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29 August 2013
A new Patents law replacing the 60-year old Patents Act has been passed by Parliament.
29 August 2013
The Financial Markets Conduct Bill has passed into law, aimed at improving financial market conduct and restoring investor confidence in New Zealand’s financial markets.
31 July 2013
The Government has announced a series of changes to the incentive schemes that recognise the diversity and emerging strengths of New Zealand's screen industry.
27 June 2013
New Zealand Energy Outlook: Electricity Insight explores the long-term future for electricity in New Zealand using scenario analysis.
14 May 2013
Expenditure by Chinese visitors to New Zealand continues to grow, according to the latest International Visitor Survey produced by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
14 May 2013
The 2013 ANZ Flying Start Business Plan Competition is now open, giving Kiwi entrepreneurs the chance to develop an effective business plan and win some fantastic prizes.
3 May 2013
Amendments to the Crown Minerals Act 1991 regime are planned to come into force on 24 May 2013.
29 April 2013
The areas to be included in the petroleum Block Offer 2013 permitting round have been announced to the Advantage NZ: 2013 Petroleum Conference in Auckland today.
29 April 2013
New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals, a branch of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, will host the Advantage NZ: 2013 Petroleum Conference. The conference will run across three days, from today, Monday 29 April, to Wednesday 1 May.
17 April 2013
The next session of the World Intellectual Property Office’s Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) will be from 22-26 April 2013.