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Bank's Auckland office wins green accolade

Monday - Innovative design and exemplary waste minimisation has helped BNZ to achieve a 5 Green Star Office Interiors rating for the two newest floors of its central Auckland office.

Fibreboard coffins out, pine caskets in

11 May 15 - Davis Funerals now uses caskets that are better for the environment.

Waste Warriors shift the waste

11 May 15 - Z Energy’s Waste Warriors competition has diverted 191 tonnes of waste - the equivalent of two Olympic-sized swimming pools full of waste – away from landfills in two months.

Competitive edge the secret, say farm ambassadors

11 May 15 - New Zealand dairy farmers shouldn’t lose sight of their competitive advantage, say farm environment ambassadors Mark and Devon Slee, who recently returned from a study tour of the Northern Hemisphere.

Battery-maker claims world first

4 May 15 - Energizer has launched what it says is the world’s first high-performance recycled battery.

No need for some soil additives, says report

28 Apr 15 - New research shows that farmers don’t need to add humic and fulvic acid artificially because of a high level of organic matter in New Zealand soils, Balance Agric-Nutrients says.

Tuvalu awards contract for solar power plants

20 Apr 15 - Solarcity and Infratec Renewables have been awarded a $780,000 contract to build 170kW of solar photovoltaic arrays across two government-owned buildings in Funafuti, Tuvalu.


Drink bottle recycle campaign gets more funding

20 Apr 15 - The annual Keep New Zealand Beautiful drink bottle recycling scheme will see nearly $180,000 injected into community initiatives across the country, to educate and encourage people to recycle more,...

Carpooler chases crowd funding

30 Mar 15 - Chariot, New Zealand’s first carpooling and ride sharing app, has launched an equity crowd-funding campaign.

Award-winner reopens show home

30 Mar 15 - Award-winning Rilean Construction is re-opening an energy efficient Evolution Series show home near Queenstown, as substantial demand for sustainable living continues to grow.

How businesses can learn to be water-wise

30 Mar 15 - A resource is now available for businesses and other organisations aiming to become more water-efficient in their processes and operations.

Wind power pioneer collects honour

23 Mar 15 - A Tauranga wind engineer has been made a fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand for his leadership in the development of wind generation.

On the move ...

23 Mar 15 - European Environmental Markets chief executive Adrian Rimmer is the new president of the international Climate Markets and Investment Association.

Law firm awards student environment prize

23 Mar 15 - Rachael Witney is the winner of the Simpson Grierson Environmental Law Prize for 2014.

Emirates keen to support green ideas

9 Mar 15 - New Zealand organisations which have innovative ideas and solutions in the areas of conservation or environmental protection could be in line for support from Emirates airline under its A Greener...

When it comes to N in effluent – fresher is better

2 Mar 15 - MEDIA RELEASE: The fresher the better – that’s one of the findings of new research which shows available nitrogen from farm dairy effluent diminishes the longer the effluent is stored.

Building performance in spotlight at Green Property Summit

2 Mar 15 - MEDIA RELEASE: The real-world performance of ‘green’ development will be under the microscope at next month’s Green Property Summit in Auckland

Joining forces for predator control

2 Mar 15 - MEDIA RELEASE: The dairy industry has joined with NEXT Foundation and Department of Conservation to dramatically transform the way invasive predators are managed on mainland New Zealand.

Good in the Hood makes a $1m return

16 Feb 15 - MEDIA RELEASE: Z’s Good in the Hood is back for 2015, offering a share of more than $1 million to local groups that help people who need it.


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