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Reg has been part of our community – and part of the Northpower family – for 33 years!
And on any given day you may just find him turning up at your place armed with that ever-present grin and always with a solution to your problem.
Reg says his daily tasks can be anything from fixing broken lines, no power, no hot water, hot water relays and car versus pole, to your service lines and Northpower Network lines. And he reckons meeting people is the best part of his job.
“Tending to people’s needs and trying to fix what is broken for them is rewarding. Then there’s the travel and ending up in places you would never normally go. It’s great seeing so many different parts of The North,” says Reg.
Being on call means Reg’s working week can be anything from 40 hours to 72 hours – the big shift usually courtesy of a major storm and followed by an enforced stand down period of 24 hours.
Away from his Northpower life, Reg and wife Sharon are often helping out in the community.
As founding members of Northern Street Rods Inc, they have done plenty of fundraisers over the years to help out various community organisations – the Northland Rescue Chopper business.
As Reg nears his 40th year in the electricity sector, he says it has been a really satisfying career - and there is still plenty of life left in him yet!