2 Feb 2016

Power cut to 30,000 Christchurch homes

1:42 pm on 2 February 2016

More than 30,000 homes in the north-west of Christchurch lost power for a short time this afternoon.

Orion said the power went off shortly before 1pm, but was restored 20 minutes later.

A spokesman said the cut was caused by equipment failure at the Papanui Sub Station.