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A "whole pile of businesses" in need of compensation after Northland's power outage

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 25 Jun 2024, 8:13am
The downed pylon, at Glorit north Auckland, brought down power to 100,000 Northland homes and businesses, and ongoing pain for many businesses. Photo / Michael Craig
The downed pylon, at Glorit north Auckland, brought down power to 100,000 Northland homes and businesses, and ongoing pain for many businesses. Photo / Michael Craig

A "whole pile of businesses" in need of compensation after Northland's power outage

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 25 Jun 2024, 8:13am

Someone will be paying the price for last week's power outage in Northland. 

A pylon toppled over on Thursday after too many nuts were removed from the legs, letting it tip over. 

Transpower says it's an inconceivable and unprecedented situation, and consumers can apply for compensation through their retailer.  

Whangarei District Mayor Vince Cocurullo told Mike Hosking that they will need to wait until the incident is fully looked into. 

He says they need to know who's liable for the insurance claims. 

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