Capital’s climate action gains global recognition

Up against 280 cities worldwide, Wellington has recently been recognised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as a global finalist in its One Planet City Challenge (OPCC) echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); Every year, WWF recognises cities demonstrating ambitious climate actions across the world through the OPCC. Continue →

Building a 15,000km cable from Australia to Chile

A request for proposals to construct the Humboldt Cable has been issued, which looks to connect with cable systems across Asia and to other countries and territories including New Zealand echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); Desarrollo País and H2 Cable are looking to begin construction of the estimated 15,000 km Humboldt Cable, the first to connect Latin America, the Asia Pacific and Oceania. Continue →


Call for a national building products catalogue

The Commerce Commission is recommending the establishment of a centralised digital national key products registry to increase trust and confidence in residential building supplies echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); A national products register would act as the primary reference source for information about building products, including the information that will be required to be disclosed as a result of the building law reforms, the Commerce Commission says. Continue →

Heavy transport company goes hydrogen

New Zealand’s largest heavy transport company H.W. Richardson (HWR) plans to decarbonise its transport fleet by adopting a hydrogen refuelling solution developed by Fabrum echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); Zero-emissions transition company Fabrum is developing and deploying an end-to-end scalable hydrogen refuelling solution for HWR to enable fleet-ready access to hydrogen. Continue →


How will New Zealand cope with the effects of climate change?

The Government’s plan to adapt to rising sea levels, hotter temperatures and more extreme weather events is being described by experts as insufficient echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); We are going see the impacts of climate change on our communities and the way we live our lives, Climate Change Minister James Shaw says. Continue →
Local Government

Training & Management

Fixing the cybersecurity blind spot in building management

Almost every large building has systems to control and monitor power and lighting, temperature and ventilation, elevators and more, known collectively as Building Management Systems, Claroty ANZ Regional Director Lani Refiti says echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); Historically, Building Management Systems (BMS) were siloed with their own control facilities, connected over separate dedicated networks. Continue →

Fuel tax cut a wasted opportunity

While the world moves to phase out fossil fuels and advance transport infrastructure, New Zealand is spending over a billion dollars just to maintain the status quo echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); A 25-cent tax cut on every litre of fuel may seem like a welcome initiative given the spike in global oil prices, but it comes at the cost of over a billion dollars in lost tax revenue. Continue →

Waste Management

How landfill cost increases might affect your business

Changes as part of the waste levy expansion programme are an important part of reducing the amount of rubbish ending up in landfill, the Ministry for the Environment says echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); The waste levy expansion programme introduced last year will help support New Zealand’s efforts to transition to a low-carbon economy where waste is minimal. Continue →

Country still divided on three waters reforms

Some have praised the Government for running with the majority of recommendations made by the Three Waters Working Group while others are demanding the co-governance scheme is stopped now before it is too late echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); The Government has ruled out other solutions to New Zealand’s water issues and is dead set on creating four publicly owned water entities. Continue →