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Farmer to pay $87,000 for serious employment law breaches

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 10:29 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Taranaki dairy farm will pay at least $87,000 for serious employment law breaches following a Labour Inspectorate investigation, including $64,000 in arrears, and a $23,000 penalty issued by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA). More >>

Fines for farmers who fail to act on employment obligations

Friday, 16 September 2016, 12:18 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Dairy farmers who fail to keep written employment agreements or time records can expect to receive a sharp shock, as the Labour Inspectorate launches a nationwide probe into compliance in the industry. More >>

$50,000 fine for banned Auckland motor vehicle trader

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 10:31 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An Auckland based man acting as a motor vehicle trader has received the maximum penalty of $50,000 for continuing to trade motor vehicles while banned, his sixth fine for unlawful motor vehicle trading. Mr Brett Collins was found guilty of selling ... More >>

Building confidence among homeowners

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 9:35 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Build it right by choosing the right people for your home building job is the message of a new consumer and industry awareness campaign. With housing construction activity showing little sign of slowing down, more and more New Zealanders are embarking on ... More >>

Chinese Visitor Insight online tools available

Friday, 2 September 2016, 10:20 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Webinars and online modules are now available to help tourism operators meet the needs and preferences of the increasing number of independent Chinese travellers, covering topics such as product development, social media and accommodation. More >>

Lewis Pass motor inn fails to pay migrant worker

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 2:29 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A motor inn and café in Lewis Pass has been ordered to pay $19,296 in penalties and arrears by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for failing to pay a migrant worker minimum wage or holiday pay. More >>

Energy scenarios help in NZ’s energy investment planning

Monday, 29 August 2016, 4:44 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A new report to support long-term investment in New Zealand’s electricity transmission grid was released today. The Electricity Demand and Generation Scenarios (EDGS), published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), explores ... More >>

Serious employment breaches found in Marlborough vineyards

Friday, 19 August 2016, 12:24 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A joint operation between the Labour Inspectorate, Immigration New Zealand and Inland Revenue in Marlborough vineyards found contractors committing serious breaches of employment standards. More >>

International visitor spend up 18% for June 2016 Year

Friday, 19 August 2016, 11:50 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

International visitor spend grew 18 per cent to $10.3 billion in the year ended June 2016, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). More >>

Job advertisements steady in July – MBIE Jobs Online Report

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 10:40 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of job advertisements was steady in July 2016, rising by 0.2 per cent, and by 12.7 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report. More >>

Grocery store penalised $53,000 for exploiting workers

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 10:54 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Wellington grocery store has been ordered to pay more than $53,000 in penalties and arrears by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for employment law breaches, including making a migrant employee pay more than $10,000 in premiums. More >>

Tourism infrastructure report released

Friday, 5 August 2016, 1:49 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Tourism infrastructure report released The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released an in-depth report on tourism infrastructure aimed at providing reliable information for those interested in the New Zealand tourism sector. Deputy ... More >>

Vacancies rose in June – MBIE Jobs Online Report

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 10:05 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Vacancies rose in June – MBIE Jobs Online Report The number of job vacancies rose by 1.2 per cent in June 2016, and by 13.5 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report. ... More >>

Latest tourism spend data for Northland released

Friday, 8 July 2016, 11:16 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today show that tourism spend for Northland is estimated to be $932 million for the year to May 2016, up 6 per cent compared with the year ... More >>

Investment helps Rotorua mud festival

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 1:39 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today announced that $1.5 million will be invested in the annual Rotorua Lakes Council mud festival through the Major Events Development Fund. More >>

MED Fund invests in WhitewaterXL New Zealand Invitational

Friday, 17 June 2016, 10:25 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today announced that $600,000 will be invested into the WhitewaterXL New Zealand Invitational for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 events through the Major Events Development Fund (MEDF). More >>

Decrease in household electricity costs

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 12:26 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The latest New Zealand Energy Quarterly, released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), shows the average cost of electricity paid by residential consumers has fallen for the first time in 15 years. Average sales-based electricity ... More >>

New tourism spend data for Northland region released

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 10:53 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today show that tourism spend for the Northland region is estimated to be $937 million for the year to April 2016, up six per cent compared to the year ... More >>

Vacancies rose again in May – MBIE Jobs Online Report

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 4:42 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Vacancies rose again in May – MBIE Jobs Online Report The number of job vacancies rose by 2.4 per cent in May 2016, and by 13.4 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report. ... More >>

$5,000 in fines handed down for unauthorised electrical work

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 11:51 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Two fines were handed down to an Auckland company and an Ashhurst man for breaching the Electricity Act 1992. More >>

 

 

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