In 2021, during our Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) host year, we successfully proposed the topic of “Structural Reform and a Green Recovery from Economic Shocks” for the flagship APEC Economic Policy Report (AEPR). The report has been endorsed by member economies and published during APEC Leaders Week, November 2022.
Applications opened on 1 November 2022 for the Creative and Cultural Events Incubator investment fund which provides up to $300,000 to events that highlight New Zealand’s diverse culture and build national pride.
MBIE’s Trade and International team hosted a virtual workshop for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies on building an enabling environment for financial technology (fintech). This workshop was designed for APEC members to share their experiences about the digitalisation of financial services, emerging regulatory environments for fintech across the region, and the role fintech can play in supporting international trade and the achievement of environmental social governance (ESG) objectives.
The Government has released Te Rautaki Matihiko mō Aotearoa – The Digital Strategy for Aotearoa, setting out a vision and plan to support New Zealand’s people, communities, economy, and environment to flourish and prosper in the digital era.
The Government has announced how $60 million in new funding to improve rural connectivity will be allocated. This funding, allocated through Budget 2022, will help bring access to better connectivity to more New Zealanders in rural and remote parts of the country.