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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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Building sustainable partnerships

Waipā Networks & Cambridge Community House Te Awamutu, Tuesday 25 July – Waipā Networks marked another community milestone by establishing a sustainable partnership with the Cambridge Community House Trust. As part of this unique partnership, we’re sponsoring an Electric Vehicle (EV) for Cambridge Community House’s use, ensuring the organisation can carry out their community work …..

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Meet Dave Rodgers, Head of Operations

Meet Dave Rodgers, our Head of Operations at Waipā Networks! With an impressive 39 years of experience in the industry, Dave brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team. His diverse background includes working in distribution, transmission, and project management, making him highly skilled in various areas. Dave’s response was enthusiastic when asked …..

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Meet Audrey Scheurich, Head of Finance & Commercial

Today, we want to introduce you to Audrey Scheurich, our Head of Finance & Commercial at Waipā Networks. We chatted with Audrey to learn more about her background, her thoughts on the company, and some fun facts about herself. Audrey has been working in the infrastructure sector since 2005, gaining a ton of experience along …..

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Meet the CEO of Waipā Networks  

Ever wondered what it’s like to be the CEO of a community-owned business? Meet Sean Horgan, our Chief Executive Officer at Waipā Networks, who has some interesting insights to share. Sean’s been working in the industry for around 30 years and started as a Commercial Analyst at the Huntly Power Station in 1995. After several …..

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Cambridge & Te Awamutu Ecobulb Event

We want to thank the Cambridge and Te Awamutu communities for supporting our giveaway of Ecobulb lightbulbs during some pretty wild and windy weather! We have now distributed 6,500 energy-efficient lightbulbs to the Cambridge community, bringing the total number of Ecobulbs to 30,000. We also distributed 4,500 lightbulbs to the Te Awamutu community at their …..

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Ara Ake New Zealand Decarbonisation Challenge

Waipā Networks had the privilege of attending The Ara Ake New Zealand Decarbonisation Challenge event in New Plymouth on Thursday 17 November 2022. Ara Ake is an organisation that launched in 2020. Their purpose is to help inventors that want to develop and commercialise energy for New Zealand. They offer various services, aid their projects, …..

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Networks Trust appoints new Chair & Deputy

Waipā Networks Trust has appointed a new Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson at its October meeting.  Each October, the Trustees appoint the positions for the next 12 months and this year Sarah Matthews was chosen as the Trust’s first ever female Chairperson and David McLean was chosen as the Trust’s Deputy Chairperson. Matthews, a Chartered Accountant …..

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Waipā Networks Supports Safe Digging Month

Waipā Networks is proud to support Safe Digging Month in November 2022 in collaboration with BeforeUdig. BeforeUdig is a FREE online service for anyone undertaking excavation works to find the location of cables, pipes and other utility assets in and around any proposed dig site. This helps to protect themselves and valuable assets during these …..

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Free bulbs as Waipā Networks power saving initiative gets underway

Waipa Networks have begun distributing 85,000 light bulbs throughout the Waipa region this week as an initiative to light the region more efficiently kicks off.

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Waipā Networks competes in Annual Lines Competition

Waipā Networks would like to congratulate their five crew members on attending the Connexis Annual Line Mechanic Competition. The competition was this year held from 27-29 September 2022 in Levin, the first competition since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic in 2020. Waipā Networks are a regular competitior in this annual event and this year …..

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Waipā appoints new head

Waipa Networks has appointed Sean Horgan as its new chief executive officer. Horgan will step into the role following a successful five year stint as chief executive at King Country based The Lines Company.

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Government announces rebates for electric vehicles.

The Government has announced a rebate scheme for electric vehicles that comes into effect from 1 July 2021.  As Waipa Networks has found with the 8 (and growing!) EVs in our fleet, they cost significantly less to run and the new rebate scheme will bring the purchase costs closer to their traditional combustion engine counterparts.  …..

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Are Solar Panels Right For Your Home?

On the face of it, solar panels sound like a great idea being able to harness “free” energy from the sun.  Waipa Networks has our own solar panels at our depot in Harrison Drive, Te Awamutu, and also at the Lakewood development in Cambridge.  The solar panels installed at each site were designed to match …..

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