Just as well I was sitting down for my other piece of mail..one of those nasty window envelopes..yes this month's electricity bill. As I'm writing this the sun is out after a heavy frost overnight and the temperature has climbed to a rather chilly 8 degrees celsius outside though it feels colder with the wind blowing. It is cold here in the south during winter and it is also the time of the year when they put up the cost of power for the winter months, just when you need to keep warm. Well how much was my power bill for 1 month you might ask..well keeping in mind that it is the estimate month only since they only read the meter every 2nd month... the GST was $90 plus the power cost of ....wait for it $600 gives a total of $690 for 1 month..if I pay on time they give a discount so I only have to pay $588. Just shows you how expensive electricity is here in the south of NZ. I went out to read the meter and think it's about $90 over estimated but that should make next month's a bit cheaper??yeah right.
Considering it was just me home alone for 10 days of the month and I am at work during the day one does wonder how it ends up so much..little wonder you see stories of people wrapping themselves up in blankets etc because they can't afford the cost of heating..
So is it just here in the south NZ that power is so expensive ??