Contracting Capabilities

Northpower provides contracting services across the North Island including engineering, infrastructure management and maintenance and construction.

Trees and vegetation

Trees and vegetation close to our lines

Trees cause the highest incidence of outages both localised at your place and more widespread across the network.

We undertake regular tree surveys to ensure that the area close to the lines is clear. In instances where trees or vegetation are getting close to the lines we will notify you. Maintaining trees and managing vegetation growth at your place is your responsibility, our team of arborists and approved contractors can assist.

Learn more about your responsibilities and who to contact when your trees are growing close to the electricity lines.

Trees around power lines

Your responsibilities

Service lines

Trees suitable for planting near lines

If you’re doing any excavation work please ensure you have our latest network plans. Visit the the website below or call 0800 248 344 to request plans at least two working days before you begin work. They will then email you the free reference maps that indicate the approximate location of underground cables.