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School gets first Powerwall battery

16 May 16 - New Zealand’s first Tesla Energy Powerwall battery has been switched on at a South Auckland primary school.

Small meat producer wins help from the experts

28 Apr 16 - A specialist pork and beef producer has won a nationwide competition to have some of the country’s top experts help to promote the business.

Business incubator has high hopes for Northland

7 Apr 16 - Ranui Sustainable, a Whangarei-based business incubator with the mission to make Northland the most sustainable region in the Southern Hemisphere by 2025, is launching a Kiwi Innovators programme to connect Northlanders with New Zealand’s best thinkers in sustainable innovation.

Sunny days bring out new storage battery

1 Apr 16 - Wellington’s sunny weather has attracted a nationwide solar power company to launch the first installation in New Zealand of a new technology residential storage battery, charged by solar power at a Wellington home today.

Kaimira wins wines sustainability award

31 Mar 16 - The debut Organic Wine Awards Sustainable Vineyard of the Year title has been awarded to Kaimira Estate.

Eco tours operators win Marlborough accolade

31 Mar 16 - Will and Rose Parsons have long known that good environmental practice is good business practice, too.

Huhtamaki plans energy cuts

10 Mar 16 - Moulded-fibre manufacturer Huhtamaki plans to cut energy consumption by 5 per cent a year, reducing annual carbon emissions by 417 tonnes.

Watercare sets 2025 biogas target

Mangere wastewater plant

29 Feb 16 - Auckland water company Watercare says that by 2025, its two biggest wastewater treatment plants will be powered entirely from biogas produced from the city’s sewage.

Concrete innovator wins expansion money

26 Feb 16 - Concrete-block manufacturer Interbloc has been recognised for its efforts to manage the environmental effects of its products – and received $430,000 of Government money to expand its recycling...

NZ Post switches to electric mail delivery

15 Feb 16 - New Zealand Post is making a significant investment in its parcel and mail business with the addition of new Paxster electric delivery vehicles to its fleet.

Panasonic launches home storage battery

15 Feb 16 - Panasonic New Zealand has launched its first lithium-ion home storage battery - a system that can sense and store excess clean solar energy to power the household in the evening once the solar system...

Harrisons signs solar panel deal

15 Feb 16 - Harrisons Energy Solutions has announced an exclusive distribution partnership that brings one its solar panel optimisers to New Zealand households.

Toyota dealers save on energy costs

30 Nov 15 - Toyota dealers around the country have saved a total of $125,000 in energy costs as part of a drive to get Enviro-Mark Gold certification.

Eco tours operator impresses judges

12 Oct 15 - A successful business driven by the ethos of inspiration through adventure is how judges described Queenstown’s Ziptrek Ecotours in announcing it as the winner of the Environmental Tourism Award at...

Green cleaners no better than water, says watchdog

7 Sep 15 - Manufacturers of laundry balls market them as an “environmentally friendly” cleaning option.

Kia remains our only CarboNZero certified car company

7 Sep 15 - Kia is the only car company in New Zealand that has gained certification by CarboNZero.

Accounting for your Meridian bill takes Xero energy

7 Sep 15 - Xero and Meridian Energy have announced a partnership that will save Kiwi businesses time, energy and paper when accounting for their electricity bill.

Coca-Cola meeting water marks

31 Aug 15 - Coca-Cola says it will meet its 2020 water replenishment goal – to return to local communities as much water as the company uses - by the end of this year.

Peace Park gets new plantings

31 Aug 15 - Making a difference to the environment is something the team at Crowne Plaza Queenstown is passionate about – and they’re happy to get their hands dirty to prove it.

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