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It’s all power for the Northern Stars

Northern Stars General Manager Dianne Lasenby said: “We are delighted to welcome Counties Power as a commercial partner for 2018. Based in Pukekohe, Counties Power was established in 1924 as the Franklin Electric Power Board and owns and operates the electricity distribution network in the southern Counties area. It is a privilege to be associated with a company that has a strong local history and is one hundred percent consumer-owned, servicing over 42,000 homes, farms and businesses. Counties Power is renowned for its community engagement and we look forward to enhancing this synergy.”

Counties Power Chief Executive Judy Nicholl said: “This exciting new partnership with the Northern Stars reaffirms Counties Power’s commitment to supporting local sport both at grassroots and elite level.  We’re proud to be associated with the franchise and look forward to an exciting season of netball ahead. Our partnership includes some great community engagement opportunities and we look forward to offering these to local netball fans this season.  Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for more details.”

The Stars first home game of the ANZ Premiership season is against the Magic on Sunday 27 May at 4.10pm at Pulman Park Arena. Tickets are for sale online at Ticketek or door sales on the day if not sold out prior.

About Northern Stars | The Northern Stars has the honour of being netball’s latest top-level club with the franchise formed in 2017. The name was inspired by Matariki, the small cluster of stars which appear low on the northeast horizon just before dawn in mid-winter.  Also known as the Seven Sisters, Matariki’s appearance heralds the start of the Maori New Year. Based in South Auckland, one of the largest communities in New Zealand, where sport plays a vital role in the south and east of Auckland, both rapidly growing areas of New Zealand.

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About Counties Power | Counties Power is an electricity distribution company, owning and operating the network that runs from coast to coast between southern Papakura and Mercer, and west of the Waikato River from Mercer to Waikaretu. The company is consumer-owned, with the shares held by trustees of the Counties Power Consumer Trust on behalf of customers.  The company is a long-standing supporter of Pukekohe Netball Centre and Counties Manukau Rugby Football Union.   Last year the company became the naming rights sponsor to the Counties Power Heat – the Counties Manukau women’s representative rugby team.

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