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: secretary@electratrust.co.nz

Trust Deed

The Electra Trust emerged from the 1990 dissolution of Power Boards, the split of their functions in 1998, and the replacement by either lines companies or retail companies.

The interim directors and trustees, after consultation with customers, elected to continue with their core business, the lines company, which began in 1922 and continues to expand today in line with the growth of Kapiti and Horowhenua.

The Trust was originally established under the name of Horowhenua Energy Trust in April 1993 but changed in July 2002 to reflect a preference for the trading name of Electra.

The Electra Trust Deed was formalised on 30 April 1993 and consolidated on 5 November 2003 to incorporate the changes required by the Electricity Reform Act.  Apart from the change of name in 2002, the Trust Deed has remained unchanged until July 2012 when an amendment to the Ownership clause was authorised.  This amendment removed the seven year automatic review process and replaced it with a formal provision for discussion on ownership reviews at future Annual Beneficiary meetings at seven yearly intervals, starting in 2019.

At the 2020 Annual Beneficiaries Meeting to be held at noon on 31 July at the Horowhenua Council Chambers at Oxford Street, Levin beneficiaries will be asked to vote to accept further amendments to the Trust Deed to align it with the Trusts Act 2019 and to change the Trustee elections cycle to every two years to save costs.

Click here for the current Trust Deed.

Click here to view the 2020 proposed amended Trust Deed with changes showing.

Click here to view the 2020 proposed amended Trust Deed without changes shown.

Click here to view the explanation of the 2020 Trust Deed changes