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Mr Gallaher was commenting before the ''living hub'', situated at the Dunedin City Library, was launched at a function there yesterday.
Supported by Chorus and the Dunedin City Council, the GigCity Living Hub is a key project in the trust's ''Plan for Success''- the framework that underpinned Dunedin's win in the Chorus Gigatown competition in 2014.
The hub aims to showcase the opportunities of having gigabit technology in the city, in a space where the community can experience the technology first-hand.
The community trust was ''extremely proud'' of having such a central ''technology hub'', Mr Gallaher said.
Featuring gigabit broadband, the hub would allow people to experience new technology and would showcase GigCity projects and Dunedin's tech industry.
At the core of the hub is a large multi-screened cube that will feature a range of interactive audiovisual content.
And the hub would become a learning environment where interactive, teacher-led classes could be offered to the community, organisers said.
People can sit at large tables nearby, as part of the hub, and read books or access the internet through either their own portable computers or devices provided for them.
Dunedin City Council group manager arts and culture Bernie Hawke said the GigCity Community Living Hub's location, near the library's ground floor entry, was ''perfect'' for the community to engage with ''new ways of learning and exploring our world''.
Chorus' Dunedin liaison manager, Kim Stewart, said the hub project was one that stood out for Chorus during the Gigatown competition, which Dunedin had won from 49 other towns to be named as New Zealand's first ''Gigatown''.
The hub also showed that Gigatown was about ''people coming together'' and using technology to deliver ''great outcomes for their communities''.