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21,400 homes get going digital message

Over the last two months Going Digital information officers have covered over 2,822 kilometres as the going digital message has been personally delivered to 21,400 homes in Hawke’s Bay.

Going Digital information officers have been going door to door in Napier, Hastings, Flaxmere, Havelock North, Waipukurau and Waipawa since late March to make sure everyone is aware of the move to digital TV on 30 September.  

Going Digital National Manager Greg Harford says the campaign has been an effective way of ensuring everyone in Hawke’s Bay is aware of the move to digital TV and what people need to do to ensure they can continue watching TV after 30 September.

“As a result of this campaign we have been able to update our records of homes that are digital and it also helps us to better target homes that are still to go digital with future campaigns,” said Mr Harford.

The last of the 21,400 doors was visited this week and information gained over the past eight weeks will be used to support future communications to those people who are still to go digital or were not home when the Going Digital team visited them during the door knock. 

TV in Hawke’s Bay goes digital on 30 September and after this date if you aren’t watching Freeview or SKY you won’t be able to watch TV at all.

“To go digital you don’t need a new TV but you will need the right set-top box and a UHF aerial or satellite dish,” said Mr Harford

With the move to digital TV Mr Harford says it is important to think about the second TV you may have at home or your DVD and video recorder because all of these items need to go digital if they are to continue to receive and record pictures.

Mr Harford says if you were missed during the door knock campaign and you want further information on how to go digital you can visit or call 0800 838 800.

Updated on 23rd July 2015