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Unlicensed builder sentenced under the Crimes Act

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 2:58 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Unlicensed builder sentenced under the Crimes Act For the first time since the introduction of the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme, an unlicensed builder has been sentenced under the Crimes Act 1961. Today in the Christchurch District Court, Rodney ... More >>

Employer held to task again, after exploiting workers

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 3:51 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Hawke’s Bay based horticulture employer, who breached labour laws in 2015, has again been penalised by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA), this time for breaches against migrant employees in the Bay of Plenty. More >>

Fines handed out for illegally installed electrical work

Wednesday, 8 January 2020, 10:47 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Two unregistered electrical workers have appeared before district courts in Auckland and Porirua after unlawfully performing prescribed electrical work (PEW) when not licensed to do so. More >>

Information about business support for Whakatāne released

Monday, 23 December 2019, 6:36 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

More detail about the business support for affected businesses in the aftermath of the Whakaari/White Island volcanic eruption in Whakatāne has been released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). More >>

Ban on inclined infant sleep products

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 10:05 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Inclined infant sleep products, which have been attributed to multiple deaths in the United States, have today been banned in New Zealand. More >>

More work to be done on retentions regime

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 10:34 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A recent review into the construction retentions regime shows most of the sector is complying with the requirements, but there is more work to be done to ensure the protection of subcontractors, says Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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