Power cut in Gate Pa and Parkvale following crash

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PowerCo advise that there is a power outage in both Parkvale and Gate Pa following a vehicle striking a power pole overnight.

Police report that emergency services were alerted to a single vehicle crash on Courtney Rd in Parkvale just before 2am.

"A car collided with a power pole," says a Police spokesperson.

"The single occupant was taken to hospital by ambulance."

The status of the person injured is unknown at this stage.

The power cut has affect 37 properties in Parkvale and 41 properties in Gate Pa.

Power is estimated to be fully restored by 9.31am.

At the scene? Phone 0800 SUNLIVE or email

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Posted on 03-06-2021 00:45 | By morepork

The reason is someone not paying attention, and the generally poor standard of driving with most new drivers not taking Defensive Driving courses... The solution: Improve the standard of driving by encouraging people to take advanced courses AND improve the Electricity network by forcing power companies to invest in proper redundant reticulation, so that hundreds or thousands of people are without power when someone hits a pole or a transformer is struck by lightning. It is like a third world country to have ONE main power line to a community.

What's the reason?

Posted on 30-05-2021 13:48 | By red

For a weekly occurrence, why is it we are never informed of the reason for driving into these power poles? Or is this just the norm in NZ?