29 Jun 2013

Power cut to most of Gisborne

7:29 pm on 29 June 2013

Power is gradually being restored in Gisborne after much of the city was cut off on Saturday evening.

Lines company, Eastland Network, says about 80% of the city lost its electricity supply from 5.15pm - 6.30pm and it still doesn't know why.

The company says about 30% of the city is still without power and it does not know how long it will take to bring it back online.

The areas affected are Kaiti, Wainui Beach and Whangara.