NZers put the kettle on as All Blacks were losing the Rugby World Cup final

NZers put the kettle on as All Blacks were losing the Rugby World Cup final
As South Africa celebrated, New Zealanders switched off. (Image: NZME)
Ian Llewellyn
Electricity demand in New Zealand surged during the half-time break of the Rugby World Cup final on Sunday with the equivalent of about 90,000 kettles being turned on.An analysis by electricity system operator Transpower showed a lot of interest in the match, though also an indication that many people preferred a sleep-in as the All Blacks lost 12-11 to South Africa in France.The electricity load ramped up earlier, faster and higher than usual for a Sunday morning during the final as people prepared themselves for the game.Right before kick-off...

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