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Rapid Mobilisation Playbook to support fast-tracking of construction projects 28 July 2020

A new resource – the Rapid Mobilisation Playbook – has been created to help fast-track government construction projects, says Carolyn Tremain, MBIE Chief Executive and Functional Leader for Government procurement.

Addressing temporary migrant worker exploitation 27 July 2020

A range of policy, legislative and operational changes will be made over the coming years to address temporary migrant worker exploitation in New Zealand.

Block Offer 2019 tender opens 27 July 2020

New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals has today launched the Block Offer 2019 tender for petroleum exploration permits.

Equal Pay Amendment Bill passes 27 July 2020

Parliament has voted to pass the Equal Pay Amendment Bill, which lays out a simple and accessible process to raise and consider claims of systemic sex-based pay discrimination in female-dominated workforces.

Extra funding for advice and support for small-medium tourism businesses 21 July 2020

$10 million has been invested in the Regional Business Partners (RBP) network, enabling small-medium tourism businesses which have been impacted by COVID-19 to seek a wide range of free expert business advice.

MBIE commissioned review of the Crown Research Institutes has been released 10 July 2020

The Te Pae Kahurangi Report was commissioned by MBIE to present an independent view of the role that Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) can and should play in meeting New Zealand’s current and future needs.

Apply now for Māori Trades and Training Funding 10 July 2020

Applications are now open for the $50 million Māori Trades and Training Fund, a contestable grant-based initiative that was allocated funding as part of the COVID-19 Response and Recovery package in Budget 2020.

Relief for temporary migrants, employers and New Zealanders who need work 09 July 2020

The Government is making immediate short-term changes to visa settings to support temporary migrants already onshore in New Zealand and their employers, while also ensuring New Zealanders needing work are prioritised.

Supporting stranded seasonal workers to keep working with more flexible options 09 July 2020

Recognised Seasonal Employers and migrant seasonal workers stranded in New Zealand will be able to continue working and supporting themselves with more flexible hours and roles.

MBIE is deferring the 2021 Unlocking Curious Minds 09 July 2020

After careful consideration MBIE has decided to defer Unlocking Curious Minds for 2021. This means that we won’t be running the normal call for proposals round for projects for 2021.