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Employment forecast to grow by 48,000 per annum to 2025

Friday, 24 February 2017, 11:20 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today released the report Medium to Long-Term Employment Outlook: Looking Ahead to 2025 . More >>

Job advertisements up 0.5 per cent in January 2017

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 11:02 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of online job advertisements grew by 0.5 per cent in January 2017 and by 12 per cent over the year to January, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report. More >>

Employment Relations Authority Determinations - 20 February

Monday, 20 February 2017, 12:46 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The latest Employment Relations Authority determinations are now available on the Employment New Zealand website . More >>

International visitor spending steady over year to Dec 2016

Friday, 17 February 2017, 1:26 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

International visitor spending grew 4 per cent to $10.1 billion in the year ended December 2016, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. More >>

Quality fuel at New Zealand petrol pumps

Monday, 13 February 2017, 2:37 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New Zealanders can be confident they’re filling up their tanks with good quality fuel, according to a fuel testing report released by Trading Standards. More >>

Auckland builder prosecuted for false license claim

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 12:29 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Unlicensed Albany-based builder Blair Cole has been convicted of two charges of falsely claiming to be a licensed building practitioner, resulting in a $5,000 fine and an order to pay court costs and $1,296 in reparation. More >>

MBIE appoints new Chief Scientist

Friday, 27 January 2017, 11:08 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has appointed University of Auckland’s Deputy Dean of Engineering, Margaret Hyland as its new Chief Scientist. “We are delighted to announce Margaret’s appointment as Chief Scientist. This ... More >>

Job advertisements up in December 2016

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 10:14 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of online job advertisements grew by 1.1 per cent in December 2016 and by 13 per cent over the year to December, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report. Job advertisements rose in six ... More >>

Clothing retailers fined $60,000 for intimidating ex-workers

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 2:49 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered three owner-operators of Auckland Indian clothing retailers Khoobsurat Collections/Naari Collections Ltd to pay $60,000 for intimidating two of their previous employees. Both ex-employees were serving ... More >>

Job advertisements grew in November

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 10:40 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of online job advertisements grew by 0.9 per cent in November 2016 and by 12.2 per cent over the year to November, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report. More >>

Returning unwanted Christmas presents – what are your rights

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 10:14 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Despite our best efforts to find the perfect gift, it pays to know a retailer’s return policies and whether you can ask for an exchange card when Christmas shopping, says Consumer Protection. More >>

Didn’t get what you expected this Christmas?

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 12:05 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

It might not work, it might break on first use, or maybe it just doesn’t do what it’s supposed to. Before you create a rubbish pile labelled ‘Christmas junk’, Consumer Protection urges you to be aware of your rights under the Consumer Guarantees ... More >>

The proof is in the pudding, or rather the quote

Monday, 19 December 2016, 11:20 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

For many of us, the summer break is a chance to take care of the house ‘to do’ list. Whatever the renovation, asking for a written quote to know the cost before you agree to the service is the advice from Consumer Protection this summer. More >>

Add protective gear to the Christmas list

Friday, 16 December 2016, 9:38 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

If all the kids want for Christmas is a bike, scooter or trampoline, remember to wrap up safety equipment too, says Trading Standards. More >>

Personal liability means no escape from paying staff

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 2:35 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Labour Inspectorate has successfully applied to have ‘company officers’ made personally liable for $138,836 in arrears over the last month in two separate cases, after the companies went into liquidation. More >>

Release of report - Copyright and the Creative Sector

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 2:00 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment is pleased to note that the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs has released the report concluding the study into the role of copyright and designs in the creative sector. More >>

Splish splash safely this summer

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 12:27 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New Zealanders love to make a splash but play safely with inflatable swimming pools and toys, is the message this summer from Trading Standards. More >>

40th Anniversary of the Metric System celebrated

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 2:32 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Metres, kilograms and litres became the New Zealand’s official system of measurement forty years ago today, as Trading Standards celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Metric System in New Zealand. “Back in 1976, New Zealand adopted the International ... More >>

Knowing your rights with gift cards this Christmas

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 11:20 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Gift cards are a popular present at Christmas time, but Consumer Protection encourages consumers to understand the terms and conditions before adding gift cards to their shopping list. More >>

All I want for Christmas is something that works

Monday, 12 December 2016, 8:57 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

It might be gift giving season, but consumers do not have to accept a product that does not work, is not safe, or is not of acceptable quality, reminds Consumer Protection. More >>

 

 

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