This is a milestone: the third cable connecting New Zealand to the rest of the Internet is now open:
The $500 million fibre optic deep-sea cable … The 15,000 kilometre Hawaiki Cable … was first mooted back in 2012. Construction began in 2016 and took 27 months to complete.
It will deliver 43 terabits of additional capacity to the Pacific region…
Third deep-sea cable now open to traffic | RNZ News