Green Christmas for 66 percent of Kiwi shoppers

Xmas - green presents

Ōtautahi - A large majority of Kiwis would pay for their principles with two-thirds willing to spend more on a Christmas gift if it was sustainable, a new survey reveals. Personal financial information website Banked has released a Christmas spending survey  which shows younger people are much more likely to pay

2023 shatters global climate records, new report


Ōtautahi - 2023 has shattered climate records, accompanied by extreme weather which has left a trail of devastation and despair, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). The year has seen: •            2023 set to be warmest year on record •            Greenhouse gas levels continue to increase •            Record sea surface temperatures and sea

Are Aotearoa women artists getting what they deserve?

Tāmaki Makaurau - The secondary NZ art market is showing signs of correcting the prejudices of yesteryear, giving artists such as A. Lois White, a female artist whose decorative art fell out of fashion in the 1950s, their rightful place in the art world. White’s 1949 painting Bathers (pictured) is coming

Major changes critical for NZ rugby’s future, Mauger says


Otautahi - Former All Black Aaron Mauger wants to see the NPC rugby competition played alongside Super Rugby. Non-selected super players each week play NPC rugby which would provide more opportunities for club players to connect NPC teams to people from their own region. “How good would that be, with proper curtain-raisers

A special feel about the Kāpiti coast


Ōtaki - More New Zealanders should cruise up the old Kapiti coast road, rather than sprint the cool new Te Ara Nui o Te Rangihaeata expressway when heading out of Wellington. As in the movie There’s Something About Mary, there is something about the Kāpiti coast, including the spiritual heart and

Clearer pricing at supermarkets imminent


Ōtautahi - New regulations will require grocery retailers to display pricing consistently and clearly by weight, volume or number. Kiwis will find it easier to compare product prices at the supermarket, with new regulations due to come into force at the end of August, Consumer Affairs Minister Duncan Webb says. Supermarkets will

Savvy Powerswitch users save over $5 million on power bills


Ōtautahi - Over the past year, New Zealanders who switched power provider using Powerswitch collectively saved over $5 million. “That’s $5 million that will stay in the pockets of people paying for power, rather than bolstering the profits of electricity retailers,” Powerswitch’s manager Paul Fuge says. In the year ended June 2023,

Camera boat rollout help NZ’s marine protection


Te Whanganui-a-Tara - The rollout of on-board cameras across New Zealand’s inshore commercial fishing fleet go live on the first 23 boats from tomorrow. Initial installations on the 23 boats will be followed by a further 70 installations by the end of the year, and up to 300 by early 2025. The