Results of sentiment survey highlighted by media

Media agencies across the country ran stories on our latest consumer sentiment survey today. Our Chair, Deborah Hart spoke to several agencies about the survey's findings, and we saw it feature in a number of print stories as well.

The AM show

Watch as Deborah discusses the cost-of-living crisis and the effect of rising power bills with AM show host Ryan Bridges.

110 thousand homes can't afford heating | AM(external link)


Deborah spoke to Morning Report host Ingrid Hipkiss about the pressure rising power bills are putting on both small businesses and households, and the concern they feel about the resilience of the electricity system.

Power bills put pressure on small businesses | RNZ(external link)

Newstalk ZB

Newstalk ZB talked about the results of the sentiment survey on the morning edition of News Fix today — you'll find their piece on the survey at 01:36 in the clip.

Morning Edition News Fix: 23 August 2023 | Newstalk ZB(external link)

In print

Both Stuff and Business Desk ran stories about the sentiment survey, along with comment from Deborah on both the survey findings and the need to make the Consumer Care Guidelines mandatory.

Businesses and homeowners feel increasing pinch from rising power bills | Stuff(external link)
More small businesses finding it harder to pay power bills | Business Desk (paywalled)(external link)