Power outage affected thousands

Traffic and street lights were out early this morning, throwing the Otumoetai area into complete darkness. Photo: Savannah Sandlant.

Around 22,000 homes were left without power early this morning.

The widespread power outage affected properties in Brookfield, Otumoetai, Bellevue, Matua, Bethlehem, Te Puna and Katikati.

Network Operations Manager Phil Marsh says the power cut occurred around 1.20am, affecting 22,439.

He says supply was fully restored by around 2am.

“Powerco is investigating the cause of the outage.”



4 Comments

cause

Posted on 23-01-2018 17:13 | By JacquiM

3 hours in Aongatete. Do we ever find out what casued it? Coming a week or so after we had power lines down for 36 hours during the the last big storm I was worried it would be another big one...

Taniwha82

Posted on 22-01-2018 15:48 | By Taniwha0

You have to be joking ,you don't know the cause ,sounds like theTCC

Mirella

Posted on 22-01-2018 13:38 | By MirellaV

it was not very nice.. Luckily lasts not too much!!! But what happened???IIt was not very nice!!! Luckily didn't last too much!!! But what happened??

Auckland?

Posted on 22-01-2018 11:06 | By peecee09

Just not good enough Powerco.Surely we are not heading for blackouts like Auckland has experienced in the past.Lets hope not.

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to make a comment. Login Now
Opinion Poll

Who would you like to see lead the National Party?

Simon Bridges
Judith Collins
Amy Adams
Steven Joyce
Todd Muller

VOTE
VIEW RESULTS
Bay Today


An uncommon butterfly spotted: New Zealand Admiral. A good start to the new year. Photo: Murray Smith.

Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz