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Joint statement from Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, Auckland Council, Emirates Team New Zealand Ltd and America’s Cup Event Ltd 31 August 2020

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), in consultation with host partner Auckland Council, has completed its audit into allegations made against Emirates Team New Zealand Limited (ETNZ) and America’s Cup Event Limited (ACE).

Consultation opens on reducing carbon emissions in building and construction 31 August 2020

Public consultation has opened on proposals to help reduce carbon emissions in the building and construction sector.

Seeking public feedback on the systems that prevent and respond to bullying and harassment at work 31 August 2020

Bullying and harassment (including sexual harassment) at work are complex problems, which can have significant impacts on workers, businesses, wider community, and the economy.

Safe harbour for company directors to expire 27 August 2020

Company directors are reminded that the temporary ‘safe harbour’ from their insolvency-related duties will expire on 30 September 2020 as planned.

New associate member of Commerce Commission appointed 25 August 2020

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today confirmed the appointment of Vhari McWha as an associate member of the Commerce Commission.

COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy update 21 August 2020

The government has announced additional funding from the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to advance the COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy.

Energy in New Zealand 2020 released 20 August 2020

The renewable share of energy in 2019 pulled back from the previous year’s record high due to reduced hydro electricity generation, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest annual energy report.

Lead scientist named for MethaneSAT team 19 August 2020

NIWA’s carbon cycling expert, Dr Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher will lead a team of key New Zealand scientists as part of MethaneSAT, an international space mission helping tackle climate change, announced Dr Peter Crabtree, MBIE’s General Manager Science, Innovation & International.

Operating safely in Alert Level 2 and Alert Level 3 14 August 2020

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is today reinforcing that safe working practices are critical to operating within Alert Level 2 and Alert Level 3 and that businesses must self-assess what they need to do to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Consultation on outstanding issues in the Plant Variety Rights Act (PVR) Review is now open 10 August 2020

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released a discussion document to seek feedback on a small number of outstanding issues in the Plant Variety Rights (PVR) Act review.