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Public To Be Able To Access Essential Goods During Shutdown

Monday, 30 March 2020, 4:39 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has issued the following statement today: The Government has decided that the sale of essential goods such as heaters, whiteware and computers will be allowed - in recognition of the need for people to ... More >>

Waikato Berry Grower To Pay $76K For Labour Law Breaches

Monday, 30 March 2020, 10:48 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Olde Berry Farm Limited and its director were ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to pay $76,532 for employment law breaches uncovered by the Labour Inspectorate. The business was ordered to pay $50,000 in penalties and $16,532 in ... More >>

Advice On Tenants Moving Properties During COVID-19 Lockdown

Friday, 27 March 2020, 4:57 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

“If parties must move in extreme circumstances, they must exercise extreme caution, follow Ministry of Health guidelines and follow the Alert System when moving,” says Tenancy Services Information and Education Manager Jennifer Sykes. “If parties ... More >>

Consultation Opens On Fuel Market Competition

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 9:59 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Government has commenced consultation on regulations for a Fuel Industry Bill which will make changes to ensure New Zealanders get a fairer deal at the petrol pump. Last month the Government responded to the Commerce Commission’s fuel market ... More >>

Grower Failures Undermining Horticulture Industry Efforts

Monday, 16 March 2020, 12:50 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Employment and immigration breaches found in Hastings and Pukekohe during a proactive investigation into horticulture work conditions have alarmed Labour Inspectors and Immigration Officers. The Labour Inspectorate and Immigration New Zealand (both part ... More >>

‘Unaware’ Boarding House Landlords Need To Check The Law

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 9:15 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Landlords of rental properties where tenants have individual tenancy agreements to rent single rooms, and which also provide shared facilities such as a bathroom or kitchen to six people or more, are operating a boarding house but may not be aware ... More >>

Failure To Meet Minimum Requirements Costs Tauranga Property Management Company $16,417.12

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 3:29 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

MBIE’s Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team (TCIT) has successfully taken a Tauranga property management company to the Tenancy Tribunal, sending a strong message to landlords about the importance of meeting their minimum legal requirements. ... More >>

Coronavirus – All Information For Businesses In One Place

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 11:52 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Business.govt.nz , part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, has sourced information from 15 government departments so businesses can access all they need to know about the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak in one place . Business.govt.nz ... More >>

Proposed Improvements To Building Code

Monday, 17 February 2020, 9:34 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Consultation has opened on proposed amendments to the Building Code, which focus on fire safety requirements, surface water drainage and waterproofing in bathrooms, kitchens and laundries. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) ... More >>

Jobs Online Quarterly report for December 2019

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 12:12 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Online advertisements fell by 0.3 per cent in the December 2019 quarter, after a 0.7 per cent decrease in the September 2019 quarter. Among the nine industry groups, the Hospitality industry had growth in all regions, with strongest growth in the ... More >>

Consultation opens on FMA funding and levies

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 3:16 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Consultation has opened on funding options and levies to enable the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) to regulate the new financial advice regime and respond to cost pressures within its current remit. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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