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

 


Vector News

Vector News


Vector Crews Good Sorts


Vector crews got more than they bargained for when working at the Gulf Harbour substation last week.

A nose to tail car accident occurred right outside the substation. With two elderly ladies in the front vehicle and small children in the back of the rear vehicle, our lads sprung into action.

While comfort was given to the victims and emergency services were called, the rest of the crew got the first aid kit from their truck, got blankets for the children and stayed to assist until the ambulance arrived.

Good sorts.


NETWORK SUMMARY for week ending 4 May 2014
ELECTRICITY
We isolated power at four house/building fires during the week at the request of emergency services, in Narrow Neck, Remuera, Onehunga and Point England. In Bucklands Beach, our contractors made repairs to a pole on fire.

Feeder faults were reported during the week in Swanson, Mt Wellington, Otara and in Mangere East, where trees touching lines were found to be the cause.

Four car vs. pole incidents occurred in the week, in Blockhouse Bay, Lynfield, Papatoetoe and Manurewa. The poles were replaced by our contractors and power was restored. Despite a prolonged outage caused by the Manurewa incident, no customers were affected.

There were three car vs. pillar incidents during the week. No damage was sustained to Vector assets, and only one customer was affected. In a Pakuranga incident, a damaged asset was referred to the council and incidents in Manurewa and Papatoetoe saw damage to Telecom assets only.


GAS

For safety, emergency services requested isolation of gas supply to a building on fire in Paerata. Our crews responded quickly.

Five incidents of gas pipes being struck by contractors were reported during the week in Wattle Downs, Hamilton, Westgate, Orakei and in Long Bay.
No traces of gas were found after reports of gas smells in Henderson and Manurewa during the week. Emergency services advised Vector to stand down from a similar report in Whangarei.

Only one customer was affected during the week by these gas incidents.

SHORTS

• Vector owns over 17,800 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.

• Vector, proud sponsor of the Arena.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

22/2: Christchurch Quake Memorial To Be Unveiled

A city, a region, a nation and an international community impacted by the Canterbury Earthquakes will come together tomorrow to mark the sixth anniversary of the deadly quake and dedicate Oi Manawa Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial.

The Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial Dedication and Civic Memorial Service starts at 12 noon tomorrow, February 22, at the Memorial site on the Ōtākaro/Avon River, in the area bordered by the Montreal Street Bridge, Durham Street, and Cambridge and Oxford Terraces. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Mana-Maori Party Deal

If the self-interest involved wasn’t so blatant, the electorate deal between the Maori Party and Hone Harawira would be kind of poignant. It’s a bit like seeing the remaining members of Guns’n’Roses or the Eagles back on the road touring the nostalgia circuit… playing all the old hits of Maori unity and kaupapa Maori politics. More>>

ALSO:

Private Provision: First Social Bond To Focus On Mental Health

New Zealand’s first social bond will help around 1700 people with mental illness into work, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Social Investment Minister Amy Adams say. More>>

ALSO:

Megaupload Case: High Court Rules Dotcom, Co-Accused Eligible For Extradion

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and his three co-accused are eligible for extradition to the United States, New Zealand's High Court ruled... Justice Murray Gilbert upheld a decision by the District Court that there were grounds for Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato to be extradited. More>>

ALSO:

PREVIOUSLY:

Immigration: Short Reprieve For Nine Indian Students

A temporary hold on deportations of nine Indian students is a step in the right direction but the Government urgently needs to implement safeguards to stop further injustices to more international students, the Green Party says. More>>

EARLIER:

Port Hills Fire: Midday Update, Monday 20 February

• 9 homes destroyed
• 2 homes with partial damage. Damage includes things like cracked windows, heat damage.
• 3 properties with damage to other external structures e.g sheds or outbuildings More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news