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15 organisations receive TLC community funding

15 October 2020

Youthtown has secured $1,000 in community funding support from The Lines Company (TLC) to run the Bike Ready programme in...

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TLC helping customers to get adventurous

15 October 2020

Boosting tourism sales in Waitomo in the wake of COVID-19 is the aim of joint campaign between The Lines Company (TLC) and a...

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2021 Inspiring Local Minds Scholarship recipients announced

5 October 2020

Four outstanding local school leavers have been awarded Inspiring Local Minds Scholarships from The Lines Company (TLC). TLC...

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TLC appoints local Future Director

1 October 2020

In early August The Lines Company (TLC) began their search for a local candidate to mentor through the Institute of Directors...

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Oparure line repair, a photo essay

17 September 2020

Check out the photo essay of the helicopter inspection and work completed on Tuesday 16 September at Oparure.  The fault was...

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WESCT annual meeting and ownership review

17 September 2020

A NOTICE FROM WESCT TO NORTH KING COUNTRY CUSTOMERS   A reminder that the annual meeting of Waitomo Energy Services...

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Taumarunui local wins SmoothPay promotion

27 August 2020

Taumarunui local Peter O’Driscoll has won July’s SmoothPay promotion, picking up one month’s free line charges from The...

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Helicopter inspection at Whakamaru and Ātiamuri

21 August 2020

A helicopter will be in the air for The Lines Company (TLC) this Saturday at Whakamaru and Ātiamuri undertaking critical...

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Community funding round opening soon

20 August 2020

Community groups seeking funds for upcoming projects and community activities within The Lines Company (TLC) network can...

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TLC fully operational at Level 2

12 August 2020

The Lines Company (TLC) is considered an essential business and will be fully operational during all levels of...

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TLC produces turn-around result

10 August 2020

Exceeds financial forecasts Increases capital Investment Delivers substantial beneficiary discount The Lines Company...

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Simon Young retires from the TLC Board

10 August 2020

The Lines Company (TLC) today acknowledged the retirement of long-standing board member Simon Young. An energy sector expert,...

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TLC continuing to Inspire Local Minds

5 August 2020

In continued support of developing local talent, The Lines Company (TLC) Inspiring Local Minds scholarship programme is now...

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TLC to grow “Future Director”

3 August 2020

The Lines Company (TLC) is looking for a talented candidate to mentor through the Institute of Directors (IoD) Future...

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TLC joins others phasing out cheques

27 July 2020

The Lines Company (TLC) is joining other New Zealand organisations in phasing out payments by cheque.  From September 1 this...

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TLC exploring one bill

14 July 2020

The Lines Company (TLC) is continuing to explore the option of retail billing which would see its bill to customers combined...

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Decision more favourable than reported

10 June 2020

Contrary to recent media reports, The Lines Company (TLC) customers are unlikely to be affected by the new Transmission...

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We’re looking forward to welcoming you back!

4 June 2020

The team at The Lines Company are pleased to be reopening our doors to customers from our Te Kuiti office on Monday 8...

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New recruits join TLC’s trainee programme

4 June 2020

The Lines Company’s (TLC) commitment to growing the King Country workforce has seen the recent recruitment of three new...

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TLC back in action at Arohena

2 June 2020

Arohena and Maihiihi residents will see more activity on their roads next month as crews from The Lines Company (TLC) restart...

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Turangi cable work resumes

2 June 2020

Work to replace an undersized back-up power cable at Turangi is back on track after an enforced COVID-19 shut-down. Crews...

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TLC offices remain closed for now

15 May 2020

The Lines Company (TLC) has made the decision to keep offices and depots closed to the public for at least the next two...

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Lights a ‘beacon of hope’

29 April 2020

From tonight night skies in Te Kuiti and Otorohanga will be lit up with a “beacon of hope” as the country moves into...

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Restrictions ease ‘slightly’ for TLC

22 April 2020

Crews from The Lines Company (TLC) will start doing more work in the field from next week following the move to Alert Level...

