Judgment: Transpower v Auckland Council

Press Release – New Zealand High Court

of the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010 and the Resource Management Act 1991 Read more »

Electricity Authority knows best, and ignores the rest

Press Release – Covec

A report completed by industry expert, Dr John Small of Covec, and submitted to the Electricity Authority on Friday, clearly shows that the EA has not taken on board the advice of over 60 experts, the majority of whom agree that the EAs proposed … Read more »

Energy Agency backs retailers on technologies stance

Press Release – Electricity Retailers’ Association of NZ

The stance by electricity retailers that the line between the monopoly and competitive parts of the sector must be carefully managed has been shown to be entirely consistent with the OECDs International Energy Agency (IEA), says the Electricity Retailers … Read more »

Funding available for early adopters of energy-saving tech’

Press Release – EECA

Early adopters of new technology that cuts energy use or carbon emissions can get support for their innovative project in a new funding round announced by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) today. Read more »

Fresh opportunity for public agencies to save energy

Press Release – EECA

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) today opened the latest funding round for Crown loans to support energy efficiency and renewable energy projects across public sector organisations Read more »

Alpine Energy announces new pricing

Press Release – Alpine Energy

With distribution charges typically accounting for around26% of electricity bills in South Canterbury, the new pricing will translate to an average increase of 2.3% for local businesses and residences. Read more »

NZ’s first ‘beyond line of sight’ drone flight

Press Release – Transpower

Transpower today announced it will conduct New Zealands first beyond line of sight flight using a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS or drone). Transpower will be the only NZ organisation to have undertaken this type of flight. Read more »

Energy Policies of IEA Countries – New Zealand 2017 Review

Press Release – International Energy Agency

Since the last IEA in-depth review in 2010, New Zealand has further developed its energy policy, as reflected in its energy strategy to 2021 and new rules for more competitive electricity markets. With its unique resource base, New Zealand is a … Read more »

Household consumer concerns confirmed

Press Release – Molly Melhuish

The International Energy Agencys 2017 review of New Zealands energy policies confirms that household electricity prices have risen much faster than in other IEA countries. By 2014, prices were well above IEA average, while industrial prices are … Read more »

International Energy Agency’s recommendations a mixed bag

Press Release – Energy Trusts of NZ

The International Energy Agencys recent review of New Zealands energy policies is a mixed bag according to Chair of the Energy Trusts of New Zealand, Karen Sherry. Read more »

World first initiative to power energy innovation

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

A groundbreaking collaboration between Simply Group, Counties Power, Callaghan Innovation, and Creative HQ will unlock half-hour electricity data for the first time, to promote research and innovation. Read more »

Lights on Broadway – February 2017

Press Release – Stratford District Council

The recent installation of LED lighting under the prominent trees framing the southern entrance to town uses coloured gels which can be changed to suit events or campaigns being run at the time. Read more »

Port Hills Fire Update 1pm – Fire overview

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Fire crews continued patrolling the fire scene last night, focusing on dampening down hotspots at Christchurch Adventure Park. Crew are also focusing on hotspots in the Early Valley Road, Hoon Hay Valley Road and Worsleys Spur area with a 40-50% … Read more »

National cooking the planet with gas

Press Release – Green Party

National is not taking seriously its responsibility to protect future generations and eliminate climate-damaging pollution, despite its high-profile commitment last year to the Paris Climate agreement, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Port Hills Fire update – Power Supply

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Orion reports that around 22 customers remain without power in the Port Hills. These outages are focused around Hoon Hay Valley Road, Burkes Bush, Marleys Hill and Worsleys Road. Read more »

Lighting the way to a greener future

Press Release – Ports of Auckland

As part of its drive to become New Zealands most sustainable port, Ports of Auckland is installing LED floodlighting, the first New Zealand port to do so. Read more »

Progress with power restoration

Press Release – Orion New Zealand Limited

Orion has made good progress with the restoration of services to homes and businesses affected by the Port Hills fires. Read more »

Orion starts recovery process

Press Release – Orion New Zealand Limited

Orion reports that its network has suffered no further impacts from the Port Hills fire overnight and it is moving into recovery mode today. Read more »

Orion continues to manage power supply

Press Release – Orion New Zealand Limited

Orion continues to closely monitor Christchurch’s power supply and respond to any issues arising as a result of the fires continuing in the Port Hills. Read more »

Power outages in Christchurch

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Christchurch residents are advised to look out for each other and take extra care in power outages understood to be affecting the northern, eastern and central city. Read more »

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