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The results of the RBI2 (fibre extension) ... advises that Takaka, Kaiteriteri, Motueka, Ruby Bay, Brightwater, Wakefield and Murchison are all included, which is more than we expected.  The rollout dates are 2018 to 2023, and the contractor is Chorus.

As previously mentioned, we have the steering group on hold pending the request for proposals for rural broadband two/mobile blackspot coverage (the deadline has been extended to 3 April).  This is a good opportunity to review where to next for the work we are now involved in, and we'll be in touch to get feedback from you about future priorities shortly.

 Shapefiles for the UFB2 areas (from MBIE's GETS system), and these are the areas that are being indicated as being covered by UFB2. Personally, for Golden Bay, it is a tiny area, only within Takaka itself, that is covered, with nothing for the other centres of Collingwood or Pohara etc.
This means (if we have interpreted it correctly) Pohara, Aorere etc will not get coverage in the near future ... and this makes networks like KaitunaNET viable..