Waikato lines company WEL Networks Ltd. should be ashamed of itself for including a statement on its website that appears to be designed to mislead its customers into believing that it is compulsory to  accept the installation of a microwave radiation-emitting “smart meter” that the company has chosen to call a “smart box”.

The statement is “This requirement  for meter replacement is regulated by the NZ government and must be completed nationally by 2015”

In fact there is no law or regulation that requires any company to install “smart meters” or any person to accept a “smart meter”.

You can read the claim by WEL Networks Ltd in the screen shot from the company’s website pasted below. (You can click on the image to make it larger.)

If you have had a “smart box” installed because you believed that it was compulsory, you can contact www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz through this link:   https://stopsmartmeters.org.nz/contact-us/ 


More information on  the WEL “smart box” installation programme may be found at the links below the image.


WEL Network screen grab showing claim that there is a government requirement for meter replacement June 17 2014