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Government announces changes to Health and Safety at Work regulations 24 September 2021

The Government has announced changes to the health and safety regulations, providing more clarity and certainty for businesses, and enabling better safety and health for workers.

Public consultation opens for adventure activities regime 24 September 2021

The Government has announced the start of the public consultation into the health and safety regime for registered adventure activities.

Supporting regulations for new fibre regime finalised 16 September 2021

New fibre regulations will set a base-level of acceptable service and price for fibre broadband and voice services.

Kia Kaha te Reo Māori: Kua reorua te kaupapa o Digital Boost – Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori: Digital Boost platform goes bilingual 13 September 2021

Kua whakatōngia te reo Māori ki te kaupapa whakangungu pūkenga utukore a Digital Boost, hei whakanui i Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.

Te Reo Māori has been integrated into the free Digital Boost Skills Training platform as part of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori.

Members of new Energy Hardship Expert Panel announced 10 September 2021

Five welfare, electricity, hardship and health leaders have been appointed to the new Energy Hardship Expert Panel that is being set up to recommend policy priorities and actions to government.

Coal use rises as renewable electricity generation falls 09 September 2021

Low hydro lake storage levels combined with a tight gas supply led to a big jump in the use of coal to generate electricity in the second quarter of 2021 compared to a year earlier, according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

2021 Endeavour Fund successful projects 07 September 2021

The Government has announced that it has invested over $240 million in leading edge research that will help to improve New Zealander’s lives through the Endeavour Fund process.

Tourism support initiatives applications open 31 August 2021

Applications for 2 business support initiatives for tourism businesses most affected by the lack of international tourists in 5 South Island communities are now open.

Business Travel Register is now open 29 August 2021

The Business Travel Register has now been activated for businesses to apply for their Business Travel Documents through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) using Business Connect.

Impact of Covid-19 highlighted in Energy in New Zealand 2021 25 August 2021

The impact on the energy sector of restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19 in New Zealand are evident in the latest annual energy report from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.