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  • Pledging solar subsidies could be a vote winner

    Pledging solar subsidies could be a vote winner

    Government subsidies for residential solar power appeals most to New Zealanders as a way of reducing global warming. Some 71% of adults say this is the best way of tackling climate change. A policy, like one just ...

  • When it comes to helping cut emissions a million Kiwis say “it depends”

    When it comes to helping cut emissions a million Kiwis say “it depends”

    Just over one million New Zealanders say helping the country reduce its greenhouse gas emissions will depend on how much it costs or benefits them. Just over a million say they’ll help regardless of the costs or benefits. Around 260,000 say...

  • Majority support all-party action on climate change

    Majority support all-party action on climate change

    A majority of New Zealanders support all parties in Parliament agreeing on plans to act on climate change. 52% (around 1.66 million adults) support all parties in Parliament agreeing to a net zero emissions target and five-year plans to achieve that...

  • Climate concern levels growing again

    Climate concern levels growing again

    Concern that climate change is an urgent problem or one to be managed now is at its highest level in six years. 64% of adults nationwide believe climate change is a problem, 29% of them saying it is urgent. 30% say it is a problem for later or not a problem,...

  • Two thirds worried about our beaches' future

    Two thirds worried about our beaches' future

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  • Do New Zealanders still want the quarter-acre dream?

    Do New Zealanders still want the quarter-acre dream?

    Research conducted for the Centre for Sustainable Cities at the University of Otago, Wellington, indicates New Zealanders are moving towards the idea of mixed-use development where housing is within walking and cycling...

  • Large numbers concerned by and will act on climate change

    Large numbers concerned by and will act on climate change

    A strong majority of New Zealanders are concerned about climate change and taking actions that reduce household emissions, according to a recent survey.    Researchers at Motu...

  • Focus on younger votes

    Focus on younger votes

    Horizon polling on likely voter turnout is illustrating the urgency of some groups' efforts to have younger New Zealanders vote at the September 20 general election. ...

  • Public deeply split on carbon pricing

    Public deeply split on carbon pricing

    Changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme have gone into Parliament as a new poll shows that New Zealanders are evenly split over whether we should even have a price on carbon.   Carbon News reports that Climate Change Minister Tim...

  • Most Kiwis back a green revolution

    Most Kiwis back a green revolution

    New Zealanders are willing to put their hands in their pockets to encourage clean industries and technologies.   The survey, of 2829 New Zealanders aged 18-plus, taken between July 5 and 16, 2012, asked recipients about their attitude toward incentives to encourage...

  • People want more action on climate change

    People want more action on climate change

    New Zealanders want the Government and business to do more about climate change – but most of all we want other countries to do something.   A HorizonPoll for Carbon News shows that 67.5 per cent of...

  • 22% slump in climate change concern

    22% slump in climate change concern

    The number of New Zealanders who think climate change is an urgent and immediate problem has slumped, according to a new poll.   A HorizonPoll for Carbon News, finds that just over half of adult New Zealanders consider it urgent or a...

  • Kiwis and their climate

    Kiwis and their climate

    HorizonPoll results showing a 22% fall in the number who think climate change is a problem for now or urgent do not reflect what New Zealanders want done on the issue.   Further results from the survey of...

  • Slight support fall for National in post-Budget poll

    Slight support fall for National in post-Budget poll

    National has lost 1.1% party vote support in the four days since the Government presented its Budget.   A post-Budget HorizonPoll covering 1,758 respondents nationwide shows the potential centre left and centre right coalitions neck and neck.   The...