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Immigrants attracted by environment - survey

Wellington, Oct 1 NZPA - A survey of immigrants shows 45 percent of them have been attracted to where they live in New Zealand by a better physical environment and access to nature than in the country they left.

Sustainable paper promoted at Parliament

Sustainable paper promoted at Parliament
Wellington, April 29 NZPA - Politicians and business leaders gathered at Parliament last night to talk paper. They were there to launch the latest edition of Which Paper -- a guide to buying paper from sustainable resources.

More kiwis say quality of life poor - survey

Wellington, April 6 NZPA - The number of New Zealanders who say they have a good quality of life has declined, possibly reflecting how the recession has hit households, the New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development said.

Diesel Emission Standards Won't Be Delayed, Joyce Says

Diesel Emission Standards Won't Be Delayed, Joyce Says
Wellington, Aug 28 NZPA - The Government has decided not to delay the introduction of new emission standards for used diesel vehicles and they will come into force in January next year, Transport Minister Steve Joyce said today.

Labour Says ACC Board Purged As Part Of Move To Privatisation

Labour Says ACC Board Purged As Part Of Move To Privatisation
Wellington, March 31 NZPA - The ACC board has been purged of members who would resist privatisation and the winding back of its accident coverage, Labour MP David Parker said today. ACC Minister Nick Smith today appointed four new members to the board, to join its new chairman.

New ACC Board Members Announced

New ACC Board Members Announced
Wellington, March 31 NZPA - Four new members have been appointed to the ACC board, to go with its new chairman, ACC Minister Nick Smith announced today.

Business Council Says Members Vote For Sustainable Suppliers

Wellington, June 12 NZPA - Some of New Zealand's largest businesses have voted to ensure that at least six of their top 10 suppliers provide sustainable goods and services.

New Zealanders Want Tax Cuts But Not At The Cost Of Social Services

Wellington, Oct 5 NZPA - Listen up Michael Cullen - nearly eight out of every ten New Zealanders want a personal tax cut, according to research commissioned by the New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development. But there was some respite for the finance minister who has held

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