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Update Hastings gas leak

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Gas supply in Hastings was fully restored about 4pm today after a leak near Hawke's Bay Hospital caused disruption earlier in the day. More

Hastings gas leak

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Powerco contractors are dealing with a significant sized gas leak in Hastings after a pipe was damaged during maintenance work this morning. More

Powerco crews in recovery phase

Friday, April 14, 2017
Faultmen are busy restoring supply to about 570 Powerco customers in the Bay of Plenty, Wairarapa and Whanganui in the aftermath of Cyclone Cook. More

Powerco on high alert

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Powerco has field crews on high alert in the event of expected heavy rain and high winds over the next two days causing damage to its network. More

Power restored to evacuated Whanganui properties

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Power has been reconnected this morning to 104 evacuated properties in central Whanganui following threats of flooding associated with Cyclone Debbie in the town. More

Whangamata power cut cancelled

Monday, April 3, 2017
An eight-hour, blanket power cut scheduled for Whangamata on Tuesday has been cancelled due to bad weather. More

Art attack on city substations

Monday, March 27, 2017
Often the target of unwanted graffiti, substations around the city will be brought to life with professional spray art, as part of the Paradox: Tauranga Street Art Festival. More

Major works on Botanical Road

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Palmerston North motorists are being advised to avoid Botanical Road where possible over the next six weeks while the groundwork is laid for the next phase of a major electricity upgrade. More

Power Out Party planned during power cut for Whangamata

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Whangamata residents are invited to a special Power Out Party on April 4 to entertain the community while key strengthening works are completed on the town's main power supply. More

Downed power lines are deadly

Downed power lines are deadly
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Powerco's latest public safety campaign highlights the potentially deadly outcome of not treating all fallen power lines as live. More

3.30pm update - Power cuts following heavy rain

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Powerco field crews have made good progress in difficult conditions restoring power to the majority of Coromandel Peninsula customers who lost supply today following heavy rain overnight. More

Power cuts following heavy rain

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Powerco field crews are working to get power restored to about 600 customers in and around Whitianga, Coromandel and Whangamata following heavy rain overnight. More

Power cuts following severe weather

Monday, February 13, 2017
Powerco field crews have worked throughout the day restoring electricity to customers affected by extreme weather in Wairarapa and Manawatu. More

Powerco unveils $1.4 billion regional investment plan for North Island electricity networks

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Powerco today released a proposal to invest up to $1.4 billion upgrading the electricity networks supplying Coromandel, Eastern and Southern Waikato, Western Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu, Tararua and Wairarapa. More

Stay safe around overhead power lines this summer

Stay safe around overhead power lines this summer
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Avoid a shock this summer. Don't be tempted to cut your own trees if they are close to power lines. More

Keeping orchardists safe during avocado harvest

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Orchardists are being urged to look up before they work to ensure they are well clear of power lines as the avocado picking season gets into full swing in the Bay of Plenty. More

Powerco releases 2016 half-year results

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Powerco's Chair John Loughlin has announced the company's interim results for the six months to 30 September 2016. More

Sparky's train message

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Powerco super hero Sparky will continue to spread his electricity safety messages to Manawatu children thanks to a partnership with the Palmerston North Esplanade Scenic Railway. More

Wairarapa's First EV Fast Charger Conquers the Divide

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Wairarapa celebrates the opening of its first fast charge electric vehicle station in Featherston on Friday [November 25] - a milestone that opens the gateway between Wairarapa and Wellington to private transport of the future. More

Palmerston North Electric Vehicle Fast Charger Opens

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
The much-anticipated opening of Palmerston North's first fast charge electric vehicle station will take place on Friday [Nov 25]. More

Good progress made restoring power

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Powerco has made good progress restoring supply after a large earthquake and severe weather cut power in Taranaki, Manawatu, Whanganui and Wairarapa. More

Power cuts in Whanganui and Manawatu

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Severe weather has caused further power cuts in Whanganui and Manawatu overnight. More

Taranaki power cuts

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Severe weather has caused further power cuts in Taranaki overnight. More

Keep clear of downed lines

Monday, November 14, 2016
The 7.5 magnitude earthquake centred near Hanmer Springs early this morning has resulted in power lines falling to the ground. More

Smell of gas to be reported

Monday, November 14, 2016
Powerco is asking people to report the smell of gas following the 7.5 magnitude earthquake centred near Hanmer Springs early this morning. More

