Nearly 500 households in Kerikeri are without power after a tree fell on to 11Kv power lines this afternoon.

The fault on Ngapuhi Rd was reported to Top Energy at 5.19pm.

More than 480 households are affected on Caprine Road, Daroux Drive, Ironbark Road, Jay Road, Koranae Road, Koropewa Road, Lodore Road, Mangakaretu Road, Manuwai Road, Ngapuhi Road, Noni Lane, Onekura Road, Puketi Road, Puketotara Road, Pungaere Road, Puriri Dale Lane, Ricker Road, Riverstream Drive, Shirley Road, State Highway 10, Waiare Road, and Waipapa Loop Road.

A Top Energy lines crew is doing repairs but can not say at this stage when power will be back on.

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Check www.topenergy.co.nz for updates.