Voting for the 2017 MainPower Trustee election is now open.
The Grade 14 and Under team from the North Canterbury
Athletics Club recently competed at the Colgate Games in
Invercargill, doing an excellent job. With 11 athletes
competing, the team brought home 10 medals in total!
During the summer months, Kiwis love spending time outdoors
doing household maintenance, boating or playing with the
kids. It’s important to look up and look out for power
lines when you’re out and about.
MainPower head office will be closed from *Friday 23
December 2016*, re-opening *Monday 9 January 2017*. Our
24-Hour Faults line will continue to operate throughout this
time - call *0508 60 70 80* to report a power outage.
MainPower is currently in day three of our emergency
response after the Monday morning earthquake.
The 2016 recipient of the $5000 MainPower Electrical
Engineering Scholarship is Tiantian Xiao, an electrical and
electronic engineering student currently in her third and
final professional year at the University of Canterbury.
MainPower is reviewing its vegetation management programme -
more specifically, we want to improve the way we communicate
with our customers around maintaining clearance zones for
trees around power lines. Did you know MainPower spends
close to $800,000 annually on trimming trees and branches
growing too close to power lines?
Following public vote, four community groups have been
rewarded for their hard work and dedication as recipients of
the 2016 MainPower Community Fund.
We're working on our customer service and want to talk to
our customers about trees.