Phone lines and internet down

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Phone lines, internet and eftpos are down in Mapua after a blunder by a Tasman District Council contractor.

A contractor working for the TDC has dug up and damaged two Chorus phone and broadband copper cables on Aranui Road, Mapau.

The cables each have a possible 50 connections and a number of shops and businesses in the area will be experiencing a loss of phone and broadband services, including EFTPOS.

Repairs are underway but Chorus’ Steve Pettigrew says  the damage is such that it will take a full day to repair