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Rugby World Cup stories

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Surge in phone usage as Kiwis head to Japan for Rugby World Cup
Fri, 25th Oct 2019
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Rugby fever sees 5,500 Kiwis boost Japan roaming on Vodafone network.
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Unisys: Staying cyber safe during Rugby World Cup
Tue, 15th Oct 2019
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Kiwis are worried about physical and cyber attacks at large events, with Unisys releasing security tips to ease concerns.
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Annoyed, angry and devastated: How Kiwis really feel about streaming the Rugby World Cup
Sat, 7th Sep 2019
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Kiwis frustrated with streaming-only Rugby World Cup coverage; older viewers and Sky customers most negative, new research reveals.
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Spark teams up with Air New Zealand in exclusive deal
Thu, 5th Sep 2019
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Spark becomes first telecommunications provider to join Air New Zealand's Airpoints programme, offering customers the chance to earn Airpoints Dollars.
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Single visit fibre install now available through Chorus
Fri, 14th Jun 2019
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Chorus has been working hard to get single-visit fibre installation over the line as the Rugby World Cup gets closer.
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Chorus announces full HD streaming support in time for Rugby World Cup
Thu, 13th Jun 2019
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Chorus will support full HD streaming to coincide with the Rugby World Cup, allowing for a 44% traffic upsurge.
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Enable celebrates 100,000th connection as Rugby World Cup nears
Thu, 13th Jun 2019
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Enable nets 100k users, urges switch to fibre for Rugby Cup streams.
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Chorus says the clock's ticking if you want UFB before the Rugby World Cup
Fri, 15th Mar 2019
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Less than 90,000 fibre connections are available on Chorus' network before Rugby World Cup 2019 starts. Online viewing is expected to cause a data spike.
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NTT DOCOMO to supply services for 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
Fri, 24th Aug 2018
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NTT DOCOMO joins 2019 Rugby World Cup as a key telecom supplier, boosting connectivity for the sport's fans.
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Spark buys 2019 Rugby World Cup broadcast rights, should you worry?
Mon, 16th Apr 2018
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Spark NZ bags rights for Rugby World Cups, free and paid streaming ahead.
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Voting open for favourite Rugby World Cup moments
Fri, 16th Oct 2015
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Rugby World Cup fans are going to be able to vote on a new category at the World Rugby Awards, via a hash tag on Facebook.
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The Rugby World Cup 2015 video game is a stinker
Wed, 16th Sep 2015
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Rugby World Cup 2015 game fumbles with dire graphics and shoddy gameplay, a regrettable buy for fans.
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New Zealand's already winning the RWC... at least on social media
Wed, 16th Sep 2015
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NZ fans lead the global social media charge for the Rugby World Cup, outpacing all as the tournament looms.
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Five things Gartner has learned about Digital Business from the World Cup...
Sat, 5th Jul 2014
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Gartner's Jack Santos shares insights on how the World Cup illustrated the evolving nature of digital business, from time perception shifts to the blur of digital borders.
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Tech on the ball as World Cup reaches billions of connected devices
Thu, 19th Jun 2014
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Playback on PCs, tablets, and smartphones accounts for 57% of World Cup viewership, with a total of 5.9 billion screens worldwide.
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Football-mad Kiwis to join World Cup conversation on Facebook
Fri, 13th Jun 2014
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Millions of football fans from around the world will join the conversation about the 2014 World Cup on Facebook.
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Glimmer of hope for Harvey Norman after NZ results
Fri, 1st Mar 2013
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New Zealand has been Harvey Norman's standout performer for the first half of fiscal 2013, at least in terms of percentage increases in sales, which were up 3.6% on the same period a year ago.
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JB Hi-Fi sees first-half NZ sales fall 6%
Tue, 12th Feb 2013
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New Zealand sales fell 6 percent in the first half from a year-earlier result boosted by the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
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NZ National Library collects millionth digital pic
Mon, 1st Oct 2012
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Rugby World Cup victory parade image becomes the milestone addition to the National Library’s collection of digital heritage material.
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Promotions, disasters lead to erratic 2011
Sun, 1st Apr 2012
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Despite turbulent times, including weakening consumer demand and supply side challenges thanks to natural disasters, the Australia and New Zealand PC market grew 6% in 2011, with Australia’s education sector leading the charge.
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Microsoft NZ announces winner of RWC comp
Mon, 19th Sep 2011
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Wellington's Niki O'Connor wins Microsoft NZ's RWC comp, earning a spot in the Eden Park corporate box for final with her 'first XV'.
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Telco group issues fraud warning for businesses
Tue, 13th Sep 2011
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PABX phone hackers rack up thousands in toll calls via kiwi companies.
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Innovators to go on show next month
Wed, 17th Aug 2011
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A showcase of events promoting the New Zealand IT industry is set to begin in three weeks, coinciding with the Rugby World Cup.
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Freeview TV extended for Rugby World Cup
Mon, 28th Mar 2011
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An extra 160,000 homes will be able to access Freeview TV in time to see the All Blacks take on the world.