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Taranaki Community Update: Mangahewa News – December 2021

Hello everyone and welcome to our final community newsletter for 2021. This year has been a challenging one for many of us, with the global Covid-19 pandemic continuing and New Zealand’s response ongoing.

As with many of New Zealand’s businesses, Todd has faced some operational challenges this year including, of course, the August lockdown period. Despite that, we have also achieved and been part of many successes, just a few of which are shared in this newsletter.

At Kapuni we have drilled and completed two wells of our four-well Kapuni J drilling campaign. The third well is due for completion in early December and the fourth well in January.

Both wells achieved good results and are scheduled to start production in January, with the final two wells likely to be online at the end of the first quarter of next year. On the environmental front, we completed native planting around the Kapuni J and KA-9/16 wellsites and are conducting remediation of the erosion at the Kapuni Stream caused by the large flood in July.

The McKee Mangahewa Production Station (MMPS) has had a relatively quiet quarter, with planned maintenance and upgrades the focus of work.

As outlined later in this newsletter, our journey towards a low emissions future continues, with work underway on the electrification of compression at the Mangahewa C and D wellsites. As part of reducing our emissions, we are moving to electronic deliveries and posted messages for stakeholder notifications, resident updates and the like, rather than the traditional letter drops via vehicle. Please bear with us while we embed these changes.

We recently farewelled Jane Snowden, General Manager of People and Community, who retired in September. After seven years here at Todd, and a career spanning 24 years in Taranaki, Jane is planning on spending quality time with her whānau.

I would like to wish Jane all the best and a very happy retirement. Taking over from Jane is David Bradley, General Manager Health, Safety, Environment & Community, whom many of you probably already know. I would like to remind you all, once again, of my commitment to ensuring our community members remain informed about Todd Energy’s operations. If you have any questions or concerns about our activities, please contact the community team on 0800 001 007.

And finally, the Todd Energy team wishes you and your families a happy and safe festive season.

Kind regards,


Taranaki Community Update

Issue 31 | December 2021
  • Supporting the WISE Trust to deliver healthier homes across the region
  • Helping the Taranaki Surf Life Saving Rescue Squad to save lives
  • Restoring and protecting the Kapuni Stream
  • Todd’s Low Emissions Future update
  • Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week roadside cleanup at Kapuni
  • Activity update