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Fog cannon subsidy applications open 01 February 2023

Applications are now open for the $4,000 fog cannon subsidy for small retail businesses that want a fog cannon installed.

Have your say on corded window coverings 27 January 2023

MBIE is seeking feedback on ways to address safety concerns associated with corded window coverings, such as roller blinds, concertina blinds, Roman blinds and slatted blinds like Venetian blinds.

New Zealand progresses Horizon Europe negotiations with European Commission 21 December 2022

New Zealand and the European Commission have concluded formal negotiations on New Zealand’s Association to Pillar Two of Horizon Europe, the European Union’s largest ever research and innovation programme. Negotiations were positive, with the hope that New Zealand will become an Associate Member in early 2023.

Consultation opens on Buy-Now, Pay-Later proposed regulations 19 December 2022

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is asking for feedback on details of the proposed regulations for Buy-Now, Pay-Later (BNPL).

Government announces mandatory unit pricing for supermarkets 19 December 2022

The Government has announced new rules that will require supermarkets and other large grocery retailers to clearly and consistently display unit pricing for grocery products. Generally this will be per kilogram or per litre.

Ultra-Fast Broadband roll-out now complete 14 December 2022

Today the Government has marked the completion of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) roll-out, one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest infrastructure deployment projects to date.

Unregistered Motor Vehicle Trader convicted and fined 14 December 2022

Kahn David Ratcliffe, an unregistered motor vehicle trader, was convicted last week for breaching the Motor Vehicle Sales Act 2003 (MVSA).

MBIE responds to Ombudsman report on MIQ 12 December 2022

Comment from MBIE MIQ General Manager Shayne Gray.

NZ Battery Project Cabinet decision-point delayed 12 December 2022

The findings of the NZ Battery Project’s Phase 1 feasibility studies, expected to be considered by Cabinet Ministers this month, will now be considered early in the new year, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Energy Projects and Programmes Manager Dr David Darby says.

New Chair appointed to the Financial Advisers Disciplinary Committee 09 December 2022

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today confirmed that Mr John Matthews has been appointed as Chair of the Financial Advisers Disciplinary Committee.