"...The blackout, which included the capital's central business district and eastern suburbs, lasted from 3.20pm to 4.30pm on Thursday and cut power to 84,000 customers.
Transpower spokeswoman Rebecca Wilson said contractors were working on a switched off "buf-bar" unit, and it appeared a lead from their electrical testing equipment was either dropped or blown by the wind onto a live buf-bar below it..."
We have a spokeswoman who has been misquoted (probably) or knows jack-shit about all things electrical and/or yet another journo who can't be arsed even googling terminology.
You know- checking the FACTS of a story.
It's a friggin' BUS-BAR!