Thefts targeting power lines could cause death to the public
Seven thefts since 12 November, largely in the middle of the night, has resulted in more than one kilometre of conductor stolen and more than 160 hours of combined power outages. Areas the thefts occurred included Drury, Karaka, Patumahoe and Tuakau.
Counties Power General Manager Operations Dale Carline says the incidents are a major safety concern and could result in injury or even death.
The incidents occurred in the following locations;
12 November – 77 Lewis Road, Karaka
13 November – 58 Alexander Redoubt Rd, Tuakau
18 November – 92 Bycroft Rd, Karaka
21 November – 178 Quinn Rd Patumahoe
22 November – 20 Bycroft Rd, Karaka
23 November – 2 -90 Drury Hills Rd, Drury
24 November – Bremner Rd, Drury