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Be a good neighbour this Neighbours Day Aotearoa

As the saying goes everybody needs good neighbours. You can be a good neighbour this Neighbours Day Aotearoa by helping to spread the going digital message.

Neighbours Day Aotearoa will be recognised nationally on 24 and 25 March with a range of community events and neighbourhood centred celebrations.

“When you are catching up with your neighbour on Neighbours Day Aotearoa I encourage you to check that their TV has gone digital and if not, have a chat about what is happening and what needs to be done,” said Going Digital Community Advisor Guy Burns.

All of New Zealand television will be digital by the end of 2013 with the Wellington region and the lower North Island going digital on 29 September 2013.

"Wellington goes digital in September 2013 and recent figures show that 87 percent of households in the region have already gone digital and are enjoying more channels and better pictures,” said Mr Burns.

There are a range of options available when going digital and Mr Burns says it is important to remember that you don’t need a new TV to go digital as any set can be converted with the right equipment.

"It is also important to remember that every TV you want to continue watching after 29 September 2013 will need a set-top box whether it is in your bedroom, shed, work or main living area,” said Mr Burns.

Mr Burns is available to talk with community groups and individuals and can be contacted on 021 2624645 or email at

Alternatively for more information on how to go digital visit or call 0800 838 800.

Updated on 23rd July 2015