Northpower Storm update #11
July 11, 2014 – 5.40pm
Northpower Storm update
250 Northpower customers are without
power heading into Friday evening.
However, Northpower is
warning its Kaipara and Whangarei customers of potential for
more outages over the weekend due to looming storm
The company would like people to continue
calling Northpower faults on 0800-10-40-40 to advise of
outages. People should remain well clear of downed
If anyone knows of someone without power (who
may also be without phone lines or cellphone reception),
Northpower is happy to be advised.
outage update will be issued at 9am, Saturday, July
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