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Electricity discount in time for winter

8 May 2024

More than 8,000 electricity customers in the northern part of The Lines Company (TLC) network will receive a credit on their...

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TLC swamped with applications

22 April 2024

Winning a spot in New Zealand’s top line mechanic crews is proving to be tough. The Lines Company (TLC) is recruiting three...

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TLC signals huge network investment

28 March 2024

The Lines Company (TLC) will pour $25 million into King Country’s electricity network over the next 12 months. The...

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Major Power Up for Taumarunui Complete

21 March 2024

The Lines Company Finished $1.4 Million Investment in Taumarunui Electrical distribution business, The Lines Company (TLC)...

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TLC recruiting for locals

12 March 2024

The Lines Company (TLC) is on the hunt for three young locals keen to take on what some people say is the best job in the...

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Electricity discount boosted

23 February 2024

The Lines Company (TLC) is set to significantly boost its annual electricity discount. In the coming financial year, TLC will...

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Price changes a mixed bag

23 February 2024

Annual price changes from The Lines Company (TLC) offer good and bad news for customers. All electricity distribution...

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Taumarunui power upgrade on track, on budget

16 February 2024

A major project to upgrade Taumarunui’s electricity is close to 50 per cent complete. Before Christmas, The Lines Company...

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Taumarunui fully charged and ready for summer

21 December 2023

Taumarunui is charged up and ready for summer with the commissioning of a new fast electric vehicle (EV) charger in the...

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Major upgrade for local power supply

21 December 2023

A major upgrade to Taumarunui’s electricity supply will kick off in mid-January. The Lines Company (TLC) has announced it...

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TLC to launch drones, helicopters across network

18 December 2023

A major operation aimed at photographing 43,000 power poles across the network will be launched by The Lines Company (TLC) in...

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TLC funding in time for Christmas

8 December 2023

Christmas has come early for 13 community groups that have successfully won funding from The Lines Company (TLC). TLC has...

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Electricity discount to land before Christmas

4 December 2023

Customers in the northern part of The Lines Company (TLC) network will receive their share of a $2.5 million electricity...

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First piece in collaborative public art programme unveiled

30 November 2023

A collaboration between well-known Waitomo artist and educator Daniel Ormsby and The Lines Company (TLC) has turned a...

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Two more EV chargers unveiled

21 November 2023

Electric vehicle (EV) drivers now have two more places to plug in and charge up when travelling throughout the King Country...

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Familiar faces in top jobs at TLC

7 November 2023

Two new general managers have been appointed to the executive team at The Lines Company (TLC). But their faces will already...

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Local head students secure TLC study scholarships

27 October 2023

Three local school leavers have been awarded prestigious study scholarships from The Lines Company (TLC). It’s a double...

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TLC community funding to 13 local groups

27 October 2023

Funding from The Lines Company (TLC) is set to provide a much needed boost to 13 local organisations doing good. TLC’s...

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TLC crew judged ‘best of the best’ in industry competition

2 October 2023

It’s official. A crew from The Lines Company (TLC) has triumphed over the competition to be officially judged New...

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TLC team set to take on national line competition

15 September 2023

With the industry’s annual line competition set to take place in Invercargill next week, The Lines Company (TLC) has named...

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TLC scoop Community Initiative of the Year

31 August 2023

The Lines Company’s (TLC) ground-breaking approach to empowering the use of renewable energy to ensure resilience of...

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TLC scholarship available to local students

26 July 2023

High school students from around the King Country and Central Plateau regions are encouraged to apply for The Lines...

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TLC sells metering and data subsidiary to Intellihub

4 July 2023

Electricity distribution business, The Lines Company (TLC), has today announced the sale of its subsidiary, Influx Energy...

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TLC makes the Energy Excellence finals

21 June 2023

The Lines Company (TLC) is delighted to announce they have been selected as category finalists for the 2023 New Zealand...