Earthquake causes widespread power cuts

Monday, November 14, 2016
The 7.5 magnitude earthquake centred near Hanmer Springs early this morning cut power to around 30,000 properties on Powerco's electricity network. More

Latest technology installed in Pongaroa

Latest technology installed in Pongaroa
Monday, October 31, 2016
One of the remotest areas on Powerco's electricity network has just received a $1 million boost. More

Major Works at Albert Street Intersection

Major Works at Albert Street Intersection
Friday, October 28, 2016
Those heading to Palmerston North's popular Albert Street Market this weekend may want to set off a little earlier due to possible traffic delays. More

Powerco public safety mural for Opunake foreshore

Powerco public safety mural for Opunake foreshore
Thursday, September 29, 2016
A concrete building on the Opunake beachfront has been transformed into a work of art with an electricity safety theme. More

Palmerston North CBD update

Palmerston North CBD update
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Powerco today commenced work excavating a damaged electricity cable which runs underneath The Square in Palmerston North. More

EV fast charger drives even greener future in the Coromandel

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Thames, a town whose history is steeped in gold mining, transport and grass-roots industry, will this week step into a greener future with the opening of its first electric vehicle fast charging station. More

Update reinforcement of electricity supply to Palmerston North CBD

Update reinforcement of electricity supply to Palmerston North CBD
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Powerco is making good progress constructing a temporary overhead power line in central Palmerston North to reinforce the electricity supply to the city's central business district. More

Reinforcement of electricity supply to Palmerston North CBD

Thursday, September 8, 2016
Powerco will this week begin construction of a temporary overhead power line in central Palmerston North to secure the electricity supply to the city's central business district, following the failure of one of the three cables supplying its Main Street Substation. More

Powerco makes Energy Award finals

Powerco makes Energy Award finals
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Powerco has featured prominently in the list of finalists for this year's Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards. More

Palmerston North gas supply upgrade

Thursday, June 9, 2016
A section of the gas network that supplies Palmerston North City is being overhauled to improve supply to the North Eastern area. More

Powerco 2016 Annual Results

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Powerco achieves solid financial results for the year to 31 March 2016. More

Powerco sponsors Wildbase Recovery Centre

Monday, April 4, 2016
Palmerston North's national Wildbase Recovery project has taken another step towards becoming a reality thanks to a $100,000 contribution from Powerco. The company will be the naming sponsor of the Wildbase Recovery Education Centre. More

Dairy leader the face of Powerco farm safety campaign

Dairy leader the face of Powerco farm safety campaign
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Federated Farmers Dairy Industry Group Chairman Andrew Hoggard is backing a Powerco initiative to keep farmers safe around power lines on their properties. More

Severe weather warning

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Powerco is asking people in Taranaki and Whanganui to prepare for strong winds by securing objects that could blow into overhead power lines. More

Upgrade will boost power supply to Waiwhakaiho and Bell Block

Upgrade will boost power supply to Waiwhakaiho and Bell Block
Thursday, February 11, 2016
A major upgrade of Powerco's network is underway to cater for the significant commercial and industrial growth in the Waiwhakaiho and Bell Block areas. More

2015 Interim Results

Friday, November 20, 2015
Powerco's Chair John Loughlin has announced the company's interim results for the six months to 30 September 2015. More

Dairy demand drives Piako electricity upgrade

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Powerco has installed its largest transformer ever, to meet the growing demand from the dairy industry in the Piako area. More

Superhero message hits the mark

Superhero message hits the mark
Friday, October 16, 2015
A new safety initiative aimed at children is delivering encouraging results for a major power distribution company. More

School and hospital benefit from gas project

School and hospital benefit from gas project
Monday, September 28, 2015
Wellington's Children's Hospital is $1500 better off and Newtown Primary School has a spanking new bike and scooter compound. More

Power back on in Taranaki

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Contractors have Powerco's Taranaki electricity network back to near full capacity after it took a 48-hour battering on Sunday and Monday. More

Winds cause power headaches in Taranaki

Monday, September 21, 2015
High winds that have battered Taranaki for the past 48 hours have caused several power cuts throughout the province. More

Substation Upgrade Will Prevent Future Feline Misadventures

Monday, August 24, 2015
A power cut to nearly 10,000 households in Tauranga that was caused by a wayward cat is unlikely to be repeated with an upgrade of the affected substation underway. More

