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Increase to funding thresholds for Envirolink Advice Grants 06 July 2020

In 2019, we commissioned an independent evaluation of the Envirolink Scheme. Envirolink is a fund that provides grants to selected smaller Regional Councils adapt environmental management tools to local needs, and translate environmental science knowledge into practical advice.

Petroleum Reserves data released 02 July 2020

Details of New Zealand’s petroleum reserves as they stand at the beginning of 2020 have been released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment.

ANZSRC review outcomes released 30 June 2020

A review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) system has created new divisions for indigenous research, and changes to existing divisions for medical and health sciences and environmental research.

RFP opens for Government suppliers of electric vehicles 26 June 2020

New Zealand Government Procurement and Property (NZGPP) is looking to increase the range of electric vehicles (EVs) for government agencies to purchase.

Disclosure requirements and commencement date set for new financial advice regime 25 June 2020

The Government has set new disclosure requirements to ensure that consumers seeking financial advice can make more informed decisions. It has also set the start date for the new financial advice regime as 15 March 2021.

Regional Skills Leadership Groups to be eyes and ears for labour market recovery 25 June 2020

The Government is establishing 15 independent Regional Skills Leadership Groups to better manage changing skills and workforce needs in our regions and cities and to support the recovery of labour markets.

Renewables increases share of electricity generation mix 18 June 2020

Renewable sources made up almost 82 per cent of the electricity generation mix in the first 3 months of 2020 according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Helping families reunite and supporting economic recovery with border exceptions 12 June 2020

Today the Government is taking the next steps to safely help reunite New Zealand families, and support economic recovery without increasing the risk of COVID-19, say Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford and Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

COVID-19: Spotlight on regional New Zealand 08 June 2020

MBIE has released a suite of 16 regional factsheets to provide insight into regional council areas.

Tourism Recovery Plan underway 08 June 2020

The Tourism Recovery Plan is underway, with first recipients to receive funding from the $400 million Tourism Sector Recovery Plan announced, along with criteria for the Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme, and the co-chairs of the government’s New Zealand Tourism Futures Taskforce.