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EU backs N-power subsidy

The European Union has approved Britain's bid to heavily subsidise a new nuclear power plant, overriding opposition from…

A number of shops were closed in Newmarket after power was cut to central Auckland suburbs when a fire damaged Transpower's Penrose substation today. Photo / Dean Purcell

Blackout: Suburb by suburb

The Herald looks at how the Auckland blackout affected each suburb and what residents and shop owners did to cope.