Māori-owned power retailer

secures cheap rates for more whānau

Nau Mai Rā – the Māori-owned power company - says it is now able to sign up another 10,000 customers who were on its waiting list.  

The little power company. which predominantly supplies energy to whānau in Tāmaki Makaurau and Waikato, earlier this year launched a petition to the government to force down wholesale electricity prices.

The firm’s co-founder Ezra Hirawani led the #nowhānauleftbehind campaign, which gained over 4,000 signatures.

Now it has an energy hedge agreement, which means power bills for households nationwide signed up with the firm will be at a much cheaper rate than other power companies.

“We’re really proud” is how Hirawani (Te Āti Haunui-a-Paparangi / Ngāti Rangi / Ngāpuhi / Ngāti Hako / Waikato Tainui) says of this development, particularly after having to let go of 300 whānau in winter because the cost of buying energy from power generators was too expensive.

“To be able to announce that Aotearoa will forever have kaupapa Māori, power company, we can open our doors again.”

Link to video and article: Māori-owned power retailer secures cheap rates for more whānau | Te Ao Māori News (teaomaori.news)


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