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Contact Energy Says Retail Electricity Prices Need To Rise

Contact Energy Says Retail Electricity Prices Need To Rise
Wellington, Feb 23 NZPA - Contact Energy says electricity retail prices need to rise, after reporting flat underlying earnings for the six months to the end of December.

Contact Energy Underlying Half Year Earnings Flat

Contact Energy Underlying Half Year Earnings Flat
Wellington, Feb 23 NZPA - Contact Energy is reporting a big jump in reported profit for the six months to the end of December, but its underlying earnings after tax were barely changed from a year earlier at $80.1 million.

Labour MP Takes Brownlee's Spot At Energy Conference

Labour MP Takes Brownlee's Spot At Energy Conference
Wellington, Feb 16 NZPA - Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee is being accused of avoiding questions by not speaking at an energy conference in Auckland today.

Consumers Eye Re-Instatement Of Electricity As Essential Service

Consumers Eye Re-Instatement Of Electricity As Essential Service
Wellington, Oct 29 NZPA - A consumer lobby is calling for the Government to reinstate electricity as an "essential service".

Court Finds Telecom Used Market Power In High-Speed Data Market

Court Finds Telecom Used Market Power In High-Speed Data Market
Wellington, Oct 14 NZPA - The High Court at Auckland has found that from 2001 to 2004 Telecom leveraged its position to charge downstream competitors disproportionately high prices for wholesale access to its network.

Govt Could Bring Down Power Prices If It Wanted To, Labour Says

Govt Could Bring Down Power Prices If It Wanted To, Labour Says
Wellington, Sept 30 NZPA - Labour says the Government could instantly bring down electricity prices if it stopped taking big profits from state-owned power companies.

Infratil Eyes NSW Privatisation But Not Optimistic Of Process

Infratil Eyes NSW Privatisation But Not Optimistic Of Process
Wellington, Sept 24 NZPA - New Zealand infrastructure investor Infratil is eyeing the privatisation of New South Wales electricity assets but is not optimistic that it will happen.

Key Says Labour Govt Took $3.1b In Power Company Dividends

Wellington, Sept 14 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key isn't impressed with Labour's pledge to stop power companies fleecing consumers and says the previous government raked in dividends worth $3.1 billion.

Power Companies Played The System But No Law Broken - CC Report

Power Companies Played The System But No Law Broken - CC Report
Wellington, May 21 NZPA - Power companies used their market dominance to overcharge customers by more than $4 billion, but did it legally so won't be facing charges.

Regulator Sees Grounds For Investigation Into Mobile Termination

Wellington, Aug 8 NZPA - The Commerce Commission believes there may be reasonable grounds for an investigation into mobile termination -- the fees mobile phone companies charge other carriers to terminate calls on their networks.

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