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Builder disciplined for overstepping licence class

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 11:28 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Builder disciplined for overstepping licence class The licence of a Northland-based Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) has been cancelled by the Building Practitioners Board (the Board) for three breaches of the Building Act 2004, when he undertook ... More >>

Landlord unlawfully rented converted garage

Friday, 17 March 2017, 1:14 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Tenancy Tribunal at Manukau has ordered Manurewa landlord Satya Silan to refund $15,840 in rent and pay $750 in exemplary damages for renting an unconsented, converted garage as a separate household unit. More >>

Job advertisements up 1.2 per cent in February

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 10:58 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of online job advertisements grew by 1.2 per cent in February and by 13.8 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report. More >>

Auckland car-wash pays $35,151 to migrant employees

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 2:09 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A car washing business in Auckland has paid $35,151 in arrears to 97 employees following a Labour Inspectorate investigation which found multiple breaches of employment law. More >>

Application filed in relation to 61 Molesworth Street

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 10:44 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An application has been submitted to the Tenancy Tribunal against Prime Property Group Limited for unlawfully renting parts of the 61 Molesworth Street building to residential tenants. More >>

On track and aiming higher

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 3:48 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has issued its 2017 Performance Improvement Framework Follow-Up Review . More >>

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 >>

 

 

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