Car cuts power in Whanganui

Monday, August 17, 2015
Power was cut to about 1400 properties in Whanganui yesterday morning when a car hit a pole, causing significant damage to Powerco's electricity network. More

Powerco scoops top environmental energy award

Powerco scoops top environmental energy award
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Powerco's commitment to caring for the environment has seen it win the Environmental Initiative of the Year section of the 2015 Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards, announced last night. More

Self-managed power units beat the storms

Monday, August 10, 2015
Stand-alone power units kept remote Powerco residents on full power during recent storms. More

Tauranga power cut

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Power was cut to almost 10,000 Powerco customers in Tauranga last evening after a cat climbed onto outdoor electrical switchgear at the Otumoetai substation. More

Trees greatest cause of power failures

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Falling trees and flying debris are the greatest threat to electricity supply remaining intact through winter. More

Severe weather - 12.30pm update

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Crews are making good progress restoring power to customers in and around Waihi and Whiritoa after trees and branches fell over lines in high winds early this morning. More

Coromandel and Bay of Plenty severe weather - 7.30am update

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Crews have made good progress restoring power to customers in the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel following severe weather in the regions. More

Bay of Plenty and Coromandel severe weather - 10pm update

Saturday, July 18, 2015
Supply has been restored to about 4000 Powerco customers in the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel Peninsula following today's severe weather. More

South Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Coromandel power cuts

Saturday, July 18, 2015
Supply has been restored to around 11,000 Powerco customers in South Waikato after a power cut at 12.20pm today. More

Powerco Invests $1.8m in Waharoa to Meet Growing Electricity Demand

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
While many small towns in New Zealand are in decline, Waharoa in the Waikato is bucking the trend - and Powerco is investing $1.8m to meet the growing demand. More

Power on, but more rain coming

Monday, June 29, 2015
All 6000 Whanganui and Taranaki people left without power by a devastating storm 10 days ago have had supply restored. More

Severe weather: Update 13

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Power has been restored to the majority of customers in Whanganui and Taranaki who were left without supply as a result of last weekend's torrential rain and flooding. More

Powerco finalist for awards

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Two Powerco entries have been named as finalists in the 2015 Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards. More

Powerco wins public safety award

Powerco wins public safety award
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Powerco has been recognised by the electricity industry for its work around public safety. More

Severe weather: Update 12

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Power has been restored to customers in Strathmore, Whakamara and Uruti who were left without supply as a result of the weekend's torrential rain and flooding. More

Severe weather: Update 11

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Powerco contractors have reconnected a further 130 properties today as they chip away at numbers left without power as a result of the weekend's torrential rain and flooding. More

Severe weather update 10

Severe weather update 10
Monday, June 22, 2015
Predicted clear weather for the coming days will help field crews in their efforts to restore power in Whanganui and Taranaki. More

Severe weather causes power cuts: Update 9

Severe weather causes power cuts: Update 9
Monday, June 22, 2015
Good progress continues with the huge task of restoring power to Whanganui and Taranaki properties hit hard by weekend flooding. More

Severe weather causes power cuts: Update 8

Sunday, June 21, 2015
Flooding and slips are blocking roads in Whanganui, Taranaki and Rangitikei, preventing field crews from accessing areas to restore power. More

Severe weather causes power cuts: Update 7

Sunday, June 21, 2015
Powerco has made repairs to a flood-damaged substation, restoring power to the majority of customers in Whanganui. More

Severe weather causes power cuts: Update 6

Sunday, June 21, 2015
Powerco is making good progress restoring power to customers in Whanganui. More

Severe weather causes power cuts: Update 5

Sunday, June 21, 2015
Power has been restored to about half the Whanganui properties cut off from supply by flooding and slips overnight. More

Severe weather causes power cuts: Update 4

Sunday, June 21, 2015
Heavy rain and slips wiped out power to 6000 customers in Whanganui last night. More

Severe weather causes power cuts: Update 3

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Around 1500 customers in Whanganui, Rangitikei and Taranaki face the night without power as slips and flooding make it impossible for field crews to get to affected areas. More

Severe weather causes power cuts: Update 2

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Power has been temporarily restored to 4500 Whanganui properties after floodwaters earlier inundated a substation cutting supply. More

