12 Jul 2015

Dozens of Gisborne homes still without power

5:16 pm on 12 July 2015

At least 50 homes are still without power in remote parts of Gisborne after snow and ice knocked out parts of the region's power network last week.

Yesterday five additional line crews were brought in from Bay of Plenty, Napier and Wellington to help get the power back on.

Lines company Eastland Networks said ice, snow drifts and fallen trees had slowed progress.

Network general manager Brent Stewart expects power to be restored to all properties over the next few days.