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Smart Meters (Consumer Choice) Bill — First Reading

posted Sep 14, 2010, 9:28 PM by ema-1 ema-1

Summary of party viewpoints:

Speaking in favor:

David Clendon (Green)
Charles Chauvel (Labour)
Chris Hipkins (Labour—Rimutaka)
Te Ururoa Flavell (Māori Party—Waiariki)
Dr Kennedy Graham (Green)
Clare Curran (Labour—Dunedin South)

Speaking against:

Aaron Gilmore (National)
Peseta Sam Lotu-Liga (National—Maungakiekie)
John Boscawen (ACT)
Katrina Shanks (National)


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Labour 43, Green Party 9, Māori Party 5.
National 58, ACT New Zealand 5, United Future 1.

Maori Party support for 'smart meters' bill 

"[...] this is a sound policy in that it helps people who spend on power, because, in the first instance, it monitors the money being spent on power and conserves the funds in the pocket."