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Helping our communities get the most out of tourism with Destination Management 31 January 2020

New guidelines to help destinations around New Zealand have been released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

PCE report response – joint media statement from MBIE, MfE and DOC 18 December 2019

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Ministry for the Environment, and Department of Conservation, jointly welcome the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report into the environmental impacts of tourism.

Giving a $13.3 million boost to support a thriving and sustainable tourism across New Zealand 09 December 2019

The Government has announced the funding recipients from round 4 of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund.

Technology pilots to support responsible camping this summer 29 November 2019

Technology will play a part in managing responsible camping this summer, the government has announced.

Unlicensed immigration adviser sentenced to home detention 23 October 2019

Timothy Joseph Spooner has been sentenced to four months home detention and ordered to pay $7050 reparation to victims following his guilty plea in May to five charges laid by the Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA) for providing advice to immigrants when neither licensed nor exempt.

Two consultations open: Fair Pay Agreements, and reducing migrant exploitation 17 October 2019

Two consultations have opened today on potential changes to New Zealand’s employment and immigration systems.

MBIE welcomes findings of review into processes for residence deportation liability decisions 09 October 2019

The Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today welcomed the findings of an independent review of the process used by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) to prepare files for decision-makers who make residence deportation liability decisions.

Tourism New Zealand’s role in tourism system strongly supported by Panel findings 30 September 2019

Tourism New Zealand is a successful, well-performing agency, world leader in destination marketing, says a report commissioned by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Changes to employer-assisted temporary work visas 17 September 2019

The Government has announced a number of changes to the employer-assisted temporary work visa system that will affect employer wanting to recruit temporary foreign workers. The changes aim to improve the temporary work visa system by ensuring that foreign workers are only recruited for genuine shortages, while also providing incentives for employers to employ and train more New Zealanders.

Partnering with councils to improve camping this summer 02 September 2019

Following the success of last summer’s initiatives, the government is partnering with councils and industry across the country to further improve the camping experience for everyone.