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  • Recreational sea fishing - $1 billion industry

    Recreational sea fishing - $1 billion industry

    The value of recreational fishing has been established at nearly $1 billion a year. The result is partly based on research among New Zealand fishers conducted by Horizon Research. Fishing in the sea is a popular activity for hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders. More low-alcohol use will reduce harm

    More low-alcohol use will reduce harm

    Many New Zealanders say harm caused by alcohol can be reduced if more people drink low-alcohol beer, a new survey shows. The Horizon survey of 1141 New Zealanders, published by the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council (FGC), found that almost half of respondents thought increased consumption of...

  • Public support for healthy food in schools

    Public support for healthy food in schools

    Strong public support for the Government to take a lead on healthy food in schools and childcare services is revealed in a recent poll. Results showed 78 percent are in favour of the government requiring schools and childcare services to implement a healthy food policy. The Horizon Research Poll on...

  • 7 wasted years?

    7 wasted years?

    While 1 in 10 of our school pupils is obese and 1 in 5 is over weight, 4 out of 10 schools are not running a healthy food programme. The New Zealand Herald has run these reactions to a HorizonPoll finding nearly 8 out of 10 adults think schools should have a heathy eating programme: New Zealand...

  • Strong polling support behind new plastic bag recycling scheme

    Strong polling support behind new plastic bag recycling scheme

    A survey of New Zealanders by Horizon Research in June found that 61% respondents would take their soft plastic bags back to a drop off recycling bin at supermarkets and other locations if this service were provided. And 78% would be likely to use this service if they knew that the soft plastic...

  • Curbs favoured on marketing unhealthy food to children

    Curbs favoured on marketing unhealthy food to children

    A HorizonPoll finds a large majority of New Zealand adults support government action on restricting unhealthy food marketing to children. The poll carried out in June this year, showed a majority of 73 percent in favour of Government action on restrictions. The Horizon Research poll of 1620 New...

  • How many are missing breakfast?

    How many are missing breakfast?

    Plenty of us are skipping breakfast. And it's making the news in the National Business Review which reports: The egg industry wants to increase breakfast-time consumption after a Horizon Research survey found a startling 376,000 New Zealand adults skipped early morning eating during the work-day...

  • Kiwis say dairying has gone too far

    Kiwis say dairying has gone too far

    A new independent survey shows New Zealanders believe the economy is either too heavily dependent on dairy farming (37%) or the growth of intensive dairying has gone too far (31%). Only 19% believe the country should continue to grow dairy farming, with more cows per hectare if necessary, the...

  • Irrigation supported - only if environment protected

    Irrigation supported - only if environment protected

    A new independent survey shows an overwhelming majority of Kiwis don’t want large-scale irrigation schemes and intensive agriculture expansion if there is failure to protect downstream waterways so that they remain safe for swimming, fishing and food gathering. The ‘Farming and the...

  • Sugar poll: don't tax, reduce serving sizes

    Sugar poll: don't tax, reduce serving sizes

    More than 850,000 adult New Zealanders believe they or someone in their household have developed health problems as a result of consuming sugar. However, they prefer reducing the amount of sugar in drinks and reducing the size of sugar-containing drinks to imposing a sugar tax to deter demand. A...

  • Ethical choice making ground with shoppers

    Ethical choice making ground with shoppers

    Ethical worries are staging a comeback in the battle of conscience versus price, after suffering some serious post-recession fatigue. Each year the Sustainable Business Council/Fairfax Business and Consumer Behaviour Survey, conducted by Horizon Research, asks shoppers what environmental and...

  • Technology saving time - but we feel busier

    Technology saving time - but we feel busier

    New Zealanders believe technology has resulted in a timesaving of six hours a week on average compared with a decade ago; however, three quarters of us are still feeling the pressure when it comes to managing our time. According to the Visa payWave Currency of Time Survey, conducted by Horizon...

  • Capital gains tax attracts more support than opposition

    Capital gains tax attracts more support than opposition

    More New Zealanders support than oppose a capital gains tax. The first nationwide poll conducted since the policy announcement finds 40.9% support Labour’s capital gains tax (CGT) proposal , 34.1% oppose, 17.9% are neutral and 7.1% don’t know. The HorizonPoll survey of 1201 people on...

  • Five new winners!

    Five new winners!

    Five HorizonPoll panellists have each won a $150 grocery voucher after taking part in our June food packaging survey. They are Edith V of the North Shore, Auckland; Barbara M, Christchurch; Andrea C, Upper Hutt; Peter H, Lower Hutt and Gretchen S of Auckland. Congratulations – and thanks for...

  • More than 1,300 join new Maori Panel in less 48 hours

    More than 1,300 join new Maori Panel in less 48 hours

    More than 1,300 have joined HorizonPoll's new Maori Panel in less than 48 hours. Of these 1,050 had completed the first Maori Panel survey, covering issues ranging from the financial position of their households, to how well they feel consulted on iwi issues, if they are personally seeing the...

  • Wealth gap worries Kiwis

    Wealth gap worries Kiwis

    ACCUSATIONS THAT New Zealand is one of the worst performers in the developed world when it comes to the income gap between rich and poor have been validated by a Sunday Star-Times survey. Conducted by Horizon Research, it shows the burgeoning gap between the haves and have-nots is frothing over...

  • Quake regions' top priority: basic infrastructure

    Quake regions' top priority: basic infrastructure

    Getting water, sewerage and other basic services restored is the task most Canterbury residents want the Government and councils to focus on. The Second highest priority should be re housing, and rehabilitating the housing, of those whose homes are worst affected by the September 4 earthquake and...