Investigation into cause of major power outage

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More than 4000 properties in the Mount Maunganui area lost power at around 9.30am this morning.

Crews are currently working to restore electricity and all but 600 properties has been restored by 10.30am.

“The cause of the fault is still under investigation,” says Powerco network operations manager Phil Marsh.

“Crew are continuing with their efforts to ensure supply is fully restored.”

 One person who works in Rata Street says she is unable to do any work at the moment due to the outage.

The Powerco website says the estimated restoration for the remaining properties without power is 2pm.

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