Holiday closure period
12 Dec 2017

Aurora Energy’s office will be closed for the Christmas and New Year holidays. read more...

Improvements made to electricity network in Alexandra, more to come
07 Dec 2017

Recent power pole failures in Alexandra have highlighted the importance of Aurora Energy’s network renewal in the Central Otago town over the past year and its plans for more work over the coming months. read more...

ChargeNet NZ and Aurora Energy Announce New Partnership
06 Dec 2017

ChargeNet New Zealand and Aurora Energy are proud to announce a new partnership and plans to extend the charging network for electric vehicles in Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes. read more...

Update 3 - All power restored to Roxburgh and Millers Flat: 27 November 2017, 3:30pm
27 Nov 2017

All power has been restored to affected customers in Roxburgh and Millers Flat, except for a small number of customers who will be supplied by generator later today. read more...

Update 2 - Power outages - Roxburgh and Millers Flat: 27 November 2017, 12:30pm
27 Nov 2017

Line crews are making good progress on repairs to the power supply in Roxburgh following heavy rain yesterday. read more...

Update 1 - Power outages - Roxburgh and Millers Flat: 27 November 2017, 9:30am
27 Nov 2017

Flooding and land slips following heavy rain yesterday have caused power outages on the Aurora Energy electricity network in Roxburgh. A vehicle accident has also caused power outages in Millers Flat. read more...

Reminder of planned power outage in Glenorchy on Wednesday 29 November 2017
23 Nov 2017

Line crews will be replacing up to 30 poles in the Glenorchy area next week as part of Aurora Energy’s Fast Track pole programme. read more...

Reminder of planned power outage in South Dunedin on Saturday 11 November 2017
08 Nov 2017

As previously advised, power will be turned off to 672 electricity customers in South Dunedin from 9:30am to 3:30pm on Saturday 11 November 2017. Affected customers have been notified in advance by their electricity retailers. read more...

Reminder of planned power outage in Queenstown on Sunday 29 October 2017
26 Oct 2017

As previously advised, power will be turned off to 685 electricity customers in Queenstown from 9:00am to 3:00pm on Sunday 29 October. Affected customers have been notified in advance by their electricity retailers. read more...

Fast Track pole programme nears completion
26 Oct 2017

Nearly a year on and Aurora Energy is close to completion of its Fast Track pole programme. read more...

Aurora Energy names new CEO
24 Oct 2017

The Board of Aurora Energy is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Richard Fletcher as the new Chief Executive of Aurora Energy, based in Dunedin. read more...

Reminder of planned power outage in South Dunedin on Saturday 7 October 2017
04 Oct 2017

As previously advised, power will be turned off to approximately 670 electricity customers in South Dunedin from 9:30am to 3:30pm on Saturday 7 October. Affected customers have been notified in advance by their electricity retailers. read more...

Spring network maintenance for Omakau and surrounding areas
07 Sep 2017

Aurora Energy will be carrying out maintenance on the network in the Omakau area to clear vegetation from power lines, maintain the local substation and replace poles. read more...

Annual tree trim – Ladies Mile, Frankton
01 Aug 2017

Aurora Energy will carry out an annual trim of a row of trees along Ladies Mile, State Highway 6, Frankton so they remain a safe distance from the power lines. No trees will be felled during this work. read more...

Update 3 - Power restored after storm damage: 24 July 2017, 2:00pm
24 Jul 2017

Power has been restored to all customers on the Aurora Energy network in Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes after severe weather caused power outages over the weekend. We thank the exceptional efforts of our crews to get power back to customers in testing conditions. We also thank customers affected by storm-related power outages for their patience and understanding. read more...

Update 2 - Storm-related power outages: 22 July 2017, 4:00pm
22 Jul 2017

Severe weather has caused power outages on the Aurora Energy network in Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes. Our crews have worked hard in difficult conditions to get power back on to most customers affected. In some areas, access to carry out repairs is being prevented by flooding and land slips. We thank customers for their patience while we work to restore power to remaining customers. read more...

Update 1 - Storm-related power outages: 22 July 2017, 10:30am
22 Jul 2017

Severe weather has caused power outages on the Aurora Energy network in Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes. Our crews are working hard to get power restored as soon as safely possible. In weather conditions like this, please conserve power where it is possible. read more...

Cancellation of planned power outages due to severe weather
21 Jul 2017

A severe weather warning is in place for Dunedin and Central Otago. The extreme weather has caused some planned power outages to be cancelled today and all planned power outages to be cancelled tomorrow. read more...

Planned power outages resume after severe weather
13 Jul 2017

Aurora Energy has reviewed its scheduled planned power outages for tomorrow (Friday 14 July). As severe weather pushes north Aurora Energy has decided to resume all work for planned power outage from Friday onwards. read more...

Update 2: Cancellation of planned power outages due to severe weather
12 Jul 2017

Aurora Energy has reviewed its scheduled planned power outages for tomorrow (Thursday 13 July). Due to the continuation of severe weather throughout Dunedin and Central Otago we have decided to cancel all planned outage for Thursday. A review of the planned outages scheduled for Friday 14 July will be assessed on Thursday morning and a decision will be made by Thursday afternoon. read more...

