An article in the Malborough Express on January 18, 2015 discusses ongoing smart meter roll outs in the Malborough area.
The article stated that currently 40% of people in Malborough have a smart meter but the companies in the electricity industry want to increase this to 100% by the end of the year.
The reporter mentioned that a local Facebook page included complaints that smart meters had been installed without customers’ permission.
The article did not state that smart meters are NOT compulsory in NZ.
If you do not want to expose yourself to the potential risks of smart meters, which include health and fire risks, as well as higher bills, you may like to read this link to find out about how other New Zealanders are successfully preventing smart meters from being installed at their homes and businesses.
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The link to the Malborough Express article is here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/better-business/75998645/marlborough-sees-uptake-in-smart-electricty-meters