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Westpac NZ launches personal loan for EVs and e-bikes

Westpac NZ launches personal loan for EVs and e-bikes

Westpac NZ has launched a new low-interest personal loan to support more New Zealanders to buy a range of electric vehicles, including EVs, e-bikes, e-scooters and e-mopeds.

The loan is available at 6.99% per annum, and enables applicants to borrow up to $50,000 for up to five years.

Ngāi Tahu Farming – These two farms are side-by-side, but one could become the future of dairying

Ngāi Tahu Farming – These two farms are side-by-side, but one could become the future of dairying

A ground-breaking experiment aims to see a Canterbury dairy farm cut 20% of its greenhouse gas emissions and 20% of its nitrate leaching, and could one day change the way Kiwis farm.

Ngāi Tahu Farming, in partnership with Ngāi Tūāhuriri, has been given an $8 million grant through the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures fund for a seven-year research programme.

Fonterra replacing coal boiler with wood biomass for Waitoa factory

Fonterra replacing coal boiler with wood biomass for Waitoa factory

Fonterra is replacing a coal boiler at its Waitoa factory in the Waikato with a wood biomass boiler as part of its goal to achieve net zero emissions at its manufacturing sites by 2050.

The co-operative celebrated turning the first sod at Waitoa on Thursday with Te Tumuaki o Te Kīngitanga and local iwi Ngāti Hauā. Work will begin on the new boiler installation later this year, and it is expected to be up and running in November next year.