The competitions are a showcase of the skills, training, and knowledge which line mechanics and cable jointers rely on every day to keep power flowing to homes and businesses around New Zealand. Importantly, they allow companies to benchmark their standards of workmanship against other companies and industry regulatory standards.

As a company entering competitors, the competitions are the perfect platform for you to showcase the talent within your organisation and recognise your staff for the skills they use every day.

For more information about entering the competition please contact Hillary Riches, Event Manager.

E:  P: 027 565 1961

Terms and Conditions


Premier Sponsor - Cable Jointing Competition

TE Connectivity is once again delighted to be the premier sponsor of Annual Connection Cable Jointer Competition. Our commitment to the competition since its inception in 2007 highlights the value and importance TE place on being involved in this annual iconic industry event. TE is looking forward to another great competition and is delighted to welcome all competitors to this year's event in Invercargill.

We are the inventors of Heatshrink technology & TE’s Raychem cable accessories are known for quality and this is proven by our +60 years of global field experience. TE have seen first-hand the trend in recognising the importance of specialist expertise and knowledge required for the field of cable jointing.

In New Zealand, TE is continuously raising the bar through innovation and we remain at the forefront of the industry locally because we invest in R&D and product development specifically for New Zealand market. We have always supported the industry (and will continue to do so) with a locally based technical team to provide field support and training. We value being able to provide jointers real time technical support & local technical people to call upon in a time of need.

We wish all competitors the best of luck. We hope everyone enjoys the event, as well as the opportunity to share experiences and knowledge that comes from working in the underground world!

Please take the time to visit us at the TE/TransNet marquee.

Matt Cleary – Utility Sales Manager (Australia & New Zealand)

Paul Godfrey - Technical Sales Manager

Andrew Wooles - Technical Sales Engineer

Mark Thompson -  Technical Sales Engineer


Registrations for the 2023 Cable Jointer Competition are now closed as of May 31 2023. 

2022 Cable Jointer Competition Results

Electrical Theory
Sponsor: Ideal Electrical
Winner: Ben Wilson, Downer Utilities Alliance

HV Termination (Indoor)
Sponsor: TE Connectivity
Winner: Justin Quigley, WEL Networks

HV Termination (Outdoor)
Sponsor: TE Connectivity
Winner: Joe Natoli, Connetics

First Aid
Sponsor: Independent Line Services
Winner: Craig Greenall, PowerNet



Winner: Justin Quigley – Wel Networks

Second: John Harvey – Connetics

Third: Ben Wilson – Downer Utilities Alliance


Testing to Ensure Safety
Sponsor: Nexans
Winner: John Harvey, Connetics

Pit Rescue
Sponsor: MITA Consulting
Winner: Joe Natoli, Connetics

HV Joint
Sponsor: TE Connectivity
Winner: John Harvey, Connetics

LV Joint
Sponsor: TE Connectivity
Winner: John Harvey, Connetics