Last night TVNZ ran a Labour party fed story about power prices.
Tens of thousands of Kiwis on pre-pay electricity plans are being charged up to 60% more than those on ordinary plans, figures obtained by ONE News reveal.
Really…obtained by ONE News…more like obtained by Labour and given to ONE News…here is Labour’s press releaseÂ (timed at 14:12)
Power companies are unfairly targeting the poorest New Zealanders by charging them the highest electricity rates, Labourâ€™s Energy spokesperson David Shearer says.
New figures obtained by Labour show those on pre-pay electricity plans – paying electricity bills in advance – pay up to 60 per cent more than those paying a regular power bill.
Amazing coincidence that TVNZ seems to have obtained the same figures and miraculously run a story that played some 4 hours after Labour issued a press release.
The figures have prompted calls for greater regulation of power prices.
“It’s grossly unfair that these people, the poorest people in our society who have no choices, should be stung by our power companies in the search for more profit,” says Labour’s energy spokesperson David Shearer.Â Read more »