It’s been said many times before, but New Zealand
is a first world country with third world internet. For any connected
traveller, it’s a frustrating proposition in a beautiful place. Part of
the problem is due to the fact that New Zealand is an island country,
and relies on a single underwater cable from Australia for access to the
internet. Australia itself has poor access and so you can see where
I’m going here. We all know that the internet is a series of tubes. It’s not a big truck. So there.
Below are some of the best options for spending your time online in New Zealand
without pulling your hair out.