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Consumer Protection helping you this Christmas

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 9:44 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

In the pre-Christmas rush, consumers are reminded to know their rights and shop safely this Christmas. More >>

Lengthy prison sentences for breaching Companies Act

Monday, 11 December 2017, 11:39 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

David Blake and Lance Ryan have both been sentenced to more than two years in prison after being found guilty of multiple breaches of the Companies Act and Crimes Act respectively. More >>

Broadband programmes continue to connect Kiwis

Monday, 11 December 2017, 11:11 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of New Zealand households and businesses connected to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) has increased by 11 per cent to 460,096 connections in the last quarter, according to the latest Quarterly Broadband Update by the Ministry of Business, Innovation ... More >>

Building practitioners disciplined for poor workmanship

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 10:41 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Two licensed building practitioners (LBPs) have been held to account by the Building Practitioners Board for serious offences relating to their performance and conduct as LBPs. More >>

Unlicensed immigration adviser sentenced

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 1:30 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An Auckland woman of Tongan nationality has been sentenced to 10 months home detention and ordered to pay reparation of $6,420 for illegally providing New Zealand immigration advice in the Tongan community. The sentence came after the woman pleaded guilty ... More >>

Job advertisements rise slightly in October 2017

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 10:36 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of online job advertisements rose slightly with an increase of 0.1 per cent in October 2017 and 8.2 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report. More >>

36th America’s Cup: Economic Assessment Evaluation

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 10:12 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

MBIE commissioned Market Economics to evaluate the potential economic impact of an Auckland-based 36th America’s Cup. In summary it estimated the following More >>

New standard helps businesses raise the bar on safety

Monday, 20 November 2017, 10:28 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Businesses involved in design, manufacture, and distribution have another product safety tool to draw on, with a new standard offered free for the first time to businesses. “The best way for businesses to ensure they sell safe products and to avoid a costly ... More >>

Motor vehicles among highest reported consumer problems

Monday, 20 November 2017, 9:20 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Purchasing or servicing motor vehicles was among the highest reported consumer issues in a survey conducted by Consumer Protection, prompting the launch of an awareness campaign to help consumers understand their rights. More >>

International visitors spend $10.4 billion

Friday, 17 November 2017, 11:30 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Spending by international visitors in New Zealand was $10.4 billion for the year to September 2017, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). More >>

New Zealand retains top spot for ease of doing business

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 2:40 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

For the second year in a row, New Zealand has claimed top spot in the World Bank Doing Business 2018 report for ease of doing business, ahead of 190 other economies. “This ranking recognises the effectiveness of New Zealand’s business regulators, ... More >>

Consumers spot scams for Fraud Awareness Week

Monday, 13 November 2017, 9:44 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Knowing how to spot a scam is one of the best ways to protect yourself in today’s digitally-enhanced world and the focus of this year’s Fraud Awareness Week, says Consumer Protection Manager Mark Hollingsworth. More >>

Chinese newspaper fined for employment breaches

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 9:38 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A prominent Chinese New Zealand newspaper must pay more than $140,000 for employment breaches following a Labour Inspectorate investigation. More >>

Auckland restaurants fined for employment breaches

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 1:21 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Labour Inspectorate investigation uncovered employment breaches in a series of connected Asian restaurants in Auckland, who now must pay nearly $200,000. More >>

Poor assurances can endanger brands

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 12:16 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Labour Inspectorate is calling for large brands and franchisors to take a stronger hand in ensuring those at the bottom of their supply chain receive what they’re owed. More >>

Report highlights potential of NZ's virtual reality sector

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 6:19 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Report highlights growth potential of New Zealand’s virtual reality sector The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has welcomed the release of a report that forecasts New Zealand’s cross reality sector will reach over $320 million ... More >>

Dumpling supplier fined for employment breaches

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 9:39 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A dumpling supplier in Christchurch has been ordered to pay more than $15,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) after a Labour Inspectorate investigation found breaches. More >>

Company to pay $6000 for poor employment record

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 11:37 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A construction company in Auckland has been penalised $6000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) after a Labour Inspectorate investigation found breaches of record keeping. More >>

Job advertisements rise slightly in September 2017

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 10:35 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of online job advertisements remained steady with an increase of 0.4 per cent in September 2017 and 9.6 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report. More >>

Consistent seismic assessment of existing buildings

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

Leading practitioners from the engineering profession will host four Training Seminars during October, to promote increased consistency of seismic assessments of existing buildings throughout New Zealand. More >>

 

 

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