Paul Waddell from has been running a series of public interest documentaries for free at the St Heliers Community Centre in Auckland. The first documentary for this year ( screening on February 24) is the award winning smart meter expose Take Back Your Power.  Please see below for your chance to see this excellent film.  (If you are not in Auckland you can purchase or stream the film from

The text below comes from Paul Waddell’s newsletter:

Community Awareness Movies for 2015

We are starting off the St Heliers Community Free Movies events for 2015 with a terrific movie about Smart Meters, the Smart Grid and the health, privacy and security issues that come with them.  This movie will be held at 7pm on Tuesday 24th February. The movie we will show is the multi-award winning Take Back Your Power

The Take Back Your Power film investigates the benefits and risks of the ubiquitous “smart” grid program, with insight from insiders, expert researchers, politicians, doctors, and concerned communities.

Josh del Sol takes us on a journey of revelation and discovery, as he questions corporations’ right to tap our private information and erode our rights in the name of “green”.  What you discover will surprise you, unsettle you, and inspire you to challenge the status quo.
The idea behind having these movie evenings was not to ‘push my barrow’ but to bring to the community information about environmental and social issues that should concern us all.

If you would like to help publicise the event you can download a flyer here – Movie Flyer .

Please feel free to distribute them as much as you can.

The Community Centre is at 100 St Heliers Bay Road and you can book seating by calling the centre on 575 6098 during business hours – there are limited seats.  If you are not from Auckland but know family or friends here please pass this on to them and encourage them to attend.  Refreshments and an informal discussion or question and answer session with me will take place after the movie if there is interest.  I really hope that you can make it.

If you think that you would also like also set up movie evenings in your community please contact me and I will help in any way that I can. There are quite a number of really professionally produced films that would be very appropriate.