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TLC confirms confusion an ‘issue of timing’

15 April 2020

The Lines Company (TLC) is reassuring residential customers that all variable charges for April are being wiped – but they...

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Only essential line work continues

15 April 2020

Essential work to keep King Country customers connected to electricity will continue while the country is in...

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TLC reassures older people

1 April 2020

The Lines Company (TLC) has seen increased call volumes from older people worried about paying their bills during the...

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TLC wipes variable charges for April

28 March 2020

The Lines Company (TLC) will wipe-all variable charges for all 13,000 residential customers during April in response to the...

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TLC changes discount policy

5 March 2020

From 1 April 2020 The Lines Company (TLC) will drop its prompt payment discount.   TLC has decided to discontinue its...

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Switch your residential pricing plan

3 March 2020

As part of our recent price change we have also made recommendations to some of our residential customers about which pricing...

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TLC bills reducing for winter

3 March 2020

The Lines Company (TLC) customers who use the same amount of electricity as they did last year will get cheaper bills from 1...

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TLC on high alert for fire risk

11 February 2020

Extreme fire risk across the King Country has seen The Lines Company (TLC) urging customers to “be patient” if power...

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Improvement work underway in Turangi

31 January 2020

The Lines Company (TLC) has confirmed on-the-ground work is now underway on replacing an aged and undersized back-up cable...

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Ditch the snail mail and you could win*

17 January 2020

Now’s the perfect time to get your bill by email. To switch simply complete the form below and you’re in the draw...

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TLC opens trainee programme applications

13 January 2020

The Lines Company (TLC) is kicking off the new year by opening applications for its sought-after trainee line mechanic...

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Waitomo’s finest featured

18 December 2019

Twelve of Waitomo’s finest young people are again featured in the hotly-anticipated Waitomo Young Achievers...

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2019 Christmas - New Year hours

17 December 2019

Merry Christmas! From midday 24 December we’re taking a short break. Our offices and depots will be closed through to...

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TLC awards community funding

17 December 2019

Sports clubs, quilt-makers and Christmas all feature in the latest round of community funding from The Lines Company...

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TLC Prices to drop

3 December 2019

The Lines Company (TLC) will reduce prices next year off the back of a Commerce Commission announcement –  but cannot...

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TLC deal to diversify revenue

19 November 2019

The Lines Company (TLC) has made a move to grow its metering subsidiary business FCL and bring in more revenue from outside...

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Sign up for email billing

18 November 2019

To sign up simply complete the online form   Email billing form   Why change from paper to email billing? It’s...

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Positive response to insulation programme

8 November 2019

The response to the Maru Energy Trust’s home insulation programme has exceeded expectations. Established in August 2018, by...

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How much are your appliances using?

5 November 2019

If you’re interested in comparing the running costs of different appliances or to see how much energy yours are using...

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TLC gets in behind Meads Brothers Exhibition

29 October 2019

The Lines Company (TLC) has stepped up to support the popular Gallagher Meads Brothers Exhibition in Te Kuiti.   The...

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Drones, choppers driving efficiency

29 October 2019

Seasonal helicopter inspections will begin shortly as The Lines Company (TLC) continues using new ways to check on the safety...

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Major investments, customer support dominate TLC results

16 October 2019

Key decisions to invest in its network, support customers through a pricing change and prepare for the future are highlighted...

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Time running out for TLC funding

11 October 2019

Community groups needing financial support have just weeks to get their funding applications into The Lines Company...

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Line upgrade work begins at Kuratau

8 October 2019

A major upgrade of power lines announced earlier this year by The Lines Company (TLC) for Kuratau on the western side of Lake...

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Five students win TLC scholarships

4 October 2019

Five students from five local families have been awarded Inspiring Local Minds Scholarships from The Lines Company...

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TLC crew takes a top spot at national competition

3 October 2019

A team from The Lines Company (TLC) has been judged one of New Zealand’s best after taking out one of the top spots at a...

