Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



1200 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3

Trusted

Topic # 113691 24-Jan-2013 16:23 Send private message

Hello Everyone,

There is/was a power outage starting at a guess a hour or two ago effecting Upper Queen Street and Symonds street.

There were 5 fire engines on Upper Queen street (just past Darcy St), and a strong smell of burnt material.

Traffic lights were out at Upper Queen/Newton gully, Symonds/Motorway offramp/Symonds St/K Road and police were directing traffic.

There were two fire engines but no noticable fire Outside the Langham just down from Symonds/K Road and one of the firemen said there was a fire in a power cable on Airdale street, and it cound take all day/night to fix. But who knows, he was not a power guy and I couldn't see any Vector workers on Airdale Street?

I cruised around on my red scooter, and there were office workers outside on the road outside a lot of buildings on Airdale Street (ICONZ Data Centre), Slingshot building Symonds St, the road on the other side of Airdale street that the Telecom exchange is between which goes up to City road. 

My friend also told me power was out in the Slingshot Building. I assume all the data centers for the telco's had power backups but jump in if you know more. 

So just thought I would share what I knew. I'm assuming I scooter-ed past many geekzoners outside having a puff waiting for the power to come back on lolz!





Tyler - Parnell Geek - iPhone 3G - Lenovo X301 - Kaseya - Great Western Steak House, these are some of my favourite things.

Create new topic
2696 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 398


  Reply # 750316 24-Jan-2013 16:51 Send private message

According to the Herald, power back on at about 5.00pm.

gzt

4595 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 244

Subscriber

  Reply # 750338 24-Jan-2013 17:37 Send private message

Coincidently or not The Herald web was offline for about 5 minutes today.

7246 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 890

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 750344 24-Jan-2013 18:01 Send private message

We are on Dacre St and thankfully were not affected.

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Snap have failed our company!
Created by dafman, last reply by toejam316 on 21-Oct-2014 16:38 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


Spark Socialiser
Created by freitasm, last reply by shk292 on 21-Oct-2014 20:10 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Another Trade Me competitor: SellShed
Created by freitasm, last reply by DravidDavid on 21-Oct-2014 21:50 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


American legal jurisdiction in New Zealand
Created by ajobbins, last reply by gzt on 21-Oct-2014 14:58 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


Overcharged by Slingshot for months - warning to existing customers
Created by dusty42, last reply by richms on 21-Oct-2014 19:15 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


Why would Suresignal calls be worse quality than non-Suresignal calls from the same location?
Created by Geektastic, last reply by froob on 21-Oct-2014 08:21 (41 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Internet question...
Created by Geektastic, last reply by Geektastic on 17-Oct-2014 22:59 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Just bought a TiVo online. No wireless adaptor. Will a standard one work? Or do I need the TiVo one ?
Created by Limerick, last reply by graemeh on 20-Oct-2014 16:03 (11 replies)


Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.