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Members of new Energy Hardship Expert Panel announced 10 September 2021

Five welfare, electricity, hardship and health leaders have been appointed to the new Energy Hardship Expert Panel that is being set up to recommend policy priorities and actions to government.

Coal use rises as renewable electricity generation falls 09 September 2021

Low hydro lake storage levels combined with a tight gas supply led to a big jump in the use of coal to generate electricity in the second quarter of 2021 compared to a year earlier, according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

2021 Endeavour Fund successful projects 07 September 2021

The Government has announced that it has invested over $240 million in leading edge research that will help to improve New Zealander’s lives through the Endeavour Fund process.

Tourism support initiatives applications open 31 August 2021

Applications for 2 business support initiatives for tourism businesses most affected by the lack of international tourists in 5 South Island communities are now open.

Business Travel Register is now open 29 August 2021

The Business Travel Register has now been activated for businesses to apply for their Business Travel Documents through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) using Business Connect.

Impact of Covid-19 highlighted in Energy in New Zealand 2021 25 August 2021

The impact on the energy sector of restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19 in New Zealand are evident in the latest annual energy report from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Statutory review of space law starts 17 August 2021

The scheduled three-year review of the operation and effectiveness of the Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Act 2017 begins today, MBIE Deputy Secretary Labour, Science and Enterprise Paul Stocks says.

Grants confirmed for Regional Tourism Organisations 17 August 2021

31 Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs) have secured investments in the form of grants ranging from $400,000 and up to $1.5 million each from the $26.6 million allocated in the Tourism Communities: Support, Recovery and Reset Plan announced in May.

New online tool to find out if building consent is needed 12 August 2021

A new online tool to help homeowners find out if their next project needs building consent is now available at building.govt.nz.

Survey shows low consumer knowledge when shopping for a loan 11 August 2021

If you take out a loan and find a better deal within 5 working days, you can cancel your original loan, yet a recent consumer survey shows only one in 5 people know this.