Monthly Archives: December 2016

Season’s greetings from Eastland Network and our crews

Season’s greetings from Eastland Network and our crews

Power is now fully restored to Gisborne and the East Coast, in time for the Christmas holidays. Final repairs to the high voltage lines near Hangaroa, damaged in a plane accident at the start of last week, were completed on Sunday 18 December four hours ahead of schedule. Now that the region’s power supply is… Read more »

Power is fully restored to Gisborne and the East Coast,  4 hours ahead of schedule

Power is fully restored to Gisborne and the East Coast, 4 hours ahead of schedule

After a light plane crashed into the high voltage lines near Hangaroa, severing the region’s connection to the national grid, Eastland Network crews have been working to get power fully restored and secured. This morning’s planned power outage was necessary to complete the most high-risk final repairs, and was scheduled to last from 6am to… Read more »

Reminder: be prepared for the power outage tomorrow, 6am – 2pm

Reminder: be prepared for the power outage tomorrow, 6am – 2pm

Gisborne and the East Coast will be without power on Sunday, 18 December, while final repairs to the high voltage lines are completed. Eastland Network’s crews are making a final push today to get everything ready for tomorrow’s power outage. From 6am until around 2pm on Sunday 18 December, the power to Gisborne and the… Read more »

Power shut down confirmed for Gisborne and the East Coast: Sunday 18 December, 6am-2pm

Power shut down confirmed for Gisborne and the East Coast: Sunday 18 December, 6am-2pm

  By the end of this weekend, Gisborne and the East Coast should be operating at full power once again. Eastland Network general manager, Brent Stewart, has confirmed that the electricity will be turned off from 6am until around 2pm this Sunday, 18 December. This is to complete final repairs to the high voltage lines… Read more »

Power restored to Gisborne region at 6.50pm today

Power restored to Gisborne region at 6.50pm today

Eastland Network general manager Brent Stewart has confirmed electricity was fully restored to the Gisborne and East Coast region by 6.50pm this evening. Most of the Tairawhiti region lost power at 8.57am yesterday, when a topdressing plane crashed into high voltage powerlines near Hangaroa. More than 40,000 residents have been without electricity since then, and line… Read more »

Power to be restored from 5.30pm – Gisborne and the East Coast

Power to be restored from 5.30pm – Gisborne and the East Coast

Gisborne and East Coast residents can look forward to hot showers and home-cooked meals very soon, as Eastland Network begins the process of restoring power to more than 20,000 homes and business across the Tairawhiti region. The network’s general manager Brent Stewart says line mechanics working in the remote Hangaroa region have completed repairs to… Read more »

Repairs to high voltage lines near Gisborne progressing well

Repairs to high voltage lines near Gisborne progressing well

Repairs to the damaged high voltage lines near Gisborne are progressing well, says Eastland Network general manager Brent Stewart. The 110kV lines were struck by a light fixed wing plane at about 9am yesterday morning, and most homes and businesses in Gisborne and the East Coast have been without electricity ever since. As Gisborne residents… Read more »

Gisborne & East Coast still without power

Gisborne & East Coast still without power

About 40,000 people are still without power this morning but Eastland Network crews continue to work on high voltage lines near Hangaroa, south of Gisborne, after a light plane crash interrupted electricity supply to the entire East Coast yesterday. General manager Brent Stewart says crews worked during the night but had to stand down briefly as… Read more »