Contest down to the wire

20:51, Nov 15 2012
National Line Mechanic competition
fWel Networks linesman Ronald Lubi and Albert Rodriguez hoist power lines.
National Line Mechanic competition
The National Line Mechanic competition at Mystery Creek.
The National Line Mechanic competition
The National Line Mechanic competition at Mystery Creek.
The National Line Mechanic competition
The National Line Mechanic competition at Mystery Creek.

The National Line Mechanic competition kicked off at Mystery Creek yesterday.

The three-day contest, which began on Wednesday, saw linesmen from throughout New Zealand carry out a range of tasks including erecting power lines, digging trenches and installing a 11,000-volt transformer.

Competitors were judged on whether they met industry standards. The winning team were from Waikato Electricity.

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