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NZ space sector set to star in Moon mission

Monday, 27 June 2022, 10:33 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The New Zealand space sector is set to star in NASA’s CAPSTONE moon mission – with Rocket Lab launching a satellite to the Moon from New Zealand in June, and the lift-off of a separate NASA-NZ lunar research project, New Zealand Space Agency Manager ... More >>

Scammers Using Sophisticated Attacks Against New Zealanders

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 10:42 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New Zealand banks have joined forces with CERT NZ, Consumer Protection, and Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) to warn Kiwis of new threats from scammers. Cyber criminals are using sophisticated methods to trick trusting New Zealanders ... More >>

Last Remaining MIQ Facilities To Close

Monday, 13 June 2022, 3:29 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The last remaining managed isolation facilities will close by 30 June 2022 as they will no longer be needed. “We are currently still operating three facilities for refugees, returnees from Afghanistan and a small number of community cases. However, ... More >>

New Laws Will Support Housing Supply And Improve Building Product Information

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 10:26 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New regulations have been made to support the implementation of the Building (Building Products and Methods, Modular Components, and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021. “The changes to the Building Act made last year aim to support housing supply and ... More >>

MBIE Proposes Extension Of Transition For Insulation Rules

Monday, 30 May 2022, 9:54 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today opened consultation on a proposal to extend the date at which better insulation for new houses will be required by six months. The changes to insulation requirements aim to reduce the ... More >>

New Dam Safety Regulations To Protect People And Property

Friday, 13 May 2022, 2:44 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New regulations announced today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) will provide a nationally consistent approach to dam safety. Until now, Aotearoa New Zealand was one of the few countries in the OECD that did not have an operative ... More >>

MBIE Seeks Input On The Future Of Business In Aotearoa New Zealand

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 10:26 am | MBIE

Consultation has opened on a draft of the Long-term Insights Briefing (Briefing) looking at the future of business for Aotearoa New Zealand. “The aim of the draft Briefing is to prompt thinking and spark debate by providing information about trends, ... More >>

Future Of Remaining MIQ Facilities

Tuesday, 3 May 2022, 3:01 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The closure of the four remaining MIQ facilities will be brought forward due to very low numbers using the facilities. Currently just 95 people are using 54 rooms (32 isolation and 22 quarantine) across four hotels. A decision has been made in ... More >>

Proposed Building Code Update To Ensure New Buildings Better Protect The Safety Of New Zealanders

Monday, 2 May 2022, 10:44 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

MBIE has opened consultation on proposed changes to the Building Code acceptable solutions and verification methods which cover plumbing and drainage, protection from fire, and structural stability of hollow-core floors. “As New Zealand’s ... More >>

Recruitment Company And Director Sentenced For Immigration Law Breaches

Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 9:12 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Apex Recruitment Limited has been convicted and fined $3,600, and its director, Georgia Carolan-Hyland, has also been convicted and fined $1,500, for their involvement in knowingly employing migrant workers in breach of their visa conditions. Immigration ... More >>

A New Registration And Licensing Regime For Engineers

Thursday, 24 March 2022, 2:03 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has announced that Cabinet has agreed to progress with a new regulatory regime for professional engineers. “Engineering is a highly skilled profession and our regulations need to reflect this,” says ... More >>

MIQ Voucher Booking System To End, Decommissioning Of Facilities Underway

Thursday, 24 March 2022, 2:02 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

With New Zealand now reopening to the world and MIQ winding down, the MIQ voucher booking system is being decommissioned, says Head of MIQ Chris Bunny. “This is a natural next step in the scaling back of our operations. With fewer people now ... More >>

Businesses To Benefit From New Electronic Invoicing

Thursday, 10 February 2022, 9:36 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Two thirds of Kiwi businesses agree a new way of invoicing will reduce the risk of cyber hacking, cut admin time, speed up payments and improve cashflow, according to research commissioned by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE). ... More >>

Immigration New Zealand To Start Processing Offshore Residence Applications

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 3:30 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is to resume processing all offshore residence applications ahead of the border gradually reopening next year. As a result of the border restrictions imposed last year because of COVID-19 processing of most visa applications offshore ... More >>

Learn More About Freedom Camping Changes At Public Webinars

Monday, 6 December 2021, 2:06 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The first in a series of information-sharing webinars outlining improvements to freedom camping is being held this week. The changes were announced in Queenstown last week by Tourism Minister Stuart Nash, with the new rules designed to better ... More >>

Making Sure People Are Up To Play With Freedom Camping Changes - MBIE

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 10:50 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

People interested in finding out how the proposed improvements to freedom camping might affect them are being invited to an information-sharing webinar. The webinars, hosted by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), will give people ... More >>

New Building Code Requirements Bring Biggest Energy Efficiency Change In Over A Decade

Monday, 29 November 2021, 11:23 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The latest changes to the Building Code will make new homes and buildings warmer, drier and healthier, with less impact on the climate, says Jenni Tipler, Manager of Building Performance and Engineering at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and ... More >>

Consultation Opens On Clean Vehicle Information Options

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 12:54 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened a consultation today seeking feedback on options for displaying Clean Vehicle information to consumers. Earlier this year, the Government introduced the Clean Car Standard and the Clean ... More >>

ERA Penalises Brews Liquor Stores $34,000 For Migrant Worker Exploitation

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 2:52 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The liquor retail sector is once again in the spotlight for disregarding minimum employment standards with the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) ordering Preeminent Enterprise Limited (trading as Brews Liquor Waimauku) to pay penalties of $25,000 ... More >>

Kiwis Confronted With An Alarming Rise In Online Identity Theft

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 9:57 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Newly released data from Netsafe shows incidents of identity fraud in New Zealand have increased by a shocking 86 per cent over the last financial year, while incidents of investment fraud have risen by 37 per cent over the same period. With more and ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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