13 February 2018
*The Hawaiki Submarine Cable is scheduled to land at Mangawhai Heads on Tuesday, 13 February 2018.
Please note this is subject to operational, marine and weather conditions and may change.
New Zealand’s internet capacity is one step closer to more than doubling with the landing of the Hawaiki Submarine Cable at Mangawhai Heads later this month.
Two cable ships are currently installing fibre-optic cable on the $500m, 15,000km submarine cable system; one in each hemisphere.
Starting in Sydney last November, the ‘CS Responder’ has nearly completed the Australian segment of the system. It is now about to sail to NZ with Mangawhai its first official stop on its journey northwards towards the USA.
The cable is landing at Mangawhai Heads beach by Bream Tail Farm, about 800m north of the Surf Club.
The current scheduled date for the cable landing is January 28.