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Regenerative tourism focus for industry partnership 17 November 2021

The next steps in the tourism industry’s recovery, announced today, involves a partnership between industry, workers and government.

Fraud Awareness Week 2021 (14 - 20 November) 15 November 2021

Rise in online scams costs millions; together let’s fight scams

Summer events get financial backing 09 November 2021

A new financial support scheme will allow organisers of large-scale events to forge ahead with their planning this summer.

Consultation now open on Buy-Now, Pay-Later 04 November 2021

Consultation has opened today on Buy-Now, Pay-Later, as part of the Government’s work to ensure this sector delivers long-term benefits for consumers.

Consultation opens on defining energy hardship 04 November 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened a consultation today on its proposed definition of energy wellbeing and hardship, and potential indicators to measure hardship over time.

New building regulations to support innovation and better quality buildings 02 November 2021

Yesterday Cabinet agreed on regulatory proposals developed by MBIE to support greater opportunity for innovation and economies of scale, and improve trust and confidence in the building sector.

Landlord ordered to pay after child contracts rheumatic heart disease due to substandard housing 01 November 2021

A Christchurch landlord has been ordered to pay $38,626.12 after a Tenancy Tribunal hearing found multiple breaches that resulted in a child living at the home being diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease, following action taken by MBIE’s Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team (TCIT).

MBIE opens consultation on issues facing research, science and innovation system 28 October 2021

Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways, a programme that seeks to start an open and wide-ranging conversation on a range of issues facing the research, science and innovation (RSI) system, has been launched today by the Government.

Rapid antigen tests now being trialled by New Zealand businesses 28 October 2021

A shipment of 300,000 rapid antigen tests has arrived in New Zealand and is now being rolled out across some of the country’s largest businesses as part of a Government-approved trial to expand the tools used to find and stamp out COVID-19.

Govt considers regulatory safeguards for three waters services 27 October 2021

The Government is considering regulatory safeguards to ensure that consumers and communities receive efficient and affordable three waters services that meet their needs both now and into the future.