Saturday, 30 April 2011
New research shows fast lane fees could significantly cut congestion
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.
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Raft of new approaches advised to cope with coming growth-generated congestion
Some 66% of New Zealanders now do not believe it is possible to eliminate congestion by building more roads and motorways.
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Coming freight volumes will make fast lane charges unavoidable
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.
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Three out of top five sustainable brands are Business Council members
Business Council members Ecostore, Toyota and Meridian are three of the top five New Zealand sustainable brands according to the recent Colmar Brunton Survey.
Saturday, 5 February 2011
Research report urges greater business role in setting social investment priorities
A major research project finds business can play a greater role in setting priorities for New Zealand’s social investment spending.
Friday, 1 October 2010
Environment playing the most important role in attracting migrants
More migrants to New Zealand are being attracted to the place they are now living by the environment.
Friday, 24 September 2010
Aucklanders most want a second harbour crossing
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.
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
New Zealanders want councils to use public-private funding for major new infrastructure projects
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.
Monday, 20 September 2010
New Zealanders say crime, inefficiency most negatively affecting their lives
New Zealanders say that crime and inefficiencies in local government are the main issues having a negative impact on where they live.
Sunday, 19 September 2010
Aucklanders have low expectations of new super city
Incoming leaders of New Zealand’s first super city may be relieved that Aucklanders have low expectations of their new council’s performance.
Friday, 17 September 2010
More businesses backing quake recovery
Evidence continues to mount of businesses helping the community, staff and each other to cope with the major Canterbury earthquake.
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Business playing vital support role in quake recovery
Businesses have a role to support each other through the Canterbury earthquake recovery, hold onto staff wherever possible and support the community.
Monday, 23 August 2010
Eco labels and the right information have mass market appeal
Sellers using eco-labels backed with the right information could make as many as 85% of New Zealanders more likely to buy a product.
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Voters: If there is to be electoral reform – do it faster
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.
Monday, 9 August 2010
New Zealanders favouring second electoral system referendum
New Zealanders are likely to vote for an opportunity to change the way the country elects its Members of Parliament.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Maori welcome tax cuts but disapprove of Budget overall
Maori support income tax cuts in the Budget, but disapprove of the Budget overall.
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Landlords like Budget overall, but expect to raise rents
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.
Monday, 24 May 2010
Poll gives Government solid support for Budget's capital investment plans
The Government has solid support for its plans for major new capital investment plans, specially for ultra-fast broadband and KiwiRail.
Twice as many approve of Budget than disapprove
Nearly twice as many New Zealanders approve of the 2010 Budget overall than disapprove.
Sunday, 23 May 2010
New Zealanders want mining firms to pay higher royalties and new super tax on profits
Sixty per cent of New Zealanders believe royalties paid by mining companies are inadequate.
Thursday, 29 April 2010
Information and reputational risk drives big shift in office paper choices
Business and Government get together in Wellington this evening to launch a new edition of an influential guide to buying sustainable office papers.
Monday, 26 April 2010
Toyota supports sustainable freight action plan
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.
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Business Council welcomes PM's move to implement ETS on time
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.
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
New Zealanders' quality of life rating slips
Some 83% of New Zealanders rate their quality of life good or better in a new nationwide survey.
Monday, 29 March 2010
New Zealand businesses advised to prepare for world price on carbon
New Zealand businesses need to be preparing for world where there is a price on carbon in the major emitting economies.
Saturday, 27 March 2010
Kiwis largely sticking to green values despite recession
Nearly eight out of 10 New Zealanders want a balanced approach to development which achieves economic growth and protects the environment.
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Business welcomes Minister's US study of corporate social role
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.
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
Marks and Spencer's big green plan sends a message to Kiwi businesses
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.
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Landlords concede depreciation tax break should end
Landlords appear to agree depreciation allowances on rental homes which are not depreciating should end, according to a new nationwide poll.
New Zealanders want tax reform but support hinges on personal tax rate decisions
Nearly eight out of 10 New Zealanders think the country’s tax system needs reform.