New Zealand is inching towards 4G LTE mobile coverage with a trial to see how people will use the new network.
Darren Greenwood keeps his feet on New Zealand's shaky ground and his head up in the long white cloud.
Darren Greenwood has been in journalism, not all of it IT, since the days of typewriters and long before the web spun its way around the world. Coming from Yorkshire, he can be blunt, and though having resided in New Zealand, as well as Australia, for quite some time, he insists he is not one of the 'sheeple!'
You cannot please everyone. On the one hand, there are people wanting to remain off the beaten track; and on the other, we have people calling for better rural connectivity.
It seems we can discriminate between the "unlawful" downloading of music and the "unlawful" downloading of video.
The dash to digital looks set to have claimed yet another victim.
A push towards the cloud with earlier and more widespread adoption than would otherwise be the case, may well be Kim Dotcom's contribution to the tech scene.
The online world could well lay waste to the streets of retailers we once knew.
It's now not worth the effort of buying cheap mobile phones in the UK and taking them back to New Zealand.
I have grave misgivings over corporate welfare, especially in the tech sector.
There's been some controversy over the tax paid in New Zealand by multinational companies, particularly those in the tech sector.
Once people realise teleworking gives more freedom on where to live, I am sure many will prefer a roomier house with garden as opposed to a cramped little box, even if it is farther away from the office.