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Gas Production Forecast To Fall Below Demand

Thursday, 11 July 2024, 11:51 am | MBIE

“For at least the next three years, data shows New Zealand’s natural gas reserves will produce 10 petajoules (PJ) less than recent demand levels,” says MBIE Markets Manager Mike Hayward. More >>

Temporary Accommodation Service Activates To Support People Affected By Wairoa Flooding

Tuesday, 9 July 2024, 10:20 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Temporary Accommodation Service has been activated today to support people displaced by flooding in Wairoa. People who cannot return to their homes and need assistance in finding temporary accommodation ... More >>

Businessman Greg Olliver Prohibited From Being A Director For 3 Years, High Court Order Upheld

Thursday, 4 July 2024, 2:23 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Property developer Gregory Olliver has been prohibited from being a director or promoter of, or from being involved in the management of any company for three years from 20 October 2021 following the Court of Appeal judgment that upheld an earlier order ... More >>

More Wind And Solar Generation Needed To Meet Future Demand

Wednesday, 3 July 2024, 11:20 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New Zealand will require new generation to meet future electricity demand, according to the latest Electricity Demand and Generation Scenarios (EDGS) report released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today. More >>

Unlicensed Electrical And Plumbing Worker Sentenced For Dangerous Work, Fined

Wednesday, 26 June 2024, 10:41 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Graeme Kyle sentenced for negligent work and for working while unlicensed. Sentenced under the Electricity Act 1992 and the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act 2006. Fined $9,000, ordered to pay costs, and $700 reparation to the property owner.   ... More >>

Know Your Public Holiday Rights And Responsibilities This Matariki

Tuesday, 25 June 2024, 10:23 am | MBIE

This Friday 28 June 2024 celebrates the rising of Matariki and MBIE’s Labour Inspectorate is reminding employers and employees of their rights and responsibilities during this public holiday. More >>

Former MegaUpload.Com Execs Barred From Being Directors Until June 2028

Friday, 21 June 2024, 10:08 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Two former executives of the disgraced MegaUpload.com platform, Mathias Ortmann and Bram van der Kolk, have been prohibited from managing or being a director of any company for five years. More >>

Air Traffic Controller Trainees Now Considered Employees After Labour Inspectorate Intervention

Thursday, 20 June 2024, 10:46 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New Zealand air traffic controller trainees who previously spent up to 18 months training without being treated or paid as employees will now be considered employees More >>

Prohibited Director Sentenced To 16 Months Home Detention

Wednesday, 19 June 2024, 1:34 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The director of a company has been sentenced to 16 months home detention for various charges including knowingly providing false statements, causing loss of more than $600,000 to creditors and carrying on acting as director when he was prohibited from More >>

Unlicensed Builder Convicted For Forgery, Gets 6-month Community Detention

Friday, 14 June 2024, 10:49 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Jimmy Carson, sole director of Carson Design and Co Ltd has been convicted for forging signatures of Licensed Building Practitioners on Certificate of Design Work for three buildings between September 2021 and July 2022. More >>

Natural Gas Production Continues To Decline

Thursday, 13 June 2024, 11:06 am | MBIE

“Natural gas net production for the quarter was 31.89 PJ, a 12 per cent decrease on March 2023 and the lowest quarterly net production since March 1985,” says MBIE Markets Manager Mike Hayward. More >>

Nelson Restaurant Paying Less Than Minimum Wage Ordered To Repay Employees

Tuesday, 28 May 2024, 11:27 am | MBIE

A Nelson restaurant and the company which owns it will have to pay three employees more than $30,000 in back wages and interest for having breached several minimum employment standards between 2014 – 2018. More >>

MBIE Opens Consultation On Financial Services Reforms

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 10:16 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is seeking feedback on options for streamlining how banks and other financial service providers are regulated by the government. “MBIE is inviting submissions on a package of discussion documents ... More >>

Don’t Get Snowed Under, MBIE Offers Advice For A Successful Ski Season: Employer And Employee Rights & Responsibilities

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 11:10 am | MBIE

This includes complying with minimum employment standards, and ensuring workers have the right to work in this country and with the specific employer, and that accommodation made available to employees meets the required standards. More >>

Compulsory Recall Notice Of Serene S2068 Heaters

Friday, 10 May 2024, 4:17 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

This follows on from the voluntary recalls issued by suppliers of these heaters after a WorkSafe investigation that resulted in a prohibition of sale and use due to safety concerns which included the potential of overheating events. More >>

Amended Dam Safety Regulations To Commence This Month

Thursday, 9 May 2024, 11:25 am | MBIE

New and amended regulations to improve the safety and resilience of Aotearoa New Zealand’s dams come into force on Monday 13 May 2024. More >>

Former Horse Trainer Sentenced For Bankruptcy Offending

Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 4:36 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A former horse trainer has been sentenced to five months home detention after he was convicted of providing misleading statements and hiding crucial information from the Official Assignee of New Zealand when he applied for self-adjudicated bankruptcy ... More >>

Lengthy Legal Battle Over ERA Determination Ends In Failure For South Island Business

Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 10:22 am | MBIE

In September 2022 Darren Angus, who with his wife Lyndal owns Caisteal An Ime Ltd (CAIL), trading as Akaroa Village Inn, was ordered by the ERA to pay $7,500 in penalties for refusing to provide a Labour Inspector with wages and time records; holiday and ... More >>

Are Shops Open On ANZAC Day?

Monday, 22 April 2024, 2:26 pm | MBIE

Most shops will be shut on ANZAC Day (Thursday 25 April, 2024) until 1pm, although there will be some exceptions. More >>

Extending The Voluntary Recalls On Serene Bathroom Heaters

Monday, 22 April 2024, 11:00 am | MBIE

After further investigations by WorkSafe’s Energy Safety team, all Serene S2068 heaters that were imported, sold or installed after 16 June 2018, regardless of serial number, are no longer able to be used, sold or installed in New Zealand. More >>





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