Direct-line to Tauranga locals
Posted at 1:55pm Saturday 30 Sep, 2017
NOW CEO, Hamish White, welcomes locals to the new phone and broadband company which opened its doors on Saturday. Photo: Chris Callinan.
A new phone and broadband provider's launch party leaves Tauranga local smiling from ear-to-ear, with massive prizes up for grabs.
The Hawke's Bay-based company NOW officially launched in the Bay of Plenty today at their new store located on 116 Devonport Road.
The launch party had plenty of fun activities like face painting, barista-made coffees, a candyfloss machine and a sausage sizzle.
There were also chances to win massive prizes such as, organic and locally produced hampers, gift cards, a smart light bulb, doorbell, online security pack, amplifi mesh router, free NOW Techspert In-Home visits, year's free broadband, and a home theatre system valued at $3,200.
NOW CEO Hamish White says they have been working on setting up an office in Tauranga for almost a year now and it was great to see the Tauranga public there to support the launch.
“We've become quite famous for challenging the rules and championing our customers,” he says.
“We've got this inherent belief that customers deserve more, and we are looking forward to bringing Tauranga what Hawkes Bay has enjoyed for five or six years now.”
“We're also about local and we take the relationship between the local communities very seriously- we've partnered with local IT providers, worked with local suppliers, employed local people and have launch this local store that we are very proud of.”
He says he hopes that everyone who came along to the launch and NOW's future Tauranga customers feel welcome in the new space.
“The team at NOW is really excited to be rolling out in to Tauranga as we cement our vision ‘to bring the possibilities of our customers' digital worlds to life',” he says.
“We can't wait to help more customers wrangle the technology they're struggling with at home, and to help businesses realise their digital capabilities.”
NOW has over 12,000 customers and more than 70 staff, with offices already in Hawke's Bay, Rotorua and Wellington.