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TLC begins work at Whakamaru

8 August 2019

The Lines Company (TLC) has begun work on a two-stage project to improve the reliability of power supply at...

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Sarah wins SmoothPay cash

6 August 2019

Well-known Te Kūiti identity Sarah Ashby has won her second big prize for the year, picking up $3,000 towards home heating...

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Tūrangi focus of TLC spend

5 August 2019

Two major projects will be rolled out by the The Lines Company (TLC) over the next three years to improve long-standing power...

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Six organisations receive TLC community funding

1 August 2019

Taumarunui’s King Country Christmas event has secured $2,000 in community funding support from The Lines Company (TLC) The...

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Former winner tells others to ‘go for it’

22 July 2019

King Country school leavers planning to train or study next year are being urged to apply for a three-year scholarship by one...

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More investment in Ōtorohanga power supply

17 July 2019

Stage two of a major upgrade at Ōtorohanga’s Te Waireka substation will begin before Christmas. The Lines Company (TLC) is...

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Electrical engineering 'a great job'

2 July 2019

Retired electrical engineer Colin Martin says his profession is selling itself short and that more people ought to “give it...

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Investment targets Kuratau power woes

1 July 2019

The days of long power outages at Kuratau on the western side of Lake Taupō are numbered with The Lines Company (TLC)...

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Load control keeps costs down

27 June 2019

Recent cold weather has seen The Lines Company (TLC) begin load controlling its network to help manage capacity. But TLC has...

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KCEPT donation boosts Maru Trust's home insulation focus  

26 June 2019

Maru Energy Trust’s commitment to creating warmer, drier and healthier homes in the King Country has been bolstered by...

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TLC funding deadline looming

26 June 2019

King Country community groups have until June 30 to apply for community funding support from The Lines Company (TLC). TLC has...

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King Country Junior Rugby skills session

14 June 2019

Grab your team mates, come along, have some fun and learn new rugby skills. Rugby Park, Te Kuiti Friday 21 June,...

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Arohena to get boosted power back-up

14 June 2019

Ongoing challenges in guaranteeing a reliable back-up power supply for Arohena are set to be resolved. The Lines Company...

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SmoothPay the ‘way to go’

12 June 2019

A new payment system offered by The Lines Company (TLC) helps customers with budgeting and guarantees a 10 per cent prompt...

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Lines work planned for Owhango

12 June 2019

More than $300,000 will be invested into new power poles in Owhango, south of Taumarunui, this winter. Three separate...

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Maru Energy Trust already seeing positive results

28 May 2019

Maru Energy Trust’s aim to warm up homes is seeing excellent results with funding to insulate 56 homes in the King Country...

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SmoothPay

9 May 2019

SmoothPay helps smooth the highs and lows of your bill. You pay the same amount each week, fortnight or month — (depending...

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Anti-social behaviour forces switch off

11 April 2019

Anti-social behaviour has forced the temporary shut-down of Te Kūiti’s Easter cross. Every Easter for as long as most can...

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Our prices are staying the same

19 March 2019

Each year we are required to review our prices and make adjustments necessary to meet regulatory requirements. From 1 April...

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TLC on high alert for fire risk

20 February 2019

Extreme fire risk across almost one third of its network has seen The Lines Company (TLC) ask customers to “be patient”...

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TLC on board EV revolution

12 February 2019

The Lines Company (TLC) is showcasing its support for electric vehicles by putting three of its own distinctive...

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Strong response to TLC trainee programme

5 February 2019

Forty eight people have applied to be considered for The Lines Company’s 2019 intake of trainee line...

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Local electricity lines more than meet challenge of increased demand during heat wave

1 February 2019

While the country baked under the heat wave since earlier in the week, The Lines Company’s (TLC) power lines delivered...

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New transformer increases Hangatiki capacity

22 January 2019

Late last month electricity distributor The Lines Company (TLC) added a further 30 Megawatt (MW) transformer to its stable of...

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TLC opens trainee programme applications

8 January 2019

The Lines Company (TLC) is kicking off the new year by opening applications for its sought-after trainee line mechanic...

