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Dirty coal and gas are not going to be part of New Zealand’s energy future and the sooner we can phase them out the better. The reasons for doing that are being highlighted this week and will continue to make headlines for weeks to come.
It’s an exciting initiative to return power to the people and help them to take action against climate change. Following a number of hui in the Whanganui region we launched the project at Whangaehu Marae which was covered by Maori Television.
Surprised? Don’t worry you’re not alone. We recently hit the streets of Auckland to talk to people about power prices. Few realised those prices varied around the country, let alone that there were massive differences. You can see their responses in part 3 of our video series.
One story, in particular, captured the mood of the nation revealing that 9 out of 10 Kiwis believe electricity prices are too high and that over half feel they are getting an unfair deal from their retailer.
So, when we hit the streets of Auckland in late July to find out what people thought about NZ power prices, I was prepared for a long haul. It turned out there was nothing to worry about. Nearly everyone we spoke to wanted to talk about their power bills. On average they were paying about $200 a month during winter. There were a few around $300. The highest was $600!