25 Oct 2012

Wanganui eyed as intelligent community

5:14 pm on 25 October 2012

Wanganui has been named a semi-finalist in an international award for the most Intelligent Community of the Year.

It is among one of 21 towns and cities throughout the world listed for leading the way in broadband and new technologies.

The announcement was made in Riverside, California, which won the Intelligent Community of the Year award for this year.

Mayor Annette Main says making the semi-finals recognises the progress Wanganui has made in gaining and using new technologies the whole community can benefit from.

She says that includes programmes providing access to those who don't have internet access, such as the Computer Clubhouse and Computers in Homes, and hosting an expo about broadband.

The winner of the awards will be named in June.