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NZ-Japan research to unlock health benefits in food

Friday, 20 February 2015, 2:17 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has announced three collaborative research projects with Japan, which will focus on functional foods. Functional foods are innovative food products or ingredients that provide added benefits to human ... More >>

International visitor spend up 13 per cent for December 2014

Friday, 20 February 2015, 11:37 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Total estimated visitor spend in New Zealand continues to grow and reached $7.4 billion for the year ending December 2014, up 13 per cent on the previous year, according to the latest quarterly International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry ... More >>

Marlborough businesses penalised for labour law breaches

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 12:09 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) Christchurch has ordered Vine Strength Ltd (VSL) and SP 2007 Ltd (SPL) to pay $6,879 and $15,837 respectively in unpaid wages to an employee and a $10,000 fine to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment ... More >>

Skilled job vacancies up in January

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 10:32 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Skilled job vacancies advertised online increased by 0.7 per cent for the month of January, and were up 6.3 per cent in the past year to January, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Jobs Online report. More >>

Kiwifruit contractor penalised for no employment agreements

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 10:13 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Bay of Plenty Kiwifruit contractor has been penalised by the Employment Relations Authority for failing to provide two employees with written individual employment agreements and presenting fraudulent documents. More >>

Improvements for immigration medicals

Monday, 16 February 2015, 11:28 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has selected clinics from all over the country to be part of an onshore panel physician network that will complete immigration medical examinations for onshore New Zealand visa applicants. More >>

MBIE supports NZ-Korea research collaboration

Monday, 9 February 2015, 11:43 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has announced three multi-institutional joint research projects with the Republic of Korea, supported through a newly established bilateral funding scheme. More >>

Enforcement action on Opotiki kiwifruit industry employers

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 11:23 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Enforcement action has been taken against eight employers in the Kiwifruit sector in the Opotiki area of the Bay of Plenty following an operation carried out last year by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). More >>

Hunter fined for illegal dog-tracking devices

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 4:50 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Nelson man was fined $2,250 in the Nelson District Court yesterday for using illegal dog tracking equipment. More >>

Christchurch construction company in breach of labour law

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 10:01 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered wage arrears be paid to workers and imposed a penalty on a Christchurch construction company for failing to provide the minimum wage and keep accurate employment records. More >>

Licensed Building Practitioner requirements to change

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 2:53 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Upcoming changes to the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme announced today will make ongoing professional development more relevant and potentially less onerous for LBPs, whilst ensuring they remain professionally competent. More >>

Skilled job vacancies grew in December

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 10:38 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Skilled job vacancies advertised online increased by 1.1 per cent for the month of December, and were up 7.4 per cent in the past year to December, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Jobs Online report. More >>

Renewable electricity generation continues to rise

Friday, 19 December 2014, 5:16 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today published the September quarter 2014 edition of the New Zealand Energy Quarterly. More >>

Unauthorised electrical workers fined for unsafe work

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 12:13 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) has successfully taken action against another eight individuals or companies for undertaking unauthorised electrical work in contravention of the Electricity Act 1992. More >>

Skilled job vacancies grew in November

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 10:55 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Skilled job vacancies advertised online increased by 1.0 per cent for the month of November, and were up 7.8 percent in the past year to November, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Jobs Online report. More >>

Signs Christchurch market cooling

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 5:21 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest housing and construction report shows signs that the Christchurch housing market may be slowing. More >>

International visitors spend more in tourist destinations

Friday, 28 November 2014, 11:54 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) today released its Regional Tourism Estimates for the year ending March 2014, showing significant growth in spending by international visitors in New Zealand’s key tourist destinations. More >>

Masala restaurants penalised for employment law breaches

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 12:21 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A group of Auckland Masala restaurants have been ordered to pay $66,000 in penalties for failing to provide employment records to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Labour Inspectorate. More >>

MBIE acts against Queenstown breaches of employment laws

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 11:15 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Enforcement action has been taken against 15 employers in the hospitality, retail and service industries following an operation in August by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). More >>

Job vacancies steady in October

Monday, 24 November 2014, 10:51 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of skilled job vacancies advertised online remained steady in October across most industry groups and occupations, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report. More >>

 

 

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