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

 


Vector Network News - Model Aircraft Takes Out Power Lines


Vector Network News


NETWORK SUMMARY for week ending 3 February 2013

ELECTRICITY
Our electrical response crews attended one car v pillar and seven car v poles incidents during the week including an incident in Flat Bush which turned out to be a car v fence and one in Avondale South which was a car v car. In perhaps the most unusual incident of the week, a remote controlled aircraft flew into powerlines in Clevedon, causing an area outage. The model aircraft did not survive the crash.

Crews also attended four fires in Oranga, Shelly Park, Panmure and Milford.
Crews also attended three cases of lines being brought down in Avondale, Mt Smart and Mt Wellington. Overheight vehicles were the culprits in all three incidents.

GAS TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

Crews were called to a suspected smell of gas incident in Westmere, where they made the site safe and repaired a gas pipe.

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

Projects

Wairau Road 33kV Switchboard Replacement Project – Vector’s works that form part of the upgrade of the Wairau site are nearing completion. The new Wairau 33kV switchboard was livened in May 2012. With 32 bays in a single panel, it is now the largest straight line double bus-bar 33kV switchboard of its type in the world. The two story building was built using precast concrete tilt slab panels, which enabled rapid construction. The project also included the relocation of the 110kV circuits that supply Wairau from Albany to further improve network security. Cabling work within the substation site is now underway and will be completed during February. Following this, works to demolish and remove of the old outdoor substation will begin in March. Transpower’s work on this site should be completed in August, at which point the landscaping and final road sealing works will begin.


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.
• The SKYCITY Breakers return to Vector Arena from 1 – 28 February and Ringo Starr brings his All Starr band to Auckland on 9 February.
• Vector, proud sponsor of the Arena.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Tourism: China Southern Airlines To Fly To Christchurch

China Southern Airlines, in partnership with Christchurch Airport and the South Island tourism industry, has announced today it will begin flying directly between Guangzhou, Mainland China and the South Island. More>>

ALSO:

Dodgy: Truck Shops Come Under Scrutiny

Mobile traders, or truck shops, target poorer communities, particularly in Auckland, with non-compliant contracts, steep prices and often lower-quality goods than can be bought at ordinary shops, a Commerce Commission investigation has found. More>>

ALSO:

Auckland Transport: Government, Council Agree On Funding Approach

The government and Auckland Council have reached a detente over transport funding, establishing a one-year, collaborative timetable for decisions on funding for the city's transport infrastructure growth in the next 30 years after the government refused to fund the $2 billion of short and medium-term plans outlined in Auckland's draft Unitary Plan. More>>

ALSO:

Bullish On China Shock: Slumping Equities, Commodities May Continue, But Not A GFC

The biggest selloff in stock markets in at least four years, slumping commodity prices and a surge in Wall Street's fear gauge don't mean the world economy is heading for another global financial crisis, fund managers say. More>>

ALSO:

Real Estate: Investors Driving Up Auckland Housing Risk - RBNZ

The growing presence of investors in Auckland's property market is increasing the risks, and is likely to both amplify the housing cycle and worsen the potential damage from a downturn both to the financial system and the broader economy, said Reserve Bank deputy governor Grant Spencer. More>>

ALSO:

Annual Record: Overseas Visitors Hit 3 Million Milestone

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand surpassed 3 million for the first time in the July 2015 year, Statistics New Zealand said today. The record-breaking 3,002,982 visitors this year was 7 percent higher than the July 2014 year. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news