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Tiwai Pointer
27 April 2016
NZAS application to appeal 'Lieu Days' decision declined

NZAS has today received the decision of the Supreme Court declining its application for leave to appeal the lieu days matter.   ... Read more

18 March 2016
NZAS seeks leave to appeal 'Lieu Days' claim

NZAS has today sought leave to the Supreme Court to appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision on the ‘lieu days’ claim. ... Read more

10 December 2015
NZAS to step down after quarter of a century supporting Kākāpō Recovery

Following 25 years helping to save New Zealand's iconic Kākāpō from extinction, New Zealand's Aluminium Smelter (NZAS) has made the difficult decision to step down as major sponsor of the Kākāpō Recovery Programme at the end of 2015 ... Read more

3 August 2015
NZAS power contract variation agreed

New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Limited (NZAS) and Meridian have today entered into a revised contract for 572MW until 2030, allowing the smelter's three potlines to remain fully operational ... Read more

1 July 2015
NZAS & Meridian extend termination notice date

New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Limited (NZAS) and Meridian Energy Limited have agreed today to extend the termination notice date of the smelter's 572MW electricity contract from 1 July 2015 to 3 August 2015 ... Read more

23 April 2015
Upswing in results but smelter still vulnerable after two years of losses

Pacific Aluminium (New Zealand) Limited has reported underlying earnings of $56 million for 2014 ... Read more

24 June 2014
Another disappointing result for Tiwai Smelter's owner

Rio Tinto Alcan (New Zealand) Limited (RTANZ) today released its annual financial report for the year ending 31 December 2013 ... Read more

4 June 2014
NZAS to appeal the Employment Court's Lieu Days decision

NZAS will seek leave to appeal the Employment Court's decision on acrual of 'lieu days' for 12-hour shift workers ... Read more

8 August 2013
NZAS signs new electricity agreement for Tiwai Point smelter

The immediate future of New Zealand's Tiwai Point aluminium smelter has been secured through the signing of a long term electricity agreement ... Read more

20 March 2013
Ryan Cavanagh to leave NZAS

NZAS General Manager, Ryan Cavanagh, will leave the smelter at the end of April to take up the position of General Manager at Pacific Aluminium's Gove bauxite mine and alumina refinery ... Read more

13 March 2013
New Zealand's Aluminium Smelter Limited commences reduction of electricity load

New Zealand's Aluminium Smelter has commenced reducing its electricity load from 572MW to 540MW due to extremely low hydro lake levels ... Read more

29 October 2012
New Zealand's Aluminium Smelter Limited halts $70 million in capital expenditure

New Zealand's Aluminium Smelter Limited (NZAS) today announced it will immediately halt $70 million in planned capital expenditure, including $15 million for the remainder of 2012 and for 2013.  Capital work that is critical to business operations and health, safety and environment will continue ... Read more

17 October 2012
New Zealand's Aluminium Smelter Limited finalises proposal to streamline operations

New Zealand's Aluminium Smelter Limited (NZAS) has finalised the proposal to streamline its operations to help return the smelter to viability in increasingly difficult economic conditions ... Read more

5 September 2012
New Zealand's Aluminium Smelter Limited continues to streamline operations

New Zealand's Aluminium Smelter Limited (NZAS) is continuing to streamline its operations to help return the smelter to viability in increasingly difficult economic conditions.  The smelter today announced that it will bring forward existing plans to resize. ... Read more

Contact Details

Physical Address:
Tiwai Road
Invercargill, New Zealand
Phone : +64 3 218 5999

Postal Address:
NZAS
Private Bag 90110
Invercargill, New Zealand

Courier Address:
NZAS
C/O 3 Spey Street
Invercargill, New Zealand

Wellington Office:
Level 6, 109 Featherston Street
PO Box 1665
Wellington 6140
New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 916 1496