Today was a ceremonial milestone for MT. The Telecom Chief Executive had a photocall to prove to the world that the new network is working
"loud and clear!"It will be good when the darn thing is up and running proper as it will then mean MT can then relax a little more. Aside from building new networks there are other things to be doing at DE hq. Painting the new fence for instance.
Talking of paint, I had to take out a second mortgage today to pay for the fence paint. I paid $100 for 4 litres which seemed really extreme. This is one of many things that the size and remoteness of New Zealand increases the costs of things that you otherwise take for granted. Cheese is the other thing that I find expensive which is surprising for a country with an economy driven by the dairy industry.