We run networks that distribute electricity and gas across Auckland. We work to keep the lights on for all, by ensuring the safety and reliability of our networks.

Unfortunately, power outages happen due to a variety of reasons. Hundreds of power cuts a year are caused by trees on private properties making contact with overhead power lines or when DIYers hit an underground power cable while digging.

Here’s how you can help to prevent a power outage.

Check Before You Dig – visit B4UDIG or call 0800 B4UDIG (0800 248 344)

Check Before You Dig – visit B4UDIG or call 0800 B4UDIG (0800 248 344)

Have you ever started digging in your backyard without thinking about what’s underneath? You could hit an underground cable or gas pipe  which could result in injury to you, and loss of service for your neighbours.

Before you dig, request free reference maps which show the approximate location of underground cables and pipes.