Push on to keep Wanaka's keep lead

CHE BAKER
Last updated 16:58 19/02/2014

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Chorus has launched its biggest points competition to date in the race to become Gigatown and Wanaka supporters are urged to take part.

The Instagram Giga-Speed Test involves getting supporters to make a creative video that demonstrates the speed and capacity difference between gig fibre and current broadband speeds. Videos must be unique and uploaded to the social media website Instagram.Gigatown Wanaka supporter Peter Marshall said each eligible video would earn 1000 points and it was hoped Wanaka would gain between 100,000 and 200,000 points from the competition.

So far about 700,000 points had been lodged across New Zealand. An example of the type of video the judges would be looking for was dropping a cardboard box and then dropping a heavier cardboard box that would drop faster, Mr Marshall said.

Anyone who wanted to take part and needed an idea for a video or wanted help can to talk to Gemma Studholme at the Lake Wanaka Tourism Gigatown Wanaka kiosk, corner of Ardmore and Helwick sts, or message the Gigatown Wanaka Facebook page.

Wanaka retains its lead, 480,000 points ahead of closest rival - Masterton.

LEADERBOARD

  1. Wanaka: 893301
  2. Masterton: 412926 
  3. Oamaru: 346001 
  4. Timaru: 343303 
  5. Queenstown: 306288 
  6. Gisborne: 251076 
  7. Palmerston North: 237089 
  8. Porirua: 235902 
  9. Nelson: 211737 

How to play: Sign in or register for Instagram and create a five to 15 second video that creatively demonstrates the speed and capacity difference between gig fibre and current broadband speeds.

Videos must be original, i.e. not a video or part of a video you've pinched from the internet, and must contain the hashtag #gigatownwka and the hashtag #gigavideo.

Entries close midnight Thursday February 27. 

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