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Electric Cars Have Bright Future In New Zealand, Report Says

Electric Cars Have Bright Future In New Zealand, Report Says
By Paloma Migone of NZPA Wellington, Nov 4 NZPA - Electric vehicles have a bright future in New Zealand and could save the country $8.2 billion over 50 years, according to a report released today.

Gerry Brownlee Denies Ruling Out Mokihinui Dam

Wellington, Nov 4 NZPA - Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee says reports of him saying the Mokihinui River dam will not go ahead are out of context, and he is not interfering with the planning process.

Survey Questions Productivity Gains From Fast Broadband

Survey Questions Productivity Gains From Fast Broadband
Wellington, Nov 3 NZPA - A government-funded survey raises questions about the productivity gains to be made from providing fast internet access.

New Survey Shows Voters Want Emitters To Shoulder ETS Burden

New Survey Shows Voters Want Emitters To Shoulder ETS Burden
Wellington, Nov 2 NZPA - Voters think business should pay for their emissions, a new survey shows. The ShapeNZ online survey, commissioned by the New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development, is based on 2118 responses between October 21 and 28.

NZ Shares Lift Along With Other Markets After US Rally

NZ Shares Lift Along With Other Markets After US Rally
Wellington, Oct 30 NZPA - The New Zealand sharemarket went with the trend today as markets around the world rallied strongly after the US market logged its best one-day percentage gain in three months on Thursday.

NZX Operating Revenues Lift 29 Pct In Third Quarter

NZX Operating Revenues Lift 29 Pct In Third Quarter
Wellington, Oct 30 NZPA - Stock exchange operator NZX lifted operating revenue 29 percent to $31.1 million in the nine months to September.

MPs Form Circle, Join Hand In Brief Moment Of Unity On Climate

MPs Form Circle, Join Hand In Brief Moment Of Unity On Climate
By Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Wellington, Oct 20 NZPA - MPs formed a circle, held hands and sang in unison about climate change outside Parliament today, but inside the halls of power they remained as divided as ever over the policy.

Stomach Stapling Op To Prolong Turia's Life As MP

Stomach Stapling Op To Prolong Turia's Life As MP
Wellington, Oct 20 NZPA - Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia hopes a stomach stapling operation planned for this year will help provide extra energy to see out another term in Parliament.

Former PM Among Top State Owned Enterprises Appointments

Wellington, Oct 20 NZPA - Dame Jenny Shipley has been appointed chairwoman of Genesis Energy as part of a string of state owned enterprise governance announcements made today.

ETS Bill Will Not Achieve Govt's Policy Target Says Env Com

ETS Bill Will Not Achieve Govt's Policy Target Says Env Com
Wellington, Oct 15 NZPA - The Government's amended emissions trading scheme has no chance of meeting National's target of a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment said today.

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