Cyclone Gabrielle - Saturday update

Saturday, February 18, 2023

As at 12pm Saturday, there are 1,710 customers without power across Powerco’s network – down from 1,789 at 5pm Friday evening. 

(Please note: this is a running total of live outages and includes new outages that are not related to Cyclone Gabrielle restoration)

A regional breakdown of those outage numbers is as follows:

  • Coromandel – 624 customers
  • South Waikato – 110 customers
  • Bay of Plenty – 70 customers
  • Taranaki – 648 customers
  • Whanganui – 38 customers
  • Manawatū – 63 customers
  • Wairarapa – 157 customers 

Crews are continuing to work over the weekend across the network to restore customers wherever possible – we know the ongoing outages are difficult, please continue to be patient.

If you need assistance don’t hesitate to contact your local Civil Defence. For animal welfare issues contact your farm vet, then local Rural Support.

Please see below a message from Powerco CEO James Kilty on the ongoing restoration efforts.


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