Gas, Electricity, Water in Auckland



Vector Gas Company that owns natural gas pipes in Auckland and delivers natural gas on behalf of gas retailers.

There are several different retailers including:

  • The Auckland Gas Company (0800 764 764),
  • Contact Energy (0800 764 764),
  • Genesis Energy (0800 764 764),
  • Mercury Energy (0800 764 764), and
  • E-Gas (0800 764 764).


Electricity is supplied throughout New Zealand at 230 / 240 volts, 50 hertz. Most hotels and motels provide 110 volt ac sockets (rated at 20 watts) for electric razors only. For all other equipment, you'll need an adapter / converter, unless the item has a multi-voltage option. Power outlets only accept flat three or two-pin plugs.

Vector Electricity is a company in Auckland, Manukau and parts of the Papakura district. This company delivers power to nearly 250,000 homes and 33,000 businesses in the region.

Vector has different pricing schedules depending on where you live and what type of customer you are. On a fixed charge, the price is 0.1667/day. The controlled rate is 0.0637/day. The night charge is 0.0220/day.


Metrowater is Auckland City's water and wastewater utility company, 100% owned by Auckland City Council. Metrowater provides water and wastewater services to over 142,000 homes and businesses, reaching 420,000 people across Auckland City. Our area of operation covers 153 square kilometers with a water and wastewater network of more than 3,600 km of pipes.

There is a service charge of $79.92 per year, with water charges at $1.562 per m3 and wastewater charges at $3.745 per m3. These charges cover the cost of operating, maintaining, and renewing Auckland City’s pipe networks. They also cover the cost of bulk water and wastewater services provided by Watercare.

Update 6/12/2009


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