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Understanding Your Power Bill

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Imagine going to a supermarket where there are no prices on anything. You have a vague understanding that the more items you put in your trolley, the more you’ll have... Read more

8 tips for a successful spring clean (and reducing your power bill too!)

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The days are getting longer, allergies are kicking into overdrive, and the four-seasons-in-a-day weather is making it impossible to pick the right outfit in the morning. Read more

What’s the deal with prompt payment discounts?

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Love ‘em or hate ‘em, prompt payment discounts (PPDs) are everywhere in the New Zealand electricity industry. Read more

A recipe for energy efficiency - keeping costs down in your kitchen

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Winter is the time for hearty stews, delicious roasts and decadent desserts - but there’s no denying that whipping up a storm in the kitchen can use a lot of electricity. Read more

What can you do with $1 worth of electricity?

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You found a gold coin lodged down the back of the couch. Score! The question is: what can you do with it? Read more

What's the difference between a standard user and a low user?

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Who remembers what happened in 2004? Maori TV made its debut broadcast, and we finally got closure on the whole Ross/Rachel thing in the emotional finale of ‘Friends’. Read more

How to prepare your home for a power outage

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Power outages in New Zealand tend to range in severity from “this is annoying, but at least we get to have a romantic candlelit dinner”, all the way through to... Read more

Everything you need to know about the Winter Energy Payment

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Winter is well and truly here. For many households across New Zealand, this means higher energy bills as we switch on the heaters and electric blankets in an effort to... Read more

Moving house checklist - Take the stress out of moving

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Every year thousands of Pulse Energy customers move to a new house. And they all say the same thing: it’s stressful! Read more

Ten out-of-the-ordinary ways to save power

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Days are shorter, temperatures are colder and your fellow public transport commuters are starting to smell decidedly more damp than usual. Read more

How Pulse Energy is getting involved in our community

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“Yay, a power bill!” said no one, ever. Yes, nobody loves paying their power bill, but forking over your hard-earned cash is a little less heart-breaking when you know that Read more

A letter from the Power Police Re: Excessive Electricity Usage

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To whom it may concern. You are receiving this letter from the Power Police, passionate protectors of palatable power prices, because we have reason to believe  Read more

5 steps to childproofing your home’s electricals

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Is your family growing? Congratulations! There are a million things to think about when you have a baby on the way, but amidst the madness don’t forget to put some... Read more

Where's my electricity from and how does it get to my home?

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You flick a switch and your living room light turns on. Simple, right? Read more

5 essential tips for planning your home’s security illumination

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Afraid of the dark? Want to stop pesky neighbours pinching feijoas off the tree? Thinking about adding another layer of security to your property? Read more

What's actually happening during a power cut?

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There’s no other way to put it: power cuts stink. One snip of the electrical umbilical cord and just about every part of modern life grinds to a halt as... Read more

The do’s and dont’s of being a good flattie

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Ah, flatmates. They never do their dishes, they drink your expensive organic OJ and their freeloading, six-nights-a-week slumber buddy is impressively oblivious of your increasingly less subtle hints that maybe... Read more

New Year, new you - new power company?

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We’re about a month into 2018 and if you’re anything like us you’ve probably already fallen off the bandwagon once or thrice in regards to your New Year’s resolution. Read more

Ho-ho-how to Keep Your Power Bill Low This Christmas

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Christmas is upon us! For some, the silly season means spending time with friends and family and taking the time to reflect back on the year that was. Read more

Our heart belongs to the Highlanders

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In 2016, we were delighted to be able to take our passion for Super Rugby to the next level by becoming the principal sponsor of the Pulse Energy Highlanders.We know what you’re going to say: Why the Highlanders? Read more

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