Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Rain Brings Relief For Some


Vector Network News

NETWORK SUMMARY for week ending 17 March 2013

ELECTRICITY

While Sunday’s rain brought welcome relief to farmers and gardeners alike, it caused a few problems for our faults crews as they responded to multiple car v poles and tree branches bringing down lines.

The rain and wind brought lines down due to debris in Manurewa, Onehunga, Laingholm and Waimauku. Branches also struck lines in both Remuera and Matakana causing outages and there were four car v poles due to the greasy road conditions, two in Whangapararoa, with the others in Manukau and Alfriston.

The rest of the week saw a further three car vs pole incidents. One incident in Papakura North, left the pole on a lean and the lines hanging low. By the time fault crews arrived at the scene the driver, along with their vehicle, had fled from the incident site.

Feeder faults caused power outages in Newton, Glenn Innes, Avondale, Dairy Flat and Whangaparoa.

Crews were called to isolate the power supply following fires in Clover Park and Central Auckland.

There were two incidents where overhead power lines were brought down by third party strikes. The incidents, in Mt Wellington and Glendowie, were caused by equipment on trucks coming into contact with the lines and subsequently bringing the lines down.

GAS DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSMISSION

There were six third party strikes on our gas distribution network last week. Five were caused by contractors and one by a customer excavating on the boundary of their property.

There was a smell of gas reported in Papatoetoe West. Crews investigated, identified the location of the leak and repaired the affected gas line.

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

PROJECTS

Hillsborough Reinforcement Project achieves half-way milestone

Vector’s Hillsborough Reinforcement project has reached the halfway mark. The two-year project involves installation of a new underground cable and reinforcement a major zone substation in Hillsborough to ensure continued security of electricity supply in the future for the approximately 5,000 customers in the area services by the substation.

The project has been challenging, covering a five kilometre route that traverses major arterial roads, motorway off ramps, cycle ways, bus lanes, a school, a fire station, a popular park and a golf course. The laying of underground ducts has been completed and the majority of cables have been pulled through these ducts to allow the sub-transmission cable connection from Transpower’s substation on White Swan Road via Richardson Road, Dominion Road, the cycle way of Keith Hay Park, underneath State Highway 20 through to the Hillsborough zone substation on Hillsborough Road to be effected. The next phase of work covers the renovation of the existing Vector substation building on Hillsborough Road including the installation of a new transformer. The project is scheduled for completion by winter 2014, but is currently running ahead of schedule and is likely to be completed at the end of the year (2013).

SHORTS

· Vector owns over 17,700 km of overhead and underground lines in the greater Auckland area, and 12,700 km of gas pipe lines, almost half of which supply gas to Auckland.

· Neil Young brings his veteran backing band Crazy Horse with him to Vector Arena for a show that promises to showcase both new material from their recently released album ‘Psychedelic Pill’ and the classic hits that helped make Young a household name on Thursday, 21 March.

· 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

The information contained in this e-mail is confidential and may
be legally privileged. If you have received it in error, you may
not read, use, copy or disclose this email. If you are not the
intended recipient, please let us know by reply e-mail
immediately and then delete this email from your system. We
shall not be responsible for any changes to, or interception of,
this email or any attachment after it leaves our information
systems.
We accept no responsibility for viruses or defects in this email
or any attachments.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

New Research: Most Homeless People Working Or Studying

“The cost of housing has been rising without corresponding increases in income, whilst the number of state houses per capita has been in decline. Many low-income people are missing out on housing, whether we recognise them as ‘homeless’ or not. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Traynor: New Offender Info Sharing Plan

“This Bill delivers on that step-change by moving away from name-based records held by individual agencies to a shared, anchor identity based on unalterable information, such as fingerprints and facial recognition. It also gives agencies access to the drivers’ licence photo database and birth, death and marriages information." More>>

  • NZ Law Foundation - New $2M fund for research on information challenges
  • Littoral: New Ship To Deliver Enhanced Naval Capability

    Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government has approved a Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force recommendation to request tenders for a new naval ship to support littoral operations. More>>

    July:

    After King's Labour Snub: Māori Party And Kiingitanga To Work Together

    Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox met with Kiingitanga representatives in Wellington yesterday to discuss working together on key issues for the betterment of Māori. More>>

    ALSO:

    Waitangi Claim On Rehabilitation: The 'Justus' System For Māori Not Good Enough

    Closing statements at the Waitangi Tribunal case against Corrections called for immediate steps and a comprehensive review to address the high rate of Māori reoffending. More>>

    ALSO:

    Advice: PM Sets Rules For Ministers' Treatment Of Public Servants

    Prime Minister John Key has laid down the law about the way ministers and public servants should interact, saying ministers may not always like the advice they receive, but they must listen to it carefully, respectfully and professionally. More>>

    Gordon Campbell: On The Funding Changes In Special Needs Education, And Uber

    The plan to strip out the educational support for older “special needs” children in order to meet the existing shortfall in funding for special needs in early childhood education is so miserly and relentlessly stupid as to defy belief… More>>

    SPECIAL EDUCATION (& More):

    Online Learning Plans:

    Post Cab Presser: Inquiries And Consciences

    This afternoon the Prime Minister John Key announced that his cabinet had drafted terms of reference for the Havelock North water contamination inquiry... In response to questions on the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill, the Prime Minister said he didn't think allowing National MPs a conscience vote was warranted. More>>

    ALSO:

    Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Regional
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news