EHEP Report

Report Done – Let’s Get On With It! The Energy Hardship Expert Panel (EHEP) submitted their final report, ‘Te Kore, Te po, Te Ao Marama Energy Hardship: The challenges and the way forward’, to the Energy Minister back in July. Perhaps the ‘machine of Government’ cranked too slowly to allow us all the opportunity to […]

The Burden Shouldn’t Fall on those Carrying the Most Weight Already

Th heading is used in this article written by Ketan Joshi about the need to be careful with how we transition quickly away from a high carbon way of living. The basic argument is that causing further large and unnecessary environmental or social harm to build large scale renewable generation/storage will slow the transition down […]

Xtreme Zero Waste

Address: 186 Te Hutewai Rd, RaglanContact phone: 07 825 6509Contact email: Zero waste is our past and our future. The Whāingaroa community zero waste programme has been working hard for the last 22 years to achieve a 75-80% diversion of waste from landfill. Lets work collectively to achieve the last 20-25%. This […]

Manaaki Energy

Address: HastingsContact phone: 027 58 22 134Contact email: Facebook: Manaaki Energy uses a kaupapa Maori approach to get affordable electricity for the 100,000 families in power poverty. We are primarily focused on provision of large scale solar systems.  

Trust Horizon

Address: 5 Richardson St, WhakataneContact phone: 0800 323 800Contact email: Trust Horizon is committed to investing in projects that bring transformational change to the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Driving the region forward, and bringing prosperity and pride to its people. This includes impact investment and community funding for energy education and engagement […]

Habitat For Humanity Northern Region

Address: 8 Ormiston Road, Otara, Auckland and 50b Kioreroa Road, WhangareiContact phone: 0800 422 4828Contact email:            Habitat for Humanity Northern Region operates across Tai Tokerau and Tāmaki Makaurau, from Cape Reinga to the Bombay’s. We build and manage affordable housing, deliver […]

Te Runanga o Te Rarawa

Address: 16 Matthews Ave, KaitaiaContact phone: 09 408 0141Contact email: Ko Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa te kaiarataki kia arahi nga hapu-a-iwi ki te kaiwhakamanawa i to mātou mana whenua, mana tangata, me nga rangatiratanga i raro i te whakatoputanga o Te Rarawa whanui, whanau, hapu, iwi. The Mission of Te Rūnanga […]


Address: 266 Hanover Street, Dunedin CentralContact phone: 03 477 0071Contact email: Aukaha is a Mana Whenua-owned consultancy that delivers services across the takiwā of our Papatipu Rūnaka shareholders. This work protects the mauri of the environment and supports them to exercise their role as kaitiaki. We do this by providing professional planning […]

How a Humanitarian Hedge Could Help Lift Our Communities Out of Energy Hardship

This opinion editorial has been written by Bill Heaps. Bill is the Founding Director of Energy for Good Limited and Independent Director of the Community Energy Network (CEN). Since 1990, Bill has held senior executive positions in New Zealand’s electricity industry. He undertook influential leadership roles in the development and operation of electricity markets, including […]

Why Warmer Kiwi Homes is So Important

There are two driving forces for Community Energy Network (CEN). We need to eliminate energy hardship. And we need to support our communities to become as resilient as possible to the changing climate, while lowering their carbon emissions. To achieve both outcomes, we need to provide initiatives that involve and engage the public, providing opportunities […]