16 Feb 2023

Cyclone Gabrielle: Latest on how long the power will be out

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 16 February 2023

Some Napier households are being warned power will be out for at least another two weeks. Of about 40-thousand homes without power across Hawke's Bay, almost 32,000 of those are in and around Napier. The regional council says emergency power has been provided for the Wellesley Road Medical Centre, Countdown supermarket and Caltex Napier. Transpower says it is working to route more power through its Whakatu substation northeast of Hastings, and will have an update on that later today Lines company Unison says it had limited access to the national grid and to parts of its own network. Danny Gough from Unison Network joins Kathryn for an update.