9 Mar 2012

Remote customers still without power

4:47 pm on 9 March 2012

Powerco says 500 customers are still without power in remote areas of Whanganui and Taranaki as a result of last weekend's storms.

Originally 30,000 homes were left without electricity, when 600 lines were bought down and some transformer structures destroyed.

Powerco says it is continuing to restore power but a small number of customers in Whanganui and Taranaki will not have electricity until next week.