31 Jul 2008

Fewer phone calls please - Telecom

6:09 am on 31 July 2008

Telecom is asking people to make fewer phone calls.

Loss of power throughout the North Island has caused many of network sites to revert to back-up power supplies.

In some cases, the backup batteries and generators have now been running for close to 12 hours and the bad weather is hampering crews getting to the sites.