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New pilot enables Space Agency to track satellites launched from NZ 26 June 2019

The New Zealand Space Agency (NZSA) is continuing to build its capability as a regulator of space activity with a new pilot project which allows officials to see real-time information on the orbital position of satellites launched from New Zealand.

MBIE to review AgResearch's science capability 19 June 2019

MBIE is currently appointing a panel that will review AgResearch's science capability as part of a funding agreement for a new work programme.

Unlicensed builders fined for restricted building work 19 June 2019

Two unlicensed builders have been sentenced in separate cases relating to carrying out restricted building work without being licensed.

Strong regional uptake for ultra-fast broadband 14 June 2019

More homes and businesses are connecting to ultra-fast broadband (UFB) in regions such as the Waikato and Northland, according to the latest government report.

Changes coming for screen sector workplace relations 13 June 2019

Law changes have been announced for contractors working in New Zealand’s screen sector. The changes, proposed by industry and largely supported by Government, will see contractors allowed to bargain collectively.

Petroleum Reserves data released 13 June 2019

Details of New Zealand’s petroleum reserves as they stand at the beginning of 2019 have been released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment.

Electricity generation mix affected by gas constraints 13 June 2019

A constrained gas supply during the first quarter of 2019 led to a rise in coal-fired electricity generation, according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

$14.4 million to fund cutting-edge scientific research 13 June 2019

Four new sector-led research partnerships will receive funding of $14.4 million over the next seven years through the 2018 Partnerships Investment Round

Conformance system set up for the future with the launch of a new Strategy 12 June 2019

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has today released the Conformance System Strategy, which aims to enhance the contribution of New Zealand’s conformance system to the economy and consumer wellbeing.

Keeping New Zealand’s large dams safe 11 June 2019

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened consultation on proposed safety regulations for New Zealand’s large dams, to ensure dam safety regulation is robust and in line with internationally recognised best practice.