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Government introduces lending law exemption to help with North Island flooding 22 February 2023

The government has made a temporary exemption to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA) for temporary lending to consumers affected by the recent extreme weather in the North Island.

MBIE seeks feedback to strengthen building occupational regulation regimes 21 February 2023

MBIE is commencing a public consultation seeking feedback on the Licensed Building Practitioner; Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers; Electrical Workers and Registered Architects occupational regulation regimes.

MBIE Leading exchanges for APEC members 20 February 2023

MBIE’s Trade and International team hosted a virtual workshop for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies on building an enabling environment for financial technology (fintech). This workshop was designed for APEC members to share their experiences about the digitalisation of financial services, emerging regulatory environments for fintech across the region, and the role fintech can play in supporting international trade and the achievement of environmental social governance (ESG) objectives.

New national service supporting homeowners affected by a natural disaster 19 February 2023

A new national service providing homeowners with independent support to resolve residential insurance issues resulting from natural disasters, will become available from 20 February, 2023.

Horizon Europe opens for New Zealand applications 17 February 2023

New Zealand researchers and organisations can now apply to Pillar 2 of Horizon Europe, the European Union’s (EU) largest ever research and innovation programme, on equal terms as researchers from EU Member States.

Minimum wage rising to $22.70 per hour from 1 April 2023 08 February 2023

The Prime Minister has announced that the adult minimum wage will be rising to $22.70 per hour from 1 April 2023.

Temporary Accommodation Service Activated in Auckland 08 February 2023

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS) has been activated for the Auckland floods, and is currently accepting registrations from displaced residents who need assistance finding temporary accommodation.

New initiatives support Māori and Pacific Peoples research aspirations 07 February 2023

Government announced a suite of new initiatives to accelerate and support Māori and Pacific Peoples research aspirations to the benefit of all New Zealanders.

Fog cannon subsidy applications open 01 February 2023

Applications are now open for the $4,000 fog cannon subsidy for small retail businesses that want a fog cannon installed.

Have your say on corded window coverings 27 January 2023

MBIE is seeking feedback on ways to address safety concerns associated with corded window coverings, such as roller blinds, concertina blinds, Roman blinds and slatted blinds like Venetian blinds.