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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 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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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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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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