Flooding causes power cuts

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Customers in Whanganui and South Taranaki are without power this morning due to flooding. More

Electrical storm cuts power in Taranaki

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
About 1500 customers in North and Central Taranaki were left without power following lightning strikes on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. More

Power cut after vehicle strikes pole

Sunday, May 31, 2015
Electricity was cut to about 690 customers in Whanganui on Saturday night after a vehicle struck a power pole in the suburb of Gonville at 8.16pm. More

Powerco 2015 Annual Results

Friday, May 29, 2015
Powerco achieves solid financial results for the year to 31 March 2015. More

Weather related power cuts hit Whanganui and Taranaki

Monday, May 25, 2015
Power was cut to about 360 customers in the Whanganui region and another 200 in Taranaki this morning after trees tore through overhead lines in strong winds. More

Interruption to power supply in Palmerston North

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Power supply to about 2000 customers in Palmerston North was interrupted this evening following a fault on Powerco's electricity network. More

Power cut in Whanganui

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Power was cut to about 4000 customers in and around Whanganui this afternoon following a fault on Powerco's electricity network. More

Power restored in Coromandel, Thames Valley and Hauraki Plains

Monday, May 18, 2015
Electricity was restored to all Powerco customers in the Coromandel, Thames Valley and Hauraki Plains areas about 12.30am this morning following a bird strike on Transpower's network. More

Power cuts in Coromandel, Thames Valley and Hauraki Plains

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Powerco contractors are working to restore power to around 29,000 customers in the Coromandel, Thames Valley and Hauraki Plains areas. More

Powerco upgrading Newtown gas supply

Thursday, April 23, 2015
A section of the gas network that supplies Newtown in Wellington is going underground. More

Prepare for storm

Prepare for storm
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Powerco is asking people to prepare for Cyclone Pam by securing objects that could blow into overhead power lines. More

Storm warning

Storm warning
Friday, March 13, 2015
Powerco has field staff on standby in preparation for severe weather forecast to strike parts of the North Island over the weekend. More

Powerco electricity distribution charges to change from 1 April 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Powerco has announced that combined electricity distribution and transmission charges for more than 325,000 customers across the North Island will drop by just under half a percent, effective 1 April 2015. More

Pahiatua Mangamutu Substation Upgrade - Customer Information

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Dear Customer. This information sheet is to provide you with details about the above project and how it will affect you. More

Network Upgrade - Customer Information

Monday, January 19, 2015
Powerco is renewing the Waotu Road feeder from the Putaruru substation to further improve reliability of supply and cater for demands in future growth. More

STAY SAFE AROUND OVERHEAD LINES THIS SUMMER

STAY SAFE AROUND OVERHEAD LINES THIS SUMMER
Monday, December 22, 2014
Whatever you get up to this summer, Powerco is urging you to stay safe around its power lines. More

Gas Team delivers festive cheer to children

Gas Team delivers festive cheer to children
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Staff from The Gas Hub have turned into Santa's elves and constructed Christmas gifts for young people with cystic fibrosis. More

Art promotes Powerco's safety messages

Art promotes Powerco's safety messages
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Powerco's transformers are being transformed into vivid pieces of artwork highlighting important safety messages. More

Hearing Dog in the Making

Hearing Dog in the Making
Monday, November 24, 2014
Edison the Shih Tzu is a quick learner and will soon know how to alert people when the phone or doorbell rings, and when a smoke alarm goes off. More

Powerco releases 2014 half-year results

Monday, November 24, 2014
Powerco announces another six months of stable and reliable performance. More

Powerco seeks feedback on major project

Monday, September 29, 2014
Powerco is asking its customers what they think about a proposed $12 million electricity upgrade project near Putaruru. More

Cleaning up for good

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Powerco staff will be donning rubber gloves and rubbish bags this week to help keep their communities beautiful. More

Sparking interest in network safety

Thursday, August 21, 2014
A real-life cartoon character is helping Powerco take its safety messages to the children of Taranaki. More

Power cut after car hits pole

Monday, August 18, 2014
More than 450 Powerco customers had their electricity cut when a car hit a power pole on the Morrinsville-Tahuna Rd late yesterday afternoon. More

Wellington home part of innovative trial

Friday, August 8, 2014
A Wellington house is part of an innovative trial to see if solar panels, back-up energy storage and smart technology can help reduce peak electricity loads. More

