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Public consultation launched on International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy 15 May 2024

The government is seeking feedback on whether to increase the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL), by how much, and how the revenue should be spent.

New tourism data shows continued recovery 05 March 2024

The latest International Visitor Survey (IVS) data shows international tourism is steadily returning to pre-pandemic levels.

MBIE responds to review on Accredited Employer Work Visa 27 February 2024

The Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has accepted the findings and recommendations of the independent external review into the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV), released today by Te Kawa Mataaho/Public Service Commission.

Beyond the pitch – The enduring benefits of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ 02 February 2024

Hundreds of thousands of people across the country benefitted from the government’s leverage and legacy programme for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™.

Goal! Report confirms FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ a success 15 December 2023

An impact evaluation report released today confirms the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ delivered more than New Zealand hoped for and was hugely successful across all key measures, says MBIE New Zealand Major Events Manager Kylie Hawker-Green.

Extreme weather recovery efforts to benefit from Tourism Infrastructure Fund 01 September 2023

The Minister of Tourism has announced the seventh round of recipients of the Government’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund, which supports local government to address tourism infrastructure needs.

Former Licensed Immigration Adviser convicted following MBIE investigation 31 August 2023

A former Licensed Immigration Adviser (LIA) has been sentenced to 6-months community detention and 100 hours community service after his application for a discharge without conviction was dismissed and he was found guilty of breaching the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 (the Act).

Record breaking FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 comes to a close 24 August 2023

New Zealand co-hosted the most successful FIFA Women’s World Cup ever, with over 700,000 people attending matches in New Zealand and almost 2 million fans attending matches in New Zealand and Australia.

Release of independent review into out of hours immigration visits 10 July 2023

The head of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has committed to continuing a pause on out of hours visits to residential addresses by compliance officers for deportation purposes following the release of an independent review into the practice.

Further protection for migrant workers 30 June 2023

The Government is taking further steps to protect vulnerable workers and champion human rights with the passing of the Worker Protection (Migrant and Other Employees) Bill.