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TLC Ruapehu - King Country electric vehicle (EV) charger locations

18 December 2018

Since earlier this year, and with EECA funding, The Lines Company (TLC) began installing medium speed (Type 2) electric...

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Drones on trial for TLC

4 December 2018

The Lines Company (TLC) is considering using drones to help inspect its power lines, poles and other infrastructure. Over the...

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New finance exec for The Lines Company

28 November 2018

A top finance executive with extensive experience in the utilities sector will join The Lines Company (TLC) team before...

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Sporting great backs Christmas campaign

28 November 2018

OLYMPIC rowing great Eric Murray has thrown his weight behind The Lines Company’s (TLC) campaign to buy bikes for deserving...

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Successful day working on lines downtown Ōtorohanga

6 November 2018

On Sunday around 80 line mechanics worked on Ōtorohanga’s power lines in the biggest urban project carried out by local...

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TLC launches bikes for Christmas

5 November 2018

The Lines Company (TLC) today launches a ‘Bikes for Christmas’ campaign that will see at least 40 local children get a...

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TLC offers customer ‘catch-ups’

31 October 2018

A series of customer catch-ups has been organised by The Lines Company (TLC) to answer queries about the company’s new...

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Investment targets power reliability

29 October 2018

Residents, businesses and farms around Mangakino and Whakamaru should have a more reliable power supply from early 2019. The...

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All lines crews on hand for Ōtorohanga CBD line work

29 October 2018

After several months work in the northern and western parts of town, The Lines Company’s (TLC) $1.2 million line upgrade is...

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TLC study scholarships announced

16 October 2018

Five outstanding young people have been awarded the first ever Inspiring Local Minds Scholarships from The Lines Company...

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Chopper line inspections to start

16 October 2018

Local helicopters will be back in the air for The Lines Company (TLC) towards the end this month undertaking critical line...

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Piopio pool sponsorship confirmed

8 October 2018

Piopio’s community pool has secured sponsorship support from The Lines Company (TLC) for the fourth consecutive...

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Planned lines work coming up for Ōtorohanga CBD

3 October 2018

Today The Lines Company (TLC) gave forward notice to Ōtorohanga business owners and residents of work coming up in the...

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New directors for The Lines Company

18 September 2018

Two new directors have been appointed to The Lines Company (TLC) Board. Waitomo Energy Services Customer Trust (WESCT)...

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New pricing roadshow — come and see us!

11 September 2018

We’re changing the way we charge. Soon our bills will be simpler and you’ll be in control. Drop in to find out...

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Big response to TLC scholarships

3 September 2018

Twenty-five local school leavers have applied for study scholarships from The Lines Company (TLC). TLC launched the TLC...

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Customers urged to attend TLC roadshows

3 September 2018

The Lines Company (TLC) customers are being urged to attend one of seven roadshows being held to explain the company’s new...

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New TLC pricing gives customers control

28 August 2018

A new approach to electricity lines charging has been confirmed with The Lines Company (TLC) giving its customers more...

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TLC supports Mangakino Cosy Homes initiative

23 August 2018

The Lines Company (TLC) is supporting a community-based initiative to help local families keep their homes warmer. As part of...

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New Trust aims to warm up King Country homes

23 August 2018

A new charitable trust has been established to help more local families be warm and healthy. Maru Energy Trust, an...

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Students urged to apply for scholarship

21 August 2018

King Country school leavers are being urged to apply for a scholarship to help pay their study fees. Last month, The Lines...

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Charging up the King Country

2 August 2018

At least 15 electric vehicle chargers will be installed in the King Country by September, encouraging electric-powered...

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Financial help for school leavers

25 July 2018

Local students leaving school this year to pursue further education or training are being urged to apply for a new King...

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Second stage of transformer upgrade begins at Ōtorohanga

11 July 2018

The second stage of The Lines Company’s (TLC) $1.9 million upgrade of Ōtorohanga’s Te Waireka substation gets underway...

