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Aurora Energy to Inspect Electricity Network by Helicopter

17 February 2022
As part of their regular asset inspections of the electricity network, Aurora Energy has engaged Aethon Aerial Solutions to inspect sections of the Queenstown Lakes network by helicopter next week.

Customers in Wanaka and Queenstown may notice a helicopter operating in the following areas between Monday 17 – Wednesday 19 January, weather permitting:

  • Wanaka: Mount Iron, Hikuwai, Hidden Hills and the DOC campground
  • Queenstown: Queenstown Hills, Arthurs Point and along the Queenstown to Glenorchy Road

The helicopter will fly at an altitude of 1000 feet in urban areas and 500 feet in rural areas to minimise any disturbance.

The information captured by the camera will be used to help assess the condition of overhead power lines and poles to ensure that the electricity network remains safe and reliable.

If customers have any questions, they can contact Aurora Energy at 0800 22 00 05 or email at