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New research conducted in the past 10 days shows the introduction of fees to use some roads at peak hours could see 11% of commuters opt to car pool and cause a big switch to public transport.
Some 66% of New Zealanders now do not believe it is possible to eliminate congestion by building more roads and motorways.
The volume of freight being moved within New Zealand will need to grow by about 70 to 75% during the next three decades just to maintain current economic growth rates, a development which surprises 75% of New Zealanders.
Business Council members Ecostore, Toyota and Meridian are three of the top five New Zealand sustainable brands according to the recent Colmar Brunton Survey.
A major research project finds business can play a greater role in setting priorities for New Zealand’s social investment spending.
More migrants to New Zealand are being attracted to the place they are now living by the environment.
AUCKLAND — Aucklanders most want a second harbour crossing when asked to set priorities for four major projects being discussed by candidates for the new super city council.
New Zealanders want their local councils to use Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) – provided they own the assets once they are paid for - to fund faster infrastructure development.
New Zealanders say that crime and inefficiencies in local government are the main issues having a negative impact on where they live.
AUCKLAND — Incoming leaders of New Zealand’s first super city may be relieved that Aucklanders have low expectations of their new council’s performance.
CANTERBURY — Evidence continues to mount of businesses helping the community, staff and each other to cope with the major Canterbury earthquake.
CHRISTCHURCH — Businesses have a role to support each other through the Canterbury earthquake recovery, hold onto staff wherever possible and support the community.
Sellers using eco-labels backed with the right information could make as many as 85% of New Zealanders more likely to buy a product.
More than half of New Zealanders want any changes to the electoral system in place for the 2014 general election, not the 2017 one as currently planned.
New Zealanders are likely to vote for an opportunity to change the way the country elects its Members of Parliament.
Maori support income tax cuts in the Budget, but disapprove of the Budget overall.
More landlords approve than disapprove of the 2010 budget overall, but 47% say they’ll put up their rents as a result of it denying depreciation on their properties.
The Government has solid support for its plans for major new capital investment plans, specially for ultra-fast broadband and KiwiRail.
Nearly twice as many New Zealanders approve of the 2010 Budget overall than disapprove.
Sixty per cent of New Zealanders believe royalties paid by mining companies are inadequate.
Business and Government get together in Wellington this evening to launch a new edition of an influential guide to buying sustainable office papers.
Toyota New Zealand has reaffirmed its support for the New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development by sponsoring the recently announced New Zealand Freight Action Plan.
The Prime Minister’s statement that the Government intends implementing the emissions trading scheme (ETS) in its current form and on time has been welcomed by a business leadership group.
Some 83% of New Zealanders rate their quality of life good or better in a new nationwide survey.
New Zealand businesses need to be preparing for world where there is a price on carbon in the major emitting economies.
Nearly eight out of 10 New Zealanders want a balanced approach to development which achieves economic growth and protects the environment.
The Minister of Social Development’s plan to make a five week study of corporate social responsibility in the United States is welcomed by business leaders working in the field.
A bold new bid by Marks and Spencer to become the world’s most sustainable retailer by 2015 sends an important signal to New Zealand businesses in the export supply chain.
Landlords appear to agree depreciation allowances on rental homes which are not depreciating should end, according to a new nationwide poll.
Nearly eight out of 10 New Zealanders think the country’s tax system needs reform.
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