Keep up-to-date with our latest news, and find out what’s happening in New Zealand’s energy sector.
10 Nov 2023
Hardship report offers steps to help those struggling with power bills
29 Sept 2023
Our Chair, Deborah Hart, says retailers need to tell their customers if they're on the best plan for their usage, and make bills easier to understand.
14 Oct 2022
Council Chair Deborah Hart talked to Wallace Chapman about climbing electricity prices on The Panel today.
25 Aug 2022
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.
19 Aug 2022
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.
18 Aug 2022
Current negotiations for a new electricity supply contract for the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter must not disadvantage New Zealand consumers.
17 Aug 2022
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.
02 Aug 2022
Our Chair Deborah Hart comments on the future of Tiwai Point and the impact negotiations have on consumers.
28 Jul 2022
The latest series of power outages in Dunedin has prompted us to issue a “please explain” to network company Aurora Energy.
19 Jul 2022
Deborah Hart says Commerce Commission legal action against Mercury is a timely reminder to all retailers.
28 Jun 2022
Following media coverage of a grid emergency, Deborah Hart urged industry players to help consumers understand how issues like this affect them.
02 Jun 2022
Power bills need to be standardised across the market to help consumers switch between retailers easily, and drive greater competition.