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August 2020

Postponement of Public Annual Meeting of Beneficiaries. 

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions the Trustees of Waipa Networks Trust have made the difficult decision to postpone the Public Annual Meeting of Beneficiaries which is required to be held by 31 August 2020 in accordance with the Trust Deed.

On 12 August 2020 all regions of New Zealand (outside of Auckland) were put into Covid-19 alert level 2 which has currently been extended until at least 28 August 2020.  The current restrictions prohibit the running of a public meeting as there is a maximum number of 100 at public events.  This is contrary to the Trust Deed which imposes the meeting is to be a public meeting and open to all beneficiaries of the trust.  Due to the uncertainty of the current situation due to Covid-19 and the advertising deadlines in accordance to the Trust Deed, we are unable to satisfy both Covid-19 restrictions and the Trust Deed.

We will hold the Public Annual Meeting of Beneficiaries as soon as practical after Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.  The 2020 Chairman’s Report, 2020-21 Annual Plan, Statement of Corporate Intent and unaudited financial statements of the trust are all available to beneficiaries on the Trust website www.waipanetworkstrust.co.nz

If you have any feedback or questions, please contact the Trustees at info@waipanetworkstrust.co.nz

August 2019

I hereby give notice that on Friday the 30th of August 2019, commencing at 10.00am, a Public Annual Meeting of Beneficiaries (Connected Consumers) will be held at Findex, 411 Greenhill Drive, Te Awamutu.
At the meeting the Trustees will report on:
• The operation of Waipa Networks Trust for the year ended 31 March 2019.
• The Financial Statements of Waipa Networks Trust for the year ended 31 March 2019.
• The performance of Waipa Networks Limited for the year ended 31 March 2019.
• The compliance of Waipa Networks Limited with its Statement of Corporate Intent for the year ended 31 March 2019.
• The Annual Plan 2019/20 of Waipa Networks Trust.
At the meeting the Beneficiaries will be given the opportunity to:
• Appoint the Auditor for Waipa Networks Trust for the 2020 financial year.
• Speak on all matters being considered at the Annual Meeting.
Please note that the above named documents are available for public inspection on the Trust website or at the offices of Waipa Networks Limited at 240 Harrison Drive, Te Awamutu during ordinary business hours.

February 2019

The Trustees were back to business for the first Trust meeting of the year.

December 2018

Merry Christmas from the Trustees of Waipa Networks Trust.

November 2018

The Trustees and Secretary attended the Energy Trusts of New Zealand Spring 2018 Conference.  The conference theme was the Electricity Pricing Review.

October 2018

Trustee elections are now closed.  The returning officer has declared Judy Bannon, Andrew Bateman, David McLean, Ashley Reid, Craig Sanders, and Barbara Taranaki, as Trustees of the Waipa Networks Trust.

September 2018

Voting is now open for the 2018 Trustee election.  Follow the link on our homepage to vote.

August 2018

I hereby give notice that on Friday 31st August 2018, commencing at 10am, a Public Annual Meeting of Beneficiaries will be held.  The meeting will be held at The Homestead, Lauriston Park, 91 Coleridge Street, Cambridge.  Copies of the Annual Accounts & documents will be available for public inspection on our website, held at the office of Waipa Networks Ltd at 240 Harrison Drive, Te Awamutu (during normal business hours) or available from the Secretary on 021 217 0655.

July 2018

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Trustee Elections.  Nomination packs can be collected from the Waipa Networks Ltd office,  240 Harrison Drive, Te Awamutu during ordinary office hours, or can be requested from the election helpline by phoning 0800 666 035 or emailing iro@electionz.com.

May 2018

Our Trustees are in Wellington for the autumn 2018 Energy Trusts of New Zealand Conference.

November 2017

Our Trustees are in Westport for the spring 2017 Energy Trusts of New Zealand Conference.

