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Power cuts - here we go again!

Published: Thu 19 Feb 2009 04:08 PM
Media release
Newmarket Business Association
Thursday 13 February 2009
Power cuts - here we go again!
The Newmarket Business Association says it is very disappointing that the country's leading shopping district had to endure its second two-hour power outage in as many weeks.
"It does nothing for business morale and confidence. It's happening too frequently in an economic environment that is challenging enough," says Cameron Brewer, head of the Newmarket Business Association.
"Again the rug was pulled out from beneath many businesses. It was terrible for restaurants and cafes given it happened at lunch time.
"One of the big problems is no one carries any cash these days so business transactions come to a complete halt.
"We're telling retailers to keep an old zip zap machine under their counters because sadly it's probably going to happen again."
"Losing electricity at the peak of the day is the last thing business needs. Life is tough enough as it is," says Cameron Brewer.
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