About us

Quick response, experienced electricians is the back bone of who we are. 

We are driven to maintain the highest standard of workmanship while promptly and safely looking after your needs.

Despite the name Plunket Electrical we are not just sparkies! The Plunket Electrical Group is made up of Plunket Electrical Oamaru, Plunket Electrical Timaru and Plunket Appliances & Data, offering design, build and service of all aspects of commercial, industrial, rural and domestic electrical services, HVAC, data/fibre cabling, fire alarm systems, access control, security alarms, CCTV systems, appliance repairs and more…

Decades of experience removing you shorts

Our history


Plunket Electrical open for business

Plunket Electricals origins began in Oamaru by Maurice Plunket in the 1940’s. He was a stalwart of the local electrical industry and built a business based on good relationships and high quality work.


Late 1970's

Mike and Robbie

Those values continued when the business changed hands in the late 1970’s, and the name that locals had grown to trust remained under the directorship of Mike Rawson and Robbie Julius.

Late 1970's


Mark, Kelly and Ryan

Mark Rawson and Kelly O’Driscoll bought into the business in the 2000’s when our Timaru branch began. Ryan Henry also bought into the Timaru branch as the company began to grow. 



Plunket Appliances and Data

In 2010 Plunket Appliances and Data was created by amalgamating some smaller companies that were offering key services including HVAC, data, fire alarms, security cameras, appliance repairs and more, that are complementary to electrical services



Mike and Robbie step back

In 2014 Mike and Robbie sold their shares in the company to focus on other interests.



Josh Lewis

In 2018 as Plunket Appliances & Data continued to grow, Josh Lewis become a director.


A trusted and respected team

Our staff

We currently have more than 50 awesome staff between our Oamaru and Timaru branches and over the years have maintained our vision of having a trusted and respected team, being a quality brand, being community minded and truly caring for our staff, customers and the region!

Master Electricians dedicated to high standards and a safe environment

Quality and safety

We have a long running relationship with Master Electricians NZ. Our involvement with the organisation ensures we are practising to the highest level, keeping up with new technology and techniques, and promoting the introduction of new apprentices every year into our team.

The Plunket Electrical Group is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. We work closely as a team with our staff and independent specialists 360 Safety Solutions, to continuously monitor and improve our health and safety system. We are PREQUAL certified which means our health & safety policies, practises and procedures have been independently assessed and identified our company as a Safe Contractor

Meet the needs of our clients for decades

Our clients

We work closely with a number of clients including the Waitaki District Council, Thompson Construction, Rooney Group, North Otago Irrigation Company, Rainbow Confectionary, Alliance Pukeuri, Quality Bakers, Canterbury Spinners + more