Annual Connection is a unique three day event, bringing together cable jointers, line mechanics and industry stakeholders from across New Zealand. The event consists of competitions, a suppliers expo, and closes with the Connexis Excellence Awards.
Join us in putting the spotlight on the skilled and experienced workforce, that is essential to keeping the lights on and the country connected.
- Showcase and promote the Electricity Supply Industry.
- Promote, recognise, and reward workforce skills, expertise and training.
- Attract more people to join the industry.
- Promote best practice in health and safety.
- Showcase new technologies and innovation.
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2023 HOST SPONSOR
Annual Connection 2023 is proudly hosted by PowerNet Limited, the electricity network management company delivering power to Invercargill City, Southland, West Otago, parts of Central Otago and Stewart Island.
PowerNet manages the electricity networks of The Power Company Limited, Electricity Invercargill Limited, OtagoNet Joint Venture and Lakeland Network Ltd (in parts of Frankton, Wanaka and Cromwell). Based on the regulatory value of the networks it manages, PowerNet is the equivalent of the fourth largest network company in New Zealand, delivering electricity to over 74,400 consumers.
Full dates and venue to be announced in the new year here and in our first eNews of 2023.
PowerNet is pleased and proud to be the Hosting Sponsor for the 2023 Annual Connection Competition and Excellence Awards in Invercargill.
We look forward to extending our Deep South hospitality to competitors, officials, and other visitors, and are keen to work with Connexis in presenting an event that will showcase our industry and the dedicated people who keep the lights on.
This annual three-day event will give line mechanics and cable jointers from across New Zealand the opportunity to test their abilities while working safely and efficiently under the close scrutiny of experienced judges.
We hope to use the competitive activities of these skilled workers to raise the profile of our industry, to emphasise electricity safety messages, and to encourage more youngsters to consider careers in the electricity supply industry.
We wish the best of luck to all competitors and extend a warm welcome to all attendees of this unique event.
Jason Franklin | Chief Executive | PowerNet
2022 ANNUAL CONNECTION WINNERS
Line Mechanic Competition
First Place, WEL Networks
Second Place, Ultimit Women
Third Place, Downer Utilities Alliance
Cable Jointer Competition
First Place, Justin Quigley - WEL Networks
Second Place, John Harvey - Connetics
Third Place, Ben Wilson - Downer Utilities Alliance