Awayward pussycat has been blamed for a power outage affected nearly 10,000 households in Tauranga.
Power was cut to almost 10,000 Powerco customers last night after a cat climbed onto outdoor electrical switchgear at the Otumoetai substation.
Powerco acting network operations manager Dean Stevenson said all power was restored by 8.25pm, following the 7.20pm outage which caused loss of supply to the Greerton, Otumoetai, Matua and Bethlehem areas.
The cat did not survive the incident.
Source : New Zealand Herald.