Large scale power outage in the Mount
UPDATED 10.14AM: A site investigation is underway into the cause of a large scale power outage in Mount Maunganui.
A total of 4476 properties were affected by a power cut at 9.45am.
Powerco is working to restore the supply as fast as possible, with 1382 prorperties still without power.
SunLive will provide any updates as soon as they are available.
UPDATED 10AM: Power has been restored to around 2000 properties, but another 2606 remain in the dark in the Mount.
At around 9.45am, power went off for 4476 properties in the Mount area.
Powerco is working to restore the supply as fast as possible.
The cause of the outage is currrently unknown.
More than 4000 properties are without power in the Mount area this morning.
Power is reported to have gone off around 9.45am.
Powerco says a total of 4476 properties are affected by the outage.
Power is estimated to be back on around 2.45pm.
One person who works in Rata Street says she is unable to do any work at the moment due to the outage.