Release Date: August 2 2006
Our Prime Minister, Business Awards & Cheaper, Faster Internet!
A few weeks ago I was attending a black-tie event in Christchurch, New Zealand, for the local Business Awards. I had been nominated for the business awards (for ProActive Software), and short listed to 8 out of about 50-80 businesses that were nominated from our local area. The evening was great, food was fantastic, the “transvestite” stage show amusing, but the definate hilight of the evening was getting to meet our country’s Prime Minister, Helen Clark (she has a great handshake).
Helen was handing out the awards, and whilst I didn’t win, I did receive a certificate. but... I digress...
The real reason I enjoyed the night was that I got to shake Helen Clark’s hand and congratulate her on breaking up Telecom (Our nations’ monopolistic telecommunications provider). Finally, now Helen’s busted Telecom, New Zealand should get some decent competition between the other internet broadband companies.
Hopefully better speed of access in the local loop! About time!