Helensville’s Commercial Road was to be subjected to a 9am to 5pm planned power outage on 17th December! A week before Christmas! No ATM’s. Pharmacy holding refrigerated vaccines.
Vector were simply intransigent, completely failing to register any concern. Mountainside FM broadcast messages critical of Vector over their unacceptable plan, to no avail.
In desperation our MP Chris Penk was called to action. Within a day Vector advised the earlier notification was an error (!!!), and that generation would be provided, with just one hour outages at 6.30am and 5.30pm.
So Christmas business in Helensville survives, with Penk bells on.
Did any of the affected businesses contact their local BID representatives? Did the BID manager even know about it? Where is our advocacy?

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