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Shane Ellison appointed as new director

We are thrilled to welcome Shane Ellison as our new board director for a three-year term. With extensive experience in senior leadership and as a chief executive, Shane Ellison (Ngāi Tahu, Te Atiawa, Ngāti Mutunga, and Ngāti Ruanui) brings a unique skill set, including leading teams, managing financials, and overseeing assets. Shane has over a …..

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Waipā Networks discount on its way

Waipā Networks customers will receive an average discount of $100, including GST, on their next bill, which provides some relief for local families facing rising household costs. Customers receive two discounts from Waipā Networks each year, and in the upcoming round, close to $2.6 million will be distributed back to customers via their retailer. Individual …..

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Waipā Networks supports Mathematics For A Lifetime Trust

Waipā Networks sponsors movie fundraiser to support Mathematics For A Lifetime Trust Waipā Networks sponsored The Mountain Movie Fundraiser held at The Regent Theatre Te Awamutu this month. The event was organized to support the Mathematics For A Lifetime (MFAL) Charitable Trust, a non-profit organisation that aims to advance skills and knowledge of mathematics for …..

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Tom Bromfield brings new energy as general manager

Waipā Networks is pleased to announce that Tom Bromfield will be joining the growing team as general manager of delivery on 15 April 2024. With over 20 years of experience in the industry in New Zealand and abroad, Bromfield will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new role in Waipā. His career …..

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Waipā bids a final farewell to two-pole transformer structures

Waipā Networks has replaced its network’s final two-pole transformer structure, marking a significant leap year day for the lines company. The Te Awamutu transformer on Mandeno Street, removed on 29 February, was the last two-pole transformer structure on Waipā Networks’ network to be replaced, marking the end of an 18-year project to replace the poles. …..

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Marker at significant Waipā pre-European heritage site blessed

Mana Whenua, landowners and stakeholder representatives came together last month to mark a significant milestone in the Taiea te Taiao ecological corridor project, which fosters biodiversity and acknowledges significant historical sites in Waipā. The first of nine markers, blessed on 13 March by mana whenua, recognises an important site of trade prior to European settlement …..

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Rowing into the new year in Kawhia

Kawhia, Te Waitere and Oparau whale rowing clubs rowed their way into the new year at the annual Kawhia whale rowing club on Waitangi Day. Waipā Networks was a proud sponsor for the day and managed to catch the action firsthand alongside the competitors and spectators at the family-friendly event. Competitors can range from novices …..

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Waipā Networks provides Christmas cheer in Te Awamutu and Cambridge

Waipā Networks got their Christmas cheer on at the 2023 Cambridge and Te Awamutu Christmas parades on 6 December. To kickstart the festive season, Waipā Networks entered two floats in the Te Awamutu parade of 23 floats. They finished runner-up in the Best Commercial Business Float category behind Aon Insurance Brokers, who took the top …..

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Waipā Networks to co-host 2024 Connexis | Te Pukenga competition

Next Year’s annual three-day Connexis | Te Pukenga Annual Competition NZ will be co-hosted by Waipā Networks and The Lines Company Ltd at Te Awamutu’s Castleton Park from 22 to 24 October. Annual Connection attracts industry workers from across New Zealand. It sees line mechanic crew and cable jointers from around the country compete in …..

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Running support of Pirongia trailers

Waipā Networks is geared up to cheer from the sidelines at the upcoming Pirongia Trail Run (PTR) as key event sponsors on Saturday, 18 November. The Waikato community trail running event caters to all abilities and ages. Four different grades are offered, from the relaxed movers to the mountain crushers. The motto for the event …..

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Arborist team climb to the top

Waikato Tree Services arborist team leader Daniel Campbell and liaison arborist Taneora Martin are gearing up for the New Zealand Arb Husqvarna National Tree Climbing Championship in Invercargill on 10 and 11 November. The New Zealand Arb Association holds four regional tree climbing competitions each year, with the top climbers gaining entry to the National …..

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Gumboot gala returns for 2023 with support from Waipā Networks

In support of mental health, the Te Awamutu Gumboot Gala, run by Gumboot UP, is returning to the Te Awamutu rugby fields on 3 November. As a proud event sponsor, Waipā Networks is all set to offer its support and contribute to the cause. This year’s gala promises to be bigger and better than ever, …..

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Waipā Networks puts spotlight on animal welfare this Guy Fawkes

Waipā Networks is a major sponsor of Waipā’s inaugural Illuminate Light and Sound extravaganza this weekend, 4 November 2023. “Illuminate” promises to light up the skies at the Mighty River Domain with an awe-inspiring sound and light show. The event is about championing animal welfare during Guy Fawkes, providing a public display of fireworks for …..

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Stopping copper theft and keeping our community safe

Waipā Networks is reaching out to our wonderful community in the Waipā region. We’ve become increasingly concerned about a rise in copper theft. Thieves are targeting crucial earth cables connected to our power poles, and it’s a risk to themselves, our team, and the public’s safety. We understand the vital role our community plays in …..

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EVolicity sponsorship helps develop young minds

Waipā Networks supports the EVolocity race day held in Ohaupō next week as part of a focus on nurturing the next generation of talented minds. Students aged 7-13 from Waikato, Bay of Plenty, and Rotorua will showcase their self-built electric vehicles in teams or individually. The EVolocity event aims to break down barriers and inspire …..

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