The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has published the terms of reference for the New Zealand Energy Strategy, setting out government ambitions and next steps for transitioning the energy system to a high performing, low emissions future.
The Government has announced it is working with New Zealand’s 3 major network operators (Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees) and shared network infrastructure provider Dense Air to enable improvements to rural connectivity and the accelerated roll-out of 5G services to small towns across New Zealand.
MBIE’s Trade and International team hosted a virtual workshop for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies on building an enabling environment for financial technology (fintech). This workshop was designed for APEC members to share their experiences about the digitalisation of financial services, emerging regulatory environments for fintech across the region, and the role fintech can play in supporting international trade and the achievement of environmental social governance (ESG) objectives.
Businesses performing eligible research and development will soon be able to access more frequent and faster payments of the Research and Development Tax Incentive, with the introduction of in-year payments in early 2023.