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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.

Survey shows low consumer knowledge when shopping for a loan 11 August 2021

If you take out a loan and find a better deal within 5 working days, you can cancel your original loan, yet a recent consumer survey shows only one in 5 people know this.

Younger consumers more at risk, survey shows 27 July 2021

Did you know you do not need to have the original packaging with you when returning faulty goods? The 2020 New Zealand Consumer Survey (NZCS) shows young people aren’t as familiar with the laws designed to protect their basic consumer rights when purchasing as other New Zealanders.

All-of-Government office contract goes low waste and sustainable 19 July 2021

A new All-of-Government (AoG) office supplies contract – used by over a thousand government agencies – focuses on low-waste, sustainable products, and will deliver tangible economic and environmental outcomes, Laurence Pidcock, General Manager of New Zealand Government Procurement (NZGP, a branch within MBIE), announced today.

Workers’ rights key consideration for consumers 21 June 2021

Knowing a business treats its workers fairly, “always or most of the time” is a key factor for consumers when deciding where to shop, with 50 per cent of consumers reporting it informs their decision.

Consumers more certain of their rights, survey shows 25 May 2021

Results of the New Zealand Consumer Survey 2020, released today, found that nearly all consumers are aware that laws exist to protect their consumer rights, and tested knowledge of these rights has improved over the past 2 years.

Access RealMe through a modern browser 23 March 2021

Following an upgrade of RealMe services, RealMe won’t work with Internet Explorer after Friday 9 April and if you have an older device you may need to download and install a new internet browser.

Government announces list of life-shortening conditions under new KiwiSaver withdrawal category 25 February 2021

The Government has announced the list of life-shortening congenital conditions will guarantee people early withdrawal under a new KiwiSaver category created last year.

Updated responsible lending guidance published 11 February 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today published updated guidance to help lenders comply with their responsible lending obligations.

Matariki Advisory Group appointed 04 February 2021

The Government has established a Matariki Advisory Group, to determine when and how Aotearoa will celebrate Matariki together as a public holiday from 2022.

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