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Power was cut to about 18,000 homes in the eastern suburbs of Auckland as well as about 1700 properties in Canterbury.
Bad weather has knocked out power to some of Auckland's eastern suburbs.
A power cut in Mangere has affected more than 500 properties as well as traffic lights near Auckland Airport.
The New Zealand share market continues to hit new highs, with the NZX 50 rising yesterday by 20 points to a record of 5491.
Contact and Meridian Energy have cut the rates they will offer new customers for their excess electricity.
Service station chain Z Energy has reported a 13 percent decline in first-half earnings.
Mighty River Power will pay a special dividend to shareholders after the latest board review of its capital management.
Solid Energy is rejecting claims it is abandoning plans to re-enter the main drift at the Pike River Mine.
Trustpower, which is applying for four new wind farm projects in Australia, believes demand for renewable energy will be boosted.
Power companies will have their rate of return on capital cut by the regulator in a move that Vector says will put its investment plans under pressure.
Solid Energy has delayed its Pike River re-entry decision after a request from affected families.
Power companies face a ban on so-called "save" calls, where they ring a customer departing for a rival and try to entice them back with a better offer.
Lockheed Martin says it will build a fusion reactor that can power a city in the next five years - and that it might even fit on the back of a truck.
Incredible new technology providing almost limitless energy could be just around the corner thanks to an Italian scientist - but is it too good to be true?
Contact Energy's chairman says when the board announces its dividend decision in February it should signal its intentions for its growing cash pile.
Three independent engineers have been appointed to look into what caused a fire at the Penrose substation that left 85,000 Auckland households without power.
The Electricity Authority will hold an inquiry into the outage which cut power to 85,000 properties in Auckland, some of which were out for two days.
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