Parliament

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

 

Govt: Greypower Investigates Bulk Electricity

Hon Max Bradford
MP For Rotorua


MEDIA RELEASE

6 August 1999

Bradford Recommends Greypower Investigates Bulk Electricity Option


Rotorua MP Max Bradford today recommended that Greypower members banded together to investigate buying electricity in bulk.

Mr Bradford spoke at a Greypower meeting in Rotorua today about the power reforms and how they were delivering cheap deals to New Zealanders.

"A study compiled by the Ministry of Commerce shows that Rotorua residents who have signed up with First Electric are paying almost 12% less for power than what they paid before the Government's power reforms were announced. This translates to a saving of up to $141 for the average Rotorua household, " Mr Bradford said.

"Throughout the country under the reforms 55 per cent or almost one million electricity consumers are paying or, through switching companies, can pay lower power prices than they were paying a year ago."

"The reforms are about choice as they have opened up new avenues for how consumers buy their electricity.

"There is no reason why Greypower can't look at bulk buying," he said.

Mr Bradford suggested to the President of Rotorua Greypower, Terry Hawkey that Greypower should get its members together and on their behalf negotiate with the power companies for a better deal, like Federated Farmers has done for its members.

Mr Hawkey agreed he would take the idea to the Greypower council meeting next Tuesday.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On NZ’s Complicity In Western Sahara

If David Parker really wants to hone his crisis-managing chops on an international trade dispute that New Zealand has been making worse for years, he maybe should be turning his attention to the Western Sahara.

Some background: two NZ companies called Ravensdown and Ballance Agri-Nutrients appear to be the only independent firms in the world still willing to import phosphate from the disputed territory of the Western Sahara... More>>

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On Malaysia Exposing Our Dodgy Policies On China

Last week, we all owed a vote of thanks to Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad for breaking with protocol during his bilateral with Jacinda Ardern. Reportedly, Mahathir used the photo opportunity phase of the meeting to launch into matters of genuine substance. More>>

ALSO:

Withdrawls After Police Uniform Ban: Auckland Pride Remains Committed

The Auckland Pride Board remains committed to creating a space for our rainbow communities to feel safe celebrating their gender and sexual identity, despite some institutions pulling out from the Parade in recent days. More>>

ALSO:

South Korea: State Visit By Korean President Moon Jae-In

The President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in will visit New Zealand from 2 to 4 December... “I am very much looking forward to welcoming President Moon to New Zealand,” said Jacinda Ardern. More>>

Health: Changes To Drinking Water Standards

David Clark said many of the changes he is making, which will take effect on 1 March 2019, are clarifications or corrections, “but there are two changes which will significantly improve the ability to test and respond to the presence of harmful bacteria such as E.coli”. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA: Police Detention "Unlawful But Reasonable"

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that while Police acted unlawfully in October 2017 when they detained a Queenstown man for a mental health assessment, their actions were reasonable in the circumstances. More>>

ALSO:

Joint Statement: Chile President's NZ Visit

At the invitation of the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, undertook a State Visit to New Zealand on 19 November 2018... More>>

ALSO:

Climate Change: Top Academics Call On Government To Take Action

One hundred and fifty academics and researchers from around Aotearoa, including Dame Anne Salmond, Emeriti Professors and several Fellows of the Royal Society, have signed a strongly-worded open letter to the Government demanding bold and urgent action to tackle climate change. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels