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22 Mar 2023

Consumer sentiment survey results released today

In our first in-depth survey, we asked residential and small business consumers to tell us what they think of the electricity sector in Aotearoa.

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15 Mar 2023

Listen: The Kākā by Bernard Hickey

Bernard spoke to Council Chair Deborah Hart about the findings of our first consumer sentiment survey.

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21 Dec 2022

Changes urged to drive competition

Analysis shows big gentailers are using their competitive advantage at the expense of small energy retailers and consumers are worse off as a result.

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25 Nov 2022

Reducing the risk of winter electricity shortages

We welcome the Electricity Authority investigation into options to lower the risks to consumers if we see power cuts at peak times next Winter.

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09 Nov 2022


Stuff ran an article with comment from our Chair, Deborah Hart, about the research we commissioned from Talbot Mills on what Kiwis think about power in NZ.

In the news

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.

In the news

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.

In the news

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.

In the news

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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