The national electricity grid is owned by the State-owned enterprise, Transpower New Zealand, with lower voltage distribution lines owned by a range of locally and publicly owned entities.
Greenwood Roche advises Transpower on all property aspects relating to the national grid including the new 400kV-capable transmission line between Whakamaru, in south Waikato, and Auckland.
Transpower is currently constructing the new 220kV transmission line connecting Wairakei and Whakamaru, assisting with the development of renewable electricity generation around Taupo.
Greenwood Roche has acted for Transpower on the acquisition of property rights for this project. Our work has included the acquisition of easements, Maori land issues, advice on compulsory acquisition rights, emissions trading issues and compensation entitlements.
Consultant, Greenwood Roche 2017 –
Partner, Greenwood Roche 2005 – 2017
Partner, Chapman Tripp 1981 – 2005 (2 years in Melbourne)
Associate, Deacons 1984 – 1985
Solicitor, Hamlins, London 1979 – 1980
Solicitor, Chapman Tripp 1976 – 1979
Moderator, Property Law and Equity & Succession university exam papers
Editor, New Zealand Property Lawyer
Regional Commissioner, New Zealand Cricket
Honorary Fellow, New Zealand Planning Institute
Hunter Fellow, Victoria University of Wellington
LLB (Victoria University of Wellington)
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Phone: +64 4 494 8500
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