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Ngai Tahu Tourism investigating electrifying jetboats

16 Apr 2019 | Mountainscene

One of Queenstown’s biggest tourism players is looking to make waves in the eco-tourism sector. Ngai Tahu Tourism, which owns Shotover Jet, confirms it’s investigating how to power its famous jetboats with electric engines. Chief executive Quinton Hall says: “We currently have a project investigating how to electrify our jetboats, so hopefully we will see electric power in the not-too-distant future.”

One of Queenstown’s biggest tourism players is looking to make waves in the eco-tourism sector. Ngai Tahu Tourism, which owns Shotover Jet, confirms it’s investigating how to power its famous jetboats with electric engines. Chief executive Quinton Hall says: “We currently have a project investigating how to electrify our jetboats, so hopefully we will see electric power in the not-too-distant future.”

Fight climate change in the streets, shops and casinos

15 Apr 2019 | Newsroom

The responsibility for fighting climate change doesn't just rest with farmers - urban businesses and city dwellers need to take action too, writes Rod Oram. He hopes the example of some leading businesses will inspire more companies and urban households to get involved.

The responsibility for fighting climate change doesn't just rest with farmers - urban businesses and city dwellers need to take action too, writes Rod Oram. He hopes the example of some leading businesses will inspire more companies and urban households to get involved.

Global Toyota enjoys a strong local reputation

12 Apr 2019 | Toyota

In the 2019 Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index released today, in partnership with Wright Communications, Toyota New Zealand is the only international brand to figure in the top 10 companies. It is also the only vehicle supplier in the top 20 most reputable companies. Sitting in fourth position amongst Kiwi brand icons such as Air New Zealand and The Warehouse is great news for Toyota and reaffirms its decades-long commitment to New Zealand and providing Kiwi motorists with reliable and affordable vehicles. Notably the Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index is based on the global RepZ framework and measures four standard attributes to arrive at a total reputation score.

In the 2019 Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index released today, in partnership with Wright Communications, Toyota New Zealand is the only international brand to figure in the top 10 companies. It is also the only vehicle supplier in the top 20 most reputable companies. Sitting in fourth position amongst Kiwi brand icons such as Air New Zealand and The Warehouse is great news for Toyota and reaffirms its decades-long commitment to New Zealand and providing Kiwi motorists with reliable and affordable vehicles. Notably the Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index is based on the global RepZ framework and measures four standard attributes to arrive at a total reputation score.

ANZ launches new sustainable home loan product

12 Apr 2019 | NZ Adviser

ANZ has announced a new home loan product for customers wanting to upgrade their homes to higher, more sustainable standards. The Healthy Home Loan Package offers a 0.70% discount off ANZ’s standard fixed home loan rate and 1.00% off standard floating and flexible home loan rates, along with fee waivers across a range of accounts. It is available for new builds or upgrades to homes with a Homestar rating of six or above.

ANZ has announced a new home loan product for customers wanting to upgrade their homes to higher, more sustainable standards. The Healthy Home Loan Package offers a 0.70% discount off ANZ’s standard fixed home loan rate and 1.00% off standard floating and flexible home loan rates, along with fee waivers across a range of accounts. It is available for new builds or upgrades to homes with a Homestar rating of six or above.

Why Toyota doesn't really sell electric vehicles

10 Apr 2019 | Stuff

Everybody's talking about electric vehicles (EVs) in New Zealand at the moment and it seems like almost every major carmaker is focused on EV power in some way. NZ is theoretically the ideal environment for EVs, with over 80 per cent renewable electricity. So you might think it strange that Toyota, NZ's number one car brand and a pioneer of alternative eco-power with its hybrid engines, doesn't have any pure EVs and only one plug-in of any kind: the rather niche Prius Prime.

Everybody's talking about electric vehicles (EVs) in New Zealand at the moment and it seems like almost every major carmaker is focused on EV power in some way. NZ is theoretically the ideal environment for EVs, with over 80 per cent renewable electricity. So you might think it strange that Toyota, NZ's number one car brand and a pioneer of alternative eco-power with its hybrid engines, doesn't have any pure EVs and only one plug-in of any kind: the rather niche Prius Prime.

Toll committed to climate action

9 Apr 2019 | Transport Talk

Opinion piece from Toll on the work they're doing to reduce their emissions and be smarter when it comes to driving, energy, fuel efficiency, planning & facilities. *Article on p33

Opinion piece from Toll on the work they're doing to reduce their emissions and be smarter when it comes to driving, energy, fuel efficiency, planning & facilities. *Article on p33

The Warehouse Group's Nick Grayston on why businesses must get used to environmental scrutiny

8 Apr 2019 | Idealog

The Warehouse Group recently made the decision to go carbon zero, making it one of three major retailers that have done the move worldwide – a bold move by any standards. Chief executive Nick Grayston shares why the retailer made this decision, why it isn't just a greenwashing strategy and its plans to expand on this in the future.

The Warehouse Group recently made the decision to go carbon zero, making it one of three major retailers that have done the move worldwide – a bold move by any standards. Chief executive Nick Grayston shares why the retailer made this decision, why it isn't just a greenwashing strategy and its plans to expand on this in the future.

It's not just The Warehouse going carbon neutral; people are doing it too

8 Apr 2019 | Stuff

​Courtney Simpson spent $22,000 on an electric car to bring down her carbon footprint. By the time she's finished paying it off the Nissan Leaf, she will only be marginally ahead financially compared to running a petrol-guzzling car, but that's not the point. "Driving an EV, or cycling has a much higher emotional return," she says.

​Courtney Simpson spent $22,000 on an electric car to bring down her carbon footprint. By the time she's finished paying it off the Nissan Leaf, she will only be marginally ahead financially compared to running a petrol-guzzling car, but that's not the point. "Driving an EV, or cycling has a much higher emotional return," she says.

What is the carbon footprint of international tourism?

5 Apr 2019 | Stuff

Campervan company Tourism Holdings, which owns the Britz and Maui brands, trialled electric campervans for the first time this summer. It has five two-berth, self-contained motorhomes in Auckland and Queenstown, with 10-day itineraries built around having chargers every 50-100km. The Auckland itinerary takes in the Coromandel and Raglan, while the Queenstown trip heads to Dunedin.

Campervan company Tourism Holdings, which owns the Britz and Maui brands, trialled electric campervans for the first time this summer. It has five two-berth, self-contained motorhomes in Auckland and Queenstown, with 10-day itineraries built around having chargers every 50-100km. The Auckland itinerary takes in the Coromandel and Raglan, while the Queenstown trip heads to Dunedin.

Cars are no longer just cars - Meridian Energy

5 Apr 2019 | NZ Herald

In a shift likened to the iphone revolution, cars with names like NIO or Byton may be the future. Back in the late 80s there was the cellphone: a big brick of a thing, out of the reach of many. Within no time, there was a monumental shift. Who can do without one now? Today's equivalent to those early Motorolas is the electric vehicle (EV) industry, says Nick Robilliard, procurement manager for Meridian Energy.

In a shift likened to the iphone revolution, cars with names like NIO or Byton may be the future. Back in the late 80s there was the cellphone: a big brick of a thing, out of the reach of many. Within no time, there was a monumental shift. Who can do without one now? Today's equivalent to those early Motorolas is the electric vehicle (EV) industry, says Nick Robilliard, procurement manager for Meridian Energy.