Power was cut to around 4500 homes in the Mana area, north of Wellington last
night. Power went out about 8.30pm in Paremata, Titahi Bay and Mana,
Plimmerton. The fault was traced to a substation in Mana, a Wellington
Electricity spokesman said. Power was restored to all homes by 9.10pm, after
the electricity supply was re-routed by technicians. The cause of the power cut
was still being investigated tonight. A 9:05pm train between Paraparaumu and
Wellington was replaced by buses due to the power cut.
Hopefully everyone had had their dinner by then? If not, I hope you were prepared and had another method of cooking available to you, like a gas cooker. It's not just the big disasters where you need to make use of your survival items.