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 (pictured) 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...

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Another way to fill up your car in Nelson

Published 10/05/2016

Two new stations to fill up your car are being built in the region but there won't be a drop of fuel in sight. Rather than the traditional petrol and diesel pumps, the two stations in Takaka and Nelson will be pumping energy. Network Tasman's first station in the Tasman District Council carpark off Queen St in Richmond is online and providing free energy for an initial trial period. The Takaka and Nelson charging stations will be fitted with an ABB Terra 53 unit over the next...

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No increase in Network Tasman distribution pricing for 2016

Published 14/01/2016

Local consumer-owned Network Tasman is maintaining its 2015 distribution prices for the coming year. Network Tasman's distribution charges represent a component of all power monthly power bills sent by electricity retailers. In November Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) found that Network Tasman's prices rank fifth lowest out of 42 local electricity distribution companies nationally, even before taking into account the $11.8m of discounts provided by Network Tasman to its consumers during 2015. Despite a zero percent price increase for its own services, Network Tasman's overall network charge will...

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