June 23, 2021
Maori power retailer wants better deal for power poor
Kaupapa Māori power retailer Nau Mai Rā has launched a petition imploring power generators and Government to work together to provide better electricity outcomes for vulnerable communities.
Co-founder Ezra Hirawani wants government to nominate a last resort energy retailer that won’t turn anyone away, and make affordable wholesale pricing a requirement for electricity generators.
He says since 2000 New Zealand’s residential power prices have risen 48 per cent, which is faster than those in most other OECD countries, and last year 17 percent of New Zealanders had trouble paying their power bills.
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