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Power restored to Auckland North Shore households in time for ABs kick-off

Power has been restored to the majority of 1,185 households on Auckland's North Shore who suffered a power outage at 9.42am today. 

The Vector electricity distributor phone application estimated that power would not return to the suburb of Torbay until 12pm today - But luckily it was restored prior to the All Blacks taking on Argentina at 11am. 

Power outage in Auckland North Shore suburb, Torbay. Source: Facebook / Adrienne Rhodes

Residents took to the Torbay community Facebook page to voice their annoyance earlier this morning.

Brendan Kavanagh posted, "Better be back on for the All Blacks".

Adrienne Rhodes joked that one resident with working power on Glamorgan Road should sell tickets to watch the game in her home.

Residents with restored power have since thanked Vector for rectifying the sparking issue. 

1 News weather presenter Dan Corbett with what you need to know about the days ahead. Source: 1 NEWS


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Big time celebs live it up in Auckland during movie shooting

Some of Hollywood's best, actors Jason Statham and Ruby Rose, are cruising around Auckland this weekend whilst shooting their upcoming shark thriller movie. 

Australian actresses, Ruby Rose and Jessica McNamee, casted in the upcoming Meg movie, attended Ellie Goulding's Auckland show at Vector Arena together last night. 

Meanwhile, lead actor Jason Statham's wife Victoria Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, was cafe hopping yesterday morning. 

Aucklanders have spotted Statham on Auckland's North Shore beaches this week. 

The star-studded cast plan to be filming in New Zealand until December this year. The film rendition of Steve Alten's 1997 book Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, directed by Jon Turteltaub, is set to screen in March 2018. 


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