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Science System Advisory Group to look into science sector 27 March 2024

A new Science System Advisory Group has been established to provide advice on how to improve the effectiveness and impact of the science sector in New Zealand.

Report released into safety assessments of boarding houses 27 March 2024

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released its report into the proactive assessment of multi-storey boarding houses.

Opening for business or working this Easter? Know your rights and responsibilities 27 March 2024

The Labour Inspectorate is reminding employers and employees of their rights and responsibilities leading up to the Easter period.

Putting the freeze on unsafe bathroom heaters – Voluntary recalls on Serene S2068 heaters 26 March 2024

Retailers are voluntarily recalling unsafe wall-mounted bathroom heaters.

New Space Prizes to showcase and inspire talented New Zealanders 26 March 2024

The Government has announced 2 new awards to recognise the talented people working in New Zealand’s space and emerging aviation sectors and inspire young people.

Kiwi research a first for the International Space Station 22 March 2024

In a first for New Zealand, research hardware is on its way to the International Space Station.

Government welcomes draft personal banking services report 21 March 2024

The Commerce Commission has published its draft report into personal banking services.

Changes to the Research, Science and Innovation portfolio 19 March 2024

On 28 August 2023, the former Minister of Finance, Hon Grant Robertson, announced a number of savings that had been agreed by Cabinet across different portfolios. This included $115.28m from the Research, Science and Innovation (RSI) portfolio.

Consumer protection and the CGA 15 March 2024

Today marks World Consumer Rights Day, and the Consumer Protection team at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment wants to remind New Zealanders of the protections and guarantees they can expect when purchasing goods and services in New Zealand.

Increased renewable generation capacity for December quarter 14 March 2024

The renewable share of electricity generation was 90.3% for the October to December 2023 quarter, according to data released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).