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09 Nov 2022

Watch: The AM Show

Our Chair, Deborah Hart, spoke to Melissa Chan-Green today about the cost of living, and how Kiwis are having to cut back on their electricity usage.

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09 Nov 2022

Kiwis cutting back on electricity usage

Our new survey shows some New Zealanders are cutting back on heating and hot showers as the cost of living crisis bites.

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14 Oct 2022

Listen: The Panel

Council Chair Deborah Hart talked to Wallace Chapman about climbing electricity prices on The Panel today.

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25 Aug 2022

Listen: Morning Report

Chair Deborah Hart spoke to Corin Dann about whether electricity users are getting a raw deal, as the big 3 state-controlled power companies post big profits.

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19 Aug 2022

Listen: Early Edition with Kate Hawkesby

Our Chair, Deborah Hart appeared on Early Edition today, to talk about the temporary block on bulk low-price power deals imposed by the Electricity Authority.

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18 Aug 2022

Electricity Authority moves to protect small consumers over Tiwai contract

Current negotiations for a new electricity supply contract for the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter must not disadvantage New Zealand consumers.

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17 Aug 2022

Listen: Nine to Noon

Our Chair, Deborah Hart spoke to Kathryn Ryan this morning about the role of the Consumer Advocacy Council and the kind of work we'll be focusing on.

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02 Aug 2022

The point of my focus is on Tiwai

Our Chair Deborah Hart comments on the future of Tiwai Point and the impact negotiations have on consumers.


28 Jul 2022

Aurora Energy must do better to avoid power outages

The latest series of power outages in Dunedin has prompted us to issue a 'please explain' to network company Aurora Energy.

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19 Jul 2022

Legal action a reminder for retailers

Deborah Hart says Commerce Commission legal action against Mercury is a timely reminder to all retailers.

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28 Jun 2022

Consumers need to know what power challenges lie ahead

Following media coverage of a grid emergency, our Chair Deborah Hart urged industry players to help consumers understand how issues like this affect them.


02 Jun 2022

Simplifying power bills the aim of joint project

Power bills need to be standardised across the market to help consumers switch between retailers easily, and drive greater competition.

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