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Government launches new connectivity initiative for those living in rural and remote areas 17 November 2022

The Government has launched the Remote Users Scheme, a new initiative which aims to equip as many rural and remote New Zealanders as possible with the digital connectivity infrastructure needed to access broadband services where they live.

Moving towards a low emissions Aotearoa, together 16 November 2022

The Government is asking for public input as part of its goal of ensuring Aotearoa’s transition to a low emissions future is fair and inclusive for all New Zealanders.

Innovation Programme for Tourism Recovery and Environment phase of Tourism Industry Transformation Plan launched 16 November 2022

The $54 million Innovation Programme for Tourism Recovery and the Environment phase of the Tourism Industry Transformation Plan (ITP) were launched at Tourism Industry Aotearoa Summit at Kirikiriroa, Hamilton on 10th November.

Building Code decisions made on lead in plumbing products and hollow-core flooring to improve the health and safety of New Zealanders 15 November 2022

Following consultation earlier this year on proposed changes to the Building Code, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today announced decisions on lead in new plumbing products and hollow-core flooring systems.

Government progresses work on open banking 10 November 2022

The government is progressing work on a consumer data right (CDR) framework for New Zealand and will explore banking as the first sector for this to apply to.

Applications open for Creative and Cultural Events Incubator 08 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.

Fair Pay Agreements Bill passes into law 03 November 2022

The Fair Pay Agreements Bill has been passed into law, with the new bargaining system to take effect on 1 December 2022.

Government announces new protections for Kiwis using Buy-Now, Pay-Later 02 November 2022

The Government has today announced its next steps to protect consumers from potential financial harm when using Buy-Now, Pay-Later (BNPL).

Kitmap report highlights research infrastructure in Aotearoa 31 October 2022

Those who work in the research, science and innovation sector will have more visibility of the research infrastructure available to support their work, with the publication of the Kitmap report.

Building and Construction Sector Trends Annual Report indicates sector remains strong, increasingly diverse and innovative 31 October 2022

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today released the Building and Construction Sector Trends: Annual Report 2022, which provides an overview of the sector’s economic performance and the context within which the sector is operating, alongside commentary on some of the challenges experienced in the last year.