Power is out to the east side of Christchurch tonight.
There was a reportedly a flash after 9pm, followed by a power outage across several suburbs.
Orion is investigating the cause of the outage, which its helpline says is affecting areas including Aranui, New Brighton, Shirley, St Albans and Burwood.
A Southern fire communications spokesman said the outage was affecting its stations, but it was unknown what the cause was.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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