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EV competition powered by MainPower

24 September 2015   |  

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.

Kaiapoi Letterbox Sculpture sponsorship

16 September 2015   |  , ,

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.

Help us spend $10,000

31 July 2015   |  

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. 

Hurunui Environment Fund Recipients

27 July 2015   |  ,

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 Network Upgrade

4 June 2015   |  

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.

North Canterbury Business Awards

22 February 2015   |  ,

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.

Hurunui Natural Environment Fund

22 February 2015   |  ,

Established in partnership with the Hurunui District Council, the MainPower Hurunui Natural Environment Fund supports community initiatives to improve the district’s biodiversity. $10,000 is given annually to projects in the Hurunui area that improve or benefit the natural environment.

Sports Scholars Announced

22 February 2015   |  , ,

Holly Greenslade was named top MainPower Sports Scholar for 2014 at the recent North Canterbury Sports Awards. Holly who only started rowing in 2010 has gone on to achieve great things in her chosen sport including three gold medals at the Under 21 Regatta in Australia, two national titles at the New Zealand Championships, three gold medals at the New Zealand Universities Championships and three gold medals at the International University Rowing Championships in China.

MainPower opens new premises

21 February 2015   |  ,

North Canterbury electricity lines company, MainPower New Zealand Limited, has officially opened its new premises at Southbrook Business Park with the help of the region’s youth. In contrast to traditional building openings, MainPower handed over the responsibility for the opening ceremony to student representatives from the region’s 41 primary schools.

Support for free energy advice service

13 February 2015   |  , ,

Suitable for homeowners and tenants alike, each home energy check provides a comprehensive assessment of the energy efficiency of your home, identifying ways to make it warmer, drier and more energy efficient.