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Holiday park and owner fined for gross worker exploitation

Monday, 16 December 2019, 10:23 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A North Island holiday business and its owner have been banned as employers, and will pay a record $680,350 in penalties and unpaid wage arrears to three migrant workers, who described their situation as being “like a nightmare”, and a “prison”. More >>

Reduced hydro generation impacts on renewable share

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 1:01 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Reduced inflows into North Island hydro schemes contributed to a decline in the share of electricity generated from renewable sources in the third quarter of 2019, according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation ... More >>

Building Consent costs set to reduce

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 11:01 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A change has been approved to reduce the Building Levy rate by 13 percent, meaning homeowners will soon see a drop in building consent costs, says Anna Butler, General Manager of Building Performance at MBIE. More >>

Consultation on new food labelling requirements

Monday, 9 December 2019, 3:13 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Consultation is open on a draft consumer information standard that will allow consumers to have more information about where their food originated More >>

Chorus UFB subcontractor liable for employment breaches

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 2:35 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has now penalised a third Chorus subcontractor for employment breaches following a Labour Inspectorate investigation which targeted more than 80 businesses. More >>

Big challenges for small business debated at APEC Forum

Friday, 29 November 2019, 10:45 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The big challenges for New Zealand small businesses, including mental health risks, cashflow and support for women-led businesses will be under the spotlight next week at the APEC SME Productivity and Performance Forum in Wellington. More >>

Rules for building on liquefaction-prone ground

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 10:30 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The latest changes to the Building Code will support safer and more resilient buildings on liquefaction-prone ground, and make it easier to build steel framed housing, says Dave Robson, Manager of Building Performance and Engineering at MBIE. More >>

Societies and trusts can now register using Māori macrons

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 9:39 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

All Incorporated Societies and Charitable Trusts registered with the Companies Office can now have Māori macrons in their titles. More >>

Consultation opens on review of Crown Minerals Act

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 11:04 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A review of the Crown Minerals Act 1991 to ensure it supports the long-term well-being of New Zealanders has been launched today with the release of a discussion document. More >>

NZ ranks first for ease of doing business for fourth year

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 10:57 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Doing Business Report 2020 has again ranked New Zealand as the best out of 190 economies for the ease of doing business. More >>

Fraud Awareness Week urging Kiwis to Stop and Think

Friday, 15 November 2019, 1:16 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Fraud Awareness Week urging Kiwis to “Stop and Think - is this for real?” As part of this year’s annual Fraud Awareness Week campaign 17-23 November, Consumer Protection is encouraging New Zealanders to take a moment and stop and think ‘is ... More >>

Fraud Awareness Week urging Kiwis to Stop and Think

Friday, 15 November 2019, 12:47 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

As part of this year’s annual Fraud Awareness Week campaign 17-23 November, Consumer Protection is encouraging New Zealanders to take a moment and stop and think ‘is this for real?’ when they’re contacted unexpectedly and being asked for personal ... More >>

New tool helps company directors know their obligations

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 10:54 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Companies Office has launched a new resource for owners of growing small businesses to help them navigate the move into business director responsibilities. Good Governance was created by collaboration between the Companies Office, the Institute of Directors ... More >>

$3 million invested in space science partnerships

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 12:25 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Six New Zealand research projects have received $500,000 each from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to fund the development of innovative space technologies including satellite control systems and ocean and coastal monitoring satellites. More >>

Labour Inspectorate continues to hold directors liable

Monday, 11 November 2019, 11:00 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered Satyam Limited, which was operating a convenience store in Dunedin, to pay $18,000 in penalties, and its director, Sunilkumar Dalpatbhai Mistry, to personally pay a further $9,000 in penalties for negligent ... More >>

New Zealand joins MethaneSAT climate mission in space

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 4:51 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New Zealand has joined its first official space mission as a country to combat climate change and the mission control centre will be located in New Zealand. Today the Government announced it would contribute $26 million towards MethaneSAT, a state-of-the-art ... More >>

Resource Strategy plots path ahead for sector

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 2:29 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Government’s long term vision for the minerals and petroleum sector has been released today. More >>

Jobs Online quarterly report September 2019

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 1:10 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Online job advertisements increased by 0.3 per cent in the September 2019 quarter, compared to the June 2019 quarter’s fall of 1.4 per cent. The increase was the result of job advertisements over the September 2019 quarter in the Sales, Business ... More >>

Two members of the Commerce Commission appointed

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 11:04 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today confirmed the appointments of Dr Derek Johnston, and the reappointment of Elisabeth Welson, as members of the Commerce Commission. More >>

Christchurch restauranteurs penalised $120K

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 12:22 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority has ordered the Noori family and their business, Indian Heaven Ltd, to pay $118,799 in penalties for employment law breaches. More >>

 

 

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