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Fires Keep Vector Crews Busy

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NETWORK SUMMARY for week ending 17 February 2013

ELECTRICITY

Our electrical response crews attended six car v poles during the week in Oranga, Pakuranga, Onehunga, Glen Innes, Papatoetoe and Penrose; and seven building fires where they were called to make the sites safe.

In Orewa police notified Vector that a light was hanging from a power pole. Crews isolated and removed the streetlight head and all wiring was made safe.

A feeder fault in Birkdale caused an outage affecting a number of customers and in New Lynn a tree trimmer brought down a branch onto several lines resulting in an outage affecting 700 customers.

In central Auckland, water running into a trench submerged a transformer. The water was pumped out and repairs were made.

GAS TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

There were two third party strikes on our network caused by a contractor and a member of the public hitting the pipe. Repairs were made.

In Gisborne, a school was evacuated after a member of the public noticed a possible smell of gas. Crews isolated the gas to the school and checked all the classrooms but detected no readings. Following further investigation, the site was declared safe, the gas supply was restored and the students returned to lessons.

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 12,752 of gas pipe lines, almost half of which supply gas to Auckland.

· Five years on, the multi-award winning nu-metal icons Linkin Park return to Vector Arena to once again on Thursday, 21 February.

· 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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