In early May, I participated on a panel at the Just Transition Summit here in New Plymouth. The first event of its kind, the Summit was an opportunity for Government, business, industry, unions, iwi and the community to come together to discuss and define what a just transition to a low emissions future looks like in New Zealand.
Over recent months I have chaired the committee leading the engagement for developing the Taranaki 2050 Roadmap. Participating in this group has been a great opportunity to gather input from all representatives across our diverse community. The draft Roadmap was presented at the summit and it’s a great piece of work to see where the people of Taranaki want to be in 2050 – now we need to start planning the steps on how we are going to get there.
You may also have heard about the Taranaki 2050 Creative Challenge, which invited Taranaki children to share what they think the region could look like as a low emissions economy in the year 2050. More details follow over the page, or check out the Todd website to see some of the art pieces submitted by the children.
At Todd, we have a busy few months ahead. The team is currently preparing for a planned maintenance shutdown at the McKee Mangahewa Production Station, which is scheduled to take place later this month. As always, we have reminded our staff and contractors to drive safely and share vehicles as they undertake shutdown activities. If you do experience any bad driver behaviour, please contact us and we will investigate. The drilling programme at Mangahewa G continues to make good progress, with operations tracking as planned. We are pleased to advise that our emissions have been kept to a minimum through our new green completions strategy, striving to achieve zero flaring.
In South Taranaki, activity at our Kapuni J wellsite is well underway and I want to thank you all for your ongoing patience and understanding as we continue with the construction of our new access road and work in the road reserve to extend the town water supply to the site.
Soon we will be hosting our mid-year community meetings – these will be held on Wednesday, 12 June at Kapuni Hall, and on Thursday, 4 July at the Clifton Rugby Club. If you are interested in attending either of these meetings, please RSVP to LHamerton@toddenergy.co.nz. I look forward to seeing you there.