29 Mar 2017

Dunedin's Aurora Energy to take on Delta workers

9:22 pm on 29 March 2017

Almost 100 employees from Dunedin power lines company Delta will transfer to its sister company Aurora Energy as the two firms separate.

Thousands of rotting power poles are due for replacement in Otago.

The split of the council-owned companies was sparked by the discovery that thousands of power poles in Otago were rotting. Photo: RNZ / Ian Telfer

A whistleblower last year revealed thousands of power poles managed by Delta and Aurora were failing.

The Dunedin City Council released a report in December that recommended splitting the council-owned companies into separate entities, after three official inquiries.

A report by Deloitte recommended separate board management structures.

In a statement today, Delta said 95 employees would transfer to Aurora by mid-year, and there were no expected redundancies.

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