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A Busy Week for Faults Crews

A Busy Week for Faults Crews


ELECTRICITY

Summer seems to have masked itself, with cooler temperatures and high winds. Our response crews have been experiencing a particularly busy time.

There were seven car v poles and three car v pillars across Auckland last week.

There was an increase in building fires this week, and crews were called to isolate electricity for fire crews in eight locations across Auckland.

The high winds also saw crews attending eight cases involving lines down, where branches had blown into lines.

Crews also attended seven additional incidents including one in Penrose which turned out to be burning rubbish and not a burning Vector asset.

GAS TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

There were seven third party strikes on our network including one in Hamilton, caused by a contractor hitting a gas pipe as he carried out work.

Faults crews were also called to investigate the smell of gas on the North Shore and in Springfield. In both cases the sites were made safe and repairs carried out.

Please take care around our gas network and call 0508 B4 U WORK (248 967) or 0800 B4 U DIG if outside Auckland.


SHORTS

• Vector owns over 17,737 kilometres of overhead and underground lines in the greater Auckland area, and 12,572 kilometres of gas pipe lines, almost half of which supply gas to Auckland.

• Sir Cliff Richard OBE, is set to return to New Zealand with a hit-packed national tour on Saturday, 26 January.

• Vector, proud sponsor of the Arena.


Vector owns and manages a unique portfolio which consists of electricity distribution, gas transmission and distribution, electricity and gas metering installations and data management services, natural gas and LPG and fibre optic networks.


Vector is listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange with ticker symbol VCT. For further information, visit www.vector.co.nz

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