Rural Electrical


Providing electrical support to Taranaki farmers for over 50 years, Greaves Electrical understands the needs of the rural community. 

Whether it’s a new milking shed, broken water pump, downed power lines or a utility shed we always look for the best solution, use the best product and have the best price.

We are also Blue Tick Certified to verify your on farm water meters.

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24/7 on call

We have qualified people on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for when you need it most. Our experienced team carry a range of spare parts and equipment to get you back up and running.

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water meter verification

Keeping a track of the volume of water consented for use and making sure it is accurate means we can better strike the balance between using and protecting the fresh water resources in our region.

Monitoring your water take also helps make sure you are complying with you Taranaki Regional Council consent conditions and using water resources in the most effective and efficient way.

What is a water meter verification?

This is a process where your water meter is compared to a calibrated reference meter, comparing the volume of water each meter records over a set time period. The verification process gives confidence that the meter meets the required accuracy standard (that your water meter is within 5% of the reference meter).

Why do you need a water meter verification?

In November 2010, the ‘Resource Management (Measurement and Reporting of Water Takes) Regulations 2010’ was released by the government in a drive to more accurately manage and monitor our fresh water resources.

The regulations apply to all water takes of 5 LITERS/second or more (as stipulated in your water take consent).


For measuring and reporting to be useful, we must be able to rely confidently on the water-take data we get.

  • The Taranaki Regional Council only accepts verification's carried out by the 'Blue Tick' accredited service providers which Greaves Electrical is.

  • All water meters that fall under the national regulations or under resource consent requirement must be verified to be accurate to within ± 5%.

  • Verification is required initially, and then every five years

Irrigation New Zealand's Water Measurement 'Blue Tick' Accreditation Program provides a standard to verify and provide data management services in compliance with both Water Measurement Code of Practice and the Regulations for Measuring and Reporting Water Takes 2010.

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Water Meter Verification T’s & C’s


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Greaves Electrical are the Taranaki service agent for Bell Booth Ltd. We have certified technicians trained to service and repair Holm & Laue automated calf feeding systems.

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Greaves is not only certified but experienced in water meter system design and installation. We can supply any or all of the key components of your system from water meters, data loggers, piping, electrical and mechanical installation. Call us today to discuss your water meter installation requirements.