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Topic # 88406 15-Aug-2011 19:59 Send private message

Not sure if anyone else in the northern wgtn burbs saw these, but about an hour ago I saw a series of blue flashes. Way to bright to be mistaken for a camera flash and way to small and concentrate to be lightning. Also the colour was a teal blue colour.

Any ideas what they were? Any substations out that way having a tizzy fit?

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  Reply # 506980 15-Aug-2011 20:06 Send private message

Was it around the time of the power surges happening in the Tawa - Churton Park area? If so, then most probably the pole transformers.



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  Reply # 506981 15-Aug-2011 20:08 Send private message

Yeah in between although not correlating with the flickers. I'm in Churton Park

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  Reply # 506985 15-Aug-2011 20:15 Send private message

gished: Yeah in between although not correlating with the flickers. I'm in Churton Park

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  Reply # 506989 15-Aug-2011 20:24 Send private message

Lag >several minutes? Their internet must really suck.

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  Reply # 507003 15-Aug-2011 20:43 Send private message

Is there anything written up about whats been going on? I'm in Wadestown, and since around 3:30pm I've noticed the lights dimming out, and around 6pm it was dimming out every 5 seconds for up to 30 seconds, TV going off, and at one stage the power went completely out for ~3-5 seconds. Then later the lights suddenly went brighter (or had returned to normal after going dim over a long time). I've never seen anything like that before.

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  Reply # 507039 15-Aug-2011 22:22 Send private message

Had the power flickering also. Noticed no Hot water from the electrical cylinder, wondering if it has to do with pushing power to essentail items on your board, much like how they can control nightstore power???

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  Reply # 507124 16-Aug-2011 09:10 Send private message


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  Reply # 507222 16-Aug-2011 11:38 Send private message

Was it out towards the substation over near Takapu Road? had multiple surges. Had a blue flash the other night then lost all power too :(




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