Horizon Networks, as part of the Horizon Energy Group, owns, manages and operates the electricity network that serves the Eastern Bay of Plenty region. We¿re proud to care for a network that covers more than 8,000km and supplies more than 25,000 customers, with a maximum demand of 90 MW of electricity.
Maintaining a continuous, safe and reliable supply of electricity while protecting our assets and wh¿nau through excellent health, safety and environmental procedures, is key to our success.Horizon Networks offers a comprehensive range of tree services to all residential and commercial customers across Whakatane and surrounding areas.
Vegetation maintenance near power lines is hazardous work. The Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003 specify that no person is permitted within 4 metres of a power line without approval. In the Eastern Bay of Plenty region, this approval can only be granted by Horizon Networks.
If you choose to do this work yourself, or use an unauthorised contractor and are seen to be encroaching within 4 metres of the power lines, you can be reported to Worksafe New Zealand. If vegetation on your property is encroaching into the Growth Limit Zone, you can contact the Horizon Networks Vegetation Management team on 0800 HORIZON and we can make the necessary arrangements for you.
Vegetation maintenance is dangerous work and must be completed following strict safety guidelines. You may be liable for all costs associated with any damage or power outages caused to the Horizon Networks network by your trees.
Our tree services include:
- Tree trimming;
- Tree felling;
- Tree removal;
- Vegetation maintenance; and
- Stump grinding.
For more information about trees around power lines, or an obligation free consultation about our services, call 0800 HORIZON.