14 Sep 2021

West Coast still without cellphone reception after wild weather

From Morning Report, 8:46 am on 14 September 2021

Around 3500 customers throughout the South Island's West Coast are still without cellphone reception, more than 24 hours after the network went down in wild weather yesterday.

The outage started just before 4am yesterday, and is affecting mobile and broadband services in the Westland District, from Greymouth to the Fox Glacier.

Communications with Westland District Council are also down.

Chorus head of external communications Steve Pettigrew spoke to Susie Ferguson.