Map of free wifi area in Napier CBD Map of free wifi area in Napier CBD CREDIT: Napier City Council

Free WiFi in Napier's CBD a first

Monday 10 October 2011, 4:14PM
By Napier City Council


Free wireless broadband access in Napier’s CBD is not only a first for provincial New Zealand but a fine example of public and private sectors working effectively together.

With the aim of giving Napier the ‘X factor’ during the Rugby World Cup and beyond, local communications experts from Revolutionz Ltd. worked with Napier City Council to provide anyone with wireless capabilities on their Smartphone or laptop free 15-minute sessions while in the central city.

“This means people can do everything from catch up on the daily news and sports results to check their emails and update their social networking status without leaving the hotwired area,” Napier Mayor, Barbara Arnott says.

The free wifi network is available in Emerson, Tennyson streets, as well as the streets in between, including Dalton, Market and Hastings streets and also outside the Napier i-SITE.