Dunedin homes face power blackout #Delta #Aurora

Updated post
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 at 2:15 p.m.

████ Reports of outages last night (Good Friday) at Leith Valley, Ross Creek and Mt Cargill area, and separate outages in Brighton and at Gladstone Road, Mosgiel. This during calm weather, following the last days of rain.


Fri, 14 Apr 2017
ODT: Dunedin power outage issue resolved
A fault in a high voltage switch resulted in a power outage affecting 446 Dunedin homes between 6.30pm and 10.10pm [Friday], in the Leith Valley, Ross Creek and Mt Cargill area. Delta operations and risk general manager John Campbell said lines crews had worked on the problem, isolated the fault and restored power by 10.10pm, and further work would be done to repair the switch.


At Facebook:


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12 responses to “Dunedin homes face power blackout #Delta #Aurora

  1. Elizabeth

    In evidence once more, welcome back Richard. Now, about that pole replacement program and other miracles (not) at Aurora/Delta brought on by slipslidy Steve:

    At Facebook:

    • Hype O'Thermia

      “The first step on the road to recovery is the admission of the problem. They have shown that they are incapable of that first critical action – so now they have to go.”
      It’s too late. They demonstrated their ability – to steer a business onto the rocks – without seeing how badly they were performing until every potential employer (or appointer) was fully aware that these people should be regarded like they had “Liability – AVOID!” tattooed on their foreheads.
      So now what’s their best move, for them? Hang on till forcibly removed from the premises! Every week is another handsome pay packet, whereas if they left now what would the future hold? Do they have the physical energy for work on orchards and dairy farms? Supermarket trolley-dollying? What employer wants people of proven incompetence and massive entitle-itis?

      • Elizabeth

        I keep thinking “knackers yard”.


        [aside re GOBs]

        NZ Companies Office information:

        F S INVESTMENTS LIMITED (1230213) Registered
        Company number: 1230213
        NZ Business Number: 9429036383900
        Incorporation Date: 14 Aug 2002
        Company Status: Registered
        Entity type: NZ Limited Company

        Ultimate holding company
        Company addresses:
        Registered Office
        Allied Press Limited, 52 Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016

        Showing 2 of 2 directors
        Julian Charles Stanley SMITH
        Windover, 22 Belmont Lane, Dunedin 9013
        Stephen Richard THOMPSON
        45 Passmore Crescent, Maori Hill, Dunedin 9010

        Company record link: http://www.companies.govt.nz/co/1230213

  2. Elizabeth

    At Otago Daily Times’ Facebook:

    Julian Crawford Saw a bright electro magnetic discharge over Nth Dunedin around 6.30pm.
    Like · Reply · 1 · 1 hr · Edited

    Jo Renton We saw it too. We thought around Mt Cargill just because it interrupted the transmission of the news momentarily.
    Like · Reply · 1 hr · Edited


    Separate outage at Brighton ?

    Sue Astle Brighton still has power at mo
    Like · Reply · 1 · 2 hrs

  3. Wingatui Flyer

    Mosgiel also had a major outage last night. Same spot on Gladstone Road as the last one.

  4. Anonymous

    Several hundred homes are without power every time Delta/Aurora does a major pole replacement operation. Pine Hill today is the latest. Generally 8am to 6pm.

    • Elizabeth

      Wonder how many people reliant on kidney dialysis or other medical equipment at home are affected across the pole replacement programme – and how efficient Aurora/Delta are at making life simple for the affected folks, around these outages. So much for wide messaging on Health and Safety, and Certainty.

      • Hype O'Thermia

        Interesting point. Is there a backup battery with dialysis units that switches over automatically? Are patients supplied with a rechargable 12v battery and inverter? Can patients contact emergency services, do they have phones that work during outages? Presumably there are measures in place – one hopes so – however this is the first time I’ve thought of the details and I’m curious, concerned.

  5. Elizabeth

    Head of the pole replacement programme Godfrey Brosnan badly stuffs up, affecting one of Dunedin’s prime visitor sites.

    Delta network operations and risk general manager John Campbell apologised for the inconvenience caused by the cancellation of the planned power outage.

    Thu, 20 Apr 2017
    ODT: No power cut leads to free tours
    By Shawn McAvinue
    Olveston Historic Home staff are “disappointed” they were left in the dark about a planned power outage in central Dunedin being cancelled. Home interim manager Bronwyn Simes said she received a letter from her electricity supplier, Trustpower, on April 6 about the power supply to the home in Royal Tce being shut down between 9am and 3pm yesterday for pole replacement. To prepare, she got contractors to turn off ”the services” in the home yesterday so when the power was cut it would not cause problems. As the services, such as the cash register and heating, were unavailable, the home was closed for the day. […] However, the expectation of a power cut yesterday was unwarranted. Cont/


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