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High winds mean some customers without power overnight

18 July 2022 at 6:31 pm

High winds travelling at more than 100km per hour today caused more than 2,000 of Orion’s customers in rural Central Canterbury to lose power.

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Orion delivers a solid annual performance

4 July 2022 at 9:35 am

Local electricity distribution company, Orion, today reported a year of solid financial performance while building extra resilience into its network in its annual result released today.

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Orion shines at Energy Excellence Awards

30 June 2022 at 2:26 pm

Orion NZ is proud to congratulate its Network Planning Engineer Yuyin Kueh who was awarded the ‘2022 Young Energy Professional of the Year’ at the New Zealand Energy Excellence Awards, held last night at Te Pae in Christchurch.

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Possible emergency power outages this morning

23 June 2022 at 8:37 am

Update from Transpower 9.30am - the grid emergency has ended

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Diamond Harbour power network upgrades in progress

1 June 2022 at 7:36 am

Orion has an extensive overhead line maintenance programme underway in Diamond Harbour to improve the reliability of the network servicing this area.

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