Powerco prepared for severe weather

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Powerco has field staff on standby in preparation for severe weather forecast to strike the top of North Island. More

Power cut in New Plymouth

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Power was cut to about 500 customers in and around lower Westown earlier today after a tree came down on power lines in Frankley Rd, New Plymouth. More

Restoration Efforts Continue - 2pm Update

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Most customers who lost power during yesterday's high winds are expected to have their supply restored by this evening. More

Restoration Efforts Continue - 11am Update

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Powerco has made good progress restoring supply to customers who lost power from the extreme winds yesterday. More

Severe Weather 4.30pm

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Powerco is making good progress restoring supply to customers who lost power from the extreme winds overnight and today. More

Severe Weather 3pm update

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Field crews are working to restore power to customers in Tauranga and South Waikato. More

Severe Weather - midday update

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The number of customers who have experienced power cuts through the night and this morning has climbed to 30,000 with the majority in South Waikato. More

Severe weather 9.30am update

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
High winds have damaged Powerco's electricity network in Coromandel and South Waikato, causing wide-spread power cuts. More

Powerco Releases 2014 Annual Results

Monday, May 26, 2014
FY14 was another year of reliable performance where Powerco continued to deliver on its track record of the consistent delivery of operational and financial results for its stakeholders. More

Severe weather 1.45pm update

Sunday, May 25, 2014
Powerco is making progress restoring power to customers in Wairarapa and Manuawatu. More

Severe weather 9.45pm update

Saturday, May 24, 2014
Supply has been restored to around 1700 consumers in Wairarapa and Tararua over the past two days as high winds continue to cause power cuts. More

Severe weather 4pm update

Saturday, May 24, 2014
Field crews are battling high winds as they make repairs to parts of Powerco's electricity network in Wairarapa and Tararua. More

Severe Weather Causes Power Cuts

Saturday, May 24, 2014
Field crews are continuing to make repairs to Powerco's electricity network following damage from high winds in Wairarapa and Tararua. More

Tauranga School Wins Safety Competition

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Haley Pickett has won herself and her school a big cash prize by coming up with a catchy safety slogan. More

PARENTS URGED TO KEEP CHILDREN AWAY FROM DOWNED POWER LINES

Thursday, April 17, 2014
High winds and falling trees have torn down power lines at hundreds of sites across the North Island and Powerco is urging people to keep themselves and their children well clear until they are repaired. More

Powerco gets behind New Waves

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Young people at the New WAVES youth hub will soon be able to access online training, library resources and job opportunities thanks to computers donated by Powerco. More

Electricity distribution charges due to change 1 April 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Powerco's electricity line distribution charges will increase by an average of 2.7% effective 1 April 2014. More

Eye on the sky for club with Powerco donation

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Taranaki Gliding Club members will now be able to predict the best weather for taking to the skies, thanks to a Powerco donation. More

Electricity Consumers Have Say on Future Supply

Monday, March 3, 2014
Power consumers are being invited to have their say on the future of their electricity supply. More

Powerco Safety Messages with a Teenage Twist

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Powerco is asking high school students to put their own twist on important safety messages for the chance to win cash prizes for themselves and their school. More

Powerco Upgrades Network to Support Growing Communities

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Powerco has invested $4 million to ensure its network can meet the growing electricity demand in Oakura, Okato and surrounding areas. More

Emergencies Covered at New Bell Block Disaster Centre

Friday, February 7, 2014
Keeping the electricity flowing when disaster strikes has prompted Powerco to set up an emergency recovery centre in North Taranaki. More

Power back on after earthquake

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Power has been restored to the majority of customers after yesterday's earthquake caused cuts to 5600 properties on Powerco's electricity network in the central North Island. More

Earthquake Causes Power Cuts

Monday, January 20, 2014
This afternoon's earthquake has caused power cuts affecting around 5600 customers on Powerco's electricity network. More

Stay Safe Around Overhead Lines this Summer

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Whatever you get up to this summer, Powerco is urging you to stay safe around its power lines. More

Reward Offered to Halt Dangerous Vandalism

Friday, November 22, 2013
Powerco is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest, conviction and subsequent reparation order from vandals attacking electrical equipment in Manawatu. More

