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$2 million for STEM projects that unlock our nations’ minds 28 November 2019

The government has today announced $2 million in funding to support 31 projects across the country aimed at engaging more New Zealanders in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Changes made to the Building Code 28 November 2019

Recent changes to the Building Code will support safer and more resilient buildings on liquefaction-prone ground, and make it easier to build steel framed housing.

Consulting on options to improve contractors’ rights 26 November 2019

The Government is seeking feedback on possible options to address the vulnerability some contractors face in the workplace.

Government passes wheel clamping Bill 26 November 2019

Improved protections for consumers from unreasonable and predatory behaviour by wheel clamping operators are a step closer after the Land Transport (Wheel Clamping) Amendment Bill passed its third reading.

Consultation opens on review of Crown Minerals Act 19 November 2019

A review of the Crown Minerals Act 1991 to ensure it supports the long-term well-being of New Zealanders has been launched today with the release of a discussion document.

NZ ranks first for ease of doing business for the fourth year 19 November 2019

The Doing Business Report 2020 has again ranked New Zealand as the best out of 190 economies for the ease of doing business.

Fraud Awareness Week urging Kiwis to “Stop and Think - is this for real?” New News Page 18 November 2019

As part of this year’s annual Fraud Awareness Week campaign 17-23 November, Consumer Protection is encouraging New Zealanders to take a moment and stop and think ‘is this for real?’ when they’re contacted unexpectedly and being asked for personal information.

Workshops on Digital Technologies Industry Transformation Plan 14 November 2019

Six workshops are coming up as part of our partnership with NZTech to develop an Industry Transformation Plan for the digital technologies sector.

$3 million invested in space science partnerships through Catalyst: Strategic Space Fund 12 November 2019

Six New Zealand research projects have received $500,000 each to fund the development of innovative space technologies including satellite control systems and ocean and coastal monitoring satellites.

New Zealand joins MethaneSAT climate mission in space 07 November 2019

New Zealand has joined its first official space mission as a country to combat climate change and the mission control centre will be located in New Zealand.