideas and solutions for what rural NZ needs.  To get connected they need to hear from you.

These messages, as well as the challenges issued during the day, will guide our advocacy and programmes in the area of Rural Connectivity over the next 12 months.  

We will also be releasing the document to media and key politicians today and tomorrow it will feature in our members newsletter as well as be available on our website.

I look forward to continuing to work with you in this very important area.

Rural Symposium Insights 2018 Rural Symposium Insights 2018 (4962 KB)

Kind regards


Craig Young
Chief Executive Officer

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