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Power is believed to be out to half of the Western Bay of Plenty following downed lines south of Te Puke this afternoon.
Powerco reports Maketu, Otamarakau, Paengaroa, Papamoa, Pongakawa, Pukehina, and Te Puke are without power but they were still working to establish the reason why.
The Bay of Plenty Times understands the outage is due to powerlines down on Rangiuru Rd, off State Highway 2 at Waitangi.
Powerco stated power should be restored by 6pm.