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Hawaiki submarine cable on track for mid-2018 launch

Hawaiki says it has completed the route survey for its 14,000km submarine cable connecting New Zealand and Australia to the US mainland via Pacific island nations and Hawaii. The job was done with Hawaiki partner TE SubCom. Completing the survey puts Hawaiki on track to begin operating from the middle of 2018. The company says […]

Hawaiki work starts – trans-Pacific cable

Remi Galasso’s dream to build the Hawaiki trans-Pacific cable became a reality earlier today. Prime Minister John Key and Communications Minister Amy Adams joined other dignitaries to help Galasso get the project started at a soil turning ceremony hosted by local iwi at Bream Tail near Mangawhai Heads in Northland. Speaking at the event Key […]

Marine survey as Hawaiki cable build nears

A submarine cable is just talk until the ships start moving. Hawaiki expects the trans-Pacific cable will be delivered by mid–2018. Hawaiki Submarine Cable says its marine route survey has started. The company is working with partner TE SubCom to investigate the route for a new trans-Pacific cable connecting Australia and New Zealand to the United […]

New cables may revive overseas datacentre interest

New Zealand hasn’t been able to capitalise on being a low-cost, green home for data centres. Until now. Tasman Global Access and Hawaiki could change that. At The Register, Simon Sharwood sums it up: New Zealand’s South Island, for example, is blessed with low ambient temperatures and lots of hydro power. A bit barn in […]

What Hawaiki cable green light means for New Zealand

Odd email appears in journalists’ inboxes on April 1. Here’s one: Please find attached a media release from Hawaiki announcing the coming into force of the Hawaiki cable. Please also note that despite the date, this is not an April Fools’ joke – it is for real. Hawaiki: Australia to Hawaii via New Zealand If […]