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Last update: 20/05/2022 12:30pm
Otaki Street/ Broom Street/ Akaroa Street and Ohoka Road area
We currently have a fault in the Kaiapoi area, power is expected to be restored by 6:30pm. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Treat all lines as live during the outage period; power may be restored at any time. If you require further information please call MainPower's 24-hour fault line - 0800 30 90 80; to report an emergency call 111.
If there's no power at your place, check out the current & planned outage map to see if you're affected by either a scheduled maintenance power outage or a fault. If your outage isn't listed or for more information, call us on 0800 30 90 80.
Red Traffic Light Update
During the Red traffic light setting, all planned outages will proceed as scheduled. We recognise outages may be difficult for some customers to manage, however, our priority is ensuring we can maintain a safe, reliable, quality supply of electricity throughout the network. If you are working from home, we recommend that you have a backup plan should a planned or unplanned outage affect your area.
Treat all lines as live during the outage period; power may be restored at any time. If you require further information, please call MainPower’s 24-hour fault line – 0800 30 90 80; to report an emergency call 111.
MainPower has been distributing electricity to the North Canterbury region for around 100 years. We deliver electricity to over 42,000 homes and businesses via 5,166 kilometres of overhead lines and underground cables, across a geographic area of 11,180 square kilometres. Our network area spans from north of the Waimakariri River, through the Waimakariri and Hurunui districts to Kaikōura.
MainPower is a consumer-owned company. The MainPower Trust holds the ownership of the company on behalf of the communities of North Canterbury and for qualifying customers. Learn more about the MainPower Trust here, or visit the Trust's website.
Consumer ownership of MainPower entitles qualifying customers to a rebate. The rebate is passed onto all retailers on the MainPower network and is generally shown as a discount on customers' monthly power bills. Some retailers choose not to show this rebate as a separate item on their invoices, instead the rebate is bundled with other charges.
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The MainPower Team
Our team is made up of around 170 field and office-based staff, spread between three depots in Rangiora, Culverden and Kaikōura. Meet our Executive Team and learn more about the team and current vacancies here.