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Parts of Canterbury remain without power after nearly 16,000 households were affected and Orion Energy is working on fixing the issue.
Power has been restored to the Transpower Network in Northland, after an outage affecting 30,000 customers.
Solid Energy has proposed to close its Huntly East mine, saying it "has no prospect of returning to profitability and is unsaleable".
Heavily indebted Solid Energy will shortly make an announcement about its Huntly East mine.
Big temporary powerlines that brought desperately needed electricity to quake-hit residents in Christchurch's eastern suburbs are finally being removed.
Hundreds of homes are without power in south Canterbury as strong winds continued to batter the South Island.
Major US companies including Walmart, Starbucks and Nike have vowed to move completely to renewable energy in the long term as part of a global effort against climate change.
There are calls for the Govt to ensure global coal cowboys don't get their hands on any of Solid Energy's assets.
Creditors today voted for a staged sell-off of Solid Energy, but politicians are warning its assets shouldn't be sold to any old company.
Solid Energy will undergo a progressive sell-down of its assets over the next two-and-a-half years rather than liquidate.
A decision will be made today on whether Solid Energy will be slowly sold off over 2 years, or be liquidated immediately.
Selling off Solid Energy's assets is a lot better than liquidating the company, the Government says.
Fuel company Z Energy is crying foul over a New Zealand Customs Service plan to collect 29 years of backdated fuel taxes.
The Italian energy company Eni SpA has announced it has discovered a "super giant" natural gas field off Egypt, describing it as the largest ever found in the Mediterranean Sea.
The state asset sell-off of three New Zealand energy companies has meant the taxpayer is almost $900 million worse off, the Green Party says.
Labour MP Stuart Nash has renewed his call for an inquiry into petrol prices.
Mighty River Power is paying a special dividend to shareholders while reporting lower underlying earnings.
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