Power outage investigated

02:18, Dec 07 2012

Power is back on in Tauranga after an outage saw the city centre without electricity.

The local power company is investigating the cause of the fault, which happened just after 2pm.

The outage affected several areas in the city, including Greerton, Kaimai, Katikati, Tauranga South and Welcome Bay.

Banks in the greater Tauranga area closed down temporarily, but will be opening shortly.