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Reports highlight role of wind and geothermal in energy transition 13 March 2020

Two new reports released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment have confirmed the role of wind and geothermal electricity generation in the transition to a low-emissions economy.

New Zealand signs innovation and R&D agreement with Israel 05 March 2020

Today the Government signed the ‘Agreement between the Government of the State of Israel and the Government of New Zealand on Cooperation in Technological Innovation, Research and Development’ with Israeli Ambassador HE Dr. Itzhak Gerberg in Wellington.

Government to introduce law changes following retail fuel market study 27 February 2020

The Government has agreed to introduce changes to improve competition in the retail fuel market following the Commerce Commission’s report into the retail fuel market. The changes will be introduced through a Fuel Industry Bill.

Small businesses to be consulted on changes to prevent late payments 26 February 2020

We’re asking small businesses what they think of two proposals which aim to improve business-to-business payment practices in New Zealand.

New Zealand joins NASA science mission to monitor climate change impacts 25 February 2020

New Zealand researchers and engineers will join NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission after the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment signed a science partnership agreement with the world’s biggest space agency in Washington DC last year.

Screen Industry Workers Bill introduced 18 February 2020

The Government has introduced the Screen Industry Workers Bill to Parliament. The Bill proposes a new model, developed by industry and supported by Government, to allow screen industry contractors to bargain collectively.

Criteria announced for Residential Earthquake-Prone Building Financial Assistance Scheme 17 February 2020

The application criteria has been established for the Residential Earthquake-Prone Building Financial Assistance Scheme, giving more certainty to owners of multi-unit, multi-storey REPBs.

New Bill to stamp out unfair commercial practices passes first reading 13 February 2020

Amendments to the Fair Trading Act 1986 were read for the first time in Parliament yesterday.

Government partners with Wisk for passenger trial of self-flying air taxi in Canterbury 04 February 2020

Today the Government announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with urban air mobility company Wisk (the new trading name of Zephyr Airworks) to support a world-first passenger transport trial of the company’s all-electric, self-flying air taxi ‘Cora’ in Canterbury.

Helping our communities get the most out of tourism with Destination Management 31 January 2020

New guidelines to help destinations around New Zealand have been released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.