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Consultation opens on defining energy hardship 04 November 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened a consultation today on its proposed definition of energy wellbeing and hardship, and potential indicators to measure hardship over time.

New building regulations to support innovation and better quality buildings 02 November 2021

Yesterday Cabinet agreed on regulatory proposals developed by MBIE to support greater opportunity for innovation and economies of scale, and improve trust and confidence in the building sector.

Landlord ordered to pay after child contracts rheumatic heart disease due to substandard housing 01 November 2021

A Christchurch landlord has been ordered to pay $38,626.12 after a Tenancy Tribunal hearing found multiple breaches that resulted in a child living at the home being diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease, following action taken by MBIE’s Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team (TCIT).

MBIE opens consultation on issues facing research, science and innovation system 28 October 2021

Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways, a programme that seeks to start an open and wide-ranging conversation on a range of issues facing the research, science and innovation (RSI) system, has been launched today by the Government.

Rapid antigen tests now being trialled by New Zealand businesses 28 October 2021

A shipment of 300,000 rapid antigen tests has arrived in New Zealand and is now being rolled out across some of the country’s largest businesses as part of a Government-approved trial to expand the tools used to find and stamp out COVID-19.

Govt considers regulatory safeguards for three waters services 27 October 2021

The Government is considering regulatory safeguards to ensure that consumers and communities receive efficient and affordable three waters services that meet their needs both now and into the future.

Incubator funding round opening for creative and cultural events 27 October 2021

New Zealand’s creative and cultural events will be able to apply for a funding boost to help them grow, with the latest funding round of the Creative and Cultural Events Incubator set to open on 1 November, the Ministry of Business, Employment, and Innovation announced today.

Government announces COVID-19 workplace vaccination legislation 26 October 2021

The Government has announced new legislation to guide decisions on what work needs vaccination.

Govt response to WorkSafe independent review 22 October 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today released the independent review into WorkSafe following the eruption at Whakaari White Island on 9 December 2019.

Climate-related disclosures Bill passes third reading 21 October 2021

The Financial Sector (Climate-related Disclosures and Other Matters) Amendment Bill, which passed its third reading today, will ensure large financial organisations disclose and ultimately act on climate-related risks and opportunities.