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Strong Industry Experience Appointed To New Zealand Growth Capital Partners Board

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 11:42 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Four new members with strong capital and business experience have been appointed to the New Zealand Growth Capital Partners Board, the Ministry of Business, Employment, and Innovation announced today. Michael Bird, MBIE General Manager, Entity Performance, ... More >>

Papatoetoe Bottle Store To Pay $46,000 For Exploiting Worker

Thursday, 24 December 2020, 10:02 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A bottle store in Papatoetoe is the latest bottle store to be penalised and ordered to pay arrears for exploiting a migrant worker by breaching their employment rights. Basra and Khella Limited, trading as Super Liquor Papatoetoe, has been ordered by ... More >>

Report Shows Impact Of COVID-19 Is Likely To Be Felt Across The Construction Sector For The Next Few Years

Monday, 21 December 2020, 4:15 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The National Construction Pipeline Report 2020 released today forecasts a short-term decline in construction activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Report commissioned by MBIE provides a projection of national building and construction ... More >>

Digital Boost For Small Businesses

Monday, 21 December 2020, 10:46 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

From today, small businesses will be able to benefit from a Government-funded Digital Boost skills training and support initiative. The Digital Boost skills training is the first initiative to be launched from the Digital Boost programme , a partnership ... More >>

Ex-Kiwifruit Contractor To Pay $276,000 For Exploiting Migrant Workers

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 12:25 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A former Bay of Plenty kiwifruit labour contractor and its former owner have been ordered to pay more than $250,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA), for exploiting six migrant workers. Raj Kiwi has been penalised $160,000, with former ... More >>

Taumarunui Bakery Ordered To Pay $90,000 For Migrant Exploitation

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 11:13 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Husband and wife owners of The Bakehouse Café must pay $70,000 in penalties, plus $20,000 compensation to two employees, following a judgment by the Employment Court. A further $30,191.11 in outstanding wages and holiday pay arrears had been paid to ... More >>

Update On Managed Isolation Emergency Applications

Friday, 4 December 2020, 10:10 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Range Of Circumstances For Those Who Need To Apply For An Emergency Allocation In Managed Isolation To Travel Home To New Zealand Urgently Has Been Widened. More >>

New Chair Appointed To New Zealand Growth Capital Partners Board

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 2:03 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

David Smol has been appointed chair of New Zealand Growth Capital Partners Board, the Ministry of Business, Employment, and Innovation announced today. Michael Bird, MBIE General Manager, Entity Performance, and Investment, said, “I am pleased that ... More >>

Temporary Accommodation Service Available For Napier Flooding Evacuees

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 1:59 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Napier residents affected by flooding caused by heavy rainfall can access help finding temporary accommodation through the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment’s (MBIE) Temporary Accommodation Service. Julia Shanahan, Principal Engagement Advisor ... More >>

PDU Welcomes Opening Of Whangarei’s Camera Obscura

Friday, 20 November 2020, 1:33 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Provincial Development Unit (PDU) welcomes the opening of the Camera Obscura interactive sculpture in Whangarei today. “I am pleased to see the Camera Obscura sculpture come to fruition, with such a significant level of support from the local ... More >>

Landlords Reminded Healthy Homes Standards Compliance Deadline Is Approaching

Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 10:39 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Tenancy Services reminds all landlords to prepare now for the upcoming Healthy Homes Standards deadline, particularly landlords of boarding houses whose properties must be fully compliant with the standards by 1 July 2021. Landlords who offer accommodation ... More >>

Fraud Awareness Week – COVID-19 Related Scams On The Rise

Monday, 16 November 2020, 2:59 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

This Fraud Awareness Week, Consumer Protection (MBIE) is encouraging people to be aware of new and sophisticated scams designed to encourage people to hand over money or personal information. Scam and fraud reports to Netsafe rose by 73% in the April ... More >>

First PGF Business Loan Paid Back

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 1:29 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The first Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) loan to a commercial business has been repaid. The loan to Whangarei based family horticulture business, Maungatapere Berries, was paid back last week to the Provincial Development Unit (PDU) which manages the fund. ... More >>

First PGF Business Loan Paid Back

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 9:27 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The first Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) loan to a commercial business has been repaid. The loan to Whangarei based family horticulture business, Maungatapere Berries, was paid back last week to the Provincial Development Unit (PDU) which manages the fund. ... More >>

Update On Managed Isolation Voucher Availability

Monday, 9 November 2020, 4:27 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Air Commodore Darryn Webb, Head of Managed Isolation and Quarantine: One week into the Managed Isolation Allocation System (MIAS) becoming compulsory, experience with the new system and changes in traveller’s plans have enabled additional space to ... More >>

Improvements To Building Code

Thursday, 5 November 2020, 11:20 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Improvements to Building Code cover fire safety requirements, surface water drainage and waterproofing in bathrooms, kitchens and laundries The latest changes to the Building Code will improve fire safety requirements, surface water drainage and waterproofing ... More >>

19 New Initiatives To Help Workers And Workplaces Through COVID-19 Recovery

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 2:12 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Employment New Zealand, part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, has allocated a total of $2.38 million to 19 new initiatives through the COVID-19 Workers and Workplaces Assistance Fund. The funding has been allocated as follows: ... More >>

Consumer Travel Reimbursement Scheme Opens To Travel Agencies And Wholesalers

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 10:37 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

From today, travel agents and wholesalers can make applications to the Consumer Travel Reimbursement Scheme established to support New Zealanders to get back money they are owed from cancelled overseas travel plans caused by COVID-19. The travel ... More >>

Grower To Pay $50K In Owed Pay To Workers

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 11:03 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Canterbury horticulture employer Christopher Gray, trading as Motukarara Asparagus, has been ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to repay nearly $50,000 for unlawful deductions, minimum wage arrears, and holiday pay entitlements for 13 ... More >>

Employers Warned Against Charging Recruitment Costs To Their Workers

Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 12:06 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Labour Inspectorate reminds employers that charging workers for recruitment-related costs is illegal. This follows a case brought to the Employment Relations Authority (ERA), by the Labour Inspectorate against four Christchurch grocery stores. Metromart ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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