A major power outage is affecting large parts of the Bay of Plenty.
About 150 customers are still without power more than a week after a storm hit Taranaki and Whanganui.
The number of customers without power more than a week after a storm in south Taranaki has been whittled down to 300.
About 350 customers remain without power as work continues to repair the battered electricity network in South Taranaki and Whanganui.
About 2000 Powerco customers remain without power following the weekend's storm, but power should be restored to Patea within hours.
Powerco Ltd attributed a 4.5 percent fall in its interim earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation.
Electricity networks company Powerco is "cautiously optimistic" after the Commerce Commission published its decisions on prices and quality in the industry.
Electricity and gas distribution company Powerco has reported a full year net profit of $8.1 million, significantly affected by two non-cash adjustments.
Copyright © 2013 MediaWorks TV. All Rights Reserved.