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Warm, dry conditions hinder renewable electricity generation 11 March 2021

A decline hydro and wind generation in the last quarter of 2020 led to a small decrease in the share of electricity generated from renewable sources according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Envico Technologies joins Airspace Integration Trials Programme 11 March 2021

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) and Tauranga-based Envico Technologies , in preparation for a trial which will field test the use of predator-control drones for conservation.

Strengthening the safety and resilience of Aotearoa’s large dams 02 March 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has announced that Cabinet has approved policy decisions for the development of new safety regulations for dams to protect people, property and the environment from potential dam failures.

Business Travel Register open 27 February 2021

Businesses with workers needing to cross the Alert Level boundary near Auckland will need evidence of permitted activity or an exemption. Travel documents that were issued earlier this month remain valid.

Government announces list of life-shortening conditions under new KiwiSaver withdrawal category 25 February 2021

The Government has announced the list of life-shortening congenital conditions will guarantee people early withdrawal under a new KiwiSaver category created last year.

New Zealand universities first to benefit from space tech agreement 23 February 2021

A memorandum of understanding has been virtually signed between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) in Wellington and space and intelligence company Maxar Technologies at their headquarters in Westminster, Colorado, USA.

Government accepts Holidays Act Taskforce’s recommendations 23 February 2021

The Government has accepted the Holidays Act Taskforce’s 22 recommendations which aim to improve the Holidays Act by making it clearer and providing greater certainty for employers and employees.

Government eases visa restrictions for visitors in New Zealand 22 February 2021

Visitor visa holders will be able to stay in New Zealand a little longer as the Government eases restrictions for those still here.

Businesses can register for travel 15 February 2021

Businesses needing to cross the Alert Level boundary can now register for travel documents using an online register, says the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment.

Updated responsible lending guidance published 11 February 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today published updated guidance to help lenders comply with their responsible lending obligations.