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Job advertisements rise by 1.9 per cent in September quarter

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 10:11 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Jobs Online figures released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment show the number of job advertisements rose by 1.9 per cent in the September 2018 quarter. Dr Rose Ryan, MBIE’s Workforce and Workplace manager, part of the wider ... More >>

Waikato companies penalised $21,000 for employment breaches

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 1:21 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Two Waikato businesses operated by a sole director and shareholder have been ordered to pay $21,600 in penalties by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for exploiting a migrant worker underpaid by nearly $30,000. More >>

Blackmail scammers hard at work over Labour Weekend

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 3:17 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Scammers have been hard at work over the long weekend, and while New Zealanders were out enjoying the three day break, CERT NZ received a significant spike in reports of webcam blackmail scams. More >>

Understanding variability in tourism spend

Friday, 19 October 2018, 11:19 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Understanding variability in tourism spend A report released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment shows that while arrival numbers and international tourism spend between 2013 – mid 2018 increased, this period was particularly irregular ... More >>

Migrant workers exploited in two remote New Zealand shops

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 2:16 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Court has ruled three migrant employees working in two stores in Murupara and Kopuriki will receive $10,000 each in compensation from an employer couple who “conspired to instigate, aid and abet” persistent breaches of their employment ... More >>

MBIE welcomes migrant sex worker research

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 9:20 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) welcomes the findings of new independent research on migrant sex workers in New Zealand. The research was proactively commissioned by MBIE to better understand issues within the sex industry, ... More >>

Employment breaches found with broadband subcontractors

Monday, 8 October 2018, 3:23 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Labour Inspectorate operation targeting Chorus subcontractors has found that nearly all of the subcontractors identified are breaching employment standards. More >>

Licensed Building Practitioner’s licence cancelled

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 12:25 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Building Practitioners Board (the Board) has cancelled a Licensed Building Practitioner’s (LBP) design licence for fraudulent behaviour, and ordered him to pay costs toward the inquiry. More >>

Levin builder fined for presenting himself as Licensed

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 9:15 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Unlicensed builder, Karl Whitfield has been sentenced in the Papakura District Court for wrongly holding himself out as a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) and carrying out restricted building work on an Auckland home. More >>

Two carpentry Licensed Building Practitioners disciplined

Friday, 28 September 2018, 2:10 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Building Practitioners Board (BPB) has disciplined two Licensed Building Practitioners (LBPs) with carpentry licences for their negligent or incompetent work, and for failing to provide a record of work. More >>

Restaurant owner shows “no real remorse” for breaches

Friday, 28 September 2018, 9:34 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Rotorua company, Vishnu Hospitality Limited, which trades as Lovely India restaurant has been ordered to pay $10,000 for failing to keep accurate employment records, and subsequently provide those records when requested by the Labour Inspectorate. More >>

Chatham’s airport upgrade a step closer with PGF funding

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 3:59 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Chatham Islands’ plan to have more efficient and accessible air services for the local community and tourists in our most remote region has been given a boost with a $98,000 investment from the Provincial Growth Fund. More >>

Professor Evans appointed new Chief Science Advisor to MBIE

Friday, 21 September 2018, 1:48 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today announced the appointment of Professor Gary Evans to the role of Chief Science Advisor for MBIE. More >>

Renewable electricity generation hits 37-year high

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 12:11 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Favourable hydro and wind conditions in the second quarter of 2018 led to the highest proportion of renewable electricity generation for the quarter since 1981, according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation ... More >>

Review finds meth standard not improperly influenced

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 10:58 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An independent review commissioned by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has found the development of NZS 8510 Testing and decontamination of methamphetamine-contaminated properties (NZS 8510) was not improperly influenced by any particular interests or ... More >>

Six motor vehicle traders banned

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 9:50 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of unregistered and prosecuted ‘cowboy’ traders is increasing, largely due to the growing online motor vehicle market. Over 12 months six traders have been banned from motor vehicle trading due to serious breaches which include failing to ... More >>

Job advertisements continue to rise in August 2018

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 10:44 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of online job advertisements rose by 0.5 per cent in the month of August 2018 and 7.4 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online monthly data release. Jobs Online provides ... More >>

Hastings employer sentenced for employing an illegal worker

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 10:13 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A takeaway and pizza delivery store and its former owner have been sentenced for unlawfully employing a worker and aiding a person to breach visa conditions.  More >>

Tourism Domain Data Plan released today

Friday, 7 September 2018, 2:02 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Tourism Domain Data Plan released today Published today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the Tourism Data Domain Plan sets out the main priorities for tourism statistics. Based on agreement by industry and government stakeholders, ... More >>

KiwiBuild announces opportunity for offsite manufacturers

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 3:52 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

KiwiBuild has today issued an Invitation To Participate (ITP) to offsite manufacturers of housing solutions to support the delivery of 100,000 new affordable homes over the next ten years. More >>

   

 

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