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Ko Wai Mātou - About Us

Relationships, excellence and integrity are the foundations on which our live work training business is built.

Our Te Ao Māori Values


people are what drive our business. Hosting and caring for people and supplying the necessary resources for learners to experience success is fundamental to us. Engaging all work with an ethos of care and respect provides the foundation for safe and supportive environments. 


we hold high value in the importance of networks and relationships and the development, management, and sustainability of those relationships. It involves caring for and working harmoniously with others to achieve common goals using relational strategies.


is about unity and a shared sense of belonging. Kotahitanga is exemplified in Lines & Cables Training’s culture in many ways. For example, our place within the electricity supply industry and how we aim to improve safety and provide professional high-quality education to this community creates a shared vision with us and this community.

Meet the Team

Richard Ashby - Director

Richard Ashby

Managing Director/Live Work Trainer

Richie joined the industry in 2004 as a distribution Line Mechanic & Cable Jointer. He completed his training qualifications in 2010 and has used his skills to develop, support and mentor both Line Mechanics and Cable Jointers throughout NZ.

Brett Pou - Director

Brett Pou

Managing Director/Live Work Trainer

Brett started his career as a transmission Line Mechanic in 1990. He was trained as a live line worker, then moved into distribution and completed his Glove & Barrier and Hot Stick training. Brett has been delivering live line training for the past 10 years.

Clarissa Tana photo for Pg 5

Clarissa Tana

Education & Administration Manager

Clarissa has an educational background with post-graduate qualifications in inclusive education. After 15 years working in schools, she shifted to industry education supporting Lines & Cables Training to deliver their quality programmes to the electricity supply industry.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Lines & Cables Training Ltd will always strive to demonstrate cultural responsiveness towards all races and cultural groups in New Zealand.

Tangata whenua Māori are of particular significance to our country’s unique bicultural partnership between tangata whenua Māori and the Crown.

All members of Lines & Cables Training are committed to learning ways of weaving Kaupapa Māori and tikanga (Māori ways of doing things) into the organisation and training programmes.

Lines & Cables Training will strive to learn, understand, innovate and adapt throughout its operations and particularly in its governance and management processes. This includes and is not limited to, relationships with Māori, clients, students and stakeholders, resourcing, staffing, delivery of training and education, assessment and moderation, and quality assurance practices.

A values-based approach

For our learners, clients and industry peers, our tikanga (way of doing things) provides the benchmark for how we act now, and in the future.