Network Tasman announces $8.3 million in line charge discounts

Published 27/07/2016

Consumer-owned local electricity distributor Network Tasman has announced $8.3 million of sales discounts are about to be credited onto its consumers' August power bills. "Network Tasman is pleased to provide a winter discount this year at the same level as our winter 2015 discount," said Network Tasman CEO Wayne Mackey. "This has been achieved while delivering a reliable electricity supply and ongoing investment in our network – notably completing the Upper Takaka area substation which was officially opened in June. "Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment surveys show...

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Network Tasman Trustees withdraw Trust Deed proposal

Published 24/06/2016

Network Tasman Trust has recently been canvassing consumers on the matter of changing its Trust Deed to exempt it from Commerce Commission Regulation. Currently 12 line companies which are wholly owned by its consumers, as is Network Tasman Ltd, are exempt these regulations. Network Tasman is not included in this group by virtue of its having one of its Trustees appointed by the three largest consumers. At a recent meeting of the Network Tasman Trust, Trustees resolved to withdraw the proposal on this subject of exempt status put...

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Upper Takaka investment reflects Network Tasman’s commitment to rural consumers

Published 07/06/2016

Pictured from left to right are Jim Williamson (Network Tasman Ltd Director), Sue Brown (Provincial President, Federated Farmers), John McCliskie (Network Tasman Ltd Chairman of Board of Directors), Elva Harwood, David Harwood, Murray Hendrickson (Network Manager for Network Tasman Ltd), and Tony Reilly (Network Tasman Director). Consumer-owned lines company Network Tasman officially opened its new Upper Takaka Zone Substation on Friday, 3 June – unveiling a project that local farmers are hailing as a welcome investment in the region. Building the new substation involved installation of...

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Network Tasman announces appointment of new CEO

Published 13/05/2016

Network Tasman has appointed Oliver Kearney as its new CEO designate. Mr Kearney will take over from long-serving CEO Wayne Mackey when Mr Mackey retires at the end of September after 18 years with the company. "The CEO position was advertised nationally and attracted a large number of applicants," says the Chair of Network Tasman Ltd's Board of Directors, John McCliskie. "The Board recognises the changing face of the electricity industry and the impact technologies such as electric vehicles, photovoltaics and residential storage batteries will have on the company....

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