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Landlord fined for non-compliant gas supply

Monday, 9 April 2018, 10:16 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Landlords who fail to ensure the safety of their tenants have been sent a clear message by the Tenancy Tribunal after a Christchurch landlord was ordered to pay $4,100.00 after a non-compliant gas supply was found at one of her properties. More >>

111 mobile caller location extended to iOS

Friday, 6 April 2018, 1:54 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

MBIE Deputy Chief Executive Brad Ward today announced New Zealand has gone live with Advanced Mobile Location (AML) for iOS, which is an important extension to the successful Emergency Caller Location Information (ECLI) service, and has been deployed as part ... More >>

Business owner banned from employing staff

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 8:27 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The former owner of Christchurch bar and eatery, Watershed Bar and Restaurant, and restaurant, Sequoia 88, has been banned from hiring staff for three years after he was found to have intentionally and persistently breached employment law. More >>

Regional tourism spending data for February 2018

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 2:21 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today show that tourism expenditure grew in all regions over the year ending February 2018. More >>

Auckland building practitioner has licence cancelled

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 12:41 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) has been disciplined by the Building Practitioners Board (the Board) for several offences including carrying out and supervising building work incompetently. More >>

Net migration predicted to fall

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 9:49 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A new report from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is predicting that net migration will fall to around 65,000 in June next year under current immigration settings - compared with the June 2017 figure of 72,300. More >>

Unlicensed immigration adviser prosecuted

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 3:53 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A 65-year old Auckland man has been charged by the Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA) with multiple counts of giving immigration advice without being licensed or exempt, holding out to be a licensed immigration adviser, and unlawfully taking payment. More >>

Pacific Quota Registrations Open

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 11:31 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Pacific Quota Registrations Open Citizens of Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Fiji are encouraged to register for this year’s ballot under the Samoan Quota and Pacific Access Category, which takes place between 3 and 30April. Immigration Instructions ... More >>

Restaurant chain owner fined for underpaying staff

Friday, 16 March 2018, 10:37 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An Indian restaurant chain has been fined more than $40,000 in penalties after several breaches to employment law, despite having paid more than $24,000 to staff in arrears previously. More >>

Tour company to pay $110,000 for employment breaches

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 11:09 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Alps Travel, a South Island based tour company primarily aimed at tourists from China, has been ordered to pay $75,000 in penalties and more than $35,000 in arrears after a Labour Inspectorate investigation found serious breaches of employment law. More >>

Auckland accountant pleads guilty to bankruptcy offences

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 9:43 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An Auckland based accountant and bankrupt has pleaded guilty to seven charges under the Insolvency Act 2006 brought by the Official Assignee (OA) at Auckland District Court. More >>

Tourism spending data for January 2018 released

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 12:13 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today show that tourism expenditure grew in all regions over the year ending January 2018. MBIE’s manager of Sector Trends Mark ... More >>

Focus on collaboration at D5 Government Showcase

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 1:17 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Better for Business (B4B) , a cross-agency programme led by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE), has partnered with its nine other agencies to showcase a range of breakthrough government services and digital initiatives designed ... More >>

International visitors spending up five per cent in 2017

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 11:32 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Spending by international visitors in New Zealand was $10.6 billion for the year to December 2017, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). More >>

Farmers should aim to be best practice employers: MBIE

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 9:34 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Labour Inspectorate is calling for dairy farmers to get it sorted in 2018 with compliant records, agreements, and all employees receiving at least the minimum wage for every hour worked. More >>

Beware of financial loss in love says Consumer Protection

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 2:30 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

MBIE’s Consumer Protection is advising those looking for love online to be watchful for scams this Valentine’s Day, both on dating apps and online. More >>

Investigation finds Wellington café breaching employment law

Friday, 9 February 2018, 10:01 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A popular Cuba Street café was fined $2000 and stood down from issuing visas to recruit migrant labour for six months after the Labour Inspectorate found them breaching their obligations. More >>

Unlicensed woman charged with asking for fee for advice

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 3:50 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A 31-year-old Auckland woman appeared today in the Manukau District Court charged with unlawfully asking for a fee for immigration advice and taking payment from four family members and friends in the Tongan community. More >>

Restaurateurs sentenced in exploitation case

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 2:29 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A couple and their Auckland-based restaurant have been sentenced on charges of exploitation and providing false or misleading information relating to five Filipino employees they sponsored to come to New Zealand. More >>

Education agent charged for unlicensed immigration advice

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 3:27 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A 47-year-old Auckland woman has appeared in the Auckland District Court today charged with unlawfully providing immigration advice and taking fees for the advice from seven Chinese nationals. More >>

   

 

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