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CHRISTCHURCH MAIL, JUNE 27, 2013
Need a temporary power
supply to build your house?
If you have any questions about temporary power supplies, please contact:
Whether you choose
to rebuild your quake-
damaged house or build
in another location, you
may need a temporary
electricity network so that
power tools and lights can
give builders and other
tradespeople access to
electricity supply at a worksite
where there is no existing
connection to our network.
How do I get a temporary power supply?
You, or your electrician, will need to contact your electricity retailer* if you
Your electricity retailer then has two
options. They can:
• ask your electrician to provide the equipment needed to supply the temporary
connection (electricians may already have the equipment or may be able to build
what is required). Your electricity retailer can then ask Orion to connect the
equipment to our electricity network
• ask Orion if they can hire and install a "temporary supply boundary box" (Orion has
around 800 of these boxes, which are currently in high demand).
Orion New Zealand Limited owns and operates the electricity distribution network
in central Canterbury between the Waimakariri and Rakaia rivers. Our shareholders
are the Christchurch City and Selwyn District councils.
* Electricity retailers currently operating in Orion's network area include Contact/
Empower, Genesis, Just Energy/Pulse Energy, Meridian, Mighty River Power/Mercury,
Nova Gas/Nova Energy, Powershop, Simply Energy and TrustPower.
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Entire city deserves a medal
Lauded senior citizens' advocate
likens Christchurch to Malta
HUMBLE HERO: John Patterson.
By ANNA PRICE
PARKLANDS IDENTITY John
Patterson has been hailed for
showing outstanding'' leadership
for older people before and after
His work has been recognised
with a community service award
from the Burwood Pegasus Com-
British-born Mr Patterson has
also just been awarded the
Queen's Service Medal for service
When I saw a letter with QSM
next to my name, I thought it
doesn't seem right for a lad from
I'm seeing fantastic things
done in Christchurch after the
earthquakes. There should be
some sort of medal struck for
Christchurch as happened in
Malta after the war.''
The Mediterranean island of
Malta was awarded the George
Cross for the way the people res-
ponded after its hammering in
German bombing raids
Something like that should
happen in Christchurch,'' Mr Pat-
Mr Patterson, 77, formed the
Older Persons Forum inviting
EQC, CERA and insurers' bosses
to allay the distress of seniors and
give them a hearing on their
quake issues. The forum provided
clarity and demystification
around the many complex issues
of earthquake recovery.
Mr Patterson, co-ordinator for
the Christchurch Third Age Pro-
gramme, also founded the Mature
Employment Service, a role in
which he had been engaged from
1988 to 2000. He was national co-
ordinator from 1992 to 1999.
He is co-ordinator of the Older
Generations Forums, which more
recently have been advocating for
better information from the top on
He also works with the Office of
Senior Citizens in the Ministry of
Social Development, which runs
the volunteer community co-
On top of that, he is a Positive
Ageing Ambassador and com-
munity ambassador for Pegasus
Mr Patterson has been lauded
for his success in achieving imp-
roved communication for all affec-
ted residents on the intentions of
EQC, CERA and insurers.
Community board chair Linda
Stewart praised Mr Patterson's
But Mr Patterson says the cre-
dit is due to the less visible.
What struck me was seeing a
woman who faithfully gets the
cups and saucers out at Avonside
seniors' meetings receiving a ser-
I was thrilled to bits seeing
this. These are the people who are
the really deserving. They don't
get badges or their names out
there and just give faithful
service,'' he said.
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