Welcome to our 110kv line information page

(Note – as of 15 July 2016, the line has been completed and commissioned.  The detail below will be retained on our website for a time for those wanting background information to the project.)

The 110kV line is a major construction project to bring a significant increase in security of power supply to more than 12,000 customers in areas such as Te Awamutu, Kihikihi, Pirongia, Kiokio, Kawhia, Ohaupo, and Pukeatua.  Click to view a detailed map  (the highlighted area shows the area that will directly benefit from this line).

Customers in these areas currently experience regular 8-hour planned maintenance outages, and unplanned outages ranging from several minutes to several hours.   This is because Te Awamutu is currently supplied by a single Transpower line from Karapiro.   With a second supply line the effect of these outages will be all but eliminated.

The new line will run from Te Awamutu to Hangatiki midway between Otorohanga and Te Kuiti.   Waipa Networks will build and maintain the line.  We aim to have this $20M project completed before the next major planned outage in 2016.

This page will be updated as this exciting project progresses.   Some fact sheets and pictures are available for download at the bottom of this page.

Please e-mail us if you would like to ask us a question about the project:  info.newline@waipanetworks.co.nz

Latest Update:

The new line was commissioned on 15 July 2016.

Latest Photos:

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Project Fact Sheets

Project Overview

Transmission Route

Property Rights

Electromagnetic Fields & Noise

RMA Process


Typical 110kV Single Circuit Poles

110kV Single Circuit height versus others

Proposed Line Route Low Res (pdf) Hi Res (10MB pdf)

Photo Montages:

Viewpoint 1 – Looking SE within Anchor Park (10-11)

Viewpoint 2 – Looking NE within Anchor Park (17)

Viewpoint 3 – Looking SW from Meddings Crescent (23-25)

Viewpoint 4 – Looking SW from Pokuru Road (25)

Viewpoint 5 – Looking south from Te Mawhai Road towards Mt Te Kawa (39-42)

Viewpoint 6 – Looking NW from Mt Te Kawa (51-55)

Viewpoint 7 – Looking east towards Mt Te Kawa from Mt Kakepuku (64-68)

Viewpoint 8 – Looking west from the base of Mt Te Kawa (64)

Viewpoint 9 – Looking east from Te Kawa Road (80-96).

Viewpoint 10 – Looking south from Strawbridge Road (122-138)

Viewpoint 11 – Looking west from Main North Road (SH3) to northern entrance to Otorohanga (141-142)

Viewpoint 12 – Looking SE from Frederick Street (139)

Viewpoint 13 – Looking SE towards Maniapoto st to Brett Reserve (149)

Viewpoint 14 – Looking SW from Old Te Kuiti Road (175-178)

Viewpoint 15 – Looking south from the big apple cafe entrance off SH3

Viewpoint 16 – Looking north to the big apple cafe on SH3 (196-198)

Viewpoint – Wallace Terrace (1) Te Awamutu

Viewpoint – Wallace Terrace (2) Te Awamutu

Viewpoint – Ava Mae Drive Te Awamutu

SE Alexandra St looking towards Factory Rd Te Awamutu

Otorohanga Southern Exit


Notice of Requirement Documentation & Consent Application

Click here to download documentation (Dropbox)

Notice of Requirement Decisions

Otorohanga notices of requirement decisions

Waipa notices of requirement decisions

Waitomo notices of requirement decisions

Resource Consent Decisions

Otorohanga resource consent decisions

Waipa resource consent decisions

Waitomo resource consent decisions

Final resource consent letter

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions  (updated 19/03/14)

Useful Links

Ministry of Health booklet on Electromagnetic Fields & Health