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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.


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Historic heritage notes

Updated post
Sun, 16 Aug 2015 at 6:17 p.m.

“It is exceptionally attractive for a substation.” –Grady Cameron, Aurora

### ODT Online Sun, 26 Dec 2010
Aurora keeps facility
By Nigel Benson
An electricity substation in Ward St, Dunedin, has been preserved as an example of art deco industrial architecture. The 33kV substation was built in 1938 for the Dunedin City Council Electricity Department to service the surrounding industrial area.
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Inside the substation is half museum and half shiny, humming new electricity equipment run by computer and controlled from elsewhere.

### ODT Online Sun, 16 Aug 2015
Inside The Ward St substation
By David Loughrey
The Ward St substation is one Dunedin’s finest infrastructure buildings, an art deco masterpiece […] The Ward St substation (actually in Bauchop St) sits quietly humming in Dunedin’s industrial sector. […] The substation was the second to be built in Dunedin, after the Halfway Bush station, between 1937 and 1939. […] It is hard to decipher the signature of the city electrical engineer who signed off the architectural drawings for the building back in the 1930s; perhaps it was Harrison, perhaps Henderson.
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Post and image (2002) by Elizabeth Kerr


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