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Consultation opens on review of KiwiSaver default funds 07 August 2019

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Treasury are consulting on options to ensure New Zealanders enrolled in KiwiSaver default funds make the most of their investment.

MBIE seeks researchers in alternative proteins for Singapore bilateral research scoping workshop 06 August 2019

MBIE is now seeking researchers skilled in areas applicable to alternative proteins who are interested in attending a 2-day workshop in Singapore in November 2019 to represent the interests of New Zealand in future foods research with Singapore.

Tourism Infrastructure Fund round 4 now open 01 August 2019

Applications for round four of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF) are now being welcomed.

Round 11 of funding open to support the Great Rides 01 August 2019

Applications are now open for round 11 of the Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund, closing on Friday 30 August 2019.

Smarter Government accommodation planning for Wellington Region 25 July 2019

Options for government office space in the wider Wellington region are being explored to better support citizen needs, regional growth and the vision for a modern, unified Public Service, says Peter Bollmann, Chief Advisor Property, New Zealand Government Procurement and Property.

Call for participation in the ICT in Precision Food Systems 2019 National Workshop and International Technical Meeting 23 July 2019

We invite Expressions of Interest from New Zealand-based researchers in relevant fields to attend two International Bioeconomy Forum (IBF) Working Group events in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Precision Food Systems.

KiwiSaver changes to provide fund access for people with shortened life expectancy 23 July 2019

Changes to the KiwiSaver rules will allow people with congenital life-shortening conditions to withdraw their savings when they are ready to retire.

First unlicensed builder prosecution under the Crimes Act 16 July 2019

For the first time since the introduction of the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme, an unlicensed builder has been prosecuted by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment under the Crimes Act 1961.

Easing the impact of earthquake strengthening for provincial New Zealand 15 July 2019

A change to the system for managing earthquake-prone buildings (EPBs) will make it easier for EPB owners in small towns to undertake modest building work, without having to start seismic strengthening work at the same time.

NZ teachers go stratospheric on international high altitude plane, SOFIA 15 July 2019

Eight of the South Island’s most outstanding science teachers have been selected to fly on board NASA and German Aerospace Centre’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) while it operates out of Christchurch this winter.