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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.

Members of new Energy Hardship Reference Group appointed 08 December 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has appointed 20 representatives from industry, NGOs, iwi and Māori groups to join government agencies and a regulator to form the new Energy Hardship Reference Group.

Law change brings new decommissioning obligations and added enforcement 02 December 2021

The Crown Minerals (Decommissioning and Other Matters) Amendment Act received Royal assent on 1 December 2021 and a number of new provisions are now in force.

Lessons learnt from Rapid Antigen Testing Trial 01 December 2021

The 5 week rapid antigen testing trial was used to garner learnings and feedback from 29 New Zealand businesses to inform a wider national roll-out as part of the country’s response to COVID-19.

MBIE’s Small Business Collective recognised for its mahi tahi 01 December 2021

During the 2020 COVID-19 response, the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment’s Small Business Collective responded at pace to deliver information, support and services to help small business owners navigate the rapidly changing environment.

Funding boost for Great Rides 01 December 2021

13 Great Rides will receive a share of $850,000 investment from Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trails Fund it was confirmed today.