A widespread power outage is affecting homes and businesses
in and around Hawkes Bay this morning.
A Transpower spokeswoman said power was lost to the Hawkes
Bay and Poverty Bay area from 9.55am due to a major
transformer fault at Redclyffe substation near Napier.
Crews were on-site and the fault was expected to be resolved
within one hour.
Lines companies would then be able to begin restoring service
to individual businesses and consumers.
A Transpower spokeswoman could not say how many customers had
been affected at this stage, nor when power would be restored