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Tourism transformation takes another step

Skills shortages and career progression in the tourism and hospitality sector are the first priorities of the new Industry Transformation Plan being drawn up...

Living wage for public service contractors

Media Release 10 November 2021 Some of the lowest paid workers in government will be moved to the living wage, with a direction to extend it...

Summer festivals get government backing

Media release 9 November 2021  Big summer festivals get financial certainty to proceed in face of COVID-19 threat Government takes lion’s share of risk...

Regional economies hit $2 billion milestone

Media Release 3rd September 2021 Government investment in regional economic development projects has passed a $2 billion milestone as support for jobs, businesses and infrastructure steps...

Enhancements to Immigration Online

Media Release 8th October 2021 From late 2021, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) will start delivering enhancements to its Immigration Online system, to speed up visa processing...

Small business at heart of economic recovery across APEC region

Media release 9th October 2021   The Minister for Small Business says support for small and medium enterprises will remain ongoing as the Asia-Pacific region moves through...

Self-isolation pilot opens today, 30th September

Media Release The goal of safely re-opening our borders and developing new ways for people to travel will start with a self-isolation pilot, COVID-19 Response...

IRD | final Business Transformation Release

Media Release 24 September 2021 Changes for employers Compulsory employer deductions for child support It will be compulsory for employers to deduct child support payments from newly liable...

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Round 3 applications are now open

Media Release  20 September 2021 Applications are open for COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 #3, and will close at 11.59pm on Thursday 30 September 2021. It is...