Story: Digital media and the internet

Upper Hutt's first internet café

Upper Hutt's first internet café

From 1996 the internet became a more obvious presence in New Zealand life and within a few years many people were regularly accessing it. One sign of this was the spread of internet cafés, where people could send email and surf the web. Cyber Cafe was Upper Hutt's first internet café and opened in June 1999. Shown here on the morning it opened are Ron Hancox, Martin Durham (the manager), and Stephanie Bell.

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Upper Hutt City Library Heritage Collections, Upper Hutt Leader Collection
Reference: 1999 06 30 10

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How to cite this page:

Russell Brown, 'Digital media and the internet - The early days of the internet, 1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/43403/upper-hutts-first-internet-cafe (accessed 7 April 2020)

Story by Russell Brown, published 22 Oct 2014