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Public to be able to access essential goods during shutdown 30 March 2020

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has issued the following statement today.

COVID-19 update for visitors and tourists in New Zealand 21 March 2020

Everyone travelling in New Zealand should consider returning home as soon as they are able to.

Consultation opens on fuel market competition 17 March 2020

The Government has commenced consultation on regulations for a Fuel Industry Bill which will make changes to ensure New Zealanders get a fairer deal at the petrol pump.

$6m awarded to trans-Tasman cyber security research 16 March 2020

MBIE has awarded over $6m to three cyber security research projects via the Catalyst: Strategic fund.

Wind, hydro help boost renewable electricity generation 13 March 2020

A boost in hydro and wind generation in the final three months of 2019 helped lift renewable electricity generation above 85 per cent for the quarter according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Reports highlight role of wind and geothermal in energy transition 13 March 2020

Two new reports released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment have confirmed the role of wind and geothermal electricity generation in the transition to a low-emissions economy.

New Zealand signs innovation and R&D agreement with Israel 05 March 2020

Today the Government signed the ‘Agreement between the Government of the State of Israel and the Government of New Zealand on Cooperation in Technological Innovation, Research and Development’ with Israeli Ambassador HE Dr. Itzhak Gerberg in Wellington.

Government to introduce law changes following retail fuel market study 27 February 2020

The Government has agreed to introduce changes to improve competition in the retail fuel market following the Commerce Commission’s report into the retail fuel market. The changes will be introduced through a Fuel Industry Bill.

Small businesses to be consulted on changes to prevent late payments 26 February 2020

We’re asking small businesses what they think of two proposals which aim to improve business-to-business payment practices in New Zealand.

New Zealand joins NASA science mission to monitor climate change impacts 25 February 2020

New Zealand researchers and engineers will join NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission after the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment signed a science partnership agreement with the world’s biggest space agency in Washington DC last year.