Celebrating our people

At Transpower, we recognise our most valuable asset is our people. We prioritise celebrating our people and our industry-wide partnerships. In addition to our established employee recognition programme, we host two transmission industry biennial awards:


The STAR Awards

Through our STAR Awards we show our thanks and give recognition to the people who build, operate and maintain the National Grid – the people who are keeping the lights on for everyone in New Zealand. The STAR Awards – which stands for ‘Safety Thanks And Recognition’ – champion best practice in health, safety and wellbeing in work on Aotearoa’s National Grid.

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The Engineering and Technology Excellence Awards

Our chance to celebrate our engineering and technology specialists who demonstrate excellence and deliver outstanding solutions that empower the energy future. This includes our wider Transpower whānau – our engineering consultant panel members, our service providers, and other external consultants, contractors and sub-contractors we work closely with. 

Engineering and technology work sits at the very core of what we do at Transpower. As the owner and operator of New Zealand's national electricity transmission system we rely on engineering solutions and use of technology to solve tricky problems and deliver our services. 

We are proud to have people working with us who engage in problem solving and find solutions that improve the way we work, consider the wider impacts of their work, understand sometimes less is more, and raise our standards. We want to shine a light on our people and celebrate their work. 

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