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Changes at top for TLC

20 June 2018

Change continues at The Lines Company (TLC) as work continues to streamline operations and focus more heavily on customers...

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The Lines Company pole and cross-arm work to increase Ōtorohanga power supply security

18 June 2018

Power poles and cross-arms are progressively being replaced in and around Ōtorohanga town over the next six months as part...

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Eight jobs to stay in Taumaranui

12 June 2018

Local meter readers no longer working for King Country Energy (KCE) have been offered permanent jobs by a specialist metering...

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TLC signs four-year rugby deal

8 June 2018

King Country’s junior rugby players have secured a four-year sponsorship deal with The Lines Company. TLC chief executive...

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The Lines Company transformers to be upgraded

31 May 2018

The Lines Company (TLC) is set to begin a $4.3 million programme to upgrade 65 ground-mounted transformers across its...

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Trainees launch new careers with TLC

22 May 2018

Four King Country locals have beaten 63 others to win a place on a training programme that could set them up for life. Derek...

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Consent granted for local King Country hydro scheme

17 May 2018

A small-scale hydro-generation scheme in Kopaki looks set to supplement and help protect the local power supply for the next...

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$85,000 of TLC funding into local communities

16 May 2018

Around $85,000 of funding went back into communities across the network via The Lines Company’s (TLC’s) community support...

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IT specialist joins The Lines Company

4 May 2018

Technology is under the spotlight at The Lines Company (TLC) with the appointment of a new information technology...

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First 15 megawatt transformer arrives at Te Waireka, Ōtorohanga

4 May 2018

After several months’ preparation, the first of The Lines Company’s (TLC) new 15 Megawatt (MW) transformers arrived at...

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Trees costing community “millions” each year

30 April 2018

The Lines Company (TLC) is backing calls for an urgent review of tree regulations, saying poor tree maintenance is personally...

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The Lines Company staff support annual Poppy Day appeal

18 April 2018

This Friday several of The Lines Company (TLC) staff will be out and about in Te Kūiti joining other volunteers in support...

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Demand to drive major investment in The Lines Company electricity network

5 April 2018

A forecast jump in electricity demand will see The Lines Company (TLC) investing a further $5 million each year to...

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Heavy lift the next step in Te Waireka Substation Upgrade

27 March 2018

Today six, large pre-cast concrete panels were lifted into place as the next step in The Lines Company’s (TLC) upgrade of...

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The Lines Company Easter crosses shine for the community

22 March 2018

Switching The Lines Company (TLC) Easter crosses on at Te Kūiti and Ōtorohanga today gave both local mayors pause for...

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Te Waireka substation transformer work starts

27 February 2018

Work on upgrading transformers at The Lines Company’s (TLC) Te Waireka substation at Te Waireka Road, Ōtorohanga is set to...

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Last of the line charge 'resets'

27 February 2018

The Lines Company (TLC) has reset its line charges for the last time under the current system before the new pricing comes...

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The Lines Company asks customers to prepare for Cyclone Gita

20 February 2018

The Lines Company (TLC) is asking customers in the King Country, Ruapehu and Central North Island areas to prepare for strong...

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Recruiting for a bright future in the electricity industry

12 February 2018

A bright future in the electricity industry is a real possibility locally with The Lines Company currently recruiting for the...

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The Lines Company network set to become an EV destination

18 January 2018

The Lines Company has been awarded $215,880 from the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund, administered by the Energy...

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The Lines Company Board announces date for new pricing system

12 December 2017

After an extensive and thorough review, The Lines Company (TLC) Board announced in October 2017 that it would move to a Time...

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The Lines Company announces Board refresh

6 July 2017

The Waitomo Energy Services Customer Trust (WESCT) today announced key changes for the board of directors for The Lines...

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The Lines Company welcomes Electricity Authority Report

31 May 2017

The Lines Company (TLC) welcomes the Electricity Authority’s (EA) Market Performance Review of TLC’s pricing and load...

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