Finance Minister Bill English goes into the election campaign
with his money management credentials intact but only just
because there are warning signs his prized surplus is in
danger of disappearing.
Electricity prices have been in the news recently and this
week, New Zealand's energy companies start reporting.
Newly-listed Meridian Energy surprised yesterday with a
higher-than-forecast dividend and Contact Energy surprised
with a higher profit. Business editor Dene Mackenzie reviews
their annual results.