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Better protection for security guards 08 December 2020

The Government is moving to better protect security guards’ pay and conditions by adding them to Schedule 1A of the Employment Relations Act. 

New regulations to make lending requirements clearer 03 December 2020

New regulations under consumer credit legislation will ensure the requirements for companies that provide loans to consumers are clear, consistently applied and easy to enforce.

New chair appointed to New Zealand Growth Capital Partners Board 03 December 2020

David Smol has been appointed chair of New Zealand Growth Capital Partners Board, the Ministry of Business, Employment, and Innovation announced today.

Government extends Business Debt Hibernation scheme 01 December 2020

The Government is extending the Business Debt Hibernation (BDH) scheme by 10 months to 31 October 2021.

Bill to increase employees’ minimum sick leave entitlement 01 December 2020

The Government has announced it will introduce a Bill to Parliament to increase employees’ minimum entitlement to sick leave from five days, to 10 days.

Temporary Accommodation Service available for Napier flooding evacuees 24 November 2020

Napier residents affected by flooding caused by heavy rainfall can access help finding temporary accommodation through the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment’s (MBIE) Temporary Accommodation Service.

Agreement signed for demobilisation of FPSO Umuroa from Tui Oil Field 20 November 2020

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has signed an agreement with BW Umuroa Pte. Ltd (BWU), the owner and operator of the FPSO Umuroa, to demobilise and disconnect the vessel from the Tui Oil Field.

Government announces supermarkets as second market study 17 November 2020

Supermarkets will be the subject of the second market study, the Government has today confirmed.

Fraud Awareness Week – COVID-19 related scams on the rise 16 November 2020

This Fraud Awareness Week, Consumer Protection (MBIE) is encouraging people to be aware of new and sophisticated scams designed to encourage people to hand over money or personal information.

$84 million to support excellent research in science 10 November 2020

The Government is investing $84.7 million in innovative projects that will help us understand and find new ways to address a wide range of long-term issues including health, climate change, astronomy and the impact of Big Data on social equality.