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Power Outage Affecting Halfway Bush, Central and North Dunedin

29 June 2015
Aurora Energy customers experienced an interruption to electricity supply at 14:30 hours this afternoon.

Aurora Energy is working with Transpower to restore supply from Halfway Bush. Supply will be progressively restored as it is made available by Transpower.

Aurora Energy advises the public to take care around electricity. In particular, people should:

  • Always keep well clear of fallen power lines or damaged electrical equipment and treat them as live at all times
  • Watch out for falling tree branches as these can cause damage to power lines
  • Avoid possible damage to electrical appliances when powered is restored by switching off appliances at the wall
  • Be prepared for power outages. Make sure you have adequate food supplies, warm clothing and bedding, torch and spare batteries, battery radio and an alternative source of heating and cooking.

People using medical equipment that relies on electricity should ensure they are prepared for power disruptions and if there is an immediate health threat, contact their health provider or call 111.

Aurora Energy will work hard to restore power as quickly as is safely possible. The safety of the public and lines crews is of primary importance at all times.