Update 1: Cancellation of planned power outages due to severe weather
11 Jul 2017

Aurora Energy has reviewed its scheduled planned power outages for tomorrow (Wednesday 12 July). Due to severe weather conditions we have cancelled all planned outage for tomorrow. read more...

Cancellation of planned power outages due to severe weather
11 Jul 2017

A severe weather warning is in place for Dunedin and Central Otago. The extreme weather has caused all planned power outages to be cancelled today. read more...

Be ready for severe wind gusts in Dunedin and Otago Peninsula
13 Jun 2017

A severe weather warning is in place for Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula from this afternoon. Wind gusts of 120 km/h are likely in exposed places between late Tuesday afternoon and early Wednesday morning. read more...

Aurora Energy seeks pricing change from 2020 to fund network investment
26 May 2017

Electricity network Aurora Energy has confirmed it will apply to the industry regulator, the Commerce Commission, to switch to a customised price-quality path (CPP) from 2020 to fund the future investment across its network required to maintain reliability of supply. read more...

Aurora Energy outlines large-scale asset renewal programme
24 May 2017

Aurora Energy is planning to spend more than $720 million in the Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes districts over the next decade. read more...

Fast Track Pole Programme on track and on time
24 Apr 2017

Aurora Energy’s pole programme is on track to remove the risk around 2,910 priority poles by the end of the year. read more...

Update 2 - Cancellation of Dunedin planned power outages due to heavy rain
13 Apr 2017

Due to heavy rain persisting overnight and forecasts predicting its continuation, all planned power outages scheduled for today (Thursday 13 April) have been cancelled for the Dunedin area. read more...

Update 1 - Cancellation of Dunedin planned power outages due to heavy rain
12 Apr 2017

Heavy rain is predicted to continue until Friday for most parts of Dunedin. The extreme weather has caused some planned power outages to be cancelled today and tomorrow. read more...

Power restored to Mosgiel after motor vehicle accident
03 Mar 2017

Power was lost to 105 consumers in Mosgiel this morning, shortly after 3:00am. The outage followed a motor vehicle accident which had collided with a power pole. read more...

Aurora Energy begins implementing recommendations of independent review
15 Feb 2017

Aurora Energy has begun the implementation of the organisational changes recommended by the independent review by its shareholder, Dunedin City Holdings Limited. read more...

Update 2 - Wind-related power outages in Glenorchy and Fernhill: 25 January 2017, 3:00pm
25 Jan 2017

Power is expected to be restored by this evening to electricity customers in Glenorchy and Fernhill near Queenstown. read more...

Update 1 - Wind-related power outages in Glenorchy and Fernhill: 25 January 2017, 9:00am
25 Jan 2017

Severe winds have cut power to electricity customers on the Aurora Energy network in Glenorchy. Overnight, strong gusts brought trees down into the power lines supplying Glenorchy, including at Bobs Cove on the Queenstown-Glenorchy Road. read more...

Update on power outages in Dunedin and Central Otago
20 Jan 2017

A supply interruption is affecting some electricity customers on the Aurora Energy network. read more...

Update 4 - Wind-related power outages in Dunedin and Central Otago: 19 January 2017, 5:00pm
19 Jan 2017

Severe winds have cut power to some electricity customers on the Aurora Energy network in parts of Dunedin and Central Otago. Gusts of up to 120 km/h have caused damage to power lines and trees. read more...

Update 3 - Wind-related power outages in Dunedin and Central Otago: 19 January 2017, 3:30pm
19 Jan 2017

Severe winds have cut power to some electricity customers on the Aurora Energy network in parts of Dunedin and Central Otago. Gusts of up to 120 km/h have caused damage to power lines and trees. read more...

Update 2 - Wind-related power outages in Dunedin and Central Otago: 19 January 2017, 1:00pm
19 Jan 2017

Severe winds have cut power to some electricity customers on the Aurora Energy network in parts of Dunedin and Central Otago. Gusts of up to 120 km/h have caused damage to power lines and trees. read more...

Update 1 - Wind-related power outages in Dunedin and Central Otago: 19 January 2017, 10:00am
19 Jan 2017

Severe winds have cut power to some electricity customers on the Aurora Energy network in parts of Dunedin and Central Otago. Gusts of up to 120 km/h have caused damage to power lines and trees. read more...

Be ready for heavy rain and strong winds in Dunedin and Central Otago
17 Jan 2017

Heavy rain and high winds are predicted for Dunedin and Central Otago from Wednesday morning through to late Thursday. read more...

Tornado-related power outage in the Cromwell area
12 Jan 2017

Last night, a series of small tornados cut power to some electricity customers on the Aurora Energy network in parts of Cromwell. read more...

Update 3 - Fire-related power outage in the Queenstown Lakes area: 12 Jan 2017 11:00am
12 Jan 2017

The current status of power outages on the Aurora Energy network in Queenstown Lakes area following a fire on January 11. read more...

Update 2 - Fire-related power outage in the Queenstown Lakes area: 11 Jan 2017 4:00pm
11 Jan 2017

The current status of power outages on the Aurora Energy network in Queenstown Lakes area following a fire overnight. read more...

Update 1 - Fire-related power outage in the Queenstown Lakes area: 11 Jan 2017 12:00pm
11 Jan 2017

The current status of power outages on the Aurora Energy network in Queenstown Lakes area following a fire overnight. read more...