Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Govt welcomes 10% electricity savings achievement

Govt welcomes 10% electricity savings achievement

New Zealanders' common sense and public spirit has lowered the risk of electricity shortages this winter, says Associate Energy Minister Harry Duynhoven.

"New Zealanders have responded brilliantly to the call for electricity savings of ten percent," Mr Duynhoven said.

"Reaching the target has been a significant factor in lowering the risk of electricity supply disruptions this winter. Power saving efforts are now paying off and I congratulate everyone who has heeded the Target 10% campaign."

Mr Duynhoven said many New Zealanders had shown ingenuity in coming forward with power-saving ideas.

"New Zealanders are noted for their common sense and this has come to the fore in the effort to save electricity. The wisdom of saving now to avoid difficulties later has been widely seen and acted on."

Mr Duynhoven said that although the risk of shortages had reduced it was important to keep saving power, as winter had only just begun.

"Heavy demand for electricity could still put the system under pressure if people suddenly give up their power conservation efforts. We need to keep up the savings for a few more weeks to make sure we put the risk of winter power shortages behind us."

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced


Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election