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Power Bills Can Be Slashed With "Really Smart" Meters

Power Bills Can Be Slashed With "Really Smart" Meters
Wellington, Dec 10 NZPA - "Really smart" electricity meters could save householders up to 15 percent of their power bills -- before they even buy any appliances with technology to communicate with the meters, Parliament's Environment Commissioner Jan Wright said today.

Brownlee's Tekapo Giveaway `May Lead To Higher Prices'

Brownlee's Tekapo Giveaway `May Lead To Higher Prices'
Wellington, Dec 10 NZPA - Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee's proposed re-jig of the electricity sector may actually raise electricity prices and reduce the security of power supply, says a retailer in the sector.

NZ Sharemarket Drifts Lower Reflecting Offshore Markets

NZ Sharemarket Drifts Lower Reflecting Offshore Markets
Wellington, Dec 9 NZPA - The New Zealand sharemarket took its lead from weaker offshore markets but was again quiet today.

No Evidence Of Parents Being Persecuted Due To Smacking

Wellington, Dec 7 NZPA - A review of how the anti-smacking legislation is working has found no evidence that police and welfare staff have been responding inappropriately or out proportion to concerns about child safety.

Greens Mark 10 Years In Parliament

Greens Mark 10 Years In Parliament
Wellington, Dec 6 NZPA - The Greens will tomorrow mark the 10th anniversary of the party's entry to Parliament.

Modest Early Gains By NZ Sharemarket

Modest Early Gains By NZ Sharemarket
Wellington, Dec 4 NZPA - The New Zealand sharemarket gained modestly in early trading, with property trusts standing out among the early risers. Kiwi Income Property Trust units gained 4c early to 104 on volume of nearly 1.7 million units, while ING Property Trust lifted 4c to 79.

New Zealand Sharemarket Flat Early

New Zealand Sharemarket Flat Early
Wellington, Dec 3 NZPA - The New Zealand sharemarket opened flat, with retailer The Warehouse slipping as it faces possible industrial action in the lead-up to Christmas.

Methven First Half Net Profit Falls 15 Pct, Shares Rise

Methven First Half Net Profit Falls 15 Pct, Shares Rise
Wellington, Nov 30 NZPA - Bathroom products company Methven reported a 15.4 percent fall in half year net profit to $4.2 million, but the result was better than forecast and the company's share price rose.

Carbon Emissions Still Going Up, Just Not As Fast Under The ETS

Carbon Emissions Still Going Up, Just Not As Fast Under The ETS
Wellington, Nov 26 NZPA - Ministry for the Environment officials say greenhouse gas emissions under the Government's new emissions trading scheme (ETS) will continue rising -- though a little slower than if there were no ETS in place.

ACT Offer Support For A Six Month ETS Delay

ACT Offer Support For A Six Month ETS Delay
Wellington, Nov 23 NZPA - ACT would support a six-month delay of the emissions trading scheme (ETS) so any deal could be scrutinised by a select committee before passing into law.

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