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Import taxes create losers

it just prevents you from importing and using a good product that would otherwise advance technology in the country, make… Read More

Cheap and fast: Fletchers 100,000 new KiwiBuild homes

The KiwiBuild idea, Fletchers and the capacity issue, yet alone any sustainability. Read More

Adapting to Climate Change in New Zealand

As part of the process of writing my latest board report for carboNZero, I researched latest development at government level… Read More

Doing the right thing while keeping powered up

Most portable or mobile devices need power and that is provided by batteries in some form – either rechargeable or… Read More

How France is stealing a march on sustainability

Emmanuel Macron has signalled readiness to push French leadership on climate even more aggressively to protect the agreement that bears… Read More

How Sweden wants to make repairing things cheaper

Sweden's government wants to give people tax breaks on repairing everything from shoes to washing machines as part of a… Read More

Crickhowell: Welsh town moves ‘offshore’ to avoid tax on local business

When independent traders in a small Welsh town discovered the loopholes used by multinational giants to avoid paying UK tax,… Read More

Establishing a feed-in tariff for electricity | TOKO Petitions

I sometimes do not agree with what Greenpeace are trying to do, like the one below:We petition the NZ Government… Read More

Australia: Tackling housing unaffordability: a 10-point national plan

Looks like Australia is having similar problems as New Zealand is facing.The widening cracks in Australia’s housing system can no… Read More

Is NZ ready for $10b of Chinese cash about to drop on property market?

The Productivity commission did a report in 2012 and outlined many issues, actually a very interesting report to read. Another… Read More