Essential maintenance and fault prevention work is required on the main powerline into Kaitaia and surrounding districts.

Top Energy is taking this opportunity to trial its new generators to provide back up supply. This is the first time the generators will be used to manage an outage of this scale and we will be monitoring their performance and potential issues.

We ask that people limit their power use to prevent overloading of the generators and potentially causing a widespread outage.

We appreciate your support while this work is underway.

Areas affected

These areas will be supplied by local generation during the work:

Awanui, Broadwood, Kaitaia, Paparore, Ahipara, Awanui, Kaitaia township, Broadwood, Fern Flat, Henderson Bay, Herekino, Houhora, Kaimaumau, Kenana, Manakau, Mitimiti, Motutangi, Ngataki, Panguru, Pawarenga, Pukenui, Takahue, Te Hapua, Te Kao, Te Paki, Victoria Valley, Waiharara, Waipapakauri, Whangape, Awaroa, Diggers Valley, Fairburn district, Henderson Bay, Hihi, Lake Ohia, Herekino, Houhora Heads, Hukatere, Mangatoetoe, Manukau, Motuti, Pamapuria, Rangi Point, Ruaroa, Runaruna, Thoms Landing, Waihopo, Wainui Junction, Waiharara, Waipapakauri, Waiotehue and Waitiki Landing, and all smaller settlements and districts within these areas (Excluding Kohukohu, Motukaraka, Te Hua Hua and Creamery Road in the North Hokianga district, and East Coast areas south of Oruaiti).

Further information

For information on power outages, please subscribe to Top Energy’s Outage Centre at, or download the free Top Energy Outage App from the Apple iStore or Google Play. Customers will automatically receive notifications and updates regarding all future planned and unplanned outages affecting their properties. Customers can subscribe multiple ICP numbers for multiple properties. For instruction on how to subscribe watch the Top Energy Outage App video on YouTube.

For further information please contact us on 0800 TOP ENERGY (0800 867 363).