Helicopter deployed to assess powerline damage
Helicopter deployed to assess powerline
Northpower has deployed a helicopter to assess
damage to its 50kV line from Maungatapere to Dargaville.
A decision on further aerial assessments will be made
later in the morning.
More than 40 lines staff are
working in Kaipara and Whangarei Districts to stabilise
outages on the Northpower network and restore power.
Back-up crews from Warkworth and Hamilton are on-route
to assist also.
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>