Power has been restored to more than 1000 homes in central Auckland this morning but a further 200 homes are still waiting to be reconnected.

Power went out at 1211 homes in the Auckland suburbs of Greenlane and Epsom this morning after a cable issue tripped key feeder lines in the network.

A Vector spokesman said all bar 185 of the properties had electricity reconnected by 7.30am.

Those left in the dark could expect to have power back by 9am, he said.

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The outage happened at 4.18am and affected up to five feeders that created the suburb-wide blackout.