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Renewable electricity generation rises as gas supply constrained 14 March 2019

Despite a constrained gas supply and an increase in coal-fired generation, renewable sources made up almost 85 per cent of electricity generation in the final quarter of 2018, according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Tell us whether you think New Zealand should ratify the Forced Labour Protocol 13 March 2019

The Forced Labour Protocol 2014 is an international, legally-binding document that provides guidance on how to eliminate all forms of forced labour, punish offenders and protect victims, including ensuring they have access to remedies such as compensation.

A new Data Science Call for Proposals will be released in coming weeks 12 March 2019

In late 2018 we issued a Call for Proposals for a Data Science Research Platform. After careful consideration we did not continue with this investment approach, but remain committed to an investment in data science.

Spectrum rights renewals in 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz bands 12 March 2019

Existing spectrum rights in the 2100 MHz and 1800 MHz bands will be mostly renewed to ensure mobile network operators can continue to provide 3G and 4G phone services, while freeing up some spectrum for other uses, the Government has announced.

Government agrees to new disclosure requirements for financial advisers 12 March 2019

The Government has agreed to new disclosure requirements for financial advisers.

Head of Provincial Development Unit appointed 06 March 2019

Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Carolyn Tremain has announced the appointment of Robert Pigou as the Head of the Provincial Development Unit (PDU).

Cabinet approve next steps for Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) 05 March 2019

Last week Cabinet’s Economic Development Committee approved a paper confirming key ETA decisions.

Ultra-fast broadband uptake hits 50% mark 01 March 2019

About half of New Zealand homes and businesses have connected to faster, more reliable broadband across the 121 centres where ultra-fast broadband (UFB) is available, according to the latest government report.

Tourism Infrastructure Fund round 3 now open 01 March 2019

Applications for round three of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF) are now being welcomed.

5G on track for 2020: 3.5 GHz spectrum the first available 28 February 2019

The first allocation of 5G spectrum will be the 3.5 GHz band, with national rights to this portion of the spectrum expected to be auctioned early in 2020.