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Report Highlights Wellington’s Economic Opportunities

Tuesday, 30 April 2013, 10:59 am | Ministry of Economic Development

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today released a never-before-seen insight into the economic performance of New Zealand’s regions, including the Wellington economy. More >>

Energy quarterly shows value of renewable energy

Friday, 14 September 2012, 12:38 pm | Ministry of Economic Development

The growth in renewable electricity generation from geothermal and wind energy in New Zealand is helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in dry years, MBIE’s latest energy figures show. More >>

Review of Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) notice fee

Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 2:41 pm | Ministry of Economic Development

After a six month review of the fee, Cabinet decided that the fee should remain at $25. MBIE will continue to monitor the operation of the regime with a view to recommending whether further reviews of the fee are necessary. More >>

Tourism business confidence drops

Thursday, 21 June 2012, 11:08 am | Ministry of Economic Development

Tourism business confidence remains down, with fewer businesses feeling confident about the next three months. More >>

New Zealand Energy Data File 2012 released

Wednesday, 20 June 2012, 12:38 pm | Ministry of Economic Development

New Zealand’s renewable share of total primary energy supply increased to 39 per cent in 2011, the highest on record, the Ministry of Economic Development reported today. New Zealand ranks second in the OECD for the share of renewables towards total ... More >>

Interest in Northland metallic minerals exploration invited

Wednesday, 13 June 2012, 2:49 pm | Ministry of Economic Development

The government’s tender process to manage competitive interest in metallic minerals exploration in New Zealand’s Northland region is now underway. More >>

Tender for oil and gas exploration permits opens

Friday, 8 June 2012, 2:16 pm | Ministry of Economic Development

MEDIA RELEASE Tender for oil and gas exploration permits opens The government’s annual tender process to attract gas and oil exploration interest in 2012 is now underway, the Ministry of Economic Development announced today. “By 15 October ... More >>

Tender for oil and gas exploration permits opens

Friday, 8 June 2012, 1:04 pm | Ministry of Economic Development

The government’s annual tender process to attract oil and gas exploration interest in 2012 is now underway, the Ministry of Economic Development announced today. More >>

Domestic tourism spending highest for eight years

Tuesday, 5 June 2012, 11:11 am | Ministry of Economic Development

Domestic tourism spending highest for eight years Domestic travellers spent $9.95 billion in the year to March 2012. More >>

May Wang pleads guilty to Companies Act charge

Wednesday, 23 May 2012, 5:18 pm | Ministry of Economic Development

May Wang has today pleaded guilty to leaving New Zealand with the intention of avoiding examination into the affairs of Dynasty Group Limited, currently in liquidation. More >>

Small Business Group Calls for More Clarity

Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 4:16 pm | Ministry of Economic Development

The Small Business Advisory Group has today called for more clarity, certainty, continuity and capability building to allow small and medium sized enterprises to operate with confidence. More >>

‘Boiler room’ scam threatens to dupe New Zealanders

Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 11:04 am | Ministry of Economic Development

Media release 15 May 2012 ‘Boiler room’ scam threatens to dupe New Zealanders New Zealand investors are in danger of being fleeced by a sophisticated new cold-calling share scam. Fraudsters posing as a legitimate Japanese company, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial ... More >>

Tough year for tourism saved by rugby

Tuesday, 8 May 2012, 11:25 am | Ministry of Economic Development

Media release Tuesday 8 May 2012 Tough year for tourism saved by rugby A tough 12 months for the tourism industry was saved by the one-off influx of Rugby World Cup visitors, according to latest figures from the International Visitors Survey. More >>

Product safety warning for diving hoses

Friday, 4 May 2012, 5:26 pm | Ministry of Economic Development

Divers are being urged to immediately stop using Miflex High Pressure Diving Hoses. The Ministry of Consumer Affairs says this product has been recalled in North America due to the risk of the hose rupturing, leaving the diver without air supply and at ... More >>

Businesses urged to get PPSR-savvy

Tuesday, 1 May 2012, 9:27 am | Ministry of Economic Development

It turns 10 years old today, but too many small businesses still fail to understand the importance of the Personal Property Securities Register. More >>

Tourism Businesses Not As Optimistic After RWC High

Wednesday, 21 March 2012, 11:41 am | Ministry of Economic Development

Wednesday 21 March 2012 Tourism Businesses Not As Optimistic After RWC High Since achieving a record high in business confidence during the Rugby World Cup, tourism businesses are not feeling as optimistic about the next three months as they were ... More >>

Surge in domestic travel and spending

Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 11:15 am | Ministry of Economic Development

Ministry of Economic Development Media statement Tuesday 20 March 2012 Surge in domestic travel and spending The latest tourism data shows a surge in domestic travel and spending in 2011. According to the latest Domestic Travel Survey by the Ministry ... More >>

Rugby World Cup visitors spent $390 million

Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 12:27 pm | Ministry of Economic Development

Visitors to New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup spent around $390 million, according to the International Visitors Survey released by the Ministry of Economic Development today. More >>

Next steps towards oil and gas exploration

Thursday, 9 February 2012, 3:00 pm | Ministry of Economic Development

Improvements in the process for permitting exploration for oil and gas will be implemented this year. “From 2012 we will exclusively use a ‘block offer’ annual competitive tender process to allocate permits for oil and gas exploration, and no longer use ... More >>

More illegal dog-tracking collars intercepted

Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 10:37 am | Ministry of Economic Development

Despite a clampdown on illegal dog-tracking collars, importers and hunters are continuing to flout the law, with more than 100 devices intercepted this summer. More >>

 

 

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