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Spring has sprung and I trust everyone has managed their way through the winter months. During my Production Station visits in North and South Taranaki, I’ve seen lots of busy farms thriving with the calving and lambing season. The recent months have also been a busy period at Todd Energy. On 20 June we hosted...
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Todd Energy is proud of the relationships it has with community groups and sports clubs across Taranaki, and we are pleased to support a number of those groups out on the green. In March, Big Brothers and Big Sisters (BBBS) Taranaki held a fundraising golf tournament at Ngamotu Golf Course in New Plymouth, and Todd...
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Each year, New Plymouth’s Special Children’s Extravaganza plays host to a selection of children from across Taranaki and Whanganui, providing them and their families time out from the stresses of their day-to-day lives. Many of these children are living with a life-threatening illness, physical challenges or other adversity, and the event is all about letting...
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Graham Northcott at the Taranaki Indoor Sheepdog trials 2018 July saw Hawera play host to the 10th annual Taranaki Indoor Sheepdog trials, with the event running across three days from Friday through until Sunday. 113 people took part with a record 236 dogs competing, herding sheep through eight obstacles in the indoor sand arena at...
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Todd Energy’s new state-of-the-art McKee Mangahewa Operations Facility will be officially opened today by Minister of Energy and Resources, the Hon Dr Megan Woods. The $12m operations facility is located at the McKee Mangahewa Production Station in Tikorangi, North Taranaki, and will house Todd Energy’s production station employees. The project was completed over the last...
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It’s hard to believe we’re almost half-way through the year. Over the past five months Todd Energy has seen a lot of progress across our projects, with many of them due for completion in the coming months. In Tikorangi our new state-of-the art McKee Mangahewa Operations Facility remains on track for a mid-June opening. The...
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Undoubtedly one of the toughest adventure races for high schools students is the Hillary Challenge. The 18th annual challenge to find the top secondary school outdoor adventure team took place recently, 7-11 May. Spread over five days the gruelling competition saw 12 of the best national adventure racing school teams competing in a series of...
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Described as a ‘local sanctuary’ and developed in response to the silent tragedies of depression and suicide in our community, Taranaki Retreat provides a safe place for community members needing support and time out from the pressure of their current circumstances. The brain child of Jamie Allen and his wife Suzy who set up the...
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Back in March, thousands of people descended on New Plymouth and many locals were preparing for the three day musical and cultural extravaganza that is WOMAD. 2018 is the fifteenth year of the Todd WOMAD partnership, and also 15 years since WOMAD came to Taranaki. The festivities kicked off early for us; the excitement beginning...
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The 2018 New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup is a sprint distance triathlon covering a 750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run. New Plymouth once again played host to the exciting blue carpet spectacle as international and national athletes descended on the city in pursuit of glory. Todd Energy were proud to support this exciting...
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Todd Energy sponsored the event volunteers who work behind the scenes helping officials and ensuring the smooth and effective running of the event on the day. The next generation of Kiwi triathletes put their hands up in a big way at the Quality Hotel Plymouth International Triathlon World Cup today, with Nicole van der Kaay...
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“The place reverberated under the mighty watch of Mount Taranaki with the kind of passion that only comes from the sheer celebration of diversity.”   – Rosie Morrison, The Spinoff  It was a monumental year for WOMAD New Zealand, who delivered on their accolade as  ‘Best National Event of the Year’ with this years WOMAD being...
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For the eighth time in ITU history, the elite triathletes of the world head to the iconic coastal city of New Plymouth for the 2018 Quality Hotel Plymouth International ITU Triathlon World Cup. The Kiwi city will host the third stop on the World Cup circuit this year. Both the women’s and men’s start lists...
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The internationally established three day world music, arts and dance festival is known for its exciting and diverse line-up and next year’s event is no exception. Over the weekend Brooklands Park will ring with the sounds of a melting pot of folk, afro-funk, hip hop, classical, jazz and punk rock performed on violins, ouds, koras and...
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I hope you have all had a great summer and managed to relax. Although I wasn’t able to attend our December community meeting in Tikorangi, I heard it was a great turnout, so thank you to all that came along during this busy period. Also a big thank you to all the Kapuni community members...
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This week we’re running an internal safety campaign – Drive Safe Week. The safety and wellbeing of our communities as well as our people is central to what we do. Drive Safe Week allows us to focus on six safe driving principles for rural roads, supporting the safety of our people and our local communities....
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Marine seismic surveying is a form of scanning using sound waves that gathers information about the rock formations below the seabed. It helps geoscientists to understand whether oil and natural gas reservoirs lie beneath the sea, without disturbing the seabed. In this fact sheet, you can learn about Todd’s approach to marine seismic surveying in...
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The Len Lye Centre pumped $7.4m into the New Plymouth economy last year and brings in more people than Womad and the annual garden festival, a new report reveals. A recent report published by Business and Economic Research Limited (Berl) found 34,400 people visited the centre in 2016 – 17,100 of them from outside the region and...
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On the win of the prestigious ‘Best National Event of the Year’, TAFT Chief Executive, Suzanne Porter, says “This is an award that recognises Taranaki, our partnerships and our loyal WOMAD audience as much as the festival. We thank our WOMADers and partners for their support and look forward to celebrating with them at the 2018 festival” Charles...
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Coastguard Taranaki has moved into its new home which it will share with Surf Life Saving New Zealand. The official opening of the Red Shed at Port Taranaki was held on Sunday and attracted a crowd of representatives from both organisations. The project to refurbish the building, which sees it co-owned by the groups and...
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The popular three-day international music and dance festival is held in New Plymouth’s beautiful Brooklands Park every March and attracts crowds of up to 15,000 every year. This week WOMAD NZ was named as a finalist in the 2017 New Zealand Event Awards, for the Best National Event of the Year. WOMAD NZ’s Marketing and...
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Firstly I would like to acknowledge our neighbours in South Taranaki who are receiving the Todd Energy Community newsletter for the first time. Todd produces this newsletter three times a year for distribution to all wellsite and production station neighbours, and residents on main traffic routes across our operations. This newsletter provides a brief update...
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It was wonderful to see so many Tikorangi residents out enjoying WOMAD this year, in what was one of the best weather  weekends  of  the  summer. Todd  has  been  busy with the new office facility at the McKee Mangahewa Production Station, where the building construction started at the end of April. The Mangahewa compression units...
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New Zealand company Todd Energy has strengthened its commitment to Taranaki natural gas production, after increasing its stake in the Kapuni onshore natural gas field from 50 to 100 per cent. Todd Energy announced today it has entered into arrangements to acquire Shell’s 50 per cent interest in Kapuni, a field first discovered by a...
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Operations have been fairly busy since our last newsletter. We have begun work on the McKee Mangahewa office facility which will see a contemporary building become home for the Plant control room and production operators in 2018. The Mangahewa Compression project at the Production Station continues to make steady progress. These units add mechanical compression...
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