Last updated: 01:43pm, 24th Mar 2020
As an essential service, Northpower’s priority is to keep the power and fibre broadband running for our customers, ensuring the ongoing reliability of our networks and the safety of our staff and community during this Level 4 response. Find out more about what to expect during this time and how to contact us.
While this privately owned power pole looks fine from the outside, it wasn’t until an Oakura resident reversed her car into it - piercing the wood with her tow-ball - that she became aware of just how rotten and dangerous it was.
Old and poorly maintained lines, and those close to trees, are likely to be damaged in bad weather, causing power loss to your home or business and creating a safety or fire hazard.
You are responsible for the safety and maintenance of your service line. Check regularly and if you have any concerns, please call your electrician.