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Power out on Coast

Strong winds across the region overnight cut power to a couple of locations but Eastland Network expected to have power restored everywhere by around midday today.

In Te Araroa, power was off to 126 customers last night.

Eastland Network crews were working to repair the fault as quickly and safely as possible, a network spokesperson said.

In Tuai/Piripaua, around 38 customers were without power.

The highest gust recorded at Gisborne Airport was 57kmh at around 4pm yesterday.

Hicks Bay recorded a 102kmh gust last night and Matawai 70kmh.