News, updates and announcements from around the Unison network.
Unison’s Safe Sparks Goes Digital: Bringing electricity safety education to schools in a new and interactive way
Unison Networks is launching a digital safety education programme to increase awareness of safety around electricity within its communities through a new animated and interactive online programme for schools.
Unison Group finalises sale of fibre business to Tuatahi First Fibre
Unison is pleased to announce the finalisation of the sale of Unison Fibre Limited, to leading central North Island fibre network provider Tuatahi First Fibre.
Unison urges community “keep trees clear of power lines”
Unison is asking its communities to keep trees clear of power lines where possible. Trees near power lines can wreak havoc on the local power supply during high winds and storm events, bringing down lines, causing long-duration power outages, safety issues and in some cases causing fire.
Unison to Remain in Trust Ownership
The Hawke’s Bay Power Consumer’s Trust (HBPCT), which owns Unison on behalf of power consumers connected to Unison’s network in Hawke’s Bay, has conducted its five yearly ownership review process.
Unison Teams Up with Community for Nui Ball
Over 60 children from six Hawke’s Bay primary schools came together today on the basketball court for the annual Nui Ball event, made possible with the support of Unison.
Tuatahi First Fibre to acquire Unison Fibre offering customers greater choice
Tuatahi First Fibre to deliver greater choice and hyper-fast speed to internet users in Hawke’s Bay, Taupo, and Rotorua through the purchase of Unison Fibre.
Help Unison Stop Copper Theft and Keep Our Community Safe
Unison is deeply concerned about a recent increase in copper thefts on its Hawke's Bay network. Thieves have been targeting earth cables, which are vital for maintaining a safe network.
Unison continues working to restore power following wild winds
Unison crews have been working hard to assess damage and restore power to customers following winds that hit near-record-breaking speeds in Hawke’s Bay.
Unison’s Windsor Substation Achieves World-First Living Building Challenge Petal Certification
Unison is thrilled to announce that their Windsor Substation Switchroom has become the first Landscape and Infrastructure project in the world to receive Living Building Challenge Vs 4.0 Petal Certification through the International Living Future Institute.
Unison and Transpower Win Energy Excellence Award for Network Initiative of the Year
Unison and Transpower were honoured to receive the prestigious Network Initiative of the Year award at the Energy Excellence Awards last night, which recognised the innovative and collaborative efforts taken to restore power in Hawke’s Bay following Cyclone Gabrielle.
Unison’s Annual Medal Ceremonies Celebrate Young Sports People’s Achievements
Over 590 young netball, hockey, football and rugby players were recognised at the Unison Medal Ceremonies, marking the end of the junior winter sports season for 2023.
Unison's 2022/23 Annual Report highlights positive performance despite a challenging year
Electricity distributor Unison Networks has delivered a satisfactory financial performance in light of the unprecedented impact of Cyclone Gabrielle.
Unison Celebrates Local Heroes and Loved Ones this Māori New Year
Unison is shining a light on ‘community stars’ this Māori new year by calling for nominations from its Hawke’s Bay, Taupō and Rotorua communities.
Unison Wins Three Prestigious Awards at the EEA Conference 2023
Unison is honoured to announce its recognition at the Electricity Engineers Association (EEA) Conference 2023, winning the Young Engineer of the Year Award and two esteemed awards for outstanding health and safety practices.
Unison Group Shares Award-Winning Sustainable Substation Blueprints with Industry
Unison is proud to announce the publication of the blueprints for its pioneering Windsor Zone Substation, offering them as a reference resource for the industry in support of a sustainable energy future.
Unison supports Māori New Year celebrations with Ngā Tohu o te Tau Hou Educational Programme
To celebrate the beginning of the Māori new year, Unison is partnering with the Ātea a Rangi Educational Trust to deliver their Ngā Tohu o te Tau Hou education programme to schools from around Hawke's Bay this week.
Unison and Graeme Dingle Foundation gives local secondary school students a taste of the electricity sector
Unison attended Graeme Dingle Foundation’s ‘Futureopoly’ careers expo today, giving Hawke’s Bay secondary school students a taste of working in the electricity sector.
Power Change for the future of Aotearoa
Energy companies powering change to help meet climate challenge targets.
Unison brings EnergyMate service to Hawke’s Bay and Taupō
Unison is working with the Electricity Retailers Association of New Zealand to launch a free energy coaching service, EnergyMate, to its Taupō and Hawke’s Bay customer regions.
Unison’s Greatest Supporter Programme celebrates 15 years
Unison celebrates 15 years of junior sports and wellbeing sponsorship through its Greatest Supporter Programme across its network regions.
Unison welcomes new Group Chief Executive Jaun Park to the helm
Unison’s Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Jaun Park into his new role as Chief Executive of the Unison Group today.
Unison continues restoration work following Cyclone Gabrielle
Unison continues work to restore the electricity network in Hawke’s Bay following extensive damage by Cyclone Gabrielle.
Over 1,700 local Hawke’s Bay children take part in Unison Gala Day
Participant numbers more than doubled to 1,800 children taking part in the annual Unison Gala Day which took place last Friday.