August 2017

I hereby give notice that on Friday 25th August 2017, commencing at 11am, a Public Annual Meeting of Beneficiaries will be held.  The meeting will be held at Crowe Horwath, Pirongia Room, 411 Greenhill Drive, Te Awamutu.  Copies of the Annual Accounts & documents will be available for public inspection on our website, held at the office of Waipa Networks Ltd at 240 Harrison Drive, Te Awamutu (during normal business hours) or available from the Secretary on 021 217 0655.

April 2017

Voting has closed for the 2017 Trustee By-Elections and we can announce that our two new Trustees are Ashley Reid and Joe Scaramuzza.

Thank you to everyone who put their names forward to be a Trustee and to our consumers for taking the time to vote.

The official results from our returning officer can be found under our documents tab or by using this shortcut here.

March 2017

Voting is open for the 2017 Trustee By-Elections.  To vote please visit click the link on our home page.

August 2016

2016 Ownership Review / Annual General Beneficiaries Meeting

I hereby give notice that on Friday 26th August 2016, commencing at 10am, an Ownership Review Meeting will be held followed by a Public Annual Meeting of Beneficiaries.  The meetings will be held at Lauriston Park Homestead, 91 Coleridge Street, Cambridge.  Copies of the Annual Accounts & documents will be available for public inspection on our website, held at the office of Waipa Networks Ltd at 240 Harrison Drive, Te Awamutu (during normal business hours) or available from the Secretary on 021 217 0655.

July 2016

A public meeting is being held on 28th July 2016 at 10.00am at Crowe Horwath, 411 Greenhill Drive, Te Awamutu to hear submissions on our Ownership Review (1 received).

June 2016

Please remember that submissions regarding the Ownership Review of the Trust close on 30th June 2016.

October 2015

Election results have been announced – The Official Results release is on our home page.  Keep an eye out for details of our new Trustee on our website.  Our Trustee profiles will be updated shortly.

August 2015

Annual General Beneficiaries Meeting

I hereby give notice that on Monday 24th August 2015, commencing at 11am, a Public Annual Meeting of Beneficiaries will be held at Crowe Horwath, 411 Greenhill Drive, Te Awamutu.  Copies of the Annual Accounts & documents will be available for public inspection on our website, held at the office of Waipa Networks Ltd at 240 Harrison Drive, Te Awamutu (during normal business hours) or available from the Secretary on 021 217 0655.

May 2015

The Trustees are in Wellington for the Energy Trusts of New Zealand Conference.  Good luck to our Chairman, Craig Sanders who is presenting at the conference on Communications Tactics.

March 2015

We are pleased to announce that we have appointed the Returning Officer for the 2015 Trustee Election – Warwick Lampp from Electionz.com Ltd. Nomination forms will be available from Monday 29th June 2015.

February 2015

This month we hosted the six monthly regional meeting of local energy trusts.  It was well attended by Waipa Networks Trust, WEL Energy Trust, King Country Electric Power Trust, and Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust.  We discussed our membership body, trusts role in economic development, the Waikato Story, and our strategic plans.

November 2014

The Trustees represented Waipa Networks Trust at the Energy Trusts of New Zealand Conference held 6/7 November in Oamaru.  It was a very interesting conference as we got to see the challenges faced in the Waitaki Region and how the Waitaki Power Trust have worked with the community to overcome this and create massive economic benefits to the region.

July 2014

The Trustees represented Waipa Networks Trust at a regional meeting of local energy trusts hosted by WEL Energy Trust.  It was great to meet with the other Trusts and discuss our regional opportunities and challenges.

June 2014

Don’t forget our AGM next Month!!!!  It will be held on Friday 25th July 2014 at Lauriston Park Homestead, 91 Coleridge Street Leamington, at 1.30pm.  We look forward to seeing lots of our beneficiaries there.

May 2014

The Trustees are representing Waipa Networks Trust at the Energy Trusts of New Zealand Conference 8/9 May in Wellington.  It looks like an action packed agenda including a visit from  Hon Steven Joyce.

April 2014

The Trustees have approved the Statement of Corporate Intent of Waipa Networks Limited at this months meeting.