Plain Communications Ltd has introduced another new Internet service.
An innovative and time-saving service for local Internet navigation came
on-line on November 4. "Canterbury Net"
is a dynamic new resource for
people looking for information about Canterbury businesses, services, and
organisations on the World Wide Web. It is a structured index that will
give people easy access to the existing online resources in Canterbury.
This directory, the first of its kind in New Zealand, has been implemented
by Plain Communications Ltd. The company has been operating in Canterbury
for over three years and is the creator of
CyberMall New Zealand,
NZine. Previously, there has been no
central site on the Web for the major online resources of this region.
Canterbury Net provides a much-needed focus point, a place from where
these resources can be easily reached.
Canterbury Net has an exciting and easy-to-navigate layout with
stylish graphics. The site has an interactive guestbook, a fun survey, and
a page where you can read about what prominent Cantabrians think about
their region. Another first on the site is a live Web Cam overlooking
Christchurch that is updated every 60 seconds.
Canterbury Net has been designed using a similar formula to
Internet's most successful Web Directory. Its creators have done a
thorough job of finding online content and representing Canterbury
interests on the Web. This is a progressive site that highlights the
region and promotes its interests.
Any new local sites also have the opportunity to be represented on
Canterbury Net free of charge, by simply completing a form on the Web site.
Who will use Canterbury Net?
Canterbury Net is indispensable for anyone who is looking for
information about the region's commercial, academic, cultural, local body,
tourism, and recreational resources. Whether you're a local Cantabrian
planning to do some Internet shopping, or an international traveller trying
to find a
place to stay, Canterbury Net is the map that you need.
In the first two weeks of operation Canterbury Net has proved its popularity
with over 5000 visitors and has had dozens of new sites added by Cantabrian
Web site owners.