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Power restored following large scale outage

UPDATED 8.10AM: Properties affected by this morning's power cut have had power restored.

Earlier this morning, it was reported that more than 13,000 properties were without power following a fault on the national grid.

According to the Powerco website at 8.11am, the power has been restored to all the affected properties.

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Thousands of properties are without power in the Tauranga area this morning.

A large scale power outage is being reported right across Tauranga City, Mount Maungnaui and Papamoa.

According to Powerco, the cause is a fault on the national grid.

The Powerco website reports that a total of 13,714 properties have been affected by the outage,

There are also reports of traffic lights being affected. Motorists are advised to drive with caution.

Powerco is estimating to have the supply restored sometime between 12.50pm and 1pm.

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