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$10k in TLC community sponsorship to support local groups

31 May 2023

The Lines Company (TLC) has $10,000 in contestable sponsorship funding up for grabs this month. TLC is kicking off their...

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TLC Discount benefit for WESCT Customers

16 May 2023

The latest payments of TLC Discounts for eligible customers are being distributed as a credit on their electricity retailer...

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Gerhard Buitendach has been appointed General Manager, Network at TLC

15 May 2023

The Lines Company (TLC) has recently announced the appointment of experienced asset manager, Gerhard Buitendach, to the role...

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TLC’s decade-long focus for community assets

2 May 2023

The electricity distributor supplying energy to the greater King Country and Central Plateau recently released their Asset...

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Taumarunui locals join TLC trainee programme

1 May 2023

The Lines Company’s (TLC) latest intake of trainee line mechanics sees two Taumarunui locals join the programme in its...

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TLC give helping hand to local organisations

17 April 2023

The Lines Company’s (TLC) sponsorship funding programme has seen over $100,000 distributed to local organisations since...

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TLC offers opportunity to earn while you learn

12 April 2023

The Lines Company (TLC) is offering candidates looking to grow a career in the electricity sector the opportunity to earn...

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Tūrangi Foodbank stocked up by TLC

27 March 2023

The foodbank at Tūrangi received a welcome donation from The Lines Company (TLC) in the form of a month worth of supplies,...

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TLC sponsored national shearing champs to get underway

25 March 2023

The New Zealand Shearing Championships are being held in Te Kūiti from Thursday, 30th of March through to Saturday, 1st...

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Local groups encouraged to apply for community sponsorship round

8 March 2023

The Lines Company’s (TLC) $10,000 funding round looks to support local community groups. TLC has kicked off their first of...

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Annual price change for electricity distribution

22 February 2023

From 1 April this year, The Lines Company (TLC) lines prices charged to electricity retailers, who then combined those with...

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TLC deploy drones for remote monitoring of assets

18 February 2023

During February, March and April, The Lines Company (TLC) will commence an aerial-based survey of parts of the network using...

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Network update as at 6:15pm on Thursday, 16 February

16 February 2023

The team have had another busy clearing known faults and dealing with new faults caused by delayed effects from the...

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Emergency outages 16 February 2023

16 February 2023

Today, there are a number of emergency outages as we work to further stabilise the network. TAUMARUNUI DISTRICT & KURATAU...

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Network update

15 February 2023

Our crews and planning teams have been busy throughout the day repairing damage to our network and restoring power to those...

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Update on electricity supply in the Tūrangi area

15 February 2023

Power to remain off to parts of Tūrangi, Motuoapa, Waihaha, Tauranga-Taupo, Mokai, Rangipo, Tihoi, Whareroa, and Whangamata...

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Cyclone Gabrielle causes major damage to electricity supply in Tūrangi area

14 February 2023

Customers in Tūrangi, Motuoapa, Tauranga-Taupo, Whareroa, Tokaanu, Mokai, Tirohanga, and Kuratau are urged to prepare to be...

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TLC customers should prepare for Cyclone Hale

10 January 2023

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

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TLC trainees graduate with flying colours

20 December 2022

The Lines Company’s (TLC) trainee programme has again seen newly qualified line mechanics graduate with formal...

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Local groups benefit from TLC sponsorship

16 December 2022

The Lines Company’s (TLC) final sponsorship round for 2023 has seen 12 groups receive financial support for an encouraging...

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Second Maniapoto Marae gets TLC solar solution

12 December 2022

The second of two Marae to receive solar panels as part of Te Nehenehenui (formerly Maniapoto Māori Trust Board) and The...

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WESCT Customers due to receive $4.2M* in TLC Discounts

6 December 2022

This financial year, The Lines Company (TLC) customers in the northern part of their network region will share $4.2M* as...

