Police and Unison were called after a snapped power pole caused a major power outage in Napier.

A police spokesperson said a ute had crashed into the power pole on Niven St at 10.56am on Saturday, but there were no injuries. Police are investigating the crash.

It resulted in a lengthy power outage, disrupting local businesses, a squash competition and an indoor bowls competition.

Unison relationship manager Danny Gough said the outage affected 270 customers, most of which had power back on within an hour.

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However, there were 27 unlucky customers who had to tolerate a more prolonged wait until their power finally flicked back on close to 7pm on Saturday.

Unison thanked customers for their patience while contractors worked to reconnect the power.