High Powered Japanese Great Interest In Local Economy, Rotorua
Nov13

High Powered Japanese Great Interest In Local Economy, Rotorua

A visiting delegation of the Chugoku Economic Federation from the Hiroshima region of Japan has shown strong interest in the wood processing, tourism and geothermal industries and presents an important opportunity for Rotorua’s economy, according to Rotorua MP Todd McClay. Mr McClay welcomed the high powered business delegation to New Zealand as Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade in a speech in Wellington...

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NZ Opens Diplomatic Mission To ASEAN in Jakarta And Celebrates Business Links.
Oct25

NZ Opens Diplomatic Mission To ASEAN in Jakarta And Celebrates Business Links.

New Zealand has officially opened its first diplomatic mission to the ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) bloc in Jakarta, Trade Minister Tim Groser said Friday. “The opening of a New Zealand Mission is a significant demonstration of our commitment to the region. It comes at an important time. This year marks the 40th anniversary of New Zealand’s formal relationship with ASEAN, and also the year that ASEAN will launch...

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UAE, New Zealand Partner For Solar Power Boost in Solomon Islands.
Oct19

UAE, New Zealand Partner For Solar Power Boost in Solomon Islands.

The UAE and New Zealand have signed an arrangement for the development of a jointly funded 1 MW solar photovoltaic power plant in the Solomon Islands. Both countries share a common interest in the rapid deployment of renewable energy in developing countries, particularly in the Pacific region, and signed a renewable energy partnership arrangement in January 2014. This 1MW power plant 600kW funded by the UAE and 400kW funded by the New...

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Linwood Acquires $18,000 Solar-powered Bus Shelter.
Oct08

Linwood Acquires $18,000 Solar-powered Bus Shelter.

In Christchurch, Ratepayers have stumped up $18,000 for a solar-powered bus shelter that can charge electronic devices. The prototype costs almost $10,000 more than a traditional bus shelter in Christchurch. It has courted criticism on social media where people have questioned whether it will be targeted by vandals like many stops around the city. The Christchurch City Council installed the locally designed and built solar-powered...

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Green Party Bill: Fair Solar Energy Pricing.
Oct07

Green Party Bill: Fair Solar Energy Pricing.

People who have solar panels and sell electricity back into the grid deserve a fair price, Green MP Gareth Hughes says. “Almost every region had different rules, regulations and need for resource consents in order to install.” Power companies held the literal and metaphorical power when it came to setting buy-back rates. The rates had fluctuated from 17 cents to as low as 4 cents, without more than a month’s notice, leaving...

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India Trade Mission To Build New Zealand Tech Sector Links.
Sep25

India Trade Mission To Build New Zealand Tech Sector Links.

Communications Minister Amy Adams leaves for India to lead a New Zealand CleanTech business delegation. According to the department, the minister will visit Bangalore for business and state government meetings before traveling to New Delhi for the Renewable Energy India Expo. In D elhi, the Minister will also meet senior Indian Ministers. “This visit is an opportunity to enhance trade and business links between India and New Zealand...

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