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Human Interest - Local
Written by Edward Gay, The New Zealand Herald   
Thursday, 12 July 2007

Homes in Northland could be in for a dark week with power in some areas unlikely to be restored until the weekend.

...a main [power] line on the East coast near Tutukaka is out...

Northpower network services manager Calvin Whaley said a main line on the East coast near Tutukaka is out and the full extent of damage will not be known until it's been fixed.

"It's not looking good. We've had between 10 and 11,000 customers off the supply through-out the area last night."

He said work has been made difficult with a number of roads closed in the area.

"Yesterday even our muscly guys couldn't put a ladder up a pole, let alone get up one," Mr Whaley said.

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