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Government considers retirement income policy review recommendations 29 January 2020

The Government is considering the recommendations of the Retirement Commissioner’s review into New Zealand’s retirement income policies, which was released on 29 January 2020.

Consultation opens on FMA funding and levies 28 January 2020

Consultation has opened on funding options and levies to enable the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) to regulate the new financial advice regime and respond to cost pressures within its current remit.

Construction Sector Transformation Plan paves way for behaviour change 27 January 2020

The Construction Sector Transformation Plan, launched yesterday by Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa, sets bold actions for the industry and government to work together to lift the sector’s performance.

Unlicensed builder sentenced under the Crimes Act 16 January 2020

For the first time since the introduction of the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme, an unlicensed builder has been sentenced under the Crimes Act 1961.

Science and the plastics problem 15 January 2020

A short documentary by Shirley Horrocks focusing on plastics in New Zealand – the issue, facts and work being done to address and rethink our use of plastics.

Winning Kiwi school pupils dream up an inspiring future in space 04 December 2019

New entrant pupils in Room 3 at Hope School in the Tasman District have won an online meet and greet with a NASA astronaut after dreaming up a creative entry to the New Zealand Space Agency’s ‘Message to the Future’ competition.

$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.

Approved satellites launched from NZ reveal their diversity 17 October 2019

The New Zealand Space Agency has released information about satellite payloads approved for launch by Rocket Lab from its Māhia launch complex, showing the diverse range of organisations using New Zealand for space operations.

World’s first ‘next-generation’ space radar unveiled in Naseby 16 October 2019

Silicon Valley start-up LeoLabs have unveiled the first ‘next generation’ space radar outside of the United States today in Naseby, Central Otago.