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NZ ranks first for ease of doing business for the fourth year 19 November 2019

The Doing Business Report 2020 has again ranked New Zealand as the best out of 190 economies for the ease of doing business.

Government Procurement Rules 4th edition comes into force today 01 October 2019

The Government Procurement Rules 4th edition officially comes into force from today and will help to leverage spending and procurement planning across government agencies to achieve broader outcomes and increase public value.

Government introduces new conduct regime for financial institutions 26 September 2019

The Government has announced a new regulatory regime to govern the conduct of banks, insurers and non-bank deposit takers such as credit unions.

From pest seaweed to future food 02 September 2019

How the Innovative Partnerships Programme is connecting Kiwi and Japanese edible seaweed companies to tackle the ‘gorse of the sea’.

Consultation opens on the public interest test for dumping and subsidy investigations 22 August 2019

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is exploring an approach to aid in an objective and robust examination of the public interest test now required by the Trade (Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties) Act 1988 (the Act).

Find your mark with Trade Mark Check 08 August 2019

A world-first new tool is now available that you can use to identify in one click if a trade mark image, logo or word is unique or not.

Consultation opens on review of KiwiSaver default funds 07 August 2019

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Treasury are consulting on options to ensure New Zealanders enrolled in KiwiSaver default funds make the most of their investment.

Second stage of consultation on NZ’s Plant Variety Rights regime is now open 09 July 2019

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today opened public consultation on an Options Paper for reforming New Zealand’s plant variety rights (PVR) law.

Building national pride and celebrating Kiwi culture through Major Events 01 July 2019

Expressions of Interest for the new look Major Events Fund are being welcomed from 1 July 2019. The Fund has a new direction that will see it prioritise events that build national pride and celebrate New Zealand culture, as well as having a greater focus on arts and cultural events.

Incorporated Societies Bill closer to introduction 26 June 2019

The Government has agreed to update legislation that applies to the more than 23,000 incorporated societies that operate in New Zealand.

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