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Lessons learnt from Rapid Antigen Testing Trial 01 December 2021

The 5 week rapid antigen testing trial was used to garner learnings and feedback from 29 New Zealand businesses to inform a wider national roll-out as part of the country’s response to COVID-19.

Rapid antigen tests now being trialled by New Zealand businesses 28 October 2021

A shipment of 300,000 rapid antigen tests has arrived in New Zealand and is now being rolled out across some of the country’s largest businesses as part of a Government-approved trial to expand the tools used to find and stamp out COVID-19.

Government announces COVID-19 workplace vaccination legislation 26 October 2021

The Government has announced new legislation to guide decisions on what work needs vaccination.

Govt response to WorkSafe independent review 22 October 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today released the independent review into WorkSafe following the eruption at Whakaari White Island on 9 December 2019.

Survey of New Zealand arrivals since the onset of COVID-19 helps assess economic impact 21 October 2021

MBIE has completed a survey of recent arrivals to New Zealand that collected data on the characteristics and intentions of people arriving in Aotearoa New Zealand since the onset of COVID-19.

Digital Boost reaches 40,000 small business sign-ups, launches mobile app 20 October 2021

Over 40,000 small businesses are now participating in the Digital Boost skills training initiative, and to make this on-the-go digital education more easily accessible a new Digital Boost Live app has been launched.

Te Hararei Tūmatanui o Te Kāhui o Matariki: ko te whakatakoto i tētahi pire reo rua ki te Whare – The Matariki Public Holiday: introducing a dual language bill to the House 30 September 2021

The Government has introduced the Matariki Public Holiday Bill to Parliament, the next step in the legislative process to create a new public holiday in Aotearoa. The Bill, Te Pire mō te Hararei Tūmatanui o Te Kāhui o Matariki / Te Kāhui o Matariki Public Holiday Bill, is only the fifth dual language Bill to be introduced to our Parliament.

Consultation now open; Former Refugees, Recent Migrants and Ethnic Communities Employment Action plan 29 September 2021

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, alongside the Ministry of Ethnic Communities are consulting on the Former Refugees, Recent Migrants and Ethnic Communities Employment Action plan.

Public consultation opens for adventure activities regime 24 September 2021

The Government has announced the start of the public consultation into the health and safety regime for registered adventure activities.

10 day sick leave entitlement for employees is now in effect 24 July 2021

The legislation doubling employees’ minimum sick leave entitlement to 10 days comes into effect today.