Articles tagged Mighty River Power

Here's the news in brief from New Zealand's political economy on Tuesday, including a confronting hikoi outside Parliament for Treaty Settlements Minister Andrew Little, Mercury (formerly Mighty River Power) losing its place in a key global stock index to A3 Milk, meat prices falling as mycoplasma bovis culling intensifies, MPI denying it might block all stock movements on Gypsy Day (June 1) to contain the disease, and movements in TVNZ's political reporting team.

For the convenience of email subscribers, here's my weekend column on whether Flick Electric could use new technology and raw market signals to 'do a Trade Me' to the electricity industry.

For the convenience of email subscribers and browsers, here's my weekend opinion piece arguing the electricity and local government sectors are the inflation culprits underneath our painfully high interest rates and currency.

This chart (prepared by PwC for the Electricity Networks Association in May 2013) attempts to unravel the proportions of electricity charges related to lines distribution charges, electricity generation costs, network transmission costs and GST.