News & Media Centre
Find the latest news from MBIE and from our ministers.
19 February 2013
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s quarterly International Visitor Survey, released today, shows a six per cent drop in spending by international visitors since 2011.
9 February 2013
Prime Minister Key and Prime Minister Gillard have announced joint action to address the high cost of mobile roaming rates between the two countries.
5 February 2013
The New Zealand Cycle Trail Establishment Advisory Board that has been set up to oversee the transition of the Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail, to a new governance entity, met for the first time last month.
20 December 2012
The tourism industry’s confidence levels are the highest they’ve been since September 2011 when the end of the Rugby World Cup triggered a slump.
11 December 2012
The government’s Block Offer 2012 petroleum permitting round has officially come to a close today with the award of 10 new exploration permits.
30 November 2012
Tariff implementation and concessions and rules of origin (ROO) policy functions are transferring from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to New Zealand Customs Service (Customs) next month.
20 November 2012
Tourism is set to recover from its current slowdown due to the continuing strength of Australia and a growing Chinese market, new forecasts released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment predict.
8 November 2012
Consultation with iwi and councils with an interest in areas being proposed for the 2013 petroleum exploration permitting round is now under way.
6 November 2012
China has jumped to become New Zealand’s second largest tourist market, recording a 37 percent increase in expenditure over the last year.
24 October 2012
A new campaign is providing free advice about loans and about how to complain about finance companies.