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This summer Transpower will spend $5 million repairing a fibre optic cable under the Cook Strait. The cable was damaged by a boat anchoring in a place it shouldn't have – the Cable Protection Zone. The Sea Patroller has been tasked with patrolling the Cable Protection Zone (CPZ), all day, every day since 1996. The CPZ is seven kilometres wide and stretches from Wellington's Oteranga Bay to Fighting Bay in the Marlborough Sounds.

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