What you need to know

What you need to know

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

What you need to know after the events (earthquakes, aftershocks and high winds) over the last couple of days.

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All trees that were blocking roads have now been cleared.


Water is back on in Manaia and Opunake after the supplies were knocked out by the weather earlier this week.


If you have any issues with power, please check out the PowerCo website (www.powerco.co.nz/power-cuts) or get in touch with your electricity retailer.

Taranaki power cuts

Severe weather has caused further power cuts in Taranaki overnight.

Yesterday a 7.5 magnitude earthquake centred near Hanmer Springs cut supply to around 13,000 customers in the region. The majority of these properties had power back on by 5pm.

Strong winds overnight resulted in power cuts in Hawera, Inglewood, Opunake, Eltham, Stratford, Okato, Manaia, Kaponga, Rahotu and Urenui.

Powerco Network Coordination Manager Dean Stevenson said field crews are working to restore supply to the 1700 affected customers.

He reminded people to stay well clear of lines and call Powerco’s emergency number on 0800 272 727.

Further information

 Power cut information: www.powerco.co.nz/Power-Cuts/

 Reporting faults: Customers should contact their electricity retailers to report faults


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If you want to know how you can make sure you and your family are as prepared as possible - head to http://www.getthru.govt.nz/

Click on the link to see the Get Thru website's earthquake page http://www.getthru.govt.nz/disasters/earthquake/

Click on the link to see the Get Thru website's storm page http://www.getthru.govt.nz/disasters/storms/

Click on the link to see the Get Thru website's flood page http://www.getthru.govt.nz/disasters/flood/