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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.

Fraud Awareness Week – COVID-19 related scams on the rise 16 November 2020

This Fraud Awareness Week, Consumer Protection (MBIE) is encouraging people to be aware of new and sophisticated scams designed to encourage people to hand over money or personal information.

New Cabinet announced 02 November 2020

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces the new Cabinet focused on COVID-19 recovery.

Consumer Travel Reimbursement Scheme opens to travel agencies and wholesalers 20 October 2020

From today, travel agents and wholesalers can make applications to the Consumer Travel Reimbursement Scheme established to support New Zealanders to get back money they are owed from cancelled overseas travel plans caused by COVID-19.

Government announces COVID-19 consumer travel reimbursement scheme 10 September 2020

The Government has announced a scheme to support the recovery of refunds and credits owed to New Zealand consumers by overseas travel suppliers.

New associate member of Commerce Commission appointed 25 August 2020

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today confirmed the appointment of Vhari McWha as an associate member of the Commerce Commission.

COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy update 21 August 2020

The government has announced additional funding from the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to advance the COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy.

Government brings forward high-cost loan protections 30 April 2020

The Government is bringing forward measures to protect people in financial hardship from high-cost loans that trap them in debt.

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