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FULL COVERAGE: And The Lights Went Out In Auckland

Newmarket Business Association - Vector must pay $50 credit to 230,000 households
Progressive Party - Concern over Weather Impact on Agriculture
NIWA - Snow storm was exceptional south of the Rakaia

Weather watch: South Island Braces for Trouble - Weather forecasts for the weekend are a big concern for Civil defence authorities in the South Island. With many Canterbury communities still reeling from Monday's snow storm, concerns are that more communities will be caught unawares. Canterbury's Civil Defence Emergency Planner, Jon Mitchell, says people should stock up in time. See... Weather forecasts for the weekend a concern
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  • MetService - MetService warns of more cold and snowy weather
  • Orion New Zealand Limited - Power restored after snow storm
  • Christchurch City Council - Small Civil Defence team to help out in Ashburton
  • NZ Govt - Assistance offered to Canterbury region
  • New Zealand Defence Force - Defence Assisting Civil Defence In South Is
  • Orion New Zealand Limited - Power outages due to snow - Update Thur 15 June
  • Power Woes: Labour-Led Govt Says Power Failures All Nats Fault! - The Labour-led government has attacked National saying it has significantly boosted spending on the transmission grid and taken positive steps to correct the mess created by National's ideologically driven free-market approach. Acting Energy Minister Trevor Mallard said today: "Under the last National government, investment in the national grid fell as low as just $52 million per year. National's failed free-market approach resulted in massive under-investment in the national grid and created many of the problems we are still addressing today." See... Investment in the grid boosted significantly
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  • National - Labour resorts to misinformation on power blackout
  • Transpower - Transpower engages external experts
  • Newmarket Business Association - Business impressed by Brash interest in power cut
  • Scoop Image: Satellite Image of South Island Snow
    An image of the snowbound South Island taken from NASA's Modis Satellite. The satellite happened to pass over New Zealand to capture much of the South Island under snow. Thousands of South Islanders throughout the Otago, McKenzie Country and Canterbury regions remain without electricity and telecommunications today. The crisis is due to the Big Freezy weather-Bomb that hit the Mainland this week. Electricity woes will continue through to the weekend. See... Scoop Image: Southern Snow From Outer Space
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  • NASA - Scoop Image: South Isl. Snow Via Satellite (2)
  • Weather Watch: Lights Go Out in Ak, Snow in Canty

    Provenco corp hurries together a generator solution..
just as the lights turn back on.Today's massive power failure in Auckland and Hamilton shows just how fragile New Zealand's transmission system has become, says National's Energy spokesman Nick Smith. See... Power failure highlights grid's fragility
    And Also Breaking News - Wellington, SH1 Closure: Weather conditions and oil spill
    POLITICAL REACTION:

  • NZ Govt - Blackout report to be with Government in fortnight
  • NZ First - Power To Ensure Power
  • PM's Presser - PM On Disappearing Electricity 'N' Security Risks
  • National - Action not words needed on Auckland power
  • ACT New Zealand - What Use Is The Minister Of Auckland Issues?
  • Libertarianz Party - Sell Transpower to better secure Auckland's power
  • AFTERMATH:
  • Marker - Power cuts: spike in online chatter hurting NZ rep
  • Orion New Zealand Limited - Power outages due to snow - Update
  • Conferenz Energy Summit - Power woes show there's much to discuss
  • Environment Canterbury - Many areas in S Cant'y still without power, Phones
  • Environment Canterbury - Groundwater levels expected to benefit from snow
  • NZ Council for Infrastructure Development - Taskforce Required to Avoid Electricity Failures
  • Environment Canterbury - Canterbury Situation Begins to Improve
  • Christchurch City Council - ChCh/BP road closure update
  • Environment Canterbury - Emergency
  • New Zealand Police - South Island: Road Conditions
  • New Zealand Police - Wellington SH1 Oil spillage
  • Christchurch City Council - ChCh/Banks Peninsula road/weather updates 13 June
  • Northpower - Northpower works hard to fix storm related faults
  • DAY ONE:
  • New Zealand Food Safety Authority - Food safety in an emergency
  • Counties Manukau District Health Board - Power restored at Counties Manukau DHB
  • Auckland Regional Public Health Service - Power cuts - refrigerator, water warning
  • Auckland City Council - Auckland power outage - update #4 (3pm)
  • New Zealand Police - Eastbourne: Weather conditions and flooding
  • Auckland DHB - District Health Board on power outage
  • New Zealand Police - SH 1 Open: temporary speed of 50km/hr
  • Manukau City Council - Services and facilities affected by power cuts
  • Chch City Council - ChCh weather update VIII
  • Transpower - Ak Power Outage Update Early Afternoon 12.06.06
  • Hanmer Springs - Winter snow-fall blankets Hanmer Springs
  • Chch City Council - ChCh weather update VII
  • Employers and Manufacturers - Failure exposes fragile power grid; costs $50m+
  • Police - Traffic lights back on in Auckland
  • Transpower - : Auckland Power Outage Update
  • Auckland Health Boards - Power outage Auckland City and Middlemore hospital
  • Auckland Health Boards - Auckland Hospitals close due to power outage
  • Police - Emergency Management Plan Activated
  • Police - Auckland: Controlled Intersections
  • Chch City Council - Christchurch Roads
  • ChCh City Council - Weather Update Number 4 - CCC
  • Police - Mid and South Canterbury: Weather/Road conditions
  • Police - Mid and South Canterbury: General Road Conditions
  • Police - Auckland: Power Outage
  • Police - State Highways 7/7A: Treacherous Road Conditions
  • Police - Care Required: SH 4, between Wanganui and Raetihi
  • Police - South Island: Snow
  • Police - Auckland: Adverse Traffic/Road Conditions

  • SCOOP IMAGES:
  • David McLellan - Scoop Images: Canty Students Celebrate Snow Day
  • Craig Faulkner - Reader Images: Christchurch Airport Snow
  • Craig Neilson - Auckland Power Outage and Weather
  • Lawrence Allen - Rolleston Snow
  • Pip Foote - Methven Snow
  • Annelise Schroeder - Reader Images: Canterbury Snow
  • Scoop Link - Flickr Search: "snow christchurch"
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