Powerco Releases Interim Result for Six Months to 30 September 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Powerco Interim Chair Murray Bain today announced the company had made a net profit after tax of $35.4 million in the six months to 30 September 2013, compared with $40.2 million for the corresponding period in 2012. More

School Winners Chosen for Planting Programme

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Three Coromandel and Thames schools have won a Powerco competition to grow native trees and replant them in their own communities. More

Power Supply Interrupted

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Power supply to approximately 85 rural consumers in the Taihape area was interrupted today following a fault on Powerco's network. More

Focus on Restoring Supply

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Powerco has restored electricity supply to more than 20,000 properties since severe winds started to batter the North Island on Monday. More

Storm update 6pm Tuesday

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Powerco has made steady progress restoring power supply despite strong winds causing further damage to parts of Powerco's electricity network. More

Storm Update 3.30pm Tuesday

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Power supply to approximately 11,000 consumers in and around the Coromandel Peninsula and Waihi Beach was interrupted today following a fault on Powerco's network. More

Storm Update 2.30pm Tuesday

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
More than 150 Powerco field staff have been battling difficult conditions to restore electricity to regions in the central and lower North Island. More

Storm update 10am Tuesday

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Powerco is sending more field staff to regions in the central and lower North Island this morning to help with power restoration efforts. More

Storm update 5am Tuesday

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Powerco will focus its resources today on restoring power to properties in Wairarapa, Manawatu and Whanganui. More

Severe Weather Causes Power Cuts - 10pm

Monday, October 14, 2013
Severe weather has caused multiple power cuts in Wairarapa, Manawatu and Whanganui today. More

Storm Update 5.30pm

Monday, October 14, 2013
Powerco has field staff on standby in preparation for the severe weather forecast to strike Wairarapa this evening. More

Storm Update 2.30pm

Monday, October 14, 2013
Strong winds continue to batter the Wairarapa, Rangitikei and Manawatu, cutting power to around 3000 properties. More

Keep Clear of Downed Power Lines (12noon update)

Monday, October 14, 2013
Powerco is warning people to stay away from any power lines brought down by strong winds in the Wairarapa, Rangitikei and Manawatu. More

Major Marton Updgrade Starts

Thursday, October 3, 2013
A major upgrade of Powerco's electricity network is underway in the Rangitikei district. More

Progress Made Restoring Power to Coromandel

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Good progress is being made restoring power to the Coromandel Peninsula and Eastern Waikato following strong winds last night. More

Keep Clear of Downed Coromandel Power Lines

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Powerco is warning people to stay away from any power lines brought down by strong winds in the Coromandel last night. More

Hatrick's Mural Complete

Thursday, September 12, 2013
The mural on the river-facing walls of Powerco's Hatrick's Wharf Substation in Whanganui is complete. More

Crews Make Steady Progress Repairing Storm Damage

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Power has been restored to more than 6500 properties since severe winds started to batter the lower North Island causing multiple power cuts over the past 48 hours. More

Stay Clear of Downed Power Lines

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Powerco is warning people to stay away from any power lines brought down by strong winds in the Wairarapa overnight. More

Interruption to Masterton Power Supply

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Power supply to approximately 760 consumers on the outskirts of Masterton was interrupted today after a tractor struck a power pole in Upper Manaia Rd. More

Keep Clear of Downed Power Lines

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Powerco is warning people to stay away from any power lines brought down by strong winds forecast over the next few days. More

Safety First At Avocado Conference

Monday, September 9, 2013
Safety will be the message when Powerco exhibits at the New Zealand and Australian Avocado Growers' Conference in Tauranga this week. More

Progress Made Restoring Power

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Good progress is being made restoring power to coastal and south Taranaki customers following strong winds today. More

Strong Winds Interupt Power Supply

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Power supply to about 1000 customers in and around coastal and south Taranaki was interrupted today following strong winds. More

Pillar box vandalism endangering lives

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Vandals are putting their lives at risk tampering with pillar boxes connecting to Palmerston North's underground electricity network, Powerco warns. More

Powerco donation boosts school's earthquake cover

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Lower Hutt's Belmont School will be even more prepared in the event of another earthquake, thanks to a Powerco donation. More

Wellingtonians urged to report any smell of gas #1

Friday, August 16, 2013
Powerco is urging Wellingtonians to report any smell of gas by calling 0800 111 848 or emergency services on 111 following today's earthquake. More

