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Understanding Your Power Bill

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Imagine going to a supermarket where there are no prices on anything. You have a vague understanding that the more items you put in your trolley, the more you’ll have... Read more

8 tips for a successful spring clean (and reducing your power bill too!)

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The days are getting longer, allergies are kicking into overdrive, and the four-seasons-in-a-day weather is making it impossible to pick the right outfit in the morning. Read more

What’s the deal with prompt payment discounts?

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Love ‘em or hate ‘em, prompt payment discounts (PPDs) are everywhere in the New Zealand electricity industry. Read more

A recipe for energy efficiency - keeping costs down in your kitchen

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Winter is the time for hearty stews, delicious roasts and decadent desserts - but there’s no denying that whipping up a storm in the kitchen can use a lot of electricity. Read more

What can you do with $1 worth of electricity?

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You found a gold coin lodged down the back of the couch. Score! The question is: what can you do with it? Read more

What's the difference between a standard user and a low user?

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Who remembers what happened in 2004? Maori TV made its debut broadcast, and we finally got closure on the whole Ross/Rachel thing in the emotional finale of ‘Friends’. Read more

How to prepare your home for a power outage

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Power outages in New Zealand tend to range in severity from “this is annoying, but at least we get to have a romantic candlelit dinner”, all the way through to... Read more

Everything you need to know about the Winter Energy Payment

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Winter is well and truly here. For many households across New Zealand, this means higher energy bills as we switch on the heaters and electric blankets in an effort to... Read more

Moving house checklist - Take the stress out of moving

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Every year thousands of Grey Power Electricity customers move to a new house. And they all say the same thing: it's stressful! Read more

Ten out-of-the-ordinary ways to save power

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Days are shorter and temperatures are colder. Yep, winter must almost be here. Read more

A letter from the Power Police Re: Excessive Electricity Usage

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To whom it may concern. You are receiving this letter from the Power Police, passionate protectors of palatable power prices, because we have reason to believe Read more

5 steps to childproofing your home’s electricals

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Are you going to be a grandparent? Congratulations! There are a million things to think about when you have a new addition to the family on the way, but amidst... Read more

Where's my electricity from and how does it get to my home?

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You flick a switch and your living room light turns on. Simple, right? Read more

5 essential tips for planning your home’s security illumination

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Afraid of the dark? Want to stop pesky neighbours pinching feijoas off the tree? Thinking about adding another layer of security to your property? Read more

What's actually happening during a power cut?

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There’s no other way to put it: power cuts stink. One snip of the electrical umbilical cord and just about every part of modern life grinds to a halt as... Read more

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