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10 Aug 2020 3:00
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  •   Home > News > Accident and Emergency

    Workers are out at the most sodden areas of the South Island, trying to get communication lines back up and running

    Workers are out at the most sodden areas of the South Island, trying to get communication lines back up and running


    Chorus has technicians laying a temporary fibre cable at Arundel to get the area online, before working on a permanent fix.

    It's unclear how long it will take to repair a section of damaged fibre just south - at the Rangitata bridge, with water still flowing over the road.

    Three-thousand homes and businesses in Ashburton and Geraldine are without broadband and phone - it's hoped they'll be back online later today.

    And on the West Coast, the local electricity provider is repairing a number of power and communication lines taken out by a land slip.

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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     Today's News

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    The Mainland Tactix have the edge in an entertaining ANZ Premiership match against the Northern Mystics in Auckland 21:57

    Netball:
    The Northern Stars have clinched a 46-45 win over the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic in the ANZ Premiership 21:17

    Law and Order:
    A teenager who was celebrating his girlfriend's birthday at a party in Kawhia, near Hamilton, is in hospital after a vehicle hit him and then allegedly drove off without stopping 18:57

    Business:
    Auckland's Watercare dams are still 25% below their usual storage levels for this time of the year 18:37

    Rugby League:
    Penrith coach Ivan Cleary is facing punishment after he claimed Canberra were "managed" back into their NRL match 18:17

    Golf:
    After a couple of poor performances, Dustin Johnson will be in command heading into the final day of the PGA Championship in San Francisco 17:57

    Law and Order:
    Napier police have swarmed on Anderson Park to break-up a fight, reportedly in front of playing children 17:27

    Health & Safety:
    Many Australians have picked up new habits during the coronavirus lockdown with one in 12 people drinking alcohol every day since the pandemic began 16:57

    Entertainment:
    Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have become stronger together since their brief split in 2017 16:44

    Netball:
    A siege mentality within the Mainland Tactix ahead of an important couple of days in their ANZ Premiership season 16:37


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