Gate Pa homes without power
Posted at 8:35am Wednesday 10 Jan, 2018 | By Sam Gardner firstname.lastname@example.org
The outage follows on the back of a large scale powercut in the Otumoetai area yesterday, which was caused by a tree which fell on powerlines. Photo: Sam Gardner.
More than 30 homes in Tauranga have woken without power this morning.
Powerco.co.nz reports 31 homes in Gate Pa are affected by the power outage.
The cause of the outage is unknown and a site investigation is underway.
Contractors have indicated power can expect to be restored by 10am.
A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says traffic lights in the Gate Pa area have also been affected by the outage and are not working.
Supply was restored to properties in Tauranga's Otumoetai suburb around 12.30pm which was caused by the limb of a tree falling across lines.
A spokesperson for Powerco could not confirm if the outages were linked to last week's storm.