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Solar project set to power up Tūrangi homes

2 December 2022

Together with Tūwharetoa Health Charitable Trust (THCT) and Maru Energy Trust (Maru), The Lines Company (TLC) are installing...

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Piopio powering-up EVs with new TLC Fast Charger

23 November 2022

The Lines Company’s (TLC) latest Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station located in Piopio will see drivers of DC type...

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Meet TLC's new leaders

11 November 2022

The Lines Company (TLC), the electricity distribution business servicing the wider King Country region, announced the...

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TLC works with customers to improve tree safety around power lines

10 November 2022

Vegetation close to power lines can be a danger to the public and can cause interruptions to power supply, especially during...

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Extra time given to community funding applicants

26 October 2022

The Lines Company’s (TLC) latest funding round has been extended to 18 November 2022, providing local community groups...

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TLC crew take home multiple awards at the Annual Connection

6 October 2022

The Lines Company’s (TLC) four-person line mechanic squad has won multiple awards at this year’s Connexis Annual...

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TLC scholarship recipients announced

5 October 2022

Three exceptional year 13 students have been awarded The Line Company’s (TLC) highly sought-after Inspiring Local Minds...

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TLC confirms Mike Fox as CE

22 September 2022

The Lines Company (TLC) Chair Bella Takiari-Brame today announced the appointment of new Chief Executive, Mike Fox, effective...

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TLC southern crew take on national line competition

13 September 2022

The industry’s annual line competition will face fierce competition this year when The Lines Company’s (TLC) Dion Adams,...

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TLC Maniapoto joint solar pilot gets underway

2 September 2022

A joint initiative between Maniapoto Māori Trust Board and The Lines Company to deploy renewable energy solutions on two...

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TLC seek new line talent

18 August 2022

The Lines Company’s (TLC) is recruiting two additional trainee line mechanics, based in Taumarunui. TLC’s line mechanic...

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TLC funding boosts local organisations

9 August 2022

The Lines Company’s (TLC) second community funding round this year has provided 13 organisations with financial...

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Students encouraged to apply for scholarship

27 July 2022

School leavers from around the King Country and Central Plateau are being encouraged to apply for a scholarship to help pay...

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TLC Host Sparkies for Breakfast

22 July 2022

The Lines Company (TLC) is hosting a series of FREE ‘Sparkie Breakfasts’ so local electricians and electrical contractors...

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$10k TLC funding round opens

1 June 2022

The Lines Company’s (TLC) second community funding round this year opens on 1 June. TLC boosted its community support by...

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TLC supports community good

10 May 2022

The Lines Company (TLC) kicked off 2022 with another successful sponsorship round, providing funding to multiple local...

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TLC Welcome New Board Members

9 May 2022

King Country-based electricity distribution business, The Lines Company (TLC), announced the appointment of two new members...

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New poles and cross arms for Piopio

21 March 2022

People in Piopio can expect to see The Lines Company (TLC) crews undertaking line renewals on Sunday, 27 March.   The...

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TLC boss steps down, heads north

17 March 2022

The Lines Company (TLC) chief executive Sean Horgan has announced he is to leave the “most challenging but most rewarding...

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Community funding round set to help locals

28 February 2022

Local community groups with a project or a plan are encouraged to apply for The Lines Company’s (TLC) latest funding round...

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New substation a ‘game-changer’ for Te Kūiti

28 February 2022

Just 12 months after breaking ground The Lines Company (TLC) has commissioned its biggest new build in more than half a...

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New transformer at Kuratau Substation goes live

10 February 2022

Stage two of The Lines Company’s (TLC) Kuratau line renewal and substation upgrade is complete. The installation of a...

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TLC Trainee Line Mechanic Wins Top Award

16 December 2021

King Country local and The Lines Company employee, Wiremu Te Tawhero has taken home this year’s Distribution Trainee of the...

