All residential and commercial properties in the North Island that front on to a natural gas distribution pipeline can apply for a connection to that gas pipeline.

There are four simple steps to be followed to get your application for a connection underway and to allow us to schedule the connection. The good news is if your home is within 20 metres of a gas main in the street there is no charge to establish the connection.

1

If you are in the First Gas network area in Whangarei, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Central Plateau, Gisborne and Kapiti Coast then check for the availability of natural gas at your property.

Check availiability

2

Gas Retailer and Gas Fitter

It is important that you advise us who your natural gas retailer will be when applying for your connection as we cannot process the application unless there is a nominated retailer. Check here for details.

You will need a qualified Gas fitter to complete your connection and to install gas appliances into your home or business.
All installations must be undertaken by suitably qualified tradespeople and the installation has to be certified by a certifying gas fitter.

To find a local Gas fitter click here.

3

Trenching and Quotation

We need an open trench to install a duct through which the gas connection can be inserted. This trench can be shared with other services as long as it it meets our dig your own trench specifications.

We provide you with a quotation for installing a gas connection and we need you to sign and return the quotation to First Gas (even if there is no charge for the connection) to get underway.

Once we have your accepted quotation, we will schedule the work and will contact you to confirm a completion date.

4

Apply for your natural gas connection

Complete the application here or phone 0800 NEW GAS (0800 639 427), or work in with your energy retailer, gas fitter or builder to submit a gas application made on your behalf.

Key information we need is determining where the gas meter will be located on your property as well as the distance from the gas meter location to the boundary fronting the gas pipeline.

Please remember to nominate the energy retailer you will be purchasing the gas as well as specify the types of gas appliances that you likely be installing.