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Residents in Dalmore were left without power this evening after a smouldering tree branch was removed from powerlines.
Several Dalmore residents took to social media saying they had no power.
Aurora Energy spokesman Gary Johnston said a tree branch got into the lines and the power was turned off for half an hour while it was removed.
A Fire and Emergency NZ media spokesman said emergency services were called about 7.20pm to extinguish a tree fire in the area.
However Mr Johnston said the branch was "smouldering", not alight.
Power was restored about 9pm.