15 Nov 2014

Power back on in Auckland suburbs

9:49 pm on 15 November 2014

Power has been fully restored to eastern Auckland after properties were cut off this evening.

Lines company Vector said electricity was cut to about 20,000 homes and businesses in Auckland's eastern suburbs, with the worst affected areas being Orakei and Saint Heliers, at about 5.30pm.

It said weather had possibly caused a fault at its St John substation and it was not caused by a fire as some media had reported.

Torrential rain had been falling in the region.

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