The Mayor of Waimakariri, David Ayers, and MainPower Chief Executive Bruce Emson, officially opened the Burnt Hill Substation at a ceremony held on site on Wednesday 14 October.
MainPower Chief Executive Bruce Emson has joined the Board of the Electricity Networks Association after being voted in by members at the annual meeting, earlier this month.
The St John Bed Push raised over $80,000 for new defibrillators for St John Ambulance.
Recipients for the MainPower Community Fund have been announced with $10,000 to be shared between Wellbeing North Canterbury and the North Canterbury Riding for the Disabled.
Secondary school students in the North Canterbury and Kaikoura region have been given the opportunity to participate in the EVolocity Electric Vehicle Competition thanks to sponsorship support from MainPower.
The Kaiapoi Letterbox Sculpture was unveiled in its new permanent location on the corner of Williams and Fuller streets in September. MainPower sponsored the installation of the sculpture, which was created by local artist Mark Larsen.
MainPower has a sponsorship programme to support the communities of North Canterbury and Kaikoura. We have $10,000 to giveaway and we’re asking for your help by telling us which local community or neighbourhood groups you think need the money the most. To get involved, click here and let us know which three groups you think we should support.
This year, the Greta Valley Village Association and Mark Davis each received $3000 from the MainPower Hurunui Environment Fund. Established in partnership with the Hurunui District Council, the fund is open to residents of the Hurunui District and encourages voluntary and cooperative community partnerships working towards increasing the region’s biodiversity.
MainPower is completing a planned upgrade of the electricity network servicing the Bennetts, Cust, West Eyreton and Swannanoa area, as part of the company’s long term strategic plan to deliver a safe, secure and reliable electricity distribution network. Work will be carried out on weekdays and is expected to be completed no later than August.
The 2014 North Canterbury Business Awards have all been decided and a wonderful Gala event announcing all the Winners and Runners Up was held recently.