Digital switchover dates confirmed

The final dates for New Zealand switching to DTT have been announced by Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman.

The switchover will occur in four stages:
– Hawke’s Bay and the West Coast at 2:00am on Sunday 30  
  September 2012
– Rest of the South Island at 2:00am on Sunday 28 April 2013
– Lower North Island, Taranaki and Gisborne at 2:00am on   
  Sunday 29 on September 2013
– Rest of the North Island at 2:00am on Sunday 1 December 2013.

Today’s announcement coincides with the launch of Going Digital’s television and newspaper advertising campaign on June 10 to let people know what is required to go digital.
or satellite dish depending on what equipment they currently have and where they live.
Source: Freeview NZ
Item added: 10th June 2011