Power outage in Upper North Island

08 December 2016

Transpower would like to advise that they are currently experiencing a power outage on their network in the Upper North Island. The outage is affecting all areas from Kaikohe north.

We do know the location of the fault on the transmission lines but it is unfortunately in rugged terrain. Given the weather in the upper north island, we are unable to safely send our crews in to patrol the transmission lines at the site until first light. These crews will be dispatched as soon as possible.

Those residents and businesses in the areas affected should expect to be without power until further notice. Once our crews can get into the affected site, we will work as quickly as possible to restore power to the area.

Further updates will be provided throughout the morning.

 

For further information, please contact:

Rebecca Wilson, Corporate Communications Manager, 021 578 608