Some of our powerlines, cables, transformers and poles cross private property. This is so we can distribute energy efficiently across Dunedin, Central Otago/ Wānaka and Queenstown Lakes. This is done through the registration of an easement in agreement with the property owner. Easements allow us to access and maintain our equipment that is on private property. 

Your questions about easements and property rights answered

If an easement is required, here's how it works


All legal and survey costs for customer-initiated works are the customer's responsibility. 

Processing time

In addition to LINZ registration times, legal review and surveying, it can take up to 10 working days to approve easements for registration.

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