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Kiwirail - Extended log trains will take more trucks off roads

3 Jul 2019 | Kiwirail

Longer log trains between Waingawa and Wellington will deliver clearer roads and lower greenhouse gas emissions, KiwiRail Group Chief Executive Greg Miller says. Today KiwiRail increased the number of wagons on its daily trains transporting logs from Masterton to CentrePort.

Longer log trains between Waingawa and Wellington will deliver clearer roads and lower greenhouse gas emissions, KiwiRail Group Chief Executive Greg Miller says. Today KiwiRail increased the number of wagons on its daily trains transporting logs from Masterton to CentrePort.

Ngai Tahu Tourism's Dark Sky Project educating visitors on importance of looking after environment

3 Jul 2019 | Maori Television

The Dark Sky Project is a world-first fully-immersive astronomy experience free of the light pollution of the modern era. It brings together science and tātai aroraki (Māori astronomy) to tell the stories of the night sky in a profound way. A new home for astronomy and a place to reconnect with the skies above, the $11mil Dark Sky Project tells stories and educates people on the stars we see in the total darkness of night.

The Dark Sky Project is a world-first fully-immersive astronomy experience free of the light pollution of the modern era. It brings together science and tātai aroraki (Māori astronomy) to tell the stories of the night sky in a profound way. A new home for astronomy and a place to reconnect with the skies above, the $11mil Dark Sky Project tells stories and educates people on the stars we see in the total darkness of night.

Air New Zealand customers in the UK are more than twice as likely to offset the carbon impact of their flights than those based in NZ or Australia

28 Jun 2019 | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand customers in the United Kingdom are more than twice as likely to offset the carbon impact of their flights than those based in New Zealand or Australia. 28 June 2019 This insight is one of the many gleaned through Air New Zealand's analysis of customer behavior during the 2019 financial year, with its data revealing views on all aspects of flying – from carbon and connectivity, through to travellers' favourite inflight drinks and meals.

Air New Zealand customers in the United Kingdom are more than twice as likely to offset the carbon impact of their flights than those based in New Zealand or Australia. 28 June 2019 This insight is one of the many gleaned through Air New Zealand's analysis of customer behavior during the 2019 financial year, with its data revealing views on all aspects of flying – from carbon and connectivity, through to travellers' favourite inflight drinks and meals.

Home charging electric vehicle technology makes its debut in Bay of Plenty and Tairawhiti Gisborne

27 Jun 2019 | Vector

New technology that sees electric vehicles supplying electricity to homes and businesses is being introduced in the Bay of Plenty and Tairāwhiti Gisborne, thanks to a partnership between Vector, Eastland Network and Horizon Networks. The Vehicle to Home (“V2H”) essentially transforms electric vehicles in to mobile batteries, capable of transporting energy wherever it’s needed – be it homes, businesses or appliances, opening up exciting opportunities for customer self-sustainability and network resilience.

New technology that sees electric vehicles supplying electricity to homes and businesses is being introduced in the Bay of Plenty and Tairāwhiti Gisborne, thanks to a partnership between Vector, Eastland Network and Horizon Networks. The Vehicle to Home (“V2H”) essentially transforms electric vehicles in to mobile batteries, capable of transporting energy wherever it’s needed – be it homes, businesses or appliances, opening up exciting opportunities for customer self-sustainability and network resilience.

Oxygen Consulting joins Climate Leaders Coalition

26 Jun 2019 | Oxygen Consulting

Oxygen Consulting today joins 101 other organisations committed to reducing carbon emissions, becoming a signatory of the New Zealand Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC). The CLC was launched in July 2018 to promote business leadership and collective action on the issue of climate change.

Oxygen Consulting today joins 101 other organisations committed to reducing carbon emissions, becoming a signatory of the New Zealand Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC). The CLC was launched in July 2018 to promote business leadership and collective action on the issue of climate change.

Climate Leaders Coalition celebrates its 100th signatory

24 Jun 2019 |

The Climate Leaders Coalition is celebrating its 100th signatory - agritech and herd improvement co-operative, LIC. "We established the Coalition nearly a year ago to create a movement for business action on climate change. Over that time we’ve grown from 60 to 100 signatories and continue to gain the momentum we need to help transition New Zealand to a low emissions economy," Coalition convenor and Z Energy Chief Executive Mike Bennetts says. Read more

Congratulations on Climate Leaders Coalition milestone

24 Jun 2019 | Hon James Shaw

The Minister for Climate Change has congratulated New Zealand’s Climate Leaders Coalition on its milestone in now having signed up 100 members. “This is an incredible achievement considering the Coalition was born out of the vision of some 60 business leaders less than a year ago,” James Shaw said.

The Minister for Climate Change has congratulated New Zealand’s Climate Leaders Coalition on its milestone in now having signed up 100 members. “This is an incredible achievement considering the Coalition was born out of the vision of some 60 business leaders less than a year ago,” James Shaw said.

Westpac NZ raises funding through green bond

22 Jun 2019 | Westpac

Westpac New Zealand has become the first New Zealand bank to raise funding through the issuance of a green bond. The 5 year green bond issued by Westpac raised €500 million ($860million) from European investors, to support the funding of climate change solutions. Reflecting continued growth in international green capital markets, the transaction attracted €1.1billion of interest, across 83 investors, and 20 countries.

Westpac New Zealand has become the first New Zealand bank to raise funding through the issuance of a green bond. The 5 year green bond issued by Westpac raised €500 million ($860million) from European investors, to support the funding of climate change solutions. Reflecting continued growth in international green capital markets, the transaction attracted €1.1billion of interest, across 83 investors, and 20 countries.

First NZ autonomous shuttle debuts at Christchurch Airport

21 Jun 2019 | Christchurch Airport

Christchurch's autonomous vehicle trial is changing up a gear with today's introduction of New Zealand's first Smart Shuttle. The second stage of the ongoing Autonomous Vehicle (AV) trial on private roads at Christchurch Airport will now centre on the new vehicle, which went public today at the airport. Chief Executive Malcolm Johns says it's time to ride the future.

Christchurch's autonomous vehicle trial is changing up a gear with today's introduction of New Zealand's first Smart Shuttle. The second stage of the ongoing Autonomous Vehicle (AV) trial on private roads at Christchurch Airport will now centre on the new vehicle, which went public today at the airport. Chief Executive Malcolm Johns says it's time to ride the future.

Toyota dealers attain highest environmental standard

21 Jun 2019 | Toyota New Zealand

After nine years of progressively working on environmental initiatives, all 64 Toyota and Lexus dealerships around New Zealand have achieved Enviro-Mark Diamond certification. Enviro-Mark Diamond certified organisations have a robust environmental management system (EMS) in place to identify significant impacts, develop internal plans to prevent or reduce those impacts, and find opportunities for improvement. The Diamond level exceeds the requirements of ISO 14001, one of the world’s most recognised environmental standards.

After nine years of progressively working on environmental initiatives, all 64 Toyota and Lexus dealerships around New Zealand have achieved Enviro-Mark Diamond certification. Enviro-Mark Diamond certified organisations have a robust environmental management system (EMS) in place to identify significant impacts, develop internal plans to prevent or reduce those impacts, and find opportunities for improvement. The Diamond level exceeds the requirements of ISO 14001, one of the world’s most recognised environmental standards.