30 May 2016

8,000 still without power in Fiji, 3 months after Winston

7:06 pm on 30 May 2016
Fallen power poles a common sight in all of Fiji post-Cyclone Winston

Fiji's power network suffered extensive damage after Cyclone Winston. Photo: Alex Perrottet/RNZ

The Fiji Electricity Authority says about eight thousand customers have still not had their power restored since cyclone Winston hit in February.

The Fiji Times reports the Authority has restored electricity to about 164,000 people but is still working to connect the remaining customers.

The authority's chief executive, Hasmukh Patel, mentioned the figures at the handing over of specialised heavy vehicles and equipment by the Australian government.