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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.