Power cut sched­uled

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

About 10,000 homes will be with­out power on Sun­day as Trans­power com­pletes work on a new trans­mis­sion line through the re­gion.

Power is sched­uled to be cut in the Hin­uera area – in­clud­ing Ti­rau and parts of Mata­mata – 9am till 4pm on Sun­day, May 20.

Trans­power spokes­woman Re­becca Wil­son said the com­pany apol­o­gised for the in­con­ve­nience but the work had to be done.

‘‘We recog­nise that there’s no good time to turn the power off any­where,’’ she said. ‘‘The way we see it, it’s more ben­e­fi­cial for the com­mu­nity if we set a date, tell them up­front when the power’s go­ing to be off so they can plan for that.’’

Trans­power has been erect­ing a new 400kv line to run through the Waikato and up to Auck­land.

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