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29 May 2024

Council wants more scrutiny of proposed increase in line charges

The Council urges the Commerce Commission to carefully consider all the alternatives before confirming its draft decision on transmission and power line charges.

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27 May 2024

Deborah Hart's speech at the Reducing Energy Hardship conference

Read the full speech from our Chair, Deborah Hart, at Ara Ake's conference in May 2024


14 May 2024

What would you rather?

Our Chair, Deborah Hart, shares an opinion piece about what households and small businesses have told us they want from the electricity industry.


14 May 2024

Power shortage warning a timely wake-up call for industry

The latest power shortage warning from Transpower highlights the need for change in the electricity industry.

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10 May 2024

Listen: Newstalk ZB Kerre Woodham mornings

Council Chair Deborah Hart spoke with Kerre Woodham about the impact on consumers of strained electricity supply, following Transpower asking Kiwis to conserve power one cold morning in May.

22 Mar 2024

Listen: The Detail

Jessica Wilson tells Tom Kitchin about the changes we'd like to see on power bills.

In the news

13 Mar 2024

Listen: Nine to Noon

Deborah Hart spoke to Kathryn Ryan about the phase-out of low fixed charge tariffs and what is needed in the system for the long-term benefit of consumers.

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07 Mar 2024

Business as unusual

Read the keynote address from our Chair, Deborah Hart, at Downstream 2024 - the energy sector's annual strategic forum.


05 Mar 2024

Why consumers are getting fed up with the electricity industry

Our Chair, Deborah Hart, tells industry leaders at the annual Downstream conference that we urgently need 'business as unusual'.


01 Feb 2024

New requirements to strengthen protections for electricity consumers

All electricity retailers in NZ will have to provide basic protections for residential electricity consumers from 1 January 2025.

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19 Dec 2023

New behaviour survey shows more consumers are going 'green'

Households and small businesses across Aotearoa are embracing electric vehicles and electric power tools – and turning off gas.

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14 Dec 2023

Gentailers investing more in shareholders than consumers

Updated analysis by FIRST Union, the NZCTU and 350 Aotearoa on gentailer profits and dividends makes for disturbing reading.

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