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Vector Limited will announce its financial results for the year to 30 June 2012 on Thursday 23 August 2012.

NETWORKS SUMMARY for Week Commencing 30 July 2012
ELECTRICITY
• Damp but mild would be the most positive way to describe the weather during the week. Gusty winds, along with squally showers saw a few weather related incidents including trees down on lines in Puhoi and Takanini. A car hit a pillar in Avondale, a vehicle hit a pole in Takapuna, another in Grey Lynn, Rosedale, Manukau and also Glendowie. Crews had to respond to a car fire underneath power lines in Kelston and attended four house fires to ensure fire crews could work safely in Silverdale, Ellerslie, Weymouth and Brookby. A small animal appears to be the reason for a transformer fire in Albany and a cable fault was the cause of the Takanini feeder issue on Wednesday 1 August. In the most unusual incident of the week, a faults crew had to clear away metres of cassette tape wrapped around a power line.

GAS TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION
• There were two gas incidents this week; faults crews were called out to gas strikes in Papatoetoe and Cambridge. Third party contractors had struck the gas lines with diggers. Faults crews made both sites safe and repaired the pipes. Please take care around our gas network and call 0508 B4 U WORK (248 967) or 0800 B4 U DIG if outside Auckland.

METERING
• Meter deployment continues at a steady pace.

PROJECTS UPDATE
• As part of a major road project in the Tiverton Road/Wolverton Street area, Vector is required to relocate electricity and gas networks. The work will include relocating 2.2 kilometres of overhead power lines underground, and removing the poles. The overhead electricity service lines from the road to customer’s houses will also be put underground. Any existing gas services and power cables that are affected by the widening of the road will be relocated to the side of the footpath area. Directional drilling will be used to install ducts wherever possible. This will involve an excavation at the start and end of each drilling length and potholes at intervals. This work will be carried out on the side of the road. Trenches may be required in some areas. (Photos available)

ONGAS
• Vector’s OnGas Bottle Swap program is going from strength to strength, reporting good sales across all sites for the winter period.

• Our featured site this week is BP Connect Lunn Avenue, Mount Wellington. BP’s recently opened flagship site, is already featuring in the top 10% of sales volume across OnGas’ Bottle Swap Outlets nationwide. Category Manager, Wendy Jordan is extremely pleased with this result. “ Given we have a large amount of retail competition local to the area, just goes to show that BP’s consumer offer continues to sit favourably with our customers,” she said.

• Vector’s 9kg Bottle Swap is available at hundreds of Outlets nationwide. When you need LPG for the BBQ or heater, try swapping. It’s quick, simple and convenient. With no joining fee; you will receive a good quality, safety inspected, leak tested cylinder every time. Why spend time filling when you can “Drive in and Swap out”. (photos available of BP Lunn Avenue)

SHORTS
• Vector owns over 17,737 kilometres of overhead and underground lines in the greater Auckland area, and 12,572 kilometres of gas pipe lines, with almost half supplying gas to Auckland.

• Vector welcomes Kenny Rogers and John Rowles to Auckland on Saturday 12 August. Vector, proud sponsor of the Arena.

ENDS

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