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Spot prices rise as lake levels fall

Low lake levels in the South Island saw wholesale (spot) electricity prices rise sharply towards the end of May. What does that mean for consumers?


New electricity retailers

These innovative retailers can offer serious savings on your power. Find out what makes them different.

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Who are the most satisfied customers?

Every year, Consumer NZ surveys Kiwis to find out how satisfied they are with their energy retailer.

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Know your rights

We explain what your electricity and gas bill covers, plan and contract features, and your rights if you're a vulnerable consumer.

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