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Skilled job vacancies up in July

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 11:01 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Skilled job vacancies advertised online increased by 0.6 per cent from June, while the total number of online advertisements for skilled jobs has grown by 9.9 per cent in the past year to July, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation ... More >>

International visitor spend up for June 2014 year

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 11:49 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Total visitor spend in New Zealand continues to grow, to $7.1 billion, up by 11 per cent for the year ending June 2014, according to the latest quarterly International Visitor Survey released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). More >>

Latest dairy farm visits reveal poor record keeping

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 11:12 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Labour Inspectorate has released the results of the third phase of its national dairy strategy, which involved visits to farms that employ migrant workers. More >>

Facebook – buyer beware

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 10:40 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

If you’re a regular Facebook user, you might have come across local For Sale, For Free or Wanted groups. These groups are fantastic if you are trying to get rid of unwanted items – or if you’re looking to pick up a bargain. But, there are some ... More >>

Competition looking to give a Kiwi business a flying start

Monday, 4 August 2014, 9:08 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The ANZ Flying Start Business Plan Competition is back for 2014, and looking to uncover New Zealand’s next big thing. The competition gives existing small businesses or those with an idea that are yet to start-up the shot at a prizes worth over $65,000. ... More >>

Feedback sought on airport information disclosure

Friday, 1 August 2014, 12:53 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today released a consultation paper inviting feedback on the regime that requires major airports to make their performance and financial information publicly available. More >>

Latest energy statistics published

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 12:53 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has today published Energy in New Zealand 2014 , which contains a wide range of energy-related information based on new and consolidated statistics. More >>

Review of Radiocommunications Act 1989

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 2:21 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today published a discussion document reviewing New Zealand’s Radiocommunications Act 1989. The discussion document looks at issues including competition regulation, technical parameters on ... More >>

Record penalty imposed for unregistered motor vehicle trader

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 12:45 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Registrar of Motor Vehicle Traders at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has successfully prosecuted a Waiheke Island man for selling eight vehicles within a 12 month period whilst unregistered. More >>

Further prosecutions of unlicensed electrical workers

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 2:15 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An Auckland man who directed his employee to carry out unlicensed electrical work is the latest person to be convicted and fined under the Electricity Act 1992. More >>

$18.5 million settlement for Capital + Merchant Finance

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 2:34 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Insolvency and Trustee Service (a business unit within the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment) today announced it has successfully finalised a settlement agreement for $18.5 million. More >>

Energy Quarterly: Oil production, exports return to trend

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 1:33 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released the March quarter 2014 edition of the New Zealand Energy Quarterly. The report contains the Ministry’s latest data and analysis of energy supply and demand. More >>

Faster broadband in South Westland

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 12:18 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Four communities in South Westland now have access to faster broadband, as a result of the Government’s $300 million Rural Broadband Initiative. “People living in Haast township, Hannahs Clearing, Neils Beach and Jackson Bay can access the internet ... More >>

Strengthening your rights as a consumer

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 12:51 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

From 17 June, there are changes in consumer law that will strengthen and protect your rights as a consumer when you shop both online and in person. The important consumer laws that are changing are the Consumer Guarantees Act and the Fair Trading ... More >>

Research report on employment law changes released

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 4:11 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released a research report evaluating the short-term outcomes of the 2011 changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000 and the Holidays Act 2003. More >>

New Zealand Housing and Construction Quarterly released

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 3:07 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

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

Auckland café boss fined for illegal wage deductions

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 11:44 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Auckland café boss fined for illegal wage deductions The director of a central Auckland café is to pay more than $14,000 in penalties and wage arrears for requiring an employee to pay back part of their wages under threat of losing their work visa. More >>

Employment scams: students beware

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 5:07 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Part-time work seekers are warned about employment scams doing the rounds. Scammers advertise jobs where legitimate employers do, such as online and in newspapers. More >>

Tax time: don't get scammed

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 4:21 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

4 June 2014 - with the end of the financial year around the corner, make sure you don't get scammed. More >>

International visitor expenditure up nine per cent in March

Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 11:56 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Total visitor spend in New Zealand was up by nine per cent in the year ended March 2014 compared to the March 2013 year, according to the latest quarterly International Visitor Survey released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). ... More >>

 

 

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