Only five Auckland properties remain without power today nearly two weeks after a destructive storm battered the city.
Lines company Vector says the five homes, which face their 11th day without electricity, are the very last still awaiting reconnection after much of the city was plunged into darkness on Tuesday last week.
The storm brought fierce winds of up to 212km/h at Manukau Heads which uprooted trees, ripped roofs from buildings and knocked out power to 180,000 homes and businesses.
Weather forecasters said it was equivalent in force to a Category 2 cyclone.
Vector contractors have been working round the clock to reconnect properties.
But frustration has been boiling over for those residents who are still without power or hot water.
A Vector spokesman said today only a "handful" of customers remained without power this morning.
Just five "individual faults" were showing on the Vector outage map as a result of storm damage. They are in Whenuapai, Massey, Waitakere and two in Dairy Flat.
Any non-storm related faults were not showing on the map.
"Our crews have worked hard to restore power to all Auckland suburbs. There are only a handful of individual outages to be repaired over this weekend. These individual outages are shown as blue dots on the outage map on our website.
"If you are still without power or hot water over the weekend please call us on 0508 VECTOR (0508 832 867). Please note any new power outages reported over the weekend will not be shown on this map."