Posts By: Kathy McVey

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 »

Gisborne, East Coast asked to prepare for being without power until Tuesday afternoon

Gisborne, East Coast asked to prepare for being without power until Tuesday afternoon

Eastland Network is warning Gisborne and East Coast families to prepare themselves to be without power until late tomorrow afternoon. General manager Brent Stewart says a light aircraft struck a large section of the 110KV line which supplies the area from Tuai to Gisborne. “The plane hit a 800m span, causing serious damage to both… Read more »

Major power outage in Gisborne and East Coast

Major power outage in Gisborne and East Coast

Most people in Gisborne and the East Coast are still without power, following serious damage to the 110kV line which supplies the area from Tuai to Gisborne. “A light aircraft struck a large section of the lines, causing serious damage to both circuits,” said Brent Stweart, general manager Eastland Network. “Our crew is in the… Read more »

Major power cut in Gisborne region

Major power cut in Gisborne region

A major power cut involving the 110kV line into the district from Tuaia has interrupted supply across the whole of the Gisborne area.  Shortly after 9am, electricity supply was lost to Gisborne East Coast region, affecting 20,000 connections which supply the entire population of the area. Eastland Network general manager Brent Stewart said 5000 customers… Read more »