Whanganui: A leader in the digital world
The ultrafast broadband journey
Whanganui Digital Leaders’ Forum
The Whanganui Digital Leaders Forum (WDLF) is a sector-wide forum which meets regularly to maximise opportunities for Whanganui in the digital world. Sector groups represented in the forum are included in the diagram below. Find us on Twitter at @WhanganuiDLF or on Facebook.
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Inspire Free Wifi
Inspire Free Wifi is a free, local wi-fi network available for anyone to use at a number of sites around Whanganui. It is brought to you through a partnership between the Whanganui District Council and Inspire Net.
How does it work?
All wi-fi devices are able to access 1 gigabyte of data per month, via Inspire Free Wifi, at no cost. All you need to do is register your device while visiting one of the sites located in the urban area, and you have access to your data for a month. The next time you access the network, once the month has expired, you will connect via a webpage which will allow you to register for another month. You will not be bombarded by advertisements, nor will you have to visit any other sites when you connect.
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Looking for digital services in Whanganui?
Digital services and products available in Whanganui can be easily found in one place thanks to 'Digital Whanganui', an online directory supported by the Whanganui District Council and UCOL Whanganui.
Web designers, programmers, photographers, IT support, hardware and software outlets, web writers, government and community organisations are listed in the directory, with others encouraged to add their listing for free.
Visit www.digitalwhanganui.org.nz to view the listings or to put your digital service online.
Programme Directory of Learning Opportunities
The Programme Directory of Learning Opportunities 2017 is available for people wanting to find out more about tertiary level study and career services in Whanganui.
The directory includes a variety of Whanganui education providers and uses the vocational pathways tool developed by Careers NZ to help learners decide which direction they want to take. It also includes a list of youth services and study resources.
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Get your business online for free
Businesses in our district are able to increase their online presence and be more easily found in Google searches, thanks to www.aboutus.co.nz.
The website, which was created by digital agency Socialise, is a free digital toolbox for small businesses which includes contact details, maps, photos and links to social media. It also provides free information to business owners about how they can use Facebook, Xero and blogging to do better business, as well as a dashboard to track online views.
Because of our district's work to get everyone connected to the internet, Socialise has chosen Whanganui businesses to pilot the programme.