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Telecom taps into creative scene, launches Smartnetwork

Telecom's Smartnetwork

Telecom is upping its creative cred with a new online collaboration with an eclectic group of Kiwis including Huffer founder Steve Dunstan, internationally acclaimed hairstylist Richard Kavanagh and up-and-coming musicians Junica and Zowie. 

The Smartnetwork is an online showcase of their work, allowing them to express themselves through blogs, video and other creative editorial content.

Jodi Redden of Telecom says the network is designed to use technology to bring people together and allow communities to connect.

“We want to enable these talented New Zealanders to do more and more of what they are good at through the use of faster and smarter mobile technology. It’s all about shaping, enhancing and expanding our lives and our world, connecting us and allowing us to share like never before," she said.

 "The Smartnetwork showcases our mobile and connected world in a way that makes each and every one of us realise that from here, we can do anything, provided we have a little imagination and a love for what we do."

TV personality and George FM DJ Nick Dwyer's latest project, Beats in our Backyard, was created as part of the network.

According to Dwyer, it gives him a place to express his thoughts and share ideas and projects.

"It’s such a diverse group of creative people. There’s always fresh and exciting content on show," he said.

 "Essentially it’s a sneak peek into our lives and what gets us up and going in the mornings.”