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Look up before you plant

Reduce power cuts, choose power line friendly

When planting, please consider proximity to power lines.

Around 10 to 20 per cent of all unplanned power outages are caused by trees, including vegetation coming into contact with power lines.

By choosing trees which will not interfere with power lines, you can help prevent power outages and ensure the safety of your property.

As trees on your land are your responsibility, planting trees well away from power lines reduces the cost of regular maintenance.

We have teamed up with our friends at EA Networks, Mainpower, Network Waitaki and Orion to produce a planting information guide.

Read the guide here