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MBIE seeks proposals for research on China visitor market

Friday, 22 May 2015, 2:45 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is asking for proposals from businesses and organisations with an interest in helping New Zealand’s tourism sector develop a deeper understanding of the needs and preferences of Chinese visitors. More >>

More skilled job vacancies available online

Friday, 22 May 2015, 11:42 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Skilled job vacancies advertised online increased by 6.3 per cent in the past year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Jobs Online report. More >>

Scam alert 18 May 2015: Caller ID immigration spoofing scam

Monday, 18 May 2015, 3:14 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Indian nationals living in New Zealand are being targeted by a new wave of scam phone calls claiming to be from Immigration New Zealand. The callers threaten deportation and demand payment to a Western Union account in India. More >>

Tourism outlook very positive

Monday, 18 May 2015, 10:29 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

International visitor spending is projected to increase 48 per cent to $11.1 billion by 2021 [1] , according to tourism forecasts released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. More >>

Building Practitioner held to account for poor workmanship

Monday, 11 May 2015, 9:39 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has welcomed a decision by the Building Practitioners Board (the Board) to take action against Napier Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) Yordan Michael Militch. More >>

Education and prosecution fuels car trader compliance

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 10:15 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A targeted education campaign coupled with a threat of prosecution has seen a sharp increase in the number of motor vehicle traders registering. More >>

Growth in Online Vacancies

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 10:20 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Growth in Online Vacancies The number of skilled vacancies advertised online in New Zealand rose 0.2 per cent for the month of March, and were up 5.8 per cent in the past year to March 2015, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation ... More >>

Allegations not supported at KiwiRail

Friday, 17 April 2015, 1:41 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Labour Inspectorate in the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has concluded an investigation into allegations by Labour MP Trevor Mallard around Chinese workers at KiwiRail and could not identify any welfare issues or find evidence of ... More >>

Company officials face migrant exploitation charges

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 4:40 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Three people involved in the management of an Auckland restaurant chain have been arrested at their homes in the city this morning and charged with offences relating to the exploitation of migrant workers. More >>

Building consents on the rise

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 10:18 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment released the latest edition of the New Zealand Housing and Construction Quarterly today. The report shows an increase in the number of new building consents issued last year, with new dwelling consent ... More >>

MBIE takes enforcement action for employment law breaches

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 11:14 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Enforcement action is being taken against 19 employers in the dairy industry for breaching employment law following a three month operation by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). More >>

Record Renewables in 2014

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 3:09 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released the December quarter 2014 edition of the NZ Energy Quarterly. This publication showed that renewable electricity generation contributed almost 80% of New Zealand’s electricity during ... More >>

Skilled job vacancies up February

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 12:31 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of skilled job vacancies advertised online grew by 0.4 per cent for the month of February, and were up 5.8 per cent in the past year to February, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Jobs Online report. More >>

Greymouth catering company penalised for labour law breaches

Monday, 9 March 2015, 10:39 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority has ordered holiday arrears be paid to a worker and imposed a penalty on a Greymouth catering business for breaching employment laws. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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