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Renewable electricity generation continues to rise

Friday, 19 December 2014, 5:16 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today published the September quarter 2014 edition of the New Zealand Energy Quarterly. More >>

Unauthorised electrical workers fined for unsafe work

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 12:13 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) has successfully taken action against another eight individuals or companies for undertaking unauthorised electrical work in contravention of the Electricity Act 1992. More >>

Skilled job vacancies grew in November

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 10:55 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Skilled job vacancies advertised online increased by 1.0 per cent for the month of November, and were up 7.8 percent in the past year to November, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Jobs Online report. More >>

Signs Christchurch market cooling

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 5:21 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest housing and construction report shows signs that the Christchurch housing market may be slowing. More >>

International visitors spend more in tourist destinations

Friday, 28 November 2014, 11:54 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) today released its Regional Tourism Estimates for the year ending March 2014, showing significant growth in spending by international visitors in New Zealand’s key tourist destinations. More >>

Masala restaurants penalised for employment law breaches

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 12:21 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A group of Auckland Masala restaurants have been ordered to pay $66,000 in penalties for failing to provide employment records to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Labour Inspectorate. More >>

MBIE acts against Queenstown breaches of employment laws

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 11:15 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Enforcement action has been taken against 15 employers in the hospitality, retail and service industries following an operation in August by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). More >>

Job vacancies steady in October

Monday, 24 November 2014, 10:51 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of skilled job vacancies advertised online remained steady in October across most industry groups and occupations, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report. More >>

Visitor expenditure from China almost $1 billion

Friday, 21 November 2014, 11:57 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

International visitor spend in New Zealand continues to grow, with spend from China now at a record $979 million, up 33 per cent from September last year, according to the latest quarterly International Visitor Survey released by the Ministry of ... More >>

Auckland restaurant fined for non-compliance

Friday, 21 November 2014, 9:38 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A restaurant in Auckland has been ordered to pay $12,000 for failing to pay wages and holiday pay, following action taken by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Labour Inspectorate. More >>

Employer penalised for charging employment premium

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 10:23 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has imposed a penalty on a Christchurch milk distribution business for charging a migrant worker an employment premium for her job that resulted in take home pay of $4.37 an hour. More >>

Major Events Development Fund invests in Ultimate Waterman

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 12:50 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has announced the Major Events Development Fund is investing $300,000 in an international surfing event to be held in March 2015. More >>

MBIE audits find Chch companies in breach of employment laws

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 10:28 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Sixteen Christchurch labour hire and construction companies have been found in breach of employment laws through a series of proactive audits carried out by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Labour Inspectorate. More >>

World-leading metrology experts welcomed to New Zealand

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 11:16 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Around 120 of the world’s leading legal metrology experts have been welcomed to New Zealand this morning, here to attend the 49th meeting of the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) in Auckland. More >>

Campaign to help homeowners understand electrical rules

Monday, 20 October 2014, 1:23 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A new consumer campaign by the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) has begun today, to raise awareness of the rules when getting electrical work done around the home. More >>

Skilled job vacancies grew in September

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 10:47 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Online vacancies for skilled jobs increased by 0.6 per cent in September 2014 and were up by 10.1 per cent for the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Jobs Online report. More >>

Three further prosecutions of unlicensed electrical workers

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 3:06 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The recent prosecutions of a further three unlicensed electrical workers should serve as a timely reminder to consumers to ensure they always use a licensed electrical worker and ask for certification for all work carried out. The warning comes from ... More >>

Word of Advice - Fly By Night Sellers

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 10:02 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Below is Consumer Affairs’ Word of Advice column for 06 October 2014. The next edition will be sent out in two weeks. ‘Fly-by-night’ sellers 06 October 2014 Have you ever purchased goods from a pop-up shop, fair stall, carnival stand, or ... More >>

1.8m to be invested in Māori-led science & innovation

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 4:01 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) announced today that a further $1.8 million will be invested over the next two years to develop the science and innovation potential of Māori knowledge, resources, and people for the benefit ... More >>

Latest Jobs Online report released

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:18 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Skilled job vacancies advertised online dropped 0.4 per cent in August, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Jobs Online report. More >>

 

 

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