New Zealand reporting one water utility down (non-Y2K?)greenspun.com : LUSENET : Grassroots Information Coordination Center (GICC) : One Thread
Per the Ministry for Emergency Management of New Zealand, the region of Waikato, area of Morrinsville experienced a "loss of power water plant" cause is suspected to be strong wind. The time of the incident was 11:42pm on 12-31-99 and the impact was "minimal". The area still has water available. The N.Z. emergency system is currently classifying this incident as "nature - unknown".
-- meg davis (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 31, 1999
As well as the time the power outage took place being reported as above so was the time the power went back on... it was 11:59 so it was out for 17 minutes.
see: http://188.8.131.52/home/Incident%20Database/Sort%20by%20Event%20Regi on.html
Local time 19:20 GMT
-- Graham Ride (email@example.com), December 31, 1999.