Aurora Energy

Slump could see young leave

By MATTHEW MCKEW Queenstown faces the risk of becoming a retirement village, the mayor’s warning, amidst the latest slump in the resort’s economy. Jobseeker claims are up almost 1300% from where they stood before the Covid-19 outbreak, peaking with 525 claimants...

Power play over hike

Chamber of Commerce boss Anna Mickell says a "raft of complex legislation" is partly to blame for Queenstown's clapped-out electricity infrastructure. She's "shocked" by the scale of power price hikes expected to result from a $55 million, three-year upgrade programme...

Sort it out, Aurora Energy!

Queenstown's mayor is demanding action after a snowfall in a ski resort, in 2018, left 4700 properties without power. Jim Boult says the aftermath of Monday's snow bomb is unacceptable. Boult's backed by NZSki boss Paul Anderson, who wants Aurora Energy...

Eleven still without power

Just 11 customers remain without power in Glenorchy following Monday's big snow dump in the Queenstown Lakes region. Aurora Energy said it battled "extreme conditions'' on Monday to try and restore power to 3000 properties. Heavy snow fell on trees, causing branches...
A Queenstowner's calling out three local outfits for being slack on graffiti. Robbie Cornes reckons Queenstown's council, the NZ Transport Agency and Aurora Energy are letting the resort down. For the past five years, Cornes has taken the issue into his own...
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