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Arohena lines upgrade project back in action

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 work in the area.

Last year TLC began a $1.7 million programme to install a new back-up power supply from the Arohena substation which feeds around 550 farming customers. The upgrade is part of a bigger picture which included the completion of upgrades at Hangatiki and Te Waireka substations.

Work at the “tail-end” of that project, as well as routine maintenance to ensure an ongoing reliable and resilient supply will resume in June and July. It will signal a burst of maintenance activity for TLC after everything but essential work was put on hold because of COVID-19.

TLC’s general manager – network Mike Fox said specific roads to be impacted included Whatauri Rd, Bayley Rd, Hingaia Rd, Maihiihi Rd, Whibley Rd and Ngahape Rd.

“Our staff have talked directly with many of the local landowners and farmers because we’re well aware we need to factor in things like access and farming activities,” Fox said.

“We will be doing our very best to work around everyone and to keep any outages to a minimum.”

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