Power to the people!

Power to the people!

North East Christchurch Energy Group Protest

1979

In '79 the National Government introduced a 60 percent increase in the price of bulk electricity. As a result household power bills doubled. Outside a national electricity/energy conference at the Christchurch Town Hall, the NORTH EAST CHRISTCHURCH ENERGY GROUP holds a counter public meeting promoting alternative information and views regarding electricity generation and user prices. Michael McNabb, aged 33, (husband, and father of four) raises aloft a sign in response to the question:

" "Is it right or wrong that families are subsidising the cost of power in order for trans-national companies to pay less?"

The answer of course was WRONG.”

Creator: Bill Morgan

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - North

Source: Entry in the 2008 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt

Reference ID: CCL-PH08-D-018-NORTH-Wrong

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lovely to see this photo of you Michael

National "Bursaries Action Day", Cathedral Square

12 April 1979

Group of University students with sandwich boards demonstrating and performing street theatre during National "Bursaries Action Day" in Cathedral Square seeking improvement to bursaries made available to students.

Creator: Christchurch Star

Area: Central City / Cathedral Square

Source: Christchurch Star Archive

Reference ID: CCL-StarP-00108A

Uploaded by: Christchurch City Libraries

Copyright status: In copyright

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