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Winston win spurs call for housing bill rematch

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:42:01 +1300 | NZUSA

Students are calling for the Government to reintroduce or allow for Phil Twyford’s Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill to be reintroduced to Parliament off the back of Winston Peters’ historic victory in Northland.More >>

Charles Rivkin travels to Republic of Korea and Japan

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:02:38 +1300 | U.S. Department of State

Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin Travels to Republic of Korea and Japan More >>

Driverless cars poised to transform automotive industry

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:46:51 +1300 |

The newest Mercedes autonomous car looks like a car on the outside but like a lounge on the inside, with four swivel seats facing each other in a multimedia bubble of padded leather and walnut veneer. More >>

Food security projects for remote island communities

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:40:44 +1300 | UNDP Fiji

26 March 2015 (Fiji) Remote island communities in Fiji’s Yasawa Islands will be better prepared to have food supplies in times of disaster, even if their crops are destroyed.More >>

Dutch consortium taps into New Zealand seismic expertise

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:10:56 +1300 | Aurecon

Dutch consortium taps into New Zealand seismic expertise in Wellington – gas extraction causing earthquakes in Holland More >>

A Sustainable Forest Sector For The Next Decade

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:08:37 +1300 | Solomon Islands Government

A one day-workshop looking at developing a “sustainable and viable forest sector in Solomon Islands for the next decade” was held for Government officials of the Ministry of Forestry and Research (MOFR) and other partners Thursday last week in ...More >>

Fiu Hydro Loan Agreement Signed

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:58:07 +1300 | Solomon Islands Government

The Government and the Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) has finally signed a Subsidiary Loan Agreement (SLA) to fund the Fiu River Hydro Power project Thursday last week in Honiara.More >>

Scoop Coverage: Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu and NZ

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:46:43 +1300 | Scoop Full Coverage

Scoop coverage, releases and reaction to the destruction in Vanuatu after Tropical Cyclone Pam and the storms arrival in New Zealand.More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Vanuatu cyclone and media coverage

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:58:41 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Having media crews in a disaster zone can help to (a) pinpoint areas of need and (b) provide some re-assurance to the victims that the outside world has not entirely forgotten them. Over time, the media coverage can also motivate First World viewers ...More >>

$20,000 schools’ Environmental Curriculum Awards open

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:49:18 +1300 | Northland Regional Council

An annual $20,000 fund which helps fund and recognise Northland schools’ environmental education initiatives is up for grabs again. More >>

Big Oil Rorting Kiwis at the Pump Six Year Lows

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:20:44 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling on the government to tackle the fuel companies who have kept fuel prices high despite oil falling to six year lows. More >>

Quaker letter to John Key on Climate Change Commitments

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:13:21 +1300 | The Religious Society of Friends

Quakers, as a religious body which has always had a strong commitment to peace and social justice, are concerned that New Zealand should respond effectively to its responsibilities to the future, especially to the younger members of the population. ...More >>

Funding for LED road lighting conversion accelerated

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:08:55 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Urban streets will soon be lined with safer, cheaper, more efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lighting thanks to an accelerated funding model, Transport and Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says. At yesterday's Road Lighting Conference in ...More >>

Retail separation better for electricity customers

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:27:18 +1300 | Flick Electric Co

Flick Electric Co. chief executive Steve O’Connor is calling on the ‘Big Five’ gentailers to consider separating their generation and retail businesses in the interests of customer experience and a more dynamic retail market at a major industry conference ...More >>

Minister of Energy and Resources to open Downstream tomorrow

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:08:24 +1300 | Downstream

The energy sector’s annual 2-day conference ‘Downstream’ is being held in Auckland tomorrow, at the SkyCity Convention Centre in Auckland. More >>

350 Calls for TSB to Go Fossil Free

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:55:56 +1300 | 350 Aotearoa

Today 350 Aotearoa has launched a petition calling for TSB Bank to make a commitment to being fossil fuel free. The petition comes after TSB Bank, the Taranaki community-owned bank, last week announced it had written down its remaining $53.9 million debt exposure ...More >>

Speech to Downstream Conference 2015

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 09:37:58 +1300 | New Zealand Government

It’s great to be back at this conference and to be New Zealand’s Energy Minister for a third year. Time flies when you’re having fun – and it’s been a real privilege working in such an exciting sector that is always changing and is enhancing ...More >>

Proactive electricity retailers lead the way internationally

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:01:58 +1300 | Electricity Authority

Latest international research shows New Zealand’s electricity retailers are competing fiercely for customers compared with those in selected overseas markets with competitive retail markets, but New Zealand consumers are relatively passive about exercising ...More >>

Review illustrates NZ’s positive electricity market

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:00:18 +1300 | Electricity Authority

The Electricity Authority’s annual review of the electricity market shows electricity demand is back on the increase, the four largest retailers are losing market share and electricity prices are being held, while technological innovations are likely ...More >>

Electricity Lines Tariff Reduction Announced

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:55:00 +1300 | Wellington Electricity Lines Limited

Wellington Electricity Lines Limited, the electricity lines company for the Wellington region, has today confirmed a reduction in their line charges that will take effect from 1 April 2015.More >>


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