Reduced inflows into North Island hydro schemes contributed to a decline in the share of electricity generated from renewable sources in the third quarter of 2019, according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
The Government has responded to the Commerce Commission’s retail fuel sector market study. The Commission studied factors that may affect competition in New Zealand’s retail fuel market, and made recommendations aimed at improving competition, and outcomes for consumers, in the fuel sector.
New entrant pupils in Room 3 at Hope School in the Tasman District have won an online meet and greet with a NASA astronaut after dreaming up a creative entry to the New Zealand Space Agency’s ‘Message to the Future’ competition.
The government has agreed a new approach to New Zealand’s Plant Variety Rights (PVR) regime. These proposals meet our commitments to Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi while also aligning with the highest international standards of plant variety rights protection.