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RSE scheme boosting employment in the regions

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 4:36 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The latest survey of employers in the Recognised Seasonal Employers (RSE) scheme has found that almost half (45 per cent) have expanded their business as a result of employing workers from the Pacific. More >>

Government agency fleet CO2 emissions falling

Monday, 15 July 2019, 2:01 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The first update of the Fleet Emissions Dashboard shows average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for each government agency’s fleet of light vehicles have decreased between April and July this year. More >>

First unlicensed builder prosecution under the Crimes Act

Monday, 15 July 2019, 10:51 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

For the first time since the introduction of the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme, an unlicensed builder has been prosecuted by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment under the Crimes Act 1961. Mosgiel man Rodney James Day ... More >>

Mobil systems fail to address illegal docking of worker pay

Monday, 15 July 2019, 10:40 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered a South Auckland petrol station, Mittal and Son Limited (MSL), trading as Mobil Porchester Road, to pay $20,000 for breaches, likened to the workers having to pay a premium to keep their jobs. More >>

Building national pride and celebrating Kiwi culture

Monday, 1 July 2019, 11:17 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Expressions of Interest for the new look Major Events Fund are being welcomed from today, 1 July 2019. The Fund has a new direction that will see it prioritise events that build national pride and celebrate New Zealand culture, as well as having a ... More >>

Incorporated Societies Bill closer to introduction

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 10:38 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Government has agreed to update legislation that applies to the more than 23,000 incorporated societies that operate in New Zealand. More >>

Job advertisements fell slightly in May

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 11:45 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of online job advertisements fell slightly by 0.2 per cent in the month of May 2019 and decreased by 0.6 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online monthly data release. More >>

Unlicensed builders fined for restricted building work

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 10:09 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Two unlicensed builders have been sentenced in separate cases relating to carrying out restricted building work without being licensed. More >>

Employment breaches raise questions for liquor licensing

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 4:08 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

In the latest in a long line of enforcement actions taken by the Labour Inspectorate, the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered Shalini Limited, a business that operated liquor stores and a dairy in Auckland, to pay $100,000 in penalties. ... More >>

Employment breaches raise questions for liquor licensing

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 2:42 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

In the latest in a long line of enforcement actions taken by the Labour Inspectorate, the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered Shalini Limited, a business that operated liquor stores and a dairy in Auckland, to pay $100,000 in penalties. ... More >>

Keeping New Zealand’s large dams safe

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 9:39 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened consultation on proposed safety regulations for New Zealand’s large dams, to ensure dam safety regulation is robust and in line with internationally recognised best practice. More >>

Fibre Regulation consultation released

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 3:04 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released the exposure draft of regulations to be made under section 226 of the Telecommunications Act 2001. More >>

Non-compliance breaches tenants’ trust and costs landlord

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 10:02 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Non-compliance breaches tenants’ trust and costs landlord over $177,000 More >>

Government Procurement Rules 4th edition released

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 9:45 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released the Government Procurement Rules, 4th edition . More >>

ERA ordered $30,000 for migrant exploitation in vineyard

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 9:58 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered a owner-operator of a Hawkes Bay labour supply contracting firm to pay $30,000 in penalties for failure to pay 12 migrant employees their minimum entitlements. More >>

Measuring our digital nation’s growth

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 10:22 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A new domain plan to measure New Zealand’s ongoing evolution into a digital nation has been released by Stats NZ and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). More >>

No extensions for landlords who don’t comply

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 9:16 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Landlords have just over one month to ensure their rental properties meet the 2016 insulation requirements or face exemplary damages of up to $4,000, and Tenancy Compliance and Investigations says there will be no room for extensions. More >>

Directors personally liable for $100,000 owed to cabbies

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 2:43 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has determined that former Dunedin taxi company directors are personally liable for leaving former employees nearly $100,000 out of pocket by treating them as contractors. More >>

Consumers encouraged to know their rights

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 2:09 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Results of the New Zealand Consumer Survey 2018 show that while nearly all consumers are aware that laws exist to protect their consumer rights, more than half of consumers report knowing only ‘a little’ or ‘nothing’ about what these rights are. More >>

MBIE publishes New Zealand Tourism Forecasts for 2019 - 2025

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 9:56 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released its New Zealand Tourism Forecasts for 2019 – 2025. Moderate growth is forecast for both international arrivals and spend across the period. Total international spend is expected to reach ... More >>

 

 

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