Vector wants you to stay safe this summer

Press Release – Vector Limited

Summer only comes once a year and we want you to enjoy every minute of it. Stay safe and have some fun in the sun with these safety tips. Keep electric radios, TVs, clocks, barbecues, lights and other electrical appliances at least three metres from … Read more »

National Government wins another fossil

Press Release – Green Party

The National Government’s love affair with fossil fuels has just become more embarrassing, as New Zealand was voted one of the top ten most attractive nations for the fossil fuel industry to do business in, the Green Party says. The Government was yesterday … Read more »

BP Returns to Fendalton

Press Release – British Petroleum

BP re-opened its Fendalton store on Wednesday 2 December, after a major re-build closed the site for nine weeks. Read more »

Government to be asked to come clean

Press Release – Green Party

Government to be asked to come clean on fossil fuel subsidies The Green Party will be asking the Government today to reveal the full extent of taxpayer support for fossil fuels, Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei says. Yesterday 950 international … Read more »

Way to go Dunedin

Press Release – Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago congratulates the Dunedin City Council (DCC) for calling on the government to put a moratorium on deep sea oil and gas exploration in the wake Dunedins 3,000+ strong Peoples Climate March. Read more »

Fossil of Day award shows up National’s climate hypocrisy

Press Release – Green Party

New Zealand being awarded the Fossil of the Day award at the Paris climate talks is an embarrassing indictment that shows up the National Governments failure to walk the talk on climate change, the Green Party said. Read more »

Fossil fuel divestment on Auckland University Council agenda

Press Release – Fossil Free UoA

Fossil fuel divestment on Auckland University Council agenda On Monday December 7, the University of Auckland Council will vote on whether to encourage its associated Foundations to divest from fossil fuel investments. The student representatives on … Read more »

National Statement from New Zealand

Speech – New Zealand Government

National Statement from New Zealand UN Climate Change Conference, Paris Mr President, Let me begin by again conveying my condolences to the victims of the attacks here in Paris, to the people of Paris and the French Republic. The people of New Zealand … Read more »

Vector to repay $540M of bank debt on sale of gas business

Article – BusinessDesk

Vector to repay $540M of bank debt on sale of gas business, expects bigger drop in operating earnings Read more »

Government begins review of ETS

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government has begun its review of the Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) to assess its operation and effectiveness to 2020 and beyond, Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser announced today. Read more »

Spring volatility strikes Auckland

Press Release – Vector Limited

Spring continues to deliver its usual volatile weather. Winds gusting up to 128 km/h hit the region on Saturday and Sunday causing tree branches to snap and debris to come down on power lines. Read more »

Vector Network summary for week ending 15 November 2015

Press Release – Vector Limited

Last week, Vector launched its first rapid charging stations for electric vehicles at its site in Hobson Street. This adds to the two standard chargers at Vectors Newmarket HQ in Carlton Gore Road, two standard chargers at the NorthWest shopping … Read more »

EECA Board appointments

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has reappointed Tom Campbell as Chair of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), reappointed Elena Trout, and appointed Hon Phil Heatley as Members of the Authority. All three appointments … Read more »

NZ government committed to RMA reform in 2016

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk) – The government remains committed to long-stalled reform of the Resource Management Act in 2016, in a form that garners enough support in the parliament, Economic Development Steven Joyce has confirmed, with the launch … Read more »

Vector sells gas pipelines for $952M to focus on Auckland

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 9 (BusinessDesk) – Vector, the Auckland-based electricity and gas network operator, is to quit its gas transmission and distribution assets outside Auckland in a $952.2 million sale to Australian investor First State Funds, an infrastructure investor … Read more »

House fires keep Vector crews busy

Press Release – Vector

Six car v pole incidents kept Vector crews busy this week. They occurred in Takanini, Mt Albert, Mangere, Glenfield, Takanini, Otara and Onehunga. Cars also struck pillars in Clover Park and Whenuapai. Crews also attended ten house fires to isolate the … Read more »

Meridian calls for Genesis to keep coal-fired station open

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 6 (BusinessDesk) – All-renewables electricity generator Meridian Energy has initiated talks with rival Genesis Energy to preserve access to two ageing gas and coal-fired electricity plants at the Huntly power station, which Genesis intends … Read more »

Office of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner

Press Release – Electricity and Gas Complaints Commission

The Office of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner has won the small business category in the IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Awards 2015, announced in Auckland last night. Read more »

NZOG, flush with cash, targets undervalued assets

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Oil & Gas, which has about $100 million of cash and no debt, is seeking to benefit from a slump in oil prices to hoover up undervalued energy assets. Read more »

Chevron fined millions for tax scheme

Press Release – ITF

Chevron has lost a landmark appeal in the Federal Court today and will have to pay over $250 million in back taxes and an estimated $60 million in fines. Read more »

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