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    21 October 2021

    NZ passes world-first climate reporting legislation

    New Zealand has become the first country in the world to pass a law that will ensure financial organisations disclose and ultimately act on climate-related risks and opportunities, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Dr David Clark and Climate Change Minister James Shaw today announced today (21 OCTOBER 2021).


    25 February 2021

    Government announces list of life-shortening conditions guaranteeing early KiwiSaver access

    “The Government has today announced the list of life-shortening congenital conditions that will guarantee early withdrawal under a new KiwiSaver category created last year,” Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark said.


    20 June 2020

    Combating debt in the wake of COVID-19

    The New Zealand Government announced additional funding being made available to strengthen existing debt solution services with access to debt specialists, and develop a national approach to address problem debt Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni and Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs Hon Kris Faafoi announced today.


    25 September 2019

    New financial conduct regime makes banks and insurers treat their customers fairly

    Customers can expect fairer treatment from banks, insurers and other financial service providers as the Government moves to introduce a new regime to regulate financial conduct, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi said.