EA Networks, the trading name of Electricity Ashburton Limited, is a locally owned co-operative network company based in Mid-Canterbury, New Zealand.

The company owns and operates the region's networks: electricity distribution, fibre optic communications and is the cornerstone investor in the Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation company. EA Networks also operates a successful Field Services business that supports our power and fibre networks whilst also providing services to residents and businesses across the region and beyond.

Being a co-operative business owned by its customers, EA Networks has strong ties to the community. Whilst focussing on power, fibre and irrigation infrastructure investments that provide economic benefit to the region, the company also supports community projects. EA Networks is proud to support all local urban and rural schools by providing its fibre optic network to each. This ensures that every child in the district can access ultra-fast broadband and the latest in education tools provided by Network 4 Learning (N4L). The company also invested in the naming rights to Ashburton’s swimming and recreation facility, which opened in May 2015.

For Emergencies contact us on 0800 430 460 (within New Zealand) or (03) 307 9800. For General Outages, please contact your electricity retailer.


We are passionate about our business and our region, and we are focussed on delivering safe and reliable network infrastructure that supports our community and the local economy.


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Notice to Shareholders

Shareholders that have left the Ashburton District or disconnected from the EA Networks power network are entitled to a refund of their shares. Click here to see whether you are due a refund, and if you are contact EA Networks to complete processing.

To view our latest summary annual report (2017-2018) click here

Notice of Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting for Shareholders of EA Networks will be held at the Gallery, Hotel Ashburton, 11 Racecourse Road, Ashburton on Wednesday 29 August 2018 at 5.30pm

A shareholder may exercise the right to vote either by being present in person or by proxy of the meeting. Click here to download a proxy form.




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