Te Takeretanga o Kura-Hau-Pō digital hub

The library in Levin is to receive funding for a digital hub:

New Zealand’s regions will be better connected through five new digital hubs being funded through the Provincial Growth Fund, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says.

“The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting Alert Level 4 lockdown has shown that good internet connectivity is crucial. While we were staying in our bubbles at home, a great many of us used the internet to work, shop, pay bills, keep in touch with loved ones, and learn.

“It is something many of us take for granted, yet some communities have limited ability to access the internet or the tools to use it for financial reasons or because of their location,” Shane Jones said. …

“The hubs will allow people to connect for business development and support, and offer services such as free wi-fi, co-working spaces and guidance on use of the internet for business and skills development purposes.” Shane Jones said. …

The following will receive $400,000 each for a new regional digital hub: … Te Kateretanga O Kura-Hau-Pō, operated by Horowhenua District Council …

Source: More regions to receive digital hubs | Beehive.govt.nz.

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