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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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Site blessing the start for new electricity infrastructure

Cambridge, New Zealand – 19 September 2023 –Waipā Networks and Transpower have announced the start of a major infrastructure project aimed at strengthening the electricity supply in the thriving Waipā region. Marked by a traditional site blessing led by local mana whenua, Ngāti Korokī-Kahukura and Ngāti Hauā, the project will reinforce the security and reliability …..

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Waipā warms up for winter

Waipā Networks deems its Winter Warmer Packs a great success this year, with 200 packs distributed to local families across the Waipā district. The Winter Warmer Packs were one of two Waipā Networks’ community energy initiatives launched in 2023 to support whānau. Families can either self-nominate or be nominated by another member of the community. …..

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Team gears up for the 2023 Connexis Line Mechanic Competition

Invercargill, 1 September 2023 – Waipā Networks is poised to leave an indelible mark on the upcoming Connexis Line Mechanic Competition 2023, scheduled to unfold in Invercargill this September. This nationwide event promises to be a grand showcase of extraordinary skills and a testament to camaraderie within the industry. Since its revival in 2005, Waipā …..

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Cultivating excellence at Waikato Tree Services

Waikato Tree Services arborist Jason Gwynn has been nominated to compete for the National Young Horticulturist of the Year 2023 award. Jason’s nomination is a testament to his exceptional skills, passion and dedication to the work he does within Waikato Tree Services and Waipā Networks. As the recent Young Arborist of the Year award recipient, …..

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Daffodils aplenty at Waipā Networks

To recognise Daffodil Day this week, Waipā Networks brought the team’s cafeteria to life with yellow daffodils and delicious yellow goodies. Daffodil Day is one of New Zealand’s longest-running health campaigns, organised annually by the Cancer Society of New Zealand since 1990. Donations are used to raise awareness about cancer, promote cancer prevention measures, and …..

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Kawhia Fire Brigade gets new emergency response ute

The Kawhia Volunteer Fire Brigade has secured vital funding for a new emergency response utility vehicle. A group of 20 dedicated volunteer members make up the Fire Brigade, serving a vast geographical area covering approximately 600 square kilometres of rugged rural terrain. This acquisition promises to enhance the brigade’s ability to provide efficient and effective …..

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