19 Apr 2011

Labour to campaign against power prices

6:11 am on 19 April 2011

Labour is to launch a campaign against high power prices.

MP Nanaia Mahuta, of the Hauraki-Waikato electorate, where a lot of electricity is generated, says the Government's plans to sell part of its stake in power generators, exposes the public to huge risk.

She says it is not doing enough now to keep prices down.

Ms Mahuta told Waatea News that many Maori who are already among those hardest hit by rising food and petrol prices, will now have to contend with higher power bills as winter comes on.