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Government signals intention to repeal Business Payment Practices Act 2023 22 February 2024

The Government has today announced plans to repeal the Business Payment Practices Act 2023.

New Zealand Claims Resolution Service marks 1 year of supporting homeowners with natural disaster insurance claims 22 February 2024

Since launching in February 2023, the New Zealand Claims Resolution Service (NZCRS) has registered 1,725 cases and helped homeowners to resolve more than 900 cases.

Technical Specification for the design of new buildings out for public comment 15 February 2024

Standards New Zealand has today released a draft Technical Specification for 'Structural design actions – Part 5: Earthquake actions – New Zealand' (TS1170.5) for public comment. The draft specification looks to provide updated engineering guidance to determine earthquake loadings when designing new buildings.

Final stage of Tui Project oil field decommissioning to begin 09 February 2024

The 117m construction support vessel, Sapura Constructor, will arrive in New Plymouth tomorrow in preparation for removing the last of the Tui Oil Field’s infrastructure.

Forecast says building activity to return to pre-COVID levels 08 February 2024

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today published the National Construction Pipeline Report 2023 providing a projection of national building and construction activity for the 6 years from December 2022 to December 2028.

Beyond the pitch – The enduring benefits of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ 02 February 2024

Hundreds of thousands of people across the country benefitted from the government’s leverage and legacy programme for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™.

Reducing barriers for financial services 01 February 2024

On 31 January 2024, the Government announced plans to reform the Financial Markets (Conduct of Institutions) Amendment Act (CoFI) and the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA).

Minimum wage rising to $23.15 per hour from 1 April 2024 01 February 2024

The Workplace Relations and Safety Minister has announced that the adult minimum wage will be rising to $23.15 per hour from 1 April 2024. This is an increase of 45 cents per hour from the current hourly rate of $22.70.

Agreement to advance space science and technology 31 January 2024

The New Zealand Space Agency has signed a space science and technology partnership agreement with Australia’s leading space research organisation, the SmartSat Co-operative Research Centre.

Inaugural Women’s British and Irish Lions Tour off to roaring start thanks to government support 17 January 2024

The inaugural Women’s British and Irish Lions Tour will receive $3.9 million from the government’s Major Events Fund to support matches played across New Zealand in September 2027, offering significant economic, social and cultural benefits to Aotearoa New Zealand.