When is my area going digital?

Things to remember

You will need Freeview, SKY, IGLOO or Vodafone services to continue watching TV after your area goes digital. If you have more than one TV, you'll need to make sure each one can receive a digital signal.

Region Geographic description (1) Date for
going digital

West Coast Haast to Karamea,
including Murchison,
St Arnaud and Maruia
Sunday
30 September
2012

Hawke's Bay Approximately Norsewood*
to Tutira, including translators
dependent on Mt Erin and
Mt Threave.
Sunday
30 September
2012

Rest of South Island South Island east of and
including Arthur's Pass; south
of Haast; north of St Arnaud.
Sunday
28 April
2013

Lower North Island
and East Cape
Wellington to Taranaki
(Awakino), south of Taumarunui,
Ruapehu and to East Cape.
Sunday
29 September
2013

Upper North Island The remainder of the
North Island.
Sunday
1 December
2013

(1) It is important to note that the areas above describe the expected areas in which digital switchover will occur. In some areas, viewers may receive their signals from a site other than that identified by the radio engineers.

* Viewers in Norsewood or further south with aerials pointed at Mt Erin will go digital on 30 September 2012. Those with aerials pointed at Wharite will go digital on September 2013.