Friends of the ANZAC Bridge Kaiparoro Inc in spotlight again

Press Release – TrustPower

Friends of the ANZAC Bridge Kaiparoro Incorporated scooped the Supreme Award at the 2015 Trustpower Tararua District Community Awards last night. Read more »

Buller to team up with Pioneer Generation in Pulse takeover

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Lines companies Buller Electricity and Pioneer Generation plan to mount a takeover of electricity retailer Pulse Energy, though haven’t settled on an offer price yet. Read more »

Renewables rebound, residential electricity costs drop

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employments latest New Zealand Energy Quarterly shows that renewable electricity generation contributed 82.8 per cent of New Zealands electricity in the June quarter 2015. This contribution was 4.3 per … Read more »

Esplanade Scenic Railway wins top Trustpower Community Award

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

Trustpower in conjunction with Palmerston North City Council last night announced the winners of the Trustpower Community Awards with the Overall Winner going to the Esplanade Scenic Railway. Read more »

Consents granted for Ngawha power station expansion

Press Release – Northland Regional Council

A panel of three independent commissioners has granted permission for a staged, multimillion dollar geothermal power station expansion at Ngawha. Read more »

Sir Ralph Norris to join Board as new Chairman

Press Release – Contact Energy

Today Contact Energy Limited (Contact) announced that Sir Ralph Norris has been nominated to join its Board, and if successfully elected by shareholders, will be appointed as Chairman. Read more »

Phil Pryke announces retirement from Contact Board

Press Release – Contact Energy

Following the announcement today that Sir Ralph Norris will be joining the Board of Contact Energy Limited (Contact) as a new independent director and if successfully elected by shareholders will be appointed as Chairman, Phil Pryke has announced that … Read more »

Pryke to leave Contact board after 20 years

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) – Contact Energy’s interim chairman Phil Pryke is to stand down from the board of the company he helped found 20 years ago, to be replaced as chairman by one of Australasia’s most respected business leaders, Ralph Norris. Read more »

Buller may make full takeover bid for Pulse

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 10 (BusinessDesk) – Lines company Buller Electricity may make a full cash takeover for the 44 percent of small-scale electricity retailer Pulse Electricity that it doesn’t already own in partnership with an undisclosed third party. Read more »

AGL sells 50% of Macarthur windfarm to Morrison & Co

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 8 (BusinessDesk) – AGL Energy, Australia’s largest listed renewable energy company, is better placed to return capital to shareholders after completing the sale of its 50 percent stake in the 420 megawatt Macarthur Wind Farm to HRL Morrison … Read more »

Pulse Energy halts trading in shares pending announcement

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 8 (BusinessDesk) – Pulse Energy, the small-scale electricity retailer, has called a halt to trading of its shares on the NZAX small cap board pending an announcement this morning. Read more »

Network summary for week ending 6 September 2015

Press Release – Vector Limited

An emergency shutdown had to be carried out in Silverdale, to remove trees that were interfering with powerlines. Trees also caused lines to spark in Huapai during the week. One in four outages is caused by trees, especially in bad weather. If you do … Read more »

NZ electricity market well-placed to drive innovation

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says its encouraging an experts electricity forum has endorsed the Governments market-led approach to regulating the electricity sector Read more »

House of Science Tauranga gets great ‘reaction’

Press Release – TrustPower

House of Science Tauranga scooped the Supreme Award at the 2015 Trustpower Tauranga Community Awards last night. The Awards were announced and presented last night (Monday, August 31) at the Tauranga Golf Club in front of almost 120 spectators, the majority … Read more »

Network summary for week ending 30 August 2015

Press Release – Vector Limited

Our crews were on site in Howick West after a car vs pole incident brought lines down there during the week. This incident caused an outage in the area, affecting around 30 customers. Our crews were kept busy dealing with car vs pole incidents … Read more »

Flick Electric unfazed by prospect of wholesale price rise

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Flick Electric, the electricity retailer which passes on wholesale prices directly to consumers, is unfazed by the prospects of scaled-down generation in New Zealand driving prices higher. Read more »

Panasonic and Solarcity New Zealand Partnership

Press Release – FIRST digital

Auckland, 7th July 2015 solarcity and Panasonic have launched a national smart energy partnership to make saving money on energy even easier for Kiwis this winter. Read more »

Vector posts 2.8% gain in full-year earnings

Article – BusinessDesk

Vector posts 2.8% gain in full-year earnings as smart meters lead growth, sees further gain in 2016 Read more »

Northland Inc urges Electricity Authority to take heed

Press Release – Northland Inc

Northland Inc urges Electricity Authority to take heed of submissions and revisit its price change review Read more »

Supreme winner shining light on Grey’s youth

Press Release – TrustPower

Supreme winner shining light on Greys youth Greymouth Blue Light scooped the Supreme Award at the 2015 Trustpower Grey City Community Awards last night at the Monteiths Brewery. The Awards were announced and presented last night (Monday, … Read more »

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