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 August 27, 2018
Did you know that families in some parts of New Zealand pay up to 40% more for their power than Aucklanders?

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.

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 August 24, 2018
We're all about saving you energy and have rounded up the latest solar, climate and energy news so you don't have to.

Scientists say thinning of the sea ice has reached even the coldest parts of the Arctic. Photograph: Nick Cobbing/Greenpeace *Solar and batteries*

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First published on Pure Advantage

New York has recently announced its largest community solar project is now on line. This investment in sustainability and the future has made clean, locally generated solar available to renters, homeowners, low-income residents, schools, and businesses alike. The same will soon be happening in New Zealand, writes solarcity CEO Andrew Booth.

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 August 17, 2018
Power prices have been in the news a lot recently, especially as Kiwis have struggled to pay the costs of staying warm this winter.

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.

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We're all about saving you energy and have rounded up the latest solar, climate and energy news so you don't have to.

This unmanned solar-powered plane set a new flight duration record. Photo: Quartz  *Solar and batteries*

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