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Latest news, updates and announcements from around the Unison network.

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Plugging in to the future with electric vehicles

Unison is driving change by installing public fast charging stations across its network regions to support the growth of electric vehicles (EV’s) in New Zealand.

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Careers with us

Join our diverse, inclusive and rapidly growing team

At Unison we are passionate about enabling our communities to prosper and to achieve this, we know that great performance comes from great people.

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Unison’s response during COVID-19

Keeping your lights and broadband on

As an essential infrastructure provider for our customers and communities, Unison is focused on ensuring both the power and fibre networks are kept operational at all times as part of its response to COVID-19.

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Our Electricity Network

We're about more than just poles and wires; we deliver the energy solutions that power the regions of Napier, Hastings, Taupo and Rotorua.


Our Fibre Network

Our fibre optic network connects our regions of Napier, Hastings, Taupo and Rotorua to the world.

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We offer a range of safety and supply services designed to cover all your electricity needs.



It's simple, electricity is dangerous. That's why we actively promote safety to ensure our customers always know how to be safe around electricity.


Unison in the Community

With over 110,000 customers we're committed to supporting the growth and well-being of our communities.


Careers with Unison

Unison is looking for people who value safety & well being, excellence, customer service, integrity and team work.

HBPCT Trust 2022 v3

Hawke's Bay Power Consumers' Trust

Unison is wholly owned by Hawke's Bay Power Consumers's Trust (HBPCT).


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Planned and Prepared for the Networks of the Future

As Aotearoa rallies to reduce its carbon footprint and mitigate the risks of climate change Unison’s Chief Operations Officer, Jaun Park, shines a light on challenges facing the energy sector and Unison’s role in supporting customers on their journey towards electrification.

Unison and Graeme Dingle forge powerful partnership to help tamariki and rangatahi reach their potential

Unison Networks has formed a powerful new partnership with the Graeme Dingle Foundation to support local youth in Rotorua and Hawke’s Bay.

Unison delivers strong performance for 2021/22, declaring $15.8 million dividend

Electricity distributor Unison Networks is realising the benefits of forward planning and preparation for a new energy future, declaring a $15.8 million final dividend for its shareholders, the Hawke’s Bay Power Consumers’ Trust. The Trust holds all the shares in Unison on behalf of consumers connected to its electricity network in Hawke’s Bay.

BCG Consultancy Group study – roadmap for a low carbon energy future

An independent study to provide a constructive whole of electricity sector view on how best to decarbonise Aotearoa’s economy has been commissioned.

Unison Win Low-Carbon Future Award at New Zealand Energy Excellence Awards

Unison Networks is proud to be named the winner of the Low-Carbon Future Award at last night’s New Zealand Energy Excellence Awards, for its pioneering sustainability work on the recently operational Windsor Substation.

Unison celebrates local stars and loved ones this Matariki

This month Unison, and the rest of Aotearoa, will celebrate Matariki, which marks the start of the Māori New Year.

Unison extends contract to deliver network renewal programme for Aurora Energy

Unison Contracting Services Limited (UCSL) has extended its multi-year Field Services Agreement (FSA) with Dunedin based lines company Aurora Energy, to continue to help deliver Aurora Energy’s network programme.

Unison’s Greatest Supporter programme returns for another year

Unison Networks is kicking off its 14th year of supporting junior sport across its regions.

Unison Shortlisted at National Awards for Industry First Sustainable Energy Design

Unison Networks has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious New Zealand Energy Excellence Awards, for its pioneering sustainability work on the newly operational Windsor Substation.