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Auckland Mayor hits million trees mark

14 Jun 2019 | Our Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has this morning fulfilled his pledge of planting a million trees in this term of council. The Mayor planted the millionth tree – a Puriri – at a public planting event at Totara Park in Manukau alongside more than 250 volunteers, mana whenua representatives and partners including the Department of Corrections and Te Uru Rakau - Forestry NZ.

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has this morning fulfilled his pledge of planting a million trees in this term of council. The Mayor planted the millionth tree – a Puriri – at a public planting event at Totara Park in Manukau alongside more than 250 volunteers, mana whenua representatives and partners including the Department of Corrections and Te Uru Rakau - Forestry NZ.

Kiwi Property is tapping into sun-power with 672 solar panels at Northlands Mall

14 Jun 2019 | Stuff

Kiwi Property has flicked the switch on 672 solar panels at Northlands Mall in Christchurch as part of New Zealand's largest solar power programme. The leading property company is partnered with Meridian Energy to install almost 2500 rooftop solar panels on its shopping centres - in Christchurch at Northlands, at the Plaza in Palmerston North, The Base in Hamilton and Lynn Mall in Auckland.

Kiwi Property has flicked the switch on 672 solar panels at Northlands Mall in Christchurch as part of New Zealand's largest solar power programme. The leading property company is partnered with Meridian Energy to install almost 2500 rooftop solar panels on its shopping centres - in Christchurch at Northlands, at the Plaza in Palmerston North, The Base in Hamilton and Lynn Mall in Auckland.

Reflections from Al Gore's #climatereality training - Meridian Energy

13 Jun 2019 | Meridian Energy

Fresh from the three day Australian Climate Change Conference with Al Gore, Meridian CFO Mike Roan says it’s time to step up. “I like to think of myself as an eternal optimist. And, as a Dad, I’m conscious of the future our children will face from the actions (and inaction) my generation is responsible for. If there’s one thing I gained from this conference, it was the absolute clarity of what we must achieve – for our sake and for the sake of our planet. We are incredibly lucky to be at a juncture in time where we can make a difference.

Fresh from the three day Australian Climate Change Conference with Al Gore, Meridian CFO Mike Roan says it’s time to step up. “I like to think of myself as an eternal optimist. And, as a Dad, I’m conscious of the future our children will face from the actions (and inaction) my generation is responsible for. If there’s one thing I gained from this conference, it was the absolute clarity of what we must achieve – for our sake and for the sake of our planet. We are incredibly lucky to be at a juncture in time where we can make a difference.

The Warehouse Group - making good on our EV commitment

13 Jun 2019 | The Warehouse Group

The future of transportation has arrived at The Warehouse Group. Today, we’re excited to share that our commitment to transition 30% of our light vehicles fleet to Electric Vehicles (EV) by end of this year (as announced in 2016) is on track. To date, 60% of our cars have been ordered and allocated to us, which equates to 43 of the 70 total vehicles which will be replaced.

The future of transportation has arrived at The Warehouse Group. Today, we’re excited to share that our commitment to transition 30% of our light vehicles fleet to Electric Vehicles (EV) by end of this year (as announced in 2016) is on track. To date, 60% of our cars have been ordered and allocated to us, which equates to 43 of the 70 total vehicles which will be replaced.

Contact invests in Simply Energy

12 Jun 2019 | Contact Energy

Contact Energy has invested in an innovative energy solutions company to help commercial and industrial customers reduce their carbon footprint and accelerate our strategy to decarbonise New Zealand’s energy system.

Contact Energy has invested in an innovative energy solutions company to help commercial and industrial customers reduce their carbon footprint and accelerate our strategy to decarbonise New Zealand’s energy system.

Top tips for Kiwis wanting to limit harm to the environment while on holiday

12 Jun 2019 | TVNZ

n the second of a 1 NEWS series on being a more sustainable consumer, Jenny Suo looks at how Kiwis are going about reducing their environmental impact while on holiday.

n the second of a 1 NEWS series on being a more sustainable consumer, Jenny Suo looks at how Kiwis are going about reducing their environmental impact while on holiday.

Auckland Council declares climate emergency

11 Jun 2019 | Our Auckland

“By unanimously voting to declare a climate emergency we are signalling the council’s intention to put climate change at the front and centre of our decision making,” says Mayor Phil Goff

“By unanimously voting to declare a climate emergency we are signalling the council’s intention to put climate change at the front and centre of our decision making,” says Mayor Phil Goff

Toyota steps up EV plans

11 Jun 2019 | EV Talk

Toyota aims to accelerate its electrified vehicle plans by five years, now planning to have half its global sales comprising these by 2025 instead of 2030.

Toyota aims to accelerate its electrified vehicle plans by five years, now planning to have half its global sales comprising these by 2025 instead of 2030.

Kiwirail - Collaborative approach to Regional Freight Hub

7 Jun 2019 | Kiwirail

Collaboration is key to the successful development of a new Regional Freight Hub near Palmerston North, KiwiRail Deputy Chief Executive Todd Moyle says. In November 2018, KiwiRail was awarded $40 million through the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund to design, designate and purchase land for the hub.

Collaboration is key to the successful development of a new Regional Freight Hub near Palmerston North, KiwiRail Deputy Chief Executive Todd Moyle says. In November 2018, KiwiRail was awarded $40 million through the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund to design, designate and purchase land for the hub.