Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Unison Posts Reminder - Stay Safe Around Electricity

Unison Posts Reminder - Stay Safe Around Electricity

4 December 2012 – Hawke’s Bay lines company Unison Networks Ltd has this week launched a promotion with Farmlands as part of its annual safety campaign, reminding the public to be wary of electricity when working outdoors.

The ‘how many reminders do you need’ campaign is part of Unison’s focus on public safety, using post-it notes as reminders to be aware of buried and overhead power cables.

Unison Group CEO Ken Sutherland said educating the public on staying safe around assets was a high priority for the Company, particularly given the risk of fatality.

“Unison performs research annually to assess public awareness around electrical safety, and based on the findings, we have targeted our campaign towards these groups, along with those working near electricity such as rural landowners, farmers and home DIYers.”

Along with billboard, radio and internet advertising, Unison is also hoping to educate customers through a display and competition to win $500 free power with their chosen retailer, hosted by Farmlands branches in Hastings and Napier.

Noel Houston, Branch Manager of Hastings’ Farmlands store said the promotion was a natural fit with the Company.

“Farmlands shoppers include those identified by Unison as most in need of safety education, and as a Company we also care about the wellbeing of our customers, so it made perfect sense to host the promotion on behalf of Unison.”

Customers are invited to bring their children to the Napier Farmlands store between 10-12pm Saturday morning to enjoy a BBQ provided by Newstalk ZB, with Powerman on hand to entertain children with giveaways. Customers can enter the $500 free power draw by guessing how many ‘reminders’ are on the in-store display.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Forestry: Man Charged After 2013 Death

Levin Police have arrested and charged a man with manslaughter in relation to the death of Lincoln Kidd who was killed during a tree felling operation on 19 December 2013. More>>

ALSO:

Smells Like Justice: Dairy Company Fined Over Odour

Dairy company fined over odour Dairy supply company Open Country Dairy Limited has been convicted and fined more than $35,000 for discharging objectionable odour from its Waharoa factory at the time of last year’s ”spring flush” when milk supply was high. More>>

Scoop Business: Dairy Product Prices Decline To Lowest Since July 2012

Dairy product prices dropped to the lowest level since July 2012 in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, led by a slump in rennet casein and butter milk powder. More>>

ALSO:

SOE Results: TVNZ Lifts Annual Profit 25% On Flat Ad Revenue, Quits Igloo

Television New Zealand, the state-owned broadcaster, lifted annual profit 25 percent, ahead of forecast and despite a dip in advertising revenue, while quitting its stake in the pay-TV Igloo joint venture with Sky Network Television. More>>

ALSO:

Insurers Up For More Payouts: Chch Property Investor Wins Policy Appeal In Supreme Court

Ridgecrest NZ, a property investor, has won an appeal in the Supreme Court over insurance cover provided by IAG New Zealand for a Christchurch building damaged in four successive earthquakes. More>>

ALSO:

Other Cases:

Royal Society: Review Finds Community Water Fluoridation Safe And Effective

A review of the scientific evidence for and against the efficacy and safety of fluoridation of public water supplies has found that the levels of fluoridation used in New Zealand create no health risks and provide protection against tooth decay. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Croxley Calls Time On NZ Production In Face Of Cheap Imports

Croxley Stationery, whose stationery brands include Olympic, Warwick and Collins, plans to cease manufacturing in New Zealand because it has struggled to compete with lower-cost imports in a market where the printed word is giving way to electronic communications. More>>

ALSO:

Prefu Roundup: Forecasts Revised, Surplus Intact

The National government heads into the election with its Budget surplus target broadly intact, delivering a set of economic and fiscal forecasts marginally revised from May to reflect weaker commodity prices and a lower tax take. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news