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Consultation Opens On Improving Regulation Of Engineers

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 2:04 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened consultation on options to improve the regulation of the engineering profession. “While the majority of engineering professionals in New Zealand are skilled and highly professional, ... More >>

Māori Business Identifier Goes Live

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 9:59 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

For the first time Māori businesses can identify themselves as a Māori business on the New Zealand Business Number register. By registering as a Māori business they will benefit from the opportunities provided by the NZBN, doing business with ... More >>

All MIQ And Government Border Workers Vaccinated By 1 May

Friday, 30 April 2021, 2:01 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

From 11.59pm tonight all work in Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) facilities and by Government agencies at the border will be undertaken by vaccinated workers. The Government has introduced the new requirement under the COVID-19 Public Health ... More >>

Consultation Opens On Proposals To Support New Building Laws

Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 12:53 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened consultation on proposals for regulations to support the Building (Building Products and Methods, Modular Components and Other Matters) Amendment Bill. “We’re preparing for some ... More >>

Freedom Camping Public Meetings: Twizel, Thames, Whitianga, Tauranga, Taupō

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 2:06 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Public meetings are being held in Twizel, Thames, Whitianga, Tauranga and Taupō from Tuesday 27 April for people to find out more about the government’s proposals to improve freedom camping. “The public meetings are a good opportunity for people ... More >>

MBIE Welcomes Feedback On The Licensed Building Practitioners Scheme

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 11:42 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is seeking feedback on how the Licensed Building Practitioners scheme is working. “We want to hear from Licensed Building Practitioners (LBPs) and those who engage with them to find out ... More >>

Consultation Opens On Additional Measures In New Financial Conduct Regime

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 2:35 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is consulting on outstanding aspects of the upcoming regime governing conduct in the financial sector. “We are consulting on regulations covering matters such as requirements for claims handling ... More >>

Freedom Camping Public Meetings: West Coast, Queenstown, Christchurch And Online

Monday, 19 April 2021, 11:52 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Public meetings are being held on the West Coast, Queenstown and Christchurch from Tuesday April 20 to support the government’s freedom camping consultation. Online webinars are also available. “The public meetings are a good opportunity for people ... More >>

Southland Dairy Farmer “wilfully Blind” To Employment Obligations, Penalised $30k For Breaches

Friday, 16 April 2021, 10:07 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Southland dairy farmer Christoph Kenel was ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to pay $30,000 in penalties for failing to comply with the Employment Relations Act 2000 and the Holidays Act 2003. Christoph Kenel operated Swiss Farm in Winton ... More >>

Marking 1 Year Of MIQ

Friday, 9 April 2021, 11:06 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

One year ago today managed isolation became mandatory for travellers arriving into New Zealand. The joint heads of Managed Isolation and Quarantine, Megan Main and Brigadier Jim Bliss, have paid tribute to the efforts of those who’ve contributed ... More >>

Freedom Camping: Have Your Say

Friday, 9 April 2021, 10:54 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Public feedback is now invited to improve freedom camping in New Zealand. To support the public consultation, the first of a series of public meetings throughout Aotearoa is being held at the Ellen Melville Centre in central Auckland from 2pm – 4pm on ... More >>

MBIE Asks For Feedback On Insulation Requirements

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 9:29 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

MBIE is asking for feedback on whether New Zealanders think the Building Code should be updated to require more insulation in new homes and buildings. The proposals also suggest adopting new climate zones to better reflect the New Zealand environment. ... More >>

Update On Managed Isolation Emergency Applications

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 9:21 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The range of circumstances for those who need to apply for an emergency allocation of space in managed isolation to travel home to New Zealand urgently has been further widened today. Deputy Secretary of MBIE and Joint Head of Managed Isolation and Quarantine, ... More >>

Landlords And Tenants Reminded Tenancy Law Changes Now Apply

Monday, 29 March 2021, 11:12 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Tenancy Services is advising landlords and tenants to take the time to familiarise themselves with the recent Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 (RTAA) changes that became law last month. The second phase of the RTAA came into force on 11 February ... More >>

All Priority Earthquake Prone Buildings In High Risk Areas Now Identified

Friday, 26 March 2021, 10:29 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Reporting released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) shows that all priority earthquake prone buildings (EPBs) in New Zealand’s high seismic risk areas have now been identified by local territorial authorities. ... More >>

Review Finds Plumbers, Gasfitters, And Drainlayers Act Working Well

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 2:51 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A review by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has found that the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act is working well to ensure that sanitary plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying is done properly in the interests of ... More >>

Labour Inspectors Are Visiting Hawkes Bay Apple Orchards This Week

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 11:23 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Labour Inspectors are visiting Hawkes Bay orchards this week, making sure those involved in the apple harvest are paying their employees correctly and are keeping accurate and complete records ... More >>

Landlord Fined In District Court For Repeated Failure To Lodge Bonds

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 11:15 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Tauranga landlord has been convicted and fined $1,350 at a sentencing in the Tauranga District Court following action taken by MBIE’s Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team (TCIT). Kevin Bustard, a director of several property management companies in ... More >>

Changes To MIQ Fees For Some Returning New Zealanders

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 11:02 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

From 1 June 2021, returning New Zealand citizens and residents will need to stay in the country for at least 180 days in order to not be liable to pay managed isolation fees. Currently, any New Zealand citizen or permanent resident returning from overseas ... More >>

Lower Hutt Construction Company To Pay $42K For Unlawful Wage Deductions

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 12:06 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) ordered Tiger Construction NZ Limited to pay $21,000 in penalties for making unlawful deductions from employees’ wages and a further $21,692 as reimbursement for the deductions to three migrant employees. ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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