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.”



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...


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

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


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??


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.

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