| Upper North Island News | Tuesday July 24 2012 13:56
A lightning strike has caused massive power outage in the Far North.
Top Energy Networks general manager Keith Gilby says 110KV lines have been taken out by lightning just north of Whangarei.
"We've got our entire customer base off at the moment, so we've got about 31,000 customers off. It's the top energy area, so it gets from Kaikohe northward."
Keith Gilby says they're working with Transpower to restore electricity as soon as possible.