October 9, 2008
Power Back on in Region
The electricity supply company, Powerco, says there are just a handful of Manawatu people still without power, and it expects to get them back on-line today.
"There are perhaps a dozen clients without power today. Yesterday there were 1200, but we have fixed the major faults and there are just a few left," company spokesman Neil Holdem said.
He said with the majority of the large faults repaired, crews were now restoring supply to isolated customers. Powerco is New Zealand's second largest electricity and gas distribution utility with around 400,000 consumers.
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