Power will be cut again on Sunday

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Power has been restored to the whole Gisborne and East Coast district but will be cut again on Sunday to repair a second circuit and ensure security of supply. Read more »

Power fully restored in Gisborne at 6.50pm

Press Release – Eastland Group

Eastland Network general manager Brent Stewart has confirmed electricity was restored to the Gisborne and East Coast region at 6.50pm this evening. Read more »

Joyce Fails to Understand High Power Prices Stifle Growth

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce is incapable of understanding that power price hikes are stifling major development, says New Zealand First Spokesperson for Energy and Commerce Fletcher Tabuteau. Read more »

Power will be restored to Gisborne from about 5.30pm today

Press Release – Eastland Network

Gisborne and East Coast residents can look forward to hot showers and home-cooked meals very soon, as Eastland Network begins the process of restoring power to more than 20,000 homes and business across the Tairawhiti region. Read more »

On track for power to be restored tonight

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Eastland Network crews are on track to restore power to the Gisborne district by tonight with one of the high voltage circuits supplying Gisborne close to being repaired. The weather is favourable at the moment but this could change in the high country … Read more »

Power to be restored to Gisborne later today

Press Release – Eastland Network

Electricity is likely to be restored to Gisborne and the East Coast before nightfall as Eastland Network crews continue to repair the high voltage lines near Hangaroa. Read more »

Update on Spark network, following yesterday’s power outage

Press Release – Spark NZ

Following yesterdays fatal light plane crash and a subsequent power outage in the Gisborne area, Spark has been closely monitoring and actively managing its network in the region and working hard to deploy generators across the region. While the … Read more »

Refresh of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association says its pleased the Governments draft refresh of the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS) focuses on the heat and transport opportunities available across New Zealand to assist achieve the … Read more »

Electricity Authority proposes softer grid price reform

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 13 (BusinessDesk) – The Electricity Authority is softening its proposed reforms for national grid payments and suggesting that even where its proposals raise power prices, other reforms under consideration by the Commerce Commission will mostly … Read more »

Crews work in bad weather in bid to restore power

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Eastland Network crews have been working in poor weather conditions west of Tiniroto this morning to restore power to the Gisborne region. Read more »

Work progressing well on high voltage lines near Gisborne

Press Release – Eastland Group

Repairs to the damaged high voltage lines near Gisborne are progressing well, says Eastland Network general manager Brent Stewart. Read more »

Take care with food while power off

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Haora Tairawhiti health protection team advises that while the power is off, minimise your risk of getting sick: Read more »

Nanette Moreau named Commissioner of Utilities Disputes Ltd

Press Release – Utilities Disputes

The Board of Utilities Disputes Ltd, formerly known as The Office of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner (EGCC), today named dispute resolution executive Nanette Moreau as Commissioner of Utilities Disputes. Read more »

Utilities Disputes releases six-monthly report

Press Release – Utilities Disputes

In the six months to 30 September 2016, Utilities Disputes Ltd (formerly the office of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner) recorded 2047 enquiries, up 18.3% from the previous six month period. Complaints decreased by 10.6% with 1162 recorded … Read more »

EA consults on transmission pricing changes

Press Release – Electricity Authority

The Electricity Authority released today a consultation paper setting out refinements to its Transmission Pricing Methodology (TPM) second issues paper. We have listened to feedback on the proposed guidelines for transmission pricing, and are now consulting … Read more »

General Cable confirms closure of NZ operations

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 12 (BusinessDesk) – General Cable Corporation has confirmed the closure of its manufacturing and support operations in Auckland and Christchurch, with the loss of 170 jobs. Read more »

East Coast and Gisborne still without power

Press Release – Eastland Group

About 40,000 people are still without power this morning but Eastland Network crews continue to work on high voltage lines near Hangaroa, south of Gisborne, after a light plane crash interrupted electricity supply to the entire East Coast yesterday. Read more »

Power may be restored tonight

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Gisborne district people should prepare for a second night without power but Eastland Network is hopeful power will be restored by tonight. Read more »

Please check on your neighbours, postpone getting fuel, gas

Press Release – Tairawhiti Civil Defence

Gisborne and East Coast residents are urged to check on their neighbours, particularly the very young and very old as the district goes into its first night without power. Read more »

Update on Spark mobile network following Gisborne crash

Press Release – Spark

Update on Spark mobile network, following fatal light plane crash and subsequent power outage in Gisborne today Read more »

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