If you live in Hamilton or elsewhere in the Waikato you may be offered a “smart box” by WEL.
This is actually a Landis+Gyr “smart meter”.
Like the other “smart meters” in use in NZ, the WEL “smart box” produces radio frequency radiation which is a type 2B possible carcinogen.
Although the WEL’s website suggest that there is a government requirement to have a “smart box” there is no law or regulation which forces you to accept a ‘smart box” if you do not want one. Other people have successfully refused a WEL :”smart box” and you can, too.
Please see this link for more information: https://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/uncategorized/wel-smart-box-installation-prevented/
Please also note that a WEL “smart box” may also be able to be used to collect data from a “smart” water meter. If you do not want a “smart” water meter (or any other type of water meter), please see this link: https://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/government-and-electricity-industry-positions/is-the-wel-smart-box-a-way-to-facilitate-smart-water-metering/