Northpower Storm update #11

Press Release – North Power

However, Northpower is warning its Kaipara and Whangarei customers of potential for more outages over the weekend due to looming storm conditions. Read more »

Dam crumbles as another investor drops out

Press Release – Green Party

With yet another investor pulling out of the Ruataniwha Dam project, its time for the Regional Council to pull the plug on the polluting project, the Green Party said today. Read more »

North well-prepared for storm overnight; Civil Defence

Press Release – Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Civil Defence officials say they will be keeping a close watch overnight as the storm that has dogged the region since early this week delivers a final flurry of wind, rain and flooding but say the region is well-prepared and expected to cope well. Read more »

Challenging conditions for Top Energy’s network repair crews

Press Release – Top Energy

High winds and heavy rain continue to create challenging conditions for Top Energys network repair crews. Read more »

Northpower Storm update #10, July 9, 2014 – 3.25pm

Press Release – Northpower

Just 200 Northpower customers are now without power down from a peak of 14,000. Read more »

Far North power outages – Update #8: 1600hrs 10/7

Press Release – Top Energy

Top Energy line repair crews continue to face difficult conditions as they work on restoring the 33,000 volt (33kV) main feeder lines that bring electricity to sub-stations before it is distributed to individual properties. The company expects … Read more »

Power restored to 650 homes

Press Release – Northpower

Crews unable to get a vehicle fully to site, walked in gear to repair a pole and downed line at Pataua North restoring power to 312 locals. Read more »

Northpower Storm update #8

Press Release – Northpower

Bad weather is hampering some power restoration efforts for Northpower lines crews in Kaipara and Whangarei Districts. Flooding has prevented crews restoring power to 22 customers at Paerata Road in Tangiteroria and 13 people at Umuwhawha Rad at … Read more »

Far North power outages – Update #7: 1100 hrs

Press Release – Top Energy

Top Energy line repair crews working in shifts continue to face difficult conditions as they work on restoring the 33,000 volt (33kV) main feeder lines that bring electricity to sub-stations before it is distributed to individual properties. Read more »

Global marketer Andrew Lark joins MRP Board

Press Release – Mighty River Power

Mighty River Power today announced the appointment of experienced international marketer and digital innovator, Andrew Lark, to the Companys Board. Mr Lark has more than 25 years experience leading global marketing functions in large international … Read more »

Far North power outages – Update #6: 0600 hrs 10/7/14

Press Release – Top Energy

Top Energy line repair crews working in shifts in difficult conditions brought 3,500 Far North households back online late yesterday afternoon and into the evening, with the result that at 0600hrs this morning approximately 7,500 Far North households … Read more »

Orion continues to investigate the cause of the power fault

Press Release – Orion New Zealand Limited

Orion continues to investigate the cause of the fault which resulted in the loss of power to a section of north Christchurch overnight. The outage initially affected 30,000 customers, although power was quickly restored to 12,000 addresses. Power … Read more »

Power restored to all customers in north Christchurch

Press Release – Orion New Zealand Limited

Power has been restored to all customers following a fault yesterday evening on a high voltage 66kV line that runs from Islington to Papanui. The fault initially resulted in the loss of power to approximately 30,000 customers in north and north-west Christchurch … Read more »

Mighty River Power completes successful Capital Bond offer

Press Release – Mighty River Power

Mighty River Power has today confirmed, following the close of the Capital Bond offer yesterday, that $300 million of unsecured subordinated Capital Bonds will be issued with an initial interest rate of 6.90% per annum. Read more »

Far North power outages – Update #5: 1615 hrs 9/7/14

Press Release – Top Energy

About 11,000 Far North households will be without power tonight following extensive damage to the regions electricity network by the severe storm experienced across the region for the past two days. This is likely to include the 9,000 customers who … Read more »

Worst of weather over, but second night without power looms

Press Release – Northland Emergency Management

The worst of the storm that brought widespread power cuts and surface flooding to Northland appears to have passed, but thousands of people still face the prospect of a second night without power, officials warn. As predicted by the MetService, … Read more »

Northpower Storm update #7

Press Release – Northpower

Northpower now has more than 100 staff in the field assessing storm damage and implementing repairs due to the worst storm the network has experienced in the past seven years. Read more »

Far North power outages – Update #4: 1100 hrs

Press Release – North Power

About 11,000 Far North households remain without power following extensive damage to the regions electricity network following the severe storm experienced across the region yesterday and last night. This is down from 12,800 at 0600hrs and Top … Read more »

Helicopter deployed to assess powerline damage

Press Release – North Power

Northpower has deployed a helicopter to assess damage to its 50kV line from Maungatapere to Dargaville. A decision on further aerial assessments will be made later in the morning. More than 40 lines staff are working in Kaipara and Whangarei Districts … Read more »

Northpower Storm update #5

Press Release – Northpower

Lines crews worked overnight repairing power to thousands of Northpower customers in Kaipara and Whangarei Districts. 6500 Northpower customers are now without power, although that figure is expected to climb with high winds and rain still battering … Read more »

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