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


Grey Power calls for Electricity Com disbandment

Grey Power President calls for disbandment of Electricity Commission.

The President of Grey Power New Zealand is very unhappy with the facts revealed in a Sunday Star Times Report of 20th of July.

In the Presidents opinion the Electricity Commission is not representing the biggest number of consumers who make up the domestic group of electricity users and that domestic group is subsidizing the bigger users and commercial users.

The Government is naturally staying “mum” on the issue because of the huge windfall in dividends including GST.

The Generation capacity is rising but the price to domestic users is rising at a much higher rate than for other user groups.

The Electricity Commission is supposed to be a regulator not a tax gatherer.

This is an unholy alliance with little representation by domestic users.

The President of Grey Power is calling for this Commission to be disbanded and that domestic users are represented by DEUN (Domestic Energy Users Network).The other bigger users do not need a Commission to hide behind.

DEUN consists of representatives from Grey Power, Royal New Zealand RSA, Rural Women NZ, Age Concern, Public Health Association, Child Poverty Action Group and therefore has widespread membership without vested interest in money making schemes for business or Central Government and only wishes to ensure domestic consumers pay their fair share only.

Central Government have put subsidies in place for Local Body Rating and if the Power issue is not addressed then similar subsidies will have to follow for low income power users as the Energy Abatement lift in threshold from 8,000 units to 9,000 units is minimal.

Bob Buchanan.


Grey Power New Zealand Federation Inc.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Another Leader Exiting: Statement From Peter Dunne

I have concluded, based on recent polling, and other soundings I have been taking over the last few weeks, that, the volatility and uncertainty notwithstanding, there is now a mood amongst Ōhāriu voters for a change of MP, which is unlikely to alter...

“I have therefore decided that it is time for me to stand aside, so the people of Ōhāriu can elect a new electorate MP. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>


Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>


Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>


Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>


Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>


Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election