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Domino’s franchisees fined for employment breaches

Monday, 9 July 2018, 11:00 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Two companies, which operated as Domino’s pizza franchises in Auckland, have been penalised $32,400 for serious breaches of employment law, following a Labour Inspectorate investigation. More >>

Unlicensed builder prosecuted

Friday, 6 July 2018, 2:44 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Whangarei man has been prosecuted for doing work that should have been carried out by a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) with carpentry and roofing licenses. More >>

Three new strategic science platforms announced

Friday, 6 July 2018, 1:01 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

MEDIA RELEASE Three new strategic science platforms announced 6 July 2018 The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today announced $35.4 million over six years for three new strategic science platforms undertaking research to improve ... More >>

MBIE releases addendum report to Investigation

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 2:17 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

During the 14 November 2016 Kaikōura earthquake, the Statistics House building in Wellington suffered a partial floor collapse. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) convened an expert Panel to understand the factors that led ... More >>

Tourism spending data for May 2018 released

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 11:51 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates (MRTEs) released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) show that tourism expenditure grew in all regions over the year ended May 2018. More >>

Building companies penalised for turning blind eye

Monday, 25 June 2018, 9:22 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Two Auckland building companies operated by a sole director have been penalised $7,500 for serious breaches to employment law as well as failing to comply with an improvement notice. More >>

Refreshed app helps explore career opportunities

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 2:19 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has refreshed the Occupation Outlook app and web tool. More >>

Record-breaking weather impacts power generation

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 12:44 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A combination of the hottest month on record and an early snow melt led to a lower proportion of renewable electricity generation and higher levels of other sources of generation in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same the quarter last ... More >>

Farm penalised $45k for exploiting ‘volunteer’ workers

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 9:12 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A farm near Christchurch has been penalised more than $45,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for exploiting ‘volunteer’ workers, following a Labour Inspectorate investigation. More >>

Employers must comply with current Holidays Act

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 3:36 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Holidays Act review does not mean employers can avoid meeting their current obligations, says Labour Inspectorate national manager Stu Lumsden. More >>

Bankrupt Auckland builder sentenced to prison

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 2:01 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Bankrupt Auckland builder, Li Dong Xie, has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison for multiple breaches of the Insolvency Act. More >>

Latest Housing Affordability Measure (HAM) released

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 12:19 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released the latest Housing Affordability Measure (HAM) data midday today, 13 June 2018. Results cover the time period from March 2016 up to March 2017. More >>

Licensed builders banned for disreputable behaviour

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 10:54 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Two licensed building practitioners (LBPs) have had their licences cancelled and have been prevented from reapplying for an LBP licence for up to five years, after their prison sentences brought the LBP scheme into disrepute. More >>

Negligent builder prosecuted for overcharging client $100K

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 10:49 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Christchurch Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) has had his licence cancelled for two years for work negligence and incompetence, which saw a client overcharged by $100,000. More >>

Tourism spending data for April 2018 released

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 12:13 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates (MRTEs) released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) show that tourism expenditure grew in all regions over the year ended April 2018. More >>

Bankrupt real estate agent caught in dishonest dealings

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 11:06 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A former Christchurch real estate agent has pleaded guilty to 12 charges under the Insolvency Act, including managing a business while bankrupt, concealing property and obtaining credit without the consent of the Official Assignee. More >>

Expansion of online visas

Monday, 28 May 2018, 3:32 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Partners and dependent children can now apply for visas online after the latest upgrade to Immigration ONLINE. More >>

Sentence for wife of refugee fraud criminal

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 4:18 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Fijian national has been sentenced after earlier pleading guilty to visa fraud associated with her husband, who obtained residence after making up a story that his family was massacred by a group of Bangladeshi. Aneela Wati was sentenced to ... More >>

Petroleum Reserves data released

Monday, 21 May 2018, 11:14 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Details of New Zealand’s petroleum reserves as they stand at the beginning of 2018 have been released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment. More >>

Significant growth in international visitor spending

Friday, 18 May 2018, 11:53 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Spending by international visitors in New Zealand reached $10.9 billion for the year to March 2018, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). More >>

 

 

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