On 1 October 2002, Hawke’s Bay Network Limited commenced a management services contract with electricity lines company Centralines Limited, based in Central Hawke’s Bay at Waipukurau. One month after taking on the Centralines management contract, Hawke’s Bay Network also acquired the Taupo and Rotorua electricity distribution assets of United Networks Limited and Vector Limited.
Centralines is a consumer-owned and operated electricity lines business which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Unison Networks Ltd. They are one of 27 distribution companies in New Zealand. Centralines distributes electricity to customers across the Central Hawke’s Bay region.