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NZ Consumer Magazine on smart meter problems

posted Sep 14, 2010, 9:38 PM by ema-1 ema-1   [ updated Aug 7, 2012, 5:39 PM ]
June 2010

Short NZ Consumer Magazine article about electrical quality and safety of replacement meter installation. Also mentions problems with billing changeover. Comments support main article with anecdotal evidence.

TV3 news story centered on Christchurch covers recent concern about meter box fires. States "new smart meters have been involved in three [fires] in the last five days". The number of fires which occurred in conventional meter boxes in the last five days is not stated. The story does not provide a breakdown by meter age or type.