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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 >>

Unlicensed builder to pay $13,200 for false licence claims

Monday, 9 October 2017, 11:58 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An unlicensed Christchurch builder has been ordered to pay $10,000 in penalties and $3,200 in reparations in the Christchurch District Court for claiming to be a licensed building practitioner (LBP) on a number of occasions. More >>

Reduced hydroelectric output but continued supply

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 12:32 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Lower rainfall in the South Island led to well below average inflows to southern hydro lakes, and a reduction in hydro generation in the June 2017 quarter, according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation ... More >>

Suspension of Fuji Xerox From All-of-Government Contract

Monday, 2 October 2017, 1:17 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Fuji Xerox New Zealand (FXNZ) has been formally suspended from one All-of-Government contract and terminated from another. More >>

Update of repairs to Marsden Point pipeline

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 2:36 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Significant progress has been made to restore fuel supply to Auckland Airport, with the welds on the Marsden Point pipeline successfully passing final inspection, says Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Chief Executive Carolyn Tremain. More >>

Public sector travel returns to business as usual

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 7:18 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Chief Executive Carolyn Tremain has announced that travel restrictions for public sector workers have now been lifted. More >>

   

 

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