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NETWORKS SUMMARY for week ending 2 September 2012

ELECTRICITY

The taste of spring continues with mild weather across most of the country. Car v poles were on the increase this week with eight incidents in Auckland (including a car v pillar) and one in Manukau. Faults crews repaired two pillars, a Telecom line, a circuit breaker in Auckland and attended five fires including a car and boat trailer unit that had rolled underneath power lines and caught on fire. In Auckland, fault crews attended an outage when trees brought down power lines in which 257 customers were affected, power was restored that evening.

GAS TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

We had four third party strikes on our gas distribution network this week including a 100mm PE that was hit by a digger in Hobsonville, a pipe strike in Morrinsville and a contractor removing the concrete footing in a driveway and pulling the gas mains with it. Fault crews also attended a gas isolate for KMART in Hamilton. Fault crews made all sites safe and repaired the equipment. Please take care around our gas network and call 0508 B4 U WORK (248 967) or 0800 B4 U DIG if outside Auckland.

FIBRE

Vector now has an Internet family of products to meet all customer needs. And, it has just been expanded with the launch of InfiNet.

InfiNet is a new addition, and is a packaged internet service. This recently launched service is a contended (shared service) uncapped internet service that channel partners can resell to their customers. The service is managed by Vector Communications so that customers don’t have to buy any equipment.

PROJECT UPDATE

• The first stage of the Vector works at Wairau have been successfully completed. The second stage is planned to commence later this year. Transpower’s building construction is continuing during winter.

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.

• The Wiggles are coming to Auckland on Saturday 15 September and Sunday 16 September. Vector, proud sponsor of the Arena

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