Unusual Incidents Mark a Busy Week for Faults Crews
Unusual Incidents Mark a Busy Week for Faults
The blistering temperatures continue
in the Auckland area with no real respite forecast until
Our electrical response crews attended five
car v poles, one car v pillar and unusually, one car v house
during the week.
A timely reminder to boaties occurred
on Sunday with a boat on a trailer almost bringing down
lines at Buckland’s Beach. The lines and pole were
repaired using live line techniques, meaning no loss of
power to customers in the area. Boat owners must check that
they have sufficient clearance when travelling under power
lines. Be aware that contact with these lines may result in
shock, injury or death.
Crews were also asked by the
Fire Service to isolate two properties on fire in Clendon
GAS TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION
were called to two suspected gas incidents in Greenhithe
where no traces of gas were found - it is believed that the
smell was the diesel from heavy machinery nearby.
There was one third party strike on our network in Rodney
caused by a contractor hitting the pipe. Repairs were
Please take care around our gas network and call
0508 B4 U WORK (248 967) or 0800 B4 U DIG if outside
· Vector owns over 17,737
kilometres of overhead and underground lines in the greater
Auckland area, and 12,752 of gas pipe lines, almost half of
which supply gas to Auckland.
· Five years on,
the multi-award winning new metal icons Linkin Park return
to Vector Arena to once again on Thursday, 21 February.
Vector, proud sponsor of the Arena.
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.
is listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange with ticker
symbol VCT. For further information, visit
© Scoop Media
Gordon Campbell: On The 2013 Budget
Among Thursday’s main talking points:
We are apparently on track for a margin-of-error $75 million surplus, now in sight for 2014/15. But this sickly creature is hobbling out of the lab on the basis of all kinds of facilitative conjuring: such as trimming by $200 million the amount of new spending next time around.
With this strictly nominal surplus in sight, the 1984-ish justification for eternal austerity will have a news talisman: namely, getting Crown debt down to 20% of GDP by 2020. More>>
Budget Report, Lockup Audio & Images: Budget Day 2013 As always and especially after the managerial mishaps of the past few weeks and months, (e.g. Aaron Gilmore, the Mighty River Power share float, the GCSB mishaps) Budget Day 2013 was always going to be a pageant of reassurance... More>>
Budget 2013 Comment: Plain Sailing, But It's No America's Cup Pattrick Smellie: Compared to the last four budgets, this year's reflects an economy moving out of recession and into calmer waters... Yet if the fastest annual growth rate we can expect over the next two years is 3 percent - with the Christchurch rebuild in full swing - then you'd have to say New Zealand's underlying low-growth problem is far from fixed. More>>
Auckland Discord: Govt’s Power Hungry Housing Approach A Threat - Labour
Last week the Government said this, ‘The Government commits not to use any proposed or existing powers ... to override the council's planning and consenting processes’. But its housing Bill says this; ‘If an accord cannot be reached in an area of severe housing unaffordability, the Government can intervene by establishing special housing areas and issuing consents for developers’. More>>
Extending Protest Ban, Relaxing Permit Rules: Govt Abuses Urgency To Extend Anadarko Amendment
The Government is trying to pass legislation under urgency which would make the Anadarko Amendment – which limits protest at sea – apply to an additional 1.7 million square kilometres, the Green Party said today. More>>