17 Mar 2014

Tuhoe willing to pay to get broadband

7:59 am on 17 March 2014

The Bay of Plenty tribe of Tuhoe is willing to pay to get broadband internet set up in its isolated communities including the Te Urewera settlements of Maungapohatu and Ruatahuna.

The iwi is talking to Vodafone to make it happen.

It's one of two firms which has secured funding from the Government's Rural Broadband Initiative.

Chair of the tribe's post-settlement group Tamati Kruger says the telecommunication company is keen to help the tribe achieve its goal.