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Business Payment Practices Act repealed 08 March 2024

The Government has repealed the Business Payment Practices Act 2023.

Liftoff in global flight against climate change 05 March 2024

The MethaneSAT mission has successfully launched into space, marking a milestone in the development of New Zealand’s space sector.

One onshore petroleum exploration permit granted 05 March 2024

One onshore petroleum exploration permit has today been granted through the Block Offer 2020 competitive tender process.

New tourism data shows continued recovery 05 March 2024

The latest International Visitor Survey (IVS) data shows international tourism is steadily returning to pre-pandemic levels.

Tui Project’s offshore decommissioning works completed 01 March 2024

The last of the Tui Oil Field’s subsea infrastructure has been removed and returned to shore, bringing the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Tui Project’s decommissioning activities to a close.

MBIE responds to review on Accredited Employer Work Visa 27 February 2024

The Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has accepted the findings and recommendations of the independent external review into the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV), released today by Te Kawa Mataaho/Public Service Commission.

Government signals intention to repeal Business Payment Practices Act 2023 22 February 2024

The Government has today announced plans to repeal the Business Payment Practices Act 2023.

New Zealand Claims Resolution Service marks 1 year of supporting homeowners with natural disaster insurance claims 22 February 2024

Since launching in February 2023, the New Zealand Claims Resolution Service (NZCRS) has registered 1,725 cases and helped homeowners to resolve more than 900 cases.

Technical Specification for the design of new buildings out for public comment 15 February 2024

Standards New Zealand has today released a draft Technical Specification for 'Structural design actions – Part 5: Earthquake actions – New Zealand' (TS1170.5) for public comment. The draft specification looks to provide updated engineering guidance to determine earthquake loadings when designing new buildings.

Final stage of Tui Project oil field decommissioning to begin 09 February 2024

The 117m construction support vessel, Sapura Constructor, will arrive in New Plymouth tomorrow in preparation for removing the last of the Tui Oil Field’s infrastructure.