20 Jul 2016

Power restored to thousands in Tasman district

10:18 am on 20 July 2016

Power has been restored to almost 11,000 properties in Tasman district affected by a cut this morning.

power pylon

Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski

Lines company Network Tasman said power was cut in Motueka and Golden Bay just after 7am during planned maintenance on a substation in Nelson.

Supply was was restored about 8.40am.

Chief executive Wayne Mackey said an investigation was underway to find out how it happened.