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Taranaki Community Update: Mangahewa News – September 2020

Despite a period of time spent back in Alert Level 2, the last few months have been a busy and productive time for the team at Todd. In late July we kicked off our scheduled maintenance programme, starting with our Mangahewa C wellsite, before moving to our Mangahewa G wellsite earlier this month. Both shutdowns were a success and a reflection of the extensive planning and hard work of our Todd maintenance team.

Our McKee Mangahewa Production Station stormwater upgrade project is continuing to make good progress, with the team replacing sections of stormwater pipe beneath Otaraoa Road.

The nature of this work will see Otaraoa Road reduced to one lane outside the Production Station for short periods over the next 1-2 months, and I want to acknowledge the support and understanding of our neighbours, landowners and the community during this time.

Over the coming months, Todd’s focus in North Taranaki shifts to the first phase of our McKee field abandonment strategy, starting with the abandonment of two McKee wells which have ceased producing. This work will continue as we safely and strategically abandon additional McKee field wells into the future.

In South Taranaki, progress at our Kapuni J wellsite has been steadily re-gaining momentum after Alert Levels 3 and 4 earlier in the year. Civil works are now complete, and it was fantastic to be able to host a large number of local school students who collectively planted nearly 2,000 trees in the area throughout July.

You can find out more about their impressive efforts in this newsletter.

With civil works complete, the J site development has moved into the facilities installation phase which is progressing well. Installation of four new well conductors is taking place on site and is due to be completed in October.

Down the road, our Kapuni Gas Treatment Plant (KGTP) train repairs and cladding project continues. This is a major piece of work, designed to ensure we have future-proofed safe and efficient production from the plant.

Although hard to believe, it’s almost time for our end-of-year open community meetings – these will be held on Thursday, 12 November in Kapuni, and on Wednesday, 9 December in Tikorangi. More information will be sent out closer to the time, however if you are interested in attending either meeting, please RSVP to LHamerton@toddenergy.co.nz. I look forward to seeing you there.

Until then, if you have any questions or concerns about our activities, please contact the community team on

0800 001 007.

Kind regards Joanna

Taranaki Community Update

Issue 26 | September 2020
  • Ngāti Mutunga’s Taramoukou project takes shape
  • E-bikes prove a popular choice
  • Students make light work of tree planting at Kapuni J
  • Todd team do their bit for Jammies in July
  • Waitara Beach clean-up for plastic-free July
  • Activity Update