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Boosted TLC sponsorship fund supports 25 organisations

3 December 2021

The Lines Company’s (TLC) community sponsorship fund received a one-off increase boosting the fund from $10,000 to $20,000,...

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TLC crews back working on the network

1 November 2021

From 8 November, TLC crews will undertake limited planned maintenance work on the electricity network supplying the King...

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TLC operating under strict protocols in northern region

26 October 2021

The Lines Company (TLC) is, from yesterday, operating under its highest alert protocols for the northern part of its...

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TLC boss to plunge for charity

20 October 2021

The Lines Company (TLC) chief executive Sean Horgan has confirmed his plans to jump off a cliff. Horgan admits it’s not his...

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Applications open for TLC’s trainee programme

19 October 2021

The Lines Company (TLC) is seeking enthusiastic locals to join its trainee line mechanic programme. Now in its sixth year,...

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Line upgrades advance in Kuratau

12 October 2021

Progress continues on stage two of The Lines Company’s (TLC) Kuratau substation and line renewal upgrade. The work is part...

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Change of chair at TLC

4 October 2021

The Lines Company (TLC) is set for a change at the top. Board chair Mark Darrow is retiring at the end of October after two...

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Cash boost to help warm up homes

1 October 2021

Ongoing efforts to warm up cold, damp homes in the Central North Island and King Country have been given a cash...

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TLC doubles community funding

27 September 2021

Community groups are being urged to apply for funding support following an extra $10,000 cash injection from the Lines...

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Star students awarded TLC scholarships

24 September 2021

Four exceptional school leavers have been granted Inspiring Locals Minds Scholarships from The Lines Company (TLC). For the...

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TLC donates $60,000 to local foodbanks

6 September 2021

The Lines Company (TLC) has donated $60,000 to seven local foodbanks to help struggling families hit by the latest COVID-19...

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We're working on the network at alert level 3

31 August 2021

Our continued focus is to keep the lights on while keeping our customers and our team safe. Under alert level 3 this means we...

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Our terms are changing

17 August 2021

We’re changing our terms to facilitate the change to retailer billing on 1 October, with retailers set to bill most TLC...

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EECA funding to boost TLC’s EV highway

30 July 2021

The Lines Company (TLC) has successfully secured funding from the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (EECA) to...

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Technology helping keep the power on for TLC Customers

27 July 2021

An ongoing technology focus on The Lines Company’s (TLC) electricity network is proving increasingly beneficial for its...

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Retailer billing roadshow coming to a town near you

23 July 2021

The Lines Company’s (TLC) transition to a single energy bill is set to take place on 1 October 2021, with customers across...

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Sale of hydro assets confirmed

20 July 2021

The Lines Company (TLC) today confirmed the sale of its hydro generation assets to Southern Generation Limited Partnership...

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We're updating our Terms of Service

14 July 2021

Over the coming months we’ll be making some important changes to our terms of service in preparation for the rollover to...

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TLC teaming up with customers to prevent overgrown trees

12 July 2021

Last year tree-related damage to power equipment caused 93 unplanned outages in the King Country, Ruapehu, and Central...

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October rollover set for retailer billing

29 June 2021

The Lines Company’s (TLC) much anticipated transition to a single energy bill is set to take place on 1 October 2021, with...

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TLC’s EV charging network expands

2 June 2021

Taumarunui is the newest location to gain a The Lines Company’s (TLC) Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station. TLC installed...

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TLC’s community fund in hot demand

7 May 2021

Another round of The Lines Company (TLC) funding has seen local organisations secure support for community-based...

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TLC wins the New Zealand Energy Outcomes Award

6 May 2021

The Lines Company (TLC) took out top honours at last night’s New Zealand Energy Excellence Awards winning the Outcomes...

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TLC Tradie toolbox safety talks kick off next week

3 May 2021

The Lines Company (TLC) are holding Tradie Breakfast Events for tradespeople and contractors on the network, to raise...

