Aurora with yet another headache

At Facebook:



Note this particular meat from Richard Healey’s Facebook post:
[my emphasis]

“If you have a property where the lines were built before 2001, then Aurora owns everything up to the house. The only exceptions are where the lines have been brought up to standard and a letter has been sent to the property owner transferring ownership of the lines or a prior agreement is in place. That has almost never happened in Dunedin. If you think that you have been billed, and shouldn’t have been, write to Aurora. If you don’t get redress file a claim.
If you would like to read the appropriate legislation, look up the electricity act 1992 and search for the definition of “point of supply”.
What does that mean? It means that it’s probable that thousands of Dunedin residents have been charged for maintenance to lines and poles that they do not own.”

Electricity Act 1992
Reprint as at 18 October 2016

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

This post is offered in the public interest.


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2 responses to “Aurora with yet another headache

  1. Elizabeth

    It seems Local Government (and their CCOs) around the country have a propensity to charge out…. parallels at Dunedin ?

    Khandallah homeowner Warwick Eves has been slapped with a $9500 plumbing bill after a lateral sewer pipe burst on City Council owned land.

    ### Last updated 10:36 p.m., Jan 15 2017
    Wellington resident handed a $9400 bill for fixing failed sewer pipe
    By Katarina Williams
    Wellington man Warwick Eves is angry, after being slapped with a $9476 bill to replace a half-a-century-old sewer pipe – even though the damage occurred outside the boundary of his Khandallah home. Worse still, roots from a council-owned pohutukawa tree – also off his Homebush Rd property – contributed to the costly failure of the pipe which transported waste to the public main.
    Read more

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  2. Gurglars

    Larceny by Trick.

    Taxes will rise until the customers complain.
    C. Northcote Parkinson.

    Amazing how smart they were years ago and how stupid we have become.

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