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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.

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.

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