Lines company Vector said an unplanned outage affected a stretch of Auckland from downtown’s Fort St up to some University of Auckland properties and across into Parnell.
The company alerted people by text just after midday but said power was restored at about 1.15pm.
Some businesses on Parnell Rd this afternoon confirmed the outage had affected them.
However, an apartment building on the Parnell-CBD boundary shown by Vector’s outages map as being in the affected area had electricity as usual.
Vector in its text alert said anybody with medical dependency issues should call 111.
A text alert of this nature from Vector in this part of central Auckland was last sent in August 2022.
The affected area today included parts of the University of Auckland’s city campus.
“Today’s power outage in the Parnell/Grafton area was fully restored at 1.15pm,” a Vector spokesman said.
“We are still investigating the exact cause.”