Opportunity for schools to join planting programme

Friday, August 16, 2013
Powerco is giving three schools in Coromandel and Thames the opportunity to grow native trees and replant them in their own communities. More

Coroglen Hall donation

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
A $5000 donation by Powerco is kick-starting the campaign to replace Coroglen Hall's "cold and dangerous" toilet facilities. More

Wellingtonians urged to report any smell of gas - update 2

Monday, July 22, 2013
Powerco has received five gas call-outs since the 6.5 earthquake struck Wellington. More

Wellingtonians urged to report any smell of gas

Sunday, July 21, 2013
Powerco is urging Wellingtonians to report any smell of gas by calling 0800 111 848 or calling 111 following yesterday's earthquake. More

Power restoration work continues

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Powerco continues to make steady progress restoring power to its damaged electricity network in Taranaki following Sunday's high winds. More

Field staff power through repairs after wintery blast

Monday, July 15, 2013
Powerco field staff have restored power to the vast majority of the 15,500 properties in Taranaki affected by power cuts following yesterday's wintery blast. More

Line Mechanic Saves Cat Stuck up Power Pole

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Monty the cat could have been zapped had he not been rescued from the top of a power pole by a Tenix line worker. More

Annual Financial Results

Monday, May 27, 2013
Powerco has released its financial results for the 12 months ending 31 March 2013. More

Powerco Boosts Educational Resources

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Taranaki children with low vision have been given a much-needed technical resource thanks to a generous donation from Powerco. More

Electricity Upgrade Proposed

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Powerco and Transpower are proposing an electricity upgrade for Putaruru. More

Powerco Fundraises for Cancer Society

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Powerco has joined forces with staff to raise money for this weekend's Taranaki Relay for Life. More

Trialling New Technology

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Powerco is trialling a range of power pole and cross arm inspection technologies that may help maintain and improve the safety and reliability of electricity networks across the North Island. More

Investment reduces power cuts in Coromandel

Friday, March 15, 2013
A programme of multi-million dollar investments has greatly reduced the number and duration of power cuts to the people of the Coromandel Peninsula over the past six years More

Powerco Donates Computers to School

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Powerco has donated three tablet devices to Bell Block School after laptops were taken in a Christmas holiday burglary. More

Book celebrates real kiwis delivering power to the people

Monday, February 11, 2013
A desire to capture stories of Kiwis rising to the challenge of delivering energy to their fellow New Zealanders for more than a century was behind the publication of A History of Powerco - Delivering New Zealand's Energy Future. More

Powerco Rescues Hot Water Beach Paid Lifeguards

Friday, January 11, 2013
Powerco has come to the rescue of the Hot Water Beach Surf Lifesaving Club after a funding shortfall placed its paid lifeguard service at risk. More

Sun Powers Christmas Lights

Thursday, December 20, 2012
A New Plymouth home is drawing energy from the sun's rays to power a Christmas light display during the festive season. More

Stay Safe this Summer Around Overhead Lines

Thursday, December 20, 2012
Whatever you get up to this summer, Powerco is urging you to stay safe around its power lines. More

Lives put at Risk for a Few Dollars

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Thieves are putting themselves and others at risk of electrocution by cutting copper wire from live electricity networks. More

Check before you Dig and Stay Safe

Monday, December 3, 2012
Failure by a company to check if underground electricity cables were present before starting a job in New Plymouth this week put its workers at risk of serious injury. More

Interim Result for Six Months to September 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012
Powerco Chairman Rick Bettle today announced the Company had made a net profit after tax of $40.2 million in the six months to 30 September 2012. More

Tree trimming near power lines can be deadly: leave it to the approved professionals

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Trimming trees or vegetation near power lines can kill. That's why it must be done by professionals. More

Keep Clear of Downed Power Lines ...

Friday, September 7, 2012
Powerco is warning people to stay away from any power lines brought down by strong winds over the next couple of days. More

Copper Thieves Placing Lives in Danger

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Thieves are continuing to put themselves in danger by cutting copper wire from live electricity networks, despite the risk of electrocution. More

Powerco Financial Results

Thursday, May 24, 2012
Powerco releases financial results for the nine months to March 2012. More

Powerco Donates to Community Projects

Thursday, May 17, 2012
Projects to upgrade a community swimming pool and reinstate pedestrian lighting have been given a boost thanks to a generous donation from Powerco. More