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20 Jan 2020 19:01
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  •   Home > News > Accident and Emergency

    Parts of the South Island telecommunications network are still down following severe weather

    Parts of the South Island telecommunications network are still down following severe weather


    The faults are impacting both broadband and landline services.

    On the West Coast, a land slip has damaged close to one kilometre of Chorus fibre as a result of fallen power poles.

    The electricity provider in the area is investigating and technicians are on standby ready to start repairs as soon as possible.

    On the east coast, around 3,600 homes and businesses are still be without broadband or phone service but work is underway to reconnect them.

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


     Other Accident and Emergency News
     20 Jan: A person is in a serious condition after falling from a cliff at Titahi Bay in Wellington
     20 Jan: Civil Defense says people should still be vigilant ... after a false alarm in the Bay of Plenty caused residents to flee supposed disaster
     20 Jan: They don't know why it happened, but the Fire Service is taking responsibility for the false alarm which caused undue panic last night
     20 Jan: The Waikato Expressway is closed in both directions near Taupiri following a truck crash
     19 Jan: A motorcyclist has died in a crash at Kaipara Flats, north of Auckland
     19 Jan: Police are rushing to the Napier suburb of Taradale, after reports of gang members fighting
     19 Jan: A man's expected to appear in the Gisborne District Court today in relation to a firearms incident in Ruatoria
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     Today's News

    Environment:
    A giant dust storm that's rolled through Dubbo, in New South Wales' central west, is being called apocalyptic 18:57

    Wellington:
    A person is in a serious condition after falling from a cliff at Titahi Bay in Wellington 18:37

    Tennis:
    Caroline Wozniacki has delayed her impending retirement by claiming a straight sets win on ay one of the Australian Open in Melbourne 18:07

    General:
    The San Francisco 49ers have booked a spot in the Super Bowl, continuing their resurgence in the NFL 17:47

    Tennis:
    23-times Grand Slam winner Serena Williams and defending champion Naomi Osaka have notched straight set wins to open their Australian Open campaigns 17:27

    Law and Order:
    A 25-year-old is in hospital with gunshot injuries to his face, head and torso after a gang brawl in Taradale, in Napier 17:07

    Netball:
    The Silver Ferns triumph over England in Netball's Nations Cup at Nottingham created a dilemma for the team's leaders in the build-up 16:27

    Law and Order:
    A shocking near-miss - with a pellet found lodged in a child's car seat after a gang brawl in Taradale, Napier 16:17

    Law and Order:
    Gang tensions are to blame for two separate firearms incidents at the weekend... including a child nearly being shot 15:47

    Golf:
    Andrew Landry has recovered from blowing a six-stroke lead on the back nine to win the PGA Tour's latest tournament in California on Sunday 14:57


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