Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Power woes show there's much to discuss

Power woes show there's much to discuss

News Release For immediate release

June 14 – The current power troubles which have crippled Auckland show there is still a lot of urgent work to be done on securing New Zealand’s power supply.

While business and civic leaders count the cost to the country’s largest city of a day without power in many areas, attendees at next month’s Conferenz 8th Annual New Zealand Energy Summit in Wellington have a crucial set of problems to discuss and resolve.

“Weather issues are always going to present risks but it is precisely because we know of that ever-present threat that we need to plan for it and actually move to ensure the country is prepared,” Steve Scott, Managing Director of Conferenz, said.

“The problems are certainly complex, but this week’s power disruptions to business and households prove the need for industry participants and experts to work together towards a solution.”

Many New Zealanders had a flash back to 1998’s prolonged power crisis and many were surprised that the supply issues had not been resolved. Office discussions around the city today were led by wry jokes about New Zealand’s ‘third world’ status and followed up by indignation that 1998’s lesson had not been learnt and resolved.

“New Zealand is positioning itself as a credible, world class business and living destination but events such as this week’s disruption threaten that reputation,” Mr Scott said.

Attendees at the July 17-19 Conferenz 8th Annual New Zealand Energy Summit include central government, regulatory bodies, SOEs and Government agencies, transmission and lines companies, generators/retailers, key industry organizations, large energy users, infrastructure companies, industry consultants and analysts, local councils, power equipment suppliers.

To register for the Conferenz Energy Summit, contact register@conferenz.co.nz .

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news