Maungatautari and Horahora districts

Maungatautari in the morning

We're working to improve the reliability and quality of supply for our customers in the Maungatautari and Horahora Districts.


Current work

From June 2023 our contractors Northpower, in collaboration with Matamata Directional Drilling will be installing a new underground cable from the intersection of Tīrau Road and State Highway 29 to Kentucky Road (near Becks Nursery) - see the map below.

Traffic management will be in place to allow crews to work safely, please take care and be patient.

We expect the work to be completed in August 2023 (weather-permitting).

Once the cable work is complete we'll be working to install more network devices that will help our network controllers to re-route power in the event of an outage in the area. This work will go through until early-2024.

map showing the cable route of Powerco's Maungatautari cable

Completed work

  • Ageing assets include poles and cross-arms replaced.
  • Line fault indicators installed (this helps our field crews to quickly identify where an outage has occurred along an overhead line).
  • New transformer installed at Tīrau Substation.

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