Following continued good progress with repairs to the damaged 8-inch high pressure gas pipeline near Himatangi, Natural
Gas Corporation (NGC) now expects full gas supplies to the lower North Island to resume about 2.00pm today.
The replacement section of pipe has been welded into place and x-rayed, and the pipes are being purged in preparation
for a controlled repressurisation of the lower North Island system.
Larger customers who have halted gas use are advised to await formal notification from their retailer before resuming
gas uptake and, until full services are restored, domestic customers and essential services should continue to avoid