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MBIE guidance for multi-unit residential buildings released

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 2:26 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The release of technical guidance for multi-unit dwellings means people living in flats or units can have confidence that the rebuild and repair solutions are technically sound and meet New Zealand Building Code requirements. “The guidance provides a ... More >>

Online job vacancies pick up in March

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 10:45 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of jobs advertised online grew by 1.9 per cent in March 2014, following a 1.3 per cent decrease in February, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report. More >>

Prosecutions erve as reminder to industry

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 4:02 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Registrar of Motor Vehicle Traders at MBIE has successfully prosecuted four people in just over a month for operating motor vehicle trading businesses without being registered. Under the Motor Vehicle Sales Act 2003 individuals can legally ... More >>

Global partnership for MBIE funded research

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

A Government-funded research project has signed a partnership agreement with GE Healthcare, the world’s largest medical technology company, to work together on a ground-breaking medical imaging product. MARS spectral imaging is a revolutionary ... More >>

Ministry’s freezing action recovers wage arrears and fines

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 10:36 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has recovered money ordered to be paid to eleven migrant workers who were employed by three Auckland liquor and convenience stores. The Labour Inspectorate was granted freezing orders by the Employment ... More >>

Positive trends in latest energy data

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 12:46 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New Zealand’s demand for energy is increasing at a lower rate than the economy is growing, according to the latest New Zealand Energy Quarterly published today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). Overall energy demand ... More >>

February vacancies fall but upwards trend continues

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 11:53 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of jobs advertised online fell by 2.0 per cent in February 2014, following a 7.4 per cent growth in January, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report. More >>

Prosecution against Wanganui electrician

Friday, 14 March 2014, 3:56 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Wanganui man has had his electrician’s registration suspended and received two significant fines, following an investigation late last year by the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB). EWRB Registrar John Sickels says the Board investigated ... More >>

New Zealand Housing and Construction Quarterly released

Friday, 7 March 2014, 3:39 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released the second edition of the New Zealand Housing and Construction Quarterly. The report analyses key housing market, construction and social housing data. More >>

Vineyard contractor to pay penalty for non-compliance

Friday, 28 February 2014, 10:56 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Marlborough vineyard contractor has been ordered to pay $3000 for failing to comply with an improvement notice issued by the Labour Inspectorate. More >>

Latest Quarterly Labour Market Report released

Friday, 28 February 2014, 10:18 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has today released the Quarterly Labour Market Report for the February quarter. This report combines the Ministry’s labour market monitoring programme with the latest developments in the labour market ... More >>

Visitor spend reaches $6.7 billion

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 11:27 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Spend by international visitors in New Zealand has increased by 5 per cent for the year ending December 2013 to reach $6.7 billion, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment ... More >>

Online vacancies return to pre-recession levels

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 12:51 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

January 2014 featured the strongest growth in online job vacancies in four and a half years and has now reached pre-recession levels, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report reveals. More >>

Food and beverage exports show growth and diversification

Monday, 3 February 2014, 2:18 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released the 2013 Food and Beverage Industry reviews, which shows that New Zealand’s food and beverage sector continues to set the pace in export performance. General Manager of Tourism, ... More >>

Cycle trails making positive impact on the NZ economy

Friday, 31 January 2014, 1:10 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A new report shows that businesses and communities in areas served by the New Zealand Cycle Trail (NZCT) are making great progress, with increased economic activity and more visitors to the trail regions. More >>

Final 700 MHz spectrum block auctioned

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 2:46 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has today announced that Telecom has won the final block of 700 MHz radio spectrum. Telecom bid $83 million (+GST) for the final block of spectrum. Under the auction rules, Telecom’s bid for the ... More >>

Online vacancies continue upward trend

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 10:21 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Online vacancies continue upward trend Online job vacancies for skilled workers were flat in December but continue an upward trend, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report. The latest seasonally adjusted ... More >>

Further prosecutions of unregistered motor vehicle traders

Friday, 20 December 2013, 1:41 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Registrar of Motor Vehicle Traders at MBIE has achieved convictions against six people over the past month. Under the Motor Vehicles Sales Act 2003 individuals can legally sell six vehicles in a 12 month period without being registered as a Motor ... More >>

Further prosecution of unlicensed electrical worker

Friday, 20 December 2013, 12:59 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Further prosecution of unlicensed electrical worker An unlicensed electrical worker has been convicted and fined in the Manukau District Court this week, following a prosecution brought by the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB). EWRB Registrar ... More >>

Ministry publishes inaugural Quarterly Chch Rebuild Report

Friday, 20 December 2013, 9:58 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released its first Quarterly Canterbury Rebuild Report, which outlines the latest labour market developments in the region and highlights the progress of the rebuild. More >>

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