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4 hours ago

Power Outage - Update

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Power fully restored on Northpower network
A fault on high voltage equipment at Northpower’s Kensington substation caused an outage for over 28,000 customers at 4pm yesterday.
While the substation was out of operation, power was switched from other parts of Northpower’s electricity network to quickly restore most customers within an hour.
Around 8,000 customers in the Kamo and Hikurangi areas remained without power until around 9.45pm, when the power was fully restored to all customers.
“With the fault being on high voltage equipment in our largest regional substation, the impact was larger and the outage was longer than we usually deal with,” says Josie Boyd, Northpower Network General Manager.

“Customers who had their power restored earlier were asked to conserve power to ensure that higher than usual loads on some parts of the network could be managed. People did a great job of conserving enough energy to help us keep the power on where we could, so we thank them for that.
“The team at Northpower worked really hard to get the power back on and we would like to thank all those affected for their patience and understanding.”
Northpower apologises for the inconvenience and is investigating the cause of the fault.

6 days ago

Have you been able to book a Covid-19 vaccine appointment?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangārei Leader

A plan to offer Covid-19 vaccines to everyone over 50 in Northland has been called “a shambles”, as those over 75, who should have been high priority, cannot get a booking to get their dose. Last week, Northland District Health Board decided to buck Ministry of Health recommendations and open up its vaccine clinics to all over-50s. But with 73,000 Northlanders in this age group, it has been overwhelmed with demand, receiving an average of 50 calls an hour and more than 2000 emails to book an appointment. Have you had the same problems, or have you been able to book a vaccine appointment?

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21 hours ago

Power Outage

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Whangārei Leader

We’re aware of a large outage affecting greater Whangarei Central, Maunu, Tikipunga, Onerahi. Including all rural areas Ngunguru, Parua Bay, Kauri, Hikurangi, Hukerunui, including all East Coast locations from Whangarei Heads to Bland Bay.
We’re still working with field crews to identify the fault but will keep our website updated with information as we progress and also post further updates here. We appreciate your patience while we are receiving a high volume of phone calls.
Outage information can also be found on our website, below:

northpower.com...

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