19 May 2023

Half priced power a hidden Budget bonus for Rēkohu Chathams

From Checkpoint, 5:42 pm on 19 May 2023

Half price power is one of the hidden budget bonuses for Rēkohu Chatham Islands. The government's spending close to $11 million setting up a wind turbine and battery system that will provide the island with renewable energy.

It should save each household close to $1500 a year in electricity costs. Just the thought of it has Chatham Islands Mayor Monique Croon buzzing.