Queenstown’s power rangers

As worksites go, the smouldering remains of native scrub near a still-burning bush fire is not exactly anyone's first choice. But Delta workers and contractors manned up last week to restore power to the top of the lake within just 24 hours. After legions of brave...

Pole work prompts turn-off

Power was cut to hundreds of Kelvin Heights homes yesterday while Delta dealt with a "condition zero" power pole yesterday. The 11,000-volt line from the pole came down last Friday on an access track to the Kelvin Peninsula Trail last Friday...

Pole fall fears

A Delta whistleblower fears someone might be killed if more rotten Queenstown power poles fall over. The infrastructure company is pumping an extra $26 million into replacing dodgy poles across Otago, upping the replacement rate from about 50 a month to...