Far North lines network operator and electricity generator Top Energy has acquired the Ngawha Ginn Spa baths and farm as part of a land acquisition deal. The company intends to keep operating the facility and has closed it temporarily while it undertakes extensive renovations.
The sale was completed two weeks ago. Details remain confidential.
Top Energy CEO Russell Shaw said the company had moved swiftly to renovate the new Top Energy Ngawha Spa as it wanted to re-open the doors as soon as possible.
“At this stage we are completing options and design works to assess the degree of work involved so I’m unable at this stage to say how much the project will cost or when the spa will be re-opened,” he said. “I want to reassure the community that the re-opening will be as soon as possible, though.”
Mr Shaw said the spa had “huge potential” but it did require “extensive work” to bring it up to the standards expected by visitors to Northland.
“This is a special place of significant historic and cultural importance. It deserves a little love, care and attention to bring it up to the standard of other attractions in the region. This is exactly what we intend to provide.”
Top Energy will advise the community about the proposed re-opening date and other operational details once it has liaised with contractors and completed its renovation plan.
CUSTOMERS: For all questions about your power supply and the status of repairs please contact the Top Energy call centre on 0800-TOPENERGY / 0800-867363
MEDIA: For more information please contact:
peter.heath (at) topenergy.co.nz / 09-4074695 / 021-456353