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LED rush: Consumers tapping into long-lasting lighting benefits

Posted by December 2nd 2019

Sales of incandescent light bulbs have plummeted in recent years, as consumers increasingly turn to more energy-efficient LEDs, according to figures recently released by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). The IRI New Zealand figures …


Five things you can do now to slash power costs

Posted by November 25th 2019

Co-author: Justine Davies The cost of energy is a source of financial stress for many New Zealand households. In fact, according to a discussion document released in September 2018, as part of an Electricity Price Review, more …


Hang Christmas lights without blowing the budget

Posted by November 22nd 2019

It’s that time of the year where Christmas music is already blasting through speakers in shops and social media debates kick off on when is too early to put up the Christmas tree. The other …


How to cool your home efficiently this summer

Posted by November 20th 2019

For many Kiwis, hot summer days and nights are something to look forward to. But other times the heat – and humidity – can be almost unbearable. Opening windows and doors can let a pleasant draft …


Zero carbon bill: What it means for climate change action

Posted by November 18th 2019

The government's recently passed zero carbon bill provides a framework via which New Zealand can address climate change challenges going forward – and, among a number of goals, has set a target to reduce carbon …


What are the best power plans for pensioners?

Posted by November 11th 2019

Co-Author:  Dhayana Sena Despite being known as the “golden years”, retirement can be difficult for Kiwi pensioners, especially when facing high power bills. For older people, who are at a higher risk of illness, living in …



Bright ideas for installing your own lights

Posted by October 29th 2019

If you’re planning a home renovation, you might assume that changing lighting fixtures has to go on the “hire a professional list”. Not so fast, you may be able to do the work yourself! Canstar …