2009 Northpower News
Horowhenua company Electra is the latest electricity specialist to join the New Zealand Regional Fibre Group.
A commitment to broadband speeds of at least 100Mbit/s has been reaffirmed by the New Zealand Regional Fibre Group.
Competition for a slice of the Government’s $1.5 billion ultra-fast fibre broadband fund is heating up with the launch of a Waikato-based fibre consortium.
Tonga Power is considering a move to fibre optic broadband and is relying on the expertise of New Zealand Regional Fibre Group member Northpower to help out.
energynews.co.nz by Matt Ritchie
Whangarei-headquartered lines company Northpower is in the final stages of commissioning a Ground Fault Neutraliser (GFN) at its zone substation at Poroti, as the company prepares to run a trial to establish the benefits likely to come from using the equipment.
Whangarei Advocate, Whangarei
A revolution is quietly happening around Whangarei, above our heads, at our feet. Look up for signs of change and you will see none; look down and you might spot a newish metal plate in the ground.
We are working hard to bring fibre to our communities and connect our urban and rural customers with a reliable and consistent communications network with the fastest broadband speeds possible, a move that will provide numerous local benefits - health and education included.
More than 100 schools across the country have now been connected to ultra-fast fibre networks in what is being touted as a major boost for the spread of e-learning.
Northern Advocate, Whangarei
Northland’s sun can be so much fun. But it can also be a killer, with the region having one of the highest rates of melanoma in the Western World.
Electricity Ashburton is ploughing ahead with plans to provide locals with the world’s fastest communication medium – fibre. And the $5 million investment is all going underground.
Whangarei Leader, Whangarei
I was attending a meeting in Auckland recently unaware of the chaos taking place north of the Auckland Harbour Bridge as a result of an errant forklift driver. Firstly, we need to accept that accidents will happen and we can expect power cuts to occur from time to time at a local level.
Optrix is a small business developed under the Young Enterprise Scheme Technology strand. Our primary intention is to publicize North Power’s Fibre Optic rollout while at the same time designing and developing BizHive with which we intend will utilize this new generation of broadband.
The New Zealand Regional Fibre Group is backing the Government’s planned rural broadband initiative. However, the NZRFG, a collective of 17 lines and power companies, says more work is needed to ensure the plan reaches its potential.
Communications Day, Australia & New Zealand telecom daily
Rural New Zealand can enjoy cost-effective fibre-optical network deployments said lines company Northpower, if existing infrastructure is utilised to get around the country’s cumbersome Resource Management Act.
In this issue of ConsumerLine read more about our TUANZ Award win for the best next generation fibre-optic network award 2009, another successful Home Show event where we demonstrated the speed and capabilities of fibre at our site, and Northpower Electrical Services in conjunction with the Whangarei District Council lit up the old town hall on bank street in support of breast cancer awareness month.
A Hawke’s Bay team of line mechanics proved they were the brightest sparks at a power industry competition staged at the Mystery Creek Events Centre in Hamilton.
Whangarei Leader, Whangarei, NZ
Northpower’s Perth company will continue to make losses for at least another two years, despite millions of dollars being invested.
ESITO, New Zealand
A line mechanic crew from Northpower Hawkes Bay, competing for the very first time, won the national cup at the ESITO Line Mechanic Competition contested in Hamilton last week.
Northern Advocate, Whangarei, NZ
The annual Northland Electricity rescue helicopter fundraising appeal begins tomorrow, but Mike Podesta made an early donation yesterday.
New Zealand’s first globally competitive communications network is a step closer following today’s release of the Government’s ‘Invitation to Participate’ in its ultra-fast fibre broadband initiative.
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