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The Lines Company


The Lines Company is proud to be of service to over 18,000 customers keeping them connected to electricity throughout the King Country, Waitomo and Central Plateau.


The Lines Company network covers 13,700sq km and stretches from Otorohanga in the north to Mt Ruapehu in the south; from rugged black sand beaches in the west across to the quiet shores of Lake Taupo.






While most of The Lines Company’s customers are residential connections, the company also supplies electricity to major industrial businesses like the iron-sands mine at Taharoa and New Zealand’s largest lime quarry at Oparure.

The Lines Company’s head office is in Te Kuiti with operational depots in Taumarunui, Turangi, Ohakune, and Mangakino. The company employs over 150 staff – the majority of whom are based in the field to maintain the lines that carry electricity from New Zealand’s national grid to individual homes, businesses, farms, baches and schools that are spread right across this geographically diverse area.

To reach all of its customers The Lines Company Network has:

  • 4500km of lines (longer than a return trip from Auckland to Sydney!)
  • 35,000 power poles
  • 5000+ transformers
  • 30+ zone substations
  • 14 repeater sites to carry voice and data signals
  • 250 remote controlled switches
  • 10 load control points

The Lines Company is 100% owned by the Waitomo Energy Services Customer Trust and was formed in April 1999 following the Government’s electricity industry reforms. The business operates in a regulated environment where revenue controlled by the Commerce Commission.

The Lines Company is committed to operating a fair, equitable and reliable service for all its customers so electricity will always be available wherever you are in the region.

Electricity Providers on the Lines Company Network include:

** NOTE: The above information has been provided by The Lines Company and What's My Number or reproduced from their website *