We’re just four weeks away from major power shortages unless the hydro lakes get topped up.
Auckland Regional Council deputy chairman Michael Barnett said he did not think Civil Defence was over-reacting.
“I’m thinking of an exporter … ” said Mr Barnett, who is also Auckland Chamber of Commerce chief executive. “Is he talking to his clients offshore today about his June-July deliveries and saying, ‘You will have to wait until I see if the village generator is working that week’? That to me is a nonsense.”
Oh dear. We’ve had strong nor westers since yesterday morning which usually means precipitation in the mountains, but at this time of year that’s much more likely to be snow than rain.