The Observer - - NEWS -

A PIECE of old tech­nol­ogy came into use yes­ter­day as Glad­stone was plunged into dark­ness.

A sud­den power out­age had more than 700 build­ings and res­i­dences left in the dark yes­ter­day morn­ing.

Among the af­fected build­ings was Rex Sil­ver In­sur­ance Bro­kers on Auck­land St.

In the mid­dle of the chaos, the 72-year-old Ms Sil­ver Thelma was one of the few able to get an­swers about what was even­tu­ally only a short out­age. PAGE 4

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