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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.
Cyclone Gita is expected to bring heavy rain and high winds when it hits New Zealand. MetService is predicting its probable track is across central NZ or the top of the South Island on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“This means preparing for the possibility of power cuts, water outages and road closures that could leave you or your loved ones stranded. It’s also a good idea to have a grab bag ready in case you need to evacuate. If you don’t have a household emergency plan, now’s the time to sit down with your family or flatmates and get it done,” says the Ministry’s Director, Sarah Stuart-Black.
Secure, or move inside, anything that could cause damage in strong winds
Close windows and doors, close curtains to prevent injury from breaking windows
Stay inside and bring your pets inside. If you have to leave, take them with you
Listen to the radio and follow the instructions of emergency services
Avoid non-essential travel during severe weather, and never drive through floodwater
For more information on what to do before, during and after a storm or flood – and to make a household emergency plan – visit www.happens.nz