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Latest Housing Affordability Measure (HAM) released

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 12:19 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released the latest Housing Affordability Measure (HAM) data midday today, 13 June 2018. Results cover the time period from March 2016 up to March 2017. More >>

Licensed builders banned for disreputable behaviour

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 10:54 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Two licensed building practitioners (LBPs) have had their licences cancelled and have been prevented from reapplying for an LBP licence for up to five years, after their prison sentences brought the LBP scheme into disrepute. More >>

Negligent builder prosecuted for overcharging client $100K

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 10:49 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Christchurch Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) has had his licence cancelled for two years for work negligence and incompetence, which saw a client overcharged by $100,000. More >>

Tourism spending data for April 2018 released

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 12:13 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

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

Bankrupt real estate agent caught in dishonest dealings

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 11:06 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A former Christchurch real estate agent has pleaded guilty to 12 charges under the Insolvency Act, including managing a business while bankrupt, concealing property and obtaining credit without the consent of the Official Assignee. More >>

Expansion of online visas

Monday, 28 May 2018, 3:32 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Partners and dependent children can now apply for visas online after the latest upgrade to Immigration ONLINE. More >>

Sentence for wife of refugee fraud criminal

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 4:18 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Fijian national has been sentenced after earlier pleading guilty to visa fraud associated with her husband, who obtained residence after making up a story that his family was massacred by a group of Bangladeshi. Aneela Wati was sentenced to ... More >>

Petroleum Reserves data released

Monday, 21 May 2018, 11:14 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Details of New Zealand’s petroleum reserves as they stand at the beginning of 2018 have been released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment. More >>

Significant growth in international visitor spending

Friday, 18 May 2018, 11:53 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Spending by international visitors in New Zealand reached $10.9 billion for the year to March 2018, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). More >>

Jobs advertisements rise slightly in April 2018

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 12:27 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of online job advertisements rose by 1.1 per cent in the month of April 2018 and 7.9 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online monthly data release. More >>

Encouraging Pasifika people into ICT careers

Monday, 14 May 2018, 2:10 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

MBIE’s Pacific Economic Development Unit is encouraging Pasifika people to consider careers in the Information Computer Technology (ICT) world. The initiative forms part of TechWeek 2018 activities, TechWeek will run from 19 – 27 May 2018. More >>

Court rules retail chain must pay for all hours worked

Friday, 11 May 2018, 9:48 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A national retail chain must pay their employees for the pre-work meetings it had claimed were ‘optional’, after a failed bid to escape a Labour Inspectorate Improvement Notice. More >>

Head of KiwiBuild appointed

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 4:03 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Stephen Barclay has been appointed as the Head of KiwiBuild, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Chief Executive Carolyn Tremain announced today. Mr Barclay is currently Chief People and Transformation Officer at the Ministry of Health, and ... More >>

MBIE’s latest territorial authority GDP estimates

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 3:04 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The latest release of MBIE’s experimental Modelled Territorial Authority Gross Domestic Product (MTAGDP) estimates shows growth in 64 out of 66 territorial authorities in the year to March 2017. The MTAGDP series aligns with StatsNZ’s Regional GDP ... More >>

CERT NZ leads cyber security initiatives in the Pacific

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 11:05 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

CERT NZ has been named as the inaugural chair of PaCSON- the Pacific Cyber Security Operational Network. PaCSON is a network of CERTs and other cyber security response officials from 14 Pacific nations. More >>

CourierPost contractor to pay for employment breaches

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 10:37 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Kapiti company contracted to CourierPost must pay more than $37,000 for multiple breaches of employment law following a Labour Inspectorate investigation. More >>

Unlicensed Kerikeri roofer prosecuted

Friday, 4 May 2018, 4:10 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Kerikeri man who falsely held himself out as a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) and a member of the Roofing Association of New Zealand (RANZ), despite never being affiliated with either, has been prosecuted in the Kaikohe District Court. More >>

Delay costs landlord at Tenancy Tribunal

Friday, 4 May 2018, 10:35 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team has successfully taken a Rotorua property management company to the Tenancy Tribunal for failing to fix serious problems in a rental property it manages, sending a clear message to all landlords that failing ... More >>

Delay costs landlord at Tenancy Tribunal

Friday, 4 May 2018, 10:26 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team has successfully taken a Rotorua property management company to the Tenancy Tribunal for failing to fix serious problems in a rental property it manages, sending a clear message to all landlords that failing ... More >>

Construction firm hammered with 19k penalty

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 11:10 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An Auckland construction company has been penalised $19,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) following a Labour Inspectorate investigation. More >>

   

 

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