Four-hour water outage
Despite having a lake on their doorstep, residents of Tekapo township were without water for almost four hours on Friday. Mackenzie District Council reported that contractors working in Tekapo had damaged the trunk water main feeding the town. The council said the water main was repaired by about 2.40pm Friday. If people still had problems with their supply, they should contact the council on 0800 685 8514.