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Successful locals graduate from TLC’s trainee programme

30 April 2021

Three newly qualified line mechanics have graduated from The Lines Company (TLC) trainees’ programme. TLC’s trainee...

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Progress on the Kuratau line upgrade

15 April 2021

Stage two of The Lines Company’s (TLC) Kuratau line renewal and substation upgrade is in full swing. Stage two of the...

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Safety first around power lines

13 April 2021

During the month of April, The Lines Company (TLC) will commence the rollout of a new campaign aimed to increase safety...

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Tokaanu Village works to deliver reliable supply

23 March 2021

The Lines Company (TLC) have a planned outage scheduled for Tokaanu to be able to complete important maintenance projects set...

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The Lines Company moves to sell its three remaining hydropower stations

22 March 2021

Stuff journalist Lawrence Gullery interviewed TLC CE Sean Horgan regarding the proposed hydro sale. Read the story here  

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Fast EV charger ‘live’ in Ohakune

17 March 2021

The Lines Company’s (TLC) latest Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station located in Ohakune will see drivers benefit from...

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Successful recruits join TLC’s trainee programme

16 March 2021

The Lines Company (TLC) is welcoming two new line mechanic trainees and one new apprentice electrician to their trainee...

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Backing sought to sell TLC hydro assets

8 March 2021

Waitomo Energy Services Customer Trust (WESCT) Customers are being encouraged to vote in support of selling three small...

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LiDAR survey of TLC network lifts off

3 March 2021

A comprehensive drone and helicopter survey of The Lines Company’s (TLC) electricity network begins this month, with the Te...

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TLC deals strengthen metering arm

1 March 2021

The Lines Company (TLC) has further grown its metering subsidiary, FCL Metering (FCL), in a move that will bring even more...

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TLC Community Funding for 2021 Opening Soon

24 February 2021

Local community groups with a project or a plan are encouraged to apply for The Lines Company (TLC) latest funding round...

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Work on Taumarunui's Borough Substation upgrade back in full swing

20 January 2021

Work on the second stage of the Borough Substation is now back in full swing designing the second phase of the...

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Official Ground-Breaking at TLC's new Waitete substation

19 January 2021

The official ground-breaking at The Lines Company’s (TLC) new Waitete Substation site took place with sod turning this...

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6 things you should know about TLC's Kuratau line upgrade

18 January 2021

Stage two of The Lines Company’s (TLC) Kuratau line renewal and substation upgrade is set to begin in February. 1. This...

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Automated switches set to improve National Park supply

21 December 2020

The Lines Company (TLC) is continuing works to improve the reliability of the power supply throughout the National Park area,...

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TLC help fill local food banks

18 December 2020

The Lines Company (TLC) is paying it forward this Christmas with donations to local food banks. The King Country-based lines...

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Te Waireka sporting new switch room

17 December 2020

The first of two new switch rooms has arrived at the Te Waireka substation. This is stage two of a three stage project that...

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Major investment planned in new Te Kūiti Substation

1 December 2020

The Lines Company (TLC) announced today major investment in a new larger substation at Waitete will power generations to...

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TLC in the running for top honours

27 November 2020

The Lines Company (TLC) is proud to announce they are the finalists in two categories of the 2020 Deloitte Energy Excellence...

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Te Waireka substation ready for new gear

26 November 2020

Work on stage two of The Lines Company’s (TLC) Te Waireka substation upgrade is near completion. This project will...

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Super-fast EV charging station to debut at Ōtorohanga

26 November 2020

The Lines Company’s (TLC) new Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station located on Bell Lane, Ōtorohanga is ready to meet...

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Successful trainee programme in fifth season

3 November 2020

The Lines Company (TLC) is celebrating Christmas early by opening applications for its sought-after trainee line mechanic...

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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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TLC confirms move to retail billing

6 October 2020

From late next year The Lines Company (TLC) will no longer send bills direct to customers. Instead, energy users across the...

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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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