GreyPower Electricity Campaign
At 2 pm today (Wednesday 3 April) GreyPower is launching
a “Prices must fall campaign” at the rooms of Rural
Women NZ located at level 8 Willbank House 57 Willis Street
We are told that there is an
electricity surplus and that wholesale prices are dropping,
yet retail prices continue to rise why?
Electricity Authority have been running a campaign to get
consumers to check that they are getting the best deal from
their retailer, this is part of their strategy to promote
competition to control prices, but is it working?
Rio Tinto are talking about closing down the smelter at
Bluff, this would leave Meridian with a great surplus of
generation to dispose of, yet retail electricity prices
continue to rise.
Today Grey Power is saying enough
is enough and are launching their own campaign.
3 April 2013
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>