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Hobsonville Point receives 6 Homestar accreditation

Press Release – Panuku Development Auckland

The first homes awarded a 6 Homestar rating using a bespoke checklist will soon be built at Hobsonville Point. The homes are being developed by Avanda Group, and their design has received the quality-assurance mark from the New Zealand Green Building … Read more »

Solar Buddies innovation heating up NZ solar market

Press Release – TrustPower

After just 6 months, Trustpowers innovative Solar Buddies plan has become New Zealands largest peer-to-peer solar power trading platform. Read more »

Napier–Wairoa Rail A Win On All Fronts

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The first work train in six years on the Napier-Wairoa rail line is a win-win-win milestone for the greater Hawkes Bay, says Associate Minister for Forestry, Meka Whaitiri. Read more »

Ballast drop day for Wairoa-Napier line

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones will today mark the return of trains on the Napier to Wairoa line for the first time in six years. Read more »

200 businesses, communities, leaders call for climate action

Press Release – Joint Press Release

WWF-New Zealand and Generation Zero today delivered an open letter signed by over 200 New Zealand businesses, community organisations and leaders to climate minister James Shaw. Read more »

New EECA strategy captures carbon

Press Release – EECA

Helping New Zealanders to lower the emissions from their energy use is a key focus of EECAs new strategic direction. Read more »

Longroad Energy has Texas windfarm funding in place

Article – BusinessDesk

June 1 (BusinessDesk) – Longroad Energy, a renewable energy project developer jointly owned by Infratil and the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, has funding in place to build a US$300 million wind project in Texas and is evaluating the long-term ownership … Read more »

Contact Energy and Infratec team up to power business

Press Release – Contact Energy

Contact Energy and Infratec are teaming up to help more Kiwi businesses make the leap to low carbon energy by offering them end-to-end renewable generation, battery storage, and energy management solutions. Read more »

HN to get rid of plastic with new eco friendly merchandise

Press Release – Havelock North Business Association

Havelock North Moves to Get Rid of Plastic with the Launch of New Environmentally Friendly Merchandise Read more »

Electric cars out of stingy buyers’ price range

Article – RNZ

Car buyers’ thrifty spending habits are preventing electric vehicles from getting much of a toehold here, a car auction house says. Read more »

Minister expects DHBs to take strong action on climate

Press Release – Ora Taiao

The NZ Climate & Health Council has welcomed the climate change and health focus of the letter of expectations from the Minister of Health, David Clark, to all District Health Boards. Read more »

Power prices skyrocket from coal and diesel

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday, May 30: Power prices have soared over the last few evenings as energy utilities fired up coal, gas and even diesel generators to fill a spike in demand for heating during this weeks cold snap. Read more »

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