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Search for new Commerce Commission chairperson to begin shortly 04 February 2022

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today confirmed that Commerce Commission chairperson, Anna Rawlings, will not seek further appointment when her term concludes later this year.

Reconnecting New Zealand – next steps 03 February 2022

The Government has announced its plans to gradually reopen New Zealand’s border this year.

Proposals released for a New Zealand Income Insurance Scheme 02 February 2022

Every year, more than 100,000 New Zealanders are made redundant and laid off, or have to stop working because of a health condition or disability.

Māori recognised as telecommunication sector leaders 02 February 2022

The Government has reached an enduring, long-term agreement with Māori that recognises Māori interests in radio spectrum and accelerates Māori participation in the telecommunications sector.

Protecting New Zealand’s maritime security 01 February 2022

The Maritime Security Strategy: Te Kaitiakitanga o Tangaroa ensures New Zealand has a maritime security sector that is able to continue to secure New Zealand’s marine economic, cultural and environmental interests for future generations.

Consultation opens on onshore fuel stockholding levels 17 January 2022

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today opened consultation on a proposed requirement for a minimum onshore fuel stockholding level and the options for how it can be achieved.

Refreshed priorities for Antarctic Research 17 December 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Ministry of Primary Industries, Antarctic New Zealand, and the Department of Conservation are pleased to announce new, refreshed, and modern priorities, for New Zealand’s Antarctic and Southern Ocean research under the main theme of global change.

Co-hosts for Infectious Diseases Research Platform announced 15 December 2021

The Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) and the University of Otago are joint co-hosts of the Infectious Diseases Research Platform announced by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

New border exception to support rapidly growing tech sector 13 December 2021

The Government has announced today a new border class exception for the technology sector, to support this rapidly growing industry to bring in overseas talent where it is most needed.

Renewable electricity generation bounces back 09 December 2021

The share of electricity generated from renewable sources recovered in the third quarter of 2021 after hydro generation returned to normal levels and new wind farms started producing power, according to data published today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.