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International visitor spending shows strong growth

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 11:18 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The latest International Visitor Survey results released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment show spending by international visitors increased seven per cent to $11.1 billion for the year to September 2018. More >>

Canterbury Trotting Club fined $10,000 for underpaying staff

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 10:44 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc. (the Trotting Club) has been ordered to pay a $10,000 penalty by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for failure to pay more than 50 employees their correct holiday pay. More >>

MBIE decision on ACP CodeMark certificates

Monday, 12 November 2018, 3:56 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

All six of the original aluminium composite panel (ACP) CodeMark certificates suspended in July, have been removed from the CodeMark register, with each certificate either being revoked by MBIE, withdrawn by the manufacturer, or reissued as a new certificate ... More >>

Small Business Council getting down to work

Friday, 9 November 2018, 2:47 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The creation of a small business strategy will take a step forward in coming weeks as the Small Business Council sharpens its focus on the areas that will make the biggest difference to the long term development of the sector. More >>

Sole director fined for fraudulent building compliance

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 10:33 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An Auckland man has been found guilty in the Manukau District Court for using a Licensed Building Practitioner’s (LBP’s) name and licence number on documentation that the LBP had no involvement with. More >>

Waikato company and director to pay $37,500 for employment b

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 10:19 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Waikato company has been ordered to pay $25,000, and similarly its sole director has been ordered to pay $12,500 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for exploiting six staff underpaid by more than $17,300. More >>

MBIE investigating Gordon Paul Bayne

Friday, 2 November 2018, 3:57 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is investigating complaints made in relation to Gordon Paul Bayne, also referred to as Paul Bayne. MBIE’s Integrity and Enforcement Team are undertaking the investigation on behalf of the Official ... More >>

Airline prosecuted for boarding unauthorised passenger

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 12:15 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Malaysian-based airline has been prosecuted and fined $9,000 for allowing a passenger to board a flight to New Zealand - despite being told by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) not to do so. More >>

Job advertisements rise by 1.9 per cent in September quarter

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 10:11 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Jobs Online figures released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment show the number of job advertisements rose by 1.9 per cent in the September 2018 quarter. Dr Rose Ryan, MBIE’s Workforce and Workplace manager, part of the wider ... More >>

Waikato companies penalised $21,000 for employment breaches

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 1:21 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Two Waikato businesses operated by a sole director and shareholder have been ordered to pay $21,600 in penalties by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for exploiting a migrant worker underpaid by nearly $30,000. More >>

Blackmail scammers hard at work over Labour Weekend

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 3:17 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Scammers have been hard at work over the long weekend, and while New Zealanders were out enjoying the three day break, CERT NZ received a significant spike in reports of webcam blackmail scams. More >>

Understanding variability in tourism spend

Friday, 19 October 2018, 11:19 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Understanding variability in tourism spend A report released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment shows that while arrival numbers and international tourism spend between 2013 – mid 2018 increased, this period was particularly irregular ... More >>

Migrant workers exploited in two remote New Zealand shops

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 2:16 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Court has ruled three migrant employees working in two stores in Murupara and Kopuriki will receive $10,000 each in compensation from an employer couple who “conspired to instigate, aid and abet” persistent breaches of their employment ... More >>

MBIE welcomes migrant sex worker research

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 9:20 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) welcomes the findings of new independent research on migrant sex workers in New Zealand. The research was proactively commissioned by MBIE to better understand issues within the sex industry, ... More >>

Employment breaches found with broadband subcontractors

Monday, 8 October 2018, 3:23 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Labour Inspectorate operation targeting Chorus subcontractors has found that nearly all of the subcontractors identified are breaching employment standards. More >>

Licensed Building Practitioner’s licence cancelled

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 12:25 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Building Practitioners Board (the Board) has cancelled a Licensed Building Practitioner’s (LBP) design licence for fraudulent behaviour, and ordered him to pay costs toward the inquiry. More >>

Levin builder fined for presenting himself as Licensed

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 9:15 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Unlicensed builder, Karl Whitfield has been sentenced in the Papakura District Court for wrongly holding himself out as a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) and carrying out restricted building work on an Auckland home. More >>

Two carpentry Licensed Building Practitioners disciplined

Friday, 28 September 2018, 2:10 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Building Practitioners Board (BPB) has disciplined two Licensed Building Practitioners (LBPs) with carpentry licences for their negligent or incompetent work, and for failing to provide a record of work. More >>

Restaurant owner shows “no real remorse” for breaches

Friday, 28 September 2018, 9:34 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Rotorua company, Vishnu Hospitality Limited, which trades as Lovely India restaurant has been ordered to pay $10,000 for failing to keep accurate employment records, and subsequently provide those records when requested by the Labour Inspectorate. More >>

Chatham’s airport upgrade a step closer with PGF funding

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 3:59 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Chatham Islands’ plan to have more efficient and accessible air services for the local community and tourists in our most remote region has been given a boost with a $98,000 investment from the Provincial Growth Fund. More >>

 

 

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