Power Outage News in Australia and New Zealand

We are monitoring small power cuts and nationwide power blackouts in Australia, New Zealand and Oceania. We provide you breaking news about power cuts today. Our goal with this news feed is not to notify you about power cuts but to share power cut news near you together with possible tips on how to act during such power blackouts. For prompt power cut notifications to your mobile phone we have a better solution - iSocket power cut alarm for Australia or iSocket power cut alarm for New Zealand.

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Power cut causes traffic jams at border in Western Australia

A power cut has left hundreds of travelers have become stuck at the border between Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
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Power cuts for more than ten thousand homes in southern Sydney

Power cuts for more than ten thousand homes in southern Sydney, due to an external party hit a major underground supply cable while digging.
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Power cuts in Mamaku due to snowfall

Snow flurries fell in Mamaku. Power cuts also affected hundreds of customers. The cause of the outage is unknown.
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Power cut affected nearly 1500 customers in Bangalow

A widespread power cut affected nearly 1500 customers in Bangalow. Repairs to the damaged lines were made, and power was restored a couple of hours later.
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Power cut in Western Australia

Power cut in western Australian cities due to storms and floods. More than 9,000 homes were left without electricity.
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Power cut in more than 200,000 homes in Victoria

Power cut in more than 200,000 homes in Victoria. after wild winds and heavy rains lashed the state. The area had never experienced such a power cut before. A spokesman said that blackout in homes and stores could last up to a week.
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Power cut in Victoria due to floods

The floods caused a power cut in many areas in the Australian state of Victoria.
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Strong winds cause power outages around Illawarra

Endeavour Energy crews are continuing to safely restore power to 2100 homes after Sunday's damaging winds. The winds caused a large power outage around Illawarra's targeting homes and traffic lights.
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Queenslanders affected by power cut

470,000 Queenslanders were affected by a power cut after a power station caught fire on Tuesday afternoon. They are now asked to reduce their energy output to reduce the stress on the system by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).
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Gold Coast without power

A power outage hit about 1400 properties in the gold coast. The reasons of the power cut is not yet known but Energex says investigations are underway.
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Palmerston North without electricity

A power cut between Tokomaru and Palmerston North has hit more than 400 homes leaving them without electricity. Currently, PowerCo is investigating on the causes.
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Power cut in Byron Shire

An unplanned power cut has hit Byron Shire due to a fault in the energy network. Customer safety was immediately ensured by isolating the power supply.
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Electricity is back in Whangārei

Good news for Whangārei, a total of 9000 households have received back electricity after experiencing a lack of it on Saturday evening due to a massive power cut. Northpower said the “major fault” happened at the Kensington substation and arose due to an issue with the 33kV busbar.
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Central North Island: investigations kick off on Monday's powercut

Central North Island was hit by a power cut on Monday. Transpower notified the public that an investigation has been started and is continuing to shed light on the power cut that affected about 4000 properties.
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A future of power cuts in Victoria, AU is coming

It has been reported by the federal energy market operator that if the Yallourn coal-fired power plant won't be replaced soon, a decade of frequent power cuts will await Victoria, AU. Precautions have to be taken.
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Thousands of people without power in central North Island towns in New Zealand

More than 4000 properties have been left without power due to a power cut caused by a fault on Transpower's network. The Power cuts affected the central North Island towns.
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Western Australia ambitious plan to go off-grid

After a series of power outages caused by storms, bushfires and cyclones, Western Australia has declared its will to implement in large scale also abroad a completely off-grid system of energy distribution.
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Geraldton prepapres for power outages

The coastal town is preparing for a power outage lasting days. Western Power has confirmed that the power outages are more likely to happen but can not confirm on how many days those will last.
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Power failure in closed museum adds additional costs to the ratepayers

In Rotorua, the closed museum undergoing renovations suffered a power failure to its power generator. The Rotorua Lakes Council arts and culture was informed by a tripped fuse. The generator costed $17,000 and the temporary power supply $7,000 to the ratepayers.
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Blackouts and higher energy prices for New Zealand if rain won't come

It is has been reported that if rain will not arrive in the next few months in New Zealand, the population and infrastructure of the country will have to face two major problems. One is higher prices for the consumption of energy.

The second which maybe is even larger, will be a series of blackouts in the country. The tide is certainly out at Lake Pukaki. Storage levels across the South Island's hydro lakes are around two-thirds of what they usually are supposed to be.

Rain could rebalance the situation by rising the water storage levels so to rehabilitate power production and therefore supply major areas in the country with energy. The experts say that there is nothing to worry for the moment but the potential threat of blackouts remains, with the dry patterns forecast to stick around for at least the first half of winter.