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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 >>

Visitor expenditure from China almost $1 billion

Friday, 21 November 2014, 11:57 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

International visitor spend in New Zealand continues to grow, with spend from China now at a record $979 million, up 33 per cent from September last year, according to the latest quarterly International Visitor Survey released by the Ministry of ... More >>

Auckland restaurant fined for non-compliance

Friday, 21 November 2014, 9:38 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A restaurant in Auckland has been ordered to pay $12,000 for failing to pay wages and holiday pay, following action taken by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Labour Inspectorate. More >>

Employer penalised for charging employment premium

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 10:23 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has imposed a penalty on a Christchurch milk distribution business for charging a migrant worker an employment premium for her job that resulted in take home pay of $4.37 an hour. More >>

Major Events Development Fund invests in Ultimate Waterman

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 12:50 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has announced the Major Events Development Fund is investing $300,000 in an international surfing event to be held in March 2015. More >>

MBIE audits find Chch companies in breach of employment laws

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 10:28 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Sixteen Christchurch labour hire and construction companies have been found in breach of employment laws through a series of proactive audits carried out by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Labour Inspectorate. More >>

World-leading metrology experts welcomed to New Zealand

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 11:16 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Around 120 of the world’s leading legal metrology experts have been welcomed to New Zealand this morning, here to attend the 49th meeting of the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) in Auckland. More >>

Campaign to help homeowners understand electrical rules

Monday, 20 October 2014, 1:23 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A new consumer campaign by the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) has begun today, to raise awareness of the rules when getting electrical work done around the home. More >>

Skilled job vacancies grew in September

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 10:47 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Online vacancies for skilled jobs increased by 0.6 per cent in September 2014 and were up by 10.1 per cent for the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Jobs Online report. More >>

Three further prosecutions of unlicensed electrical workers

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 3:06 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The recent prosecutions of a further three unlicensed electrical workers should serve as a timely reminder to consumers to ensure they always use a licensed electrical worker and ask for certification for all work carried out. The warning comes from ... More >>

Word of Advice - Fly By Night Sellers

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 10:02 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Below is Consumer Affairs’ Word of Advice column for 06 October 2014. The next edition will be sent out in two weeks. ‘Fly-by-night’ sellers 06 October 2014 Have you ever purchased goods from a pop-up shop, fair stall, carnival stand, or ... More >>

1.8m to be invested in Māori-led science & innovation

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 4:01 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) announced today that a further $1.8 million will be invested over the next two years to develop the science and innovation potential of Māori knowledge, resources, and people for the benefit ... More >>

Latest Jobs Online report released

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:18 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Skilled job vacancies advertised online dropped 0.4 per cent in August, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Jobs Online report. More >>

AM and FM radio licence auction goes online

Monday, 15 September 2014, 4:16 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today released further details of the upcoming auction of AM and FM broadcasting licences. More >>

University receives more than $35 million in research funds

Friday, 12 September 2014, 12:18 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The University of Waikato has received more than $35 million in the 2014 round of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s new science research funding, claiming two of the top four amounts awarded. More >>

Making life easier for small businesses

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 10:34 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Business.govt.nz , part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, has launched a new online tool which allows small businesses to search their central government compliance requirements in one place. More >>

Tourism spending forecast to grow 25% by 2020

Friday, 5 September 2014, 10:49 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Spending by international visitors is expected to grow by 25 per cent to $8.3 billion by 2020, according to the New Zealand Tourism Sector Outlook 2014-2020 released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). More >>

Auckland company and its director fined $250,000

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 11:46 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Auckland company Awan Boueki Pacific Limited and its 55 year old director have been fined a total of $250,000 for selling 69 vehicles in a year, without being registered as a motor vehicle trader. More >>

Couple sentenced following Companies Office prosecution

Monday, 1 September 2014, 3:46 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Companies Office has successfully prosecuted an Auckland company director and her de facto partner for a multitude of charges including forgery, running a business with intent to defraud creditors and fraudulently using property of the business ... More >>

Flying start for New Zealand entrepreneurs

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:46 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

39 entrepreneurs have been selected as regional finalists in the 2014 ANZ Flying Start Business Plan competition and are one step closer to securing a place at the grand final in October. More >>

 

 

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