Delivering
New Zealand’s
energy
in a changing world.

Proudly powering Kiwi lives and businesses.

Clarity of vision and strong leadership for a bright future. That’s Clarus.

We are one of New Zealand’s largest energy groups. Whether it’s transmission, distribution, supply or storage of energy, the companies within the Clarus group service nearly half a million homes and businesses of all sizes around New Zealand. We are proud to power Kiwi lives.

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Energy is what we do, but it’s people we do it for.

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    Total number of New Zealanders enjoying the benefits of LPG or natural gas* 

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    Total number of Kiwi homes and businesses using LPG or natural gas**

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    Our Firstgas commercial and industrial natural gas customers

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    Our Rockgas LPG customers

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    Connected to our electricity distribution network in the Tairāwhiti & Wairoa areas

    * This is based on the total number of 500,000+ Kiwi homes and businesses using LPG or natural gas multiplied by the average number of residents in a home of 2.7 (StatsNZ).
    ** Data sourced from: Natural Gas Switching - 311,674 active ICPs in Sep 2023; LPG numbers from GAS NZ 2023 45kg Customer Numbers - 299,898 customers.

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Our role in the future of energy

Clarus, formally Firstgas Group, is at the forefront of innovation in the New Zealand energy sector. Today, we're continuing that legacy by innovating our way towards 2050's net zero carbon goals.

We’re one of New Zealand’s largest energy groups, with brands that touch many parts of the energy supply chain – from transmission and distribution to retail supply and even storage.

We are energy experts, using our collective knowledge and experience to engage in conversations about the future of our industry – Aotearoa New Zealand’s future. With businesses that touch many parts of the energy supply chain – from energy transmission and distribution to retail supply and even storage. Our businesses have offices nationwide and we care about and contribute to the communities we’re a part of.

While the majority of our existing assets and investments remain in the traditional natural gas sector, we are also looking to the future. We aim to play our part in Aotearoa New Zealand’s decarbonisation by actively researching, innovating, and investing in future fuels not only for the good of the country, but for our business, customers and employees too.

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Good energy at work

Energy is what we do, but it’s people we do it for.

Without energy, life as we know it would grind to a halt. We take this responsibility seriously, ensuring everything we do safely, reliably and affordably delivers on the country’s energy needs.

We have offices nationwide, and we care about and contribute to the communities we’re a part of.

Operations

Our Operations team is made up of technical expertise across Transmission, Distribution, Storage, and LPG. They are responsible for providing technical support and expertise to all parts of Clarus ensuring we have the required regulatory certification to operate our assets.

Technology and Improvement

At Clarus, our Technology and Improvement team looks after information services, and continuous improvement teams lead and drive our technology vision to inform and support our strategic planning, business initiatives, and investments. 

Future Fuels

Our Future Fuels team is responsible for developing and implementing our low carbon strategy, new technologies, initiatives, programs, and partnerships ensuring sustainable business growth, high public trust, and reduced environmental impact.

Customer and Regulatory

At Clarus our Customer and Regulatory business group is made up of regulatory and policy, gas transmission commercial, electricity and gas distribution commercial, marketing and external communications.

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New e-bike scheme at Clarus is creating good energy on the ride to work

Over the past couple of months Clarus has seen a steady number of its employees ditch their cars on some days, and instead opt for an e-bike as their transport of choice to get them to the office. The latest initiative that has the Clarus team buzzing with excitement is the adoption of Workride, a scheme designed to foster healthier commuting habits among employees.

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Rockgas part of Clarus is the winner of Canstar Blue’s 2024 Award for Most Satisfied Customers | Bottled Gas

June 20, 2024: Bottled gas is a versatile and affordable way to heat a home or fuel a kitchen, wherever you live in New Zealand. And if you use bottled gas in your home, it’s essential that your supply is not only reliable, but delivers great value for money, too.

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Kaitoke Compressor upgrade to improve network resilience

The Firstgas Kaitoke Compressor site is being prepared for the arrival of two new state-of-the-art compressors in early 2025. Kaitoke is a key site for the supply of natural gas throughout the lower North Island. Its existing 40-year-old compressor set-up isn’t enough to meet ongoing demand – especially on cold winter nights when gas usage peaks.

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Urenui and Firstgas to host historic Yarrows Taranaki Bulls preseason match

Urenui is set to host a blockbuster Yarrows Taranaki Bulls Bunnings NPC preseason match in partnership with energy company Firstgas.

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Tackling industrial emissions with hydrogen

Tackling New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions is a team effort – everyone has a part to play. Households, businesses and government must find ways to reduce emissions so we can reach net zero carbon by 2050.  

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Hiringa’s first hydrogen refuelling station opens

Kiwi company Hiringa has opened the first hydrogen refuelling station in New Zealand – the start of an Australasian-first hydrogen network. Located in Wiri, South Auckland, the hydrogen station is one of three Auckland sites now operational, with another 21 sites in development across Aotearoa.

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What’s been happening in the world of renewable gas

What’s been happening in the world of renewable energy? We check out exciting news and developments from across the globe, as we work hard to fight climate change and create a low-emissions future for our world.