24 Nov 2013

Power off due to work on hotspot on line

8:00 am on 24 November 2013

Parts of South Waikato will be without electricity for several hours on Sunday because of urgent repair work on transmission lines.

Power will be cut to Hinuera, Tirau, Putaruru and parts of Matamata between 9am - 3pm.

Transpower said a hotspot fault was found during regular maintenance checks and it needs to be fixed urgently.

The company said transmission lines should be treated as live at all times, as power could be restored at any time during the day.