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Renewable electricity generation hovers around 85 per cent 13 December 2018

Renewable sources made up almost 85 percent of electricity generation in the third quarter of 2018 pushed up by more hydrogeneration than this time last year, according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Latest Housing Affordability Measure (HAM) released 12 December 2018

MBIE released the latest Housing Affordability Measure data at midday today. HAM is an experimental housing affordability measure consisting of two indicators, one that tracks affordability for potential first-home buyers and one that tracks affordability for renters.

MBIE website refresh 12 December 2018

Welcome to the recently updated MBIE corporate website.

ACC levies for the next two years confirmed 11 December 2018

The Government has announced the new ACC levies for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 years.

Government releases discussion paper on unfair commercial practices 10 December 2018

The Government has released a discussion paper on options for protecting customers and businesses from unfair commercial practices.

Latest data from CERT NZ shows simple measures can prevent business compromise 07 December 2018

A new report released today highlights how basic measures continue to sit at the centre of protecting New Zealanders and their businesses from online threats.

Parliament passes changes to Employment Relations Act 06 December 2018

The Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018, passed in Parliament yesterday, introduces a number of employment law changes that aim to improve fairness in the workplace and deliver decent work conditions and fair wages.

Changes to Electrical Worker and Licensed Building Practitioner fees 04 December 2018

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) ran a consultation in June to review the fees and levies for the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme and Electrical Workers (EW) licensing and registration fees. From this process, new fees will be set in place from 21 January 2019.

Government selects retail fuel for first market study 03 December 2018

The Government has announced that the retail fuel market has been selected as the subject of the first Commerce Commission market study.

Consultation opens on Block Offer 2018 28 November 2018

New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals has today initiated consultation with iwi and hapū on the proposed Block Offer 2018 release area for petroleum exploration permits.