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Round 10 of funding open to support the Great Rides 01 February 2019

Applications are now open for round 10 of the Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund, closing on 01 March 2019.

Review into deportation processes 20 December 2018

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is welcoming the findings of a review into Immigration New Zealand’s (INZ) processes around deportations carried out by Mike Heron QC and will be implementing all the recommendations.

Important changes made to criteria for Tourism Infrastructure Fund 26 November 2018

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) have worked in partnership to improve access to funding for critical tourism infrastructure, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today.

International visitor spending shows strong growth 15 November 2018

The latest International Visitor Survey results released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) show spending by international visitors increased seven per cent to $11.1 billion for the year to September 2018.

Temporary migrant worker exploitation review 06 November 2018

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is leading an in-depth policy and operational review to better understand temporary migrant worker exploitation in New Zealand and identify impactful and enduring solutions.

$770,000 to maintain the quality of Great Rides 24 October 2018

The Great Rides of the New Zealand Cycle Trail received a $770,000 investment today through the ninth round of the Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund.

$245,000 for Great Lake Trail extension 17 October 2018

A 15 kilometre extension to the Great Lake Trail has been granted $245,000 through the Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail: Enhancement and Extension Fund.

2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism opening ceremony announced 15 October 2018

The official 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism opening ceremony will be held at Te Papa in February 2019 and coincides with the hosting of 2,300-year-old Chinese artefacts as a part of the Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality exhibition.

Refugee Quota increase 19 September 2018

The Government has announced that the annual Refugee Quota will be increased from 1,000 to 1,500 from July 2020.

The Tourism Data Domain Plan published 07 September 2018

Published today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the Tourism Data Domain Plan sets out the main priorities for tourism statistics. Based on agreement by industry and government stakeholders, it provides the strategy for addressing these priorities over the next five to eight years.

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