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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 >>

Skilled job vacancies down in April – overall annual rise

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 11:58 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

In April skilled job vacancies advertised online fell by 1.8 per cent but over the last year have risen by 9.4 per cent, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report. More >>

Food and Beverage reports released

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 3:20 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Three Food and Beverage reports were released on 8 May and showcase the key factors driving New Zealand’s food exporting success: high-quality ingredients, disease-free status, comprehensive network of free trade agreements, world-leading business environment, ... More >>

Minerals mining permit granted to Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd

Friday, 2 May 2014, 2:05 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has granted a mining permit to Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd (TTR) for the extraction of ironsand from the South Taranaki Bight. More >>

Majority of farmers breaching employment laws

Monday, 28 April 2014, 12:09 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Labour Inspectorate has released the results of the second phase of its national dairy strategy, revealing more than half the farms visited were in breach of employment laws. The Inspectorate ... More >>

Canterbury’s tight labour market – new report

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 11:19 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Canterbury’s tight labour market – new report Canterbury labour demand is growing at a greater rate than the national average while labour supply is limited, according to the Canterbury Job-Matching Report for the December 2013 quarter released by the ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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