Two former Northland women have become the first in New Zealand to qualify as cable jointers in the electricity sector.
Dargaville’s Robyn Dawes, 25, and Whangarei’s Aroha McLean, 43, both now based in Auckland, are formally certified cable jointers after three year apprenticeships.
Along the way they have broken a barrier and say they want other women to follow.
Northpower has taken ownership of Transpower’s two 50,000 volt electricity distribution lines between Dargaville and Maungatapere.
The asset transfer also sees Northpower take ownership of the former Transpower Dargaville substation and those assets within Transpower’s substation at Maungatapere that are dedicated to the electricity supply to Dargaville from Maungatapere.
More than $5m is headed the way of around 50,000 Northpower consumers over the next few weeks. Included is a $1m industry rebate.
It is the second payout in three months and takes the total amount gifted this summer to more than $9m, after the Northpower Electric Power Trust (NEPT) gave every Northpower consumer in Kaipara and Whangarei an $80 tax free credit in December.
An early Christmas present is heading the way of electricity consumers in Kaipara and Whangarei thanks to an $80 tax free credit on December power accounts.
The distribution is courtesy of the Northpower Electric Power Trust (NEPT).
It is allocated to the 54,900 power installation control points (ICPs) connected to the Northpower network as at midnight on Tuesday, December 18, 2012.
NEPT Chairman Erc Angelo says customers who do not receive the $80 credit on their next power account should contact the NEPT information line on 0800 434 100.
Three Northpower employees have won titles at the annual ESITO Excellence Awards.
The awards celebrate the most outstanding trainees with Electricity Supply Industry Training Organisation (ESITO) training agreements who currently work in the electricity supply and telecommunications industries.
2012 Electricity Rescue Helicopter Appeal underway…
A year-long celebration is about to begin as Northland’s Electricity Rescue Helicopter Service launches its 25th year in operation.
November 15 marks the anniversary of the first flight by the Northland Emergency Services Trust back in 1988. Since then the service has completed over 15,000 flights and saved hundreds of lives in and around Northland – and offshore.
Long time Northpower Electric Power Trust chairman Erc Angelo has been elected as an executive member of New Zealand’s national organisation for energy trusts.
Northpower’s growing stature in fibre networks has culminated in a visit this week from the Australian Government Select Committee on the Australian National Broadband Network (NBN).
Dame Jenny Shipley is challenging New Zealand’s energy sector to future proof its workforce.
And it’s all about enticing women into the industry – at the frontline and in the board room.
All Northpower shares to be retained under NEPT stewardship…
The Northpower Electric Power Trust (NEPT) will retain all Northpower Limited shares in Trust ownership.
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