Vector Crews Kept Busy with House Fires and Gas Strikes
Vector Crews Kept Busy with House Fires and Gas
NETWORK SUMMARY for week ending 17
were car v pole incidents in Whitford and Manurewa during
the week. A truck also hit a transformer enclosure*.
were house/building fires in East Tamaki, Onehunga, Papakura
and in Campbells Bay during the week. Power was isolated to
these properties upon request.
Lines were reported down in
Epsom, Whangaparaoa, Waiheke and New Windsor during the
Vector crews were
called out to six gas strikes during the week. In all
instances, these were contractors hitting our gas
distribution network while carrying out works. A car also
hit a gas meter.
Our crews attended an incident in
Pakuranga after we received reports of a hissing sound
coming from a gas
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Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017
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