Connectivity & Innovation

Accessible, proactive & connected

As part of the Government's Ultra-Fast Broadband initiative aimed at improving internet access speeds in New Zealand, Timaru city is now the fifth centre in New Zealand to have complete roll out of the Ultra Fast Broadband by communications company Chorus.  This means that 14,030 households, businesses, schools and medical centres are now able to access up to 1 Gigabit per second broadband services.

Free Public WiFi

In a partnership between the Timaru District Council and Vetta Online, free public WiFi is available throughout a growing number of locations in South Canterbury, including Timaru, Temuka and Caroline Bay. This service is free to everyone, with a daily limit of 500MB per device.

Central location

Centrally located on the east coast of the South Island with an infrastructure backed up by a lifestyle second to none.

Well serviced by road, rail, sea, air and enviable digital connectivity - the Timaru District is nationally and internationally connected in a way many other areas can only hope for.  State Highway 1 dissects the district North to South and is only 1km from PrimePort Timaru- while the main trunk railway line is adjacent to Timaru's CBD and the port - all making for fast and efficient access to a variety of distribution networks.

Timaru District Map V2

Timaru District is home to a variety of market leading businesses which demonstrate a high level of forward thinking and "can do" attitudes. From technology to logistics to education the district has some of the best resources available in these industries that will be at the forefront of the quickly changing workforce in years to come.

Dr William Rolleston, director and co-owner of South Pacific Sera, and past national President Federated Farmers.

"People are often surprised to see a company that produces pharmaceuticals in a small town like Timaru.  But there are some very good reasons for us to be here."

Found out more about housing affordability in Timaru NZ.  The average house value for the year to September 2019 is $367,000.