Power Outage from Opotiki, Waiotahe and Te Kaha Areas: Sunday 10 June 2018 from 7:30am – 5:30pm

Why is the power going off?

As owner and operator of the National Grid, Transpower needs to undertake scheduled maintenance at the Waiotahe Substation and work on the connecting line from Edgecumbe.

Unfortunately, this maintenance cannot be undertaken while the substation is in service.

Transpower would like to advise residents in the Opotiki, Waiotahe and Te Kaha areas that a power outage is required on:

Sunday 10 June 2018 from 7:30am – 5:30pm

The areas likely to be affected by the power outage are shown on the adjacent map. Transpower recognises that there is never an ideal time for consumers to be without electricity and apologises for any inconvenience this power outage may cause.


Sunday 10 June 2018 from 7:30am – 5:30pm

For further information, please contact or phone 04 590 7000. For information on whether your property is affected, please call your retailer with your customer number.

Preparing for the Outages

  1. If you are reliant on electricity for medical support equipment, please contact your medical provider for advice.
  2. Turn off all electronic appliances at the wall (microwaves, TVs, DVDs, computers etc).
  3. Lift and store enough drinking water from personal water wells before the power goes off.
  4. If you are on shift work, ll up your petrol tank the night before – remember pumps and eftpos won’t work.
  5. While the power is off, treat all power lines and electrical wiring as being live at all times as it could be restored earlier than planned.