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Milestone for MIQ as NZDF security departs 31 March 2022

An important milestone in the operations of Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) has been reached with the release of the vast majority of New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) security personnel. Their significant duties have contributed greatly to the success of MIQ.

A new registration and licensing regime for engineers 24 March 2022

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has announced that Cabinet has agreed to progress with a new regulatory regime for professional engineers.

Government clean energy fund to slash power bills for more Māori and public homes 24 March 2022

Hundreds more households living in Māori and public homes are set to benefit from locally generated, clean power under the government fund set up to trial small-scale renewable energy projects.

MIQ voucher booking system to end, decommissioning of facilities underway 24 March 2022

With New Zealand now reopening to the world and MIQ winding down, the MIQ voucher booking system is being decommissioned, says Head of MIQ Chris Bunny.

New measures will combat the misuse of NZ companies 22 March 2022

New measures announced today will increase transparency and combat the misuse of New Zealand companies to disguise criminal activity.

Sudima MIQ facility to support Rotorua community during Omicron outbreak 21 March 2022

The last remaining MIQ facility in Rotorua is to be used to support the community during the current Omicron outbreak. The Sudima Rotorua Managed Isolation Facility will be available to support community cases from Tuesday 22 March 2022 until the end of May.

Border changes for unvaccinated New Zealand Citizens 18 March 2022

The Government has agreed that unvaccinated New Zealand citizens, and those who are eligible to travel to New Zealand do not need to enter MIQ or to self-isolate. This change takes effect from 11.59pm on Friday 18 March.

Tourism Kick-start Fund opens on 1 April 17 March 2022

Tourism businesses in the 5 South Island communities most reliant on international visitors will be able to apply for support from the $49 million Tourism Kick-start Fund initiative on 1 April.

Support for Matariki events in Te Waipounamu South Island 11 March 2022

Two exciting events in Te Waipounamu South Island with a focus on Matariki are the latest recipients of investment and support from the Creative and Cultural Events Incubator.

Govt proposes initial changes to lending requirements 11 March 2022

Initial proposed changes to lending requirements announced by the Government today will help New Zealanders acquire credit safely and responsibly.