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Dairy Farm And Its Owner Must Pay $215,000 In Penalties After Exploiting Indonesian Workers

Monday, 8 April 2024, 12:26 pm | MBIE

Of this amount, Rural Practice Ltd was ordered to pay $145,000, and business owner Reza Abdul-Jabbar must pay $70,000. Two of the three workers will each receive $10,000 of the penalty amount. More >>

New Tools Strengthen Immigration Law Enforcement

Tuesday, 2 April 2024, 2:24 pm | MBIE

Starting 11 April 2024 Immigration New Zealand (INZ) will be able to issue infringement notices to employers with the aim of addressing lower-level immigration non-compliance and deter those who take advantage of migrant workers. More >>

Consultation Opens Proposing More Time To Comply With Plumbing Products Changes Under The Building Code

Tuesday, 2 April 2024, 2:07 pm | MBIE

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today opened a consultation proposing to extend the transition period end date for the lead and dezincification plumbing product provisions published last year, from 1 September 2025 to 1 May 2026. ... More >>

Report Released Into Safety Assessments Of Boarding Houses

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 2:09 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released its report into the proactive assessment of multi-storey boarding houses. The fire at Loafers Lodge on 16 May 2023, where five people tragically lost their lives, stresses the ... More >>

Opening For Business Or Working This Easter? Know Your Rights And Responsibilities

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 9:58 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Labour Inspectorate is reminding employers and employees of their rights and responsibilities leading up to the Easter period. Labour Inspectorate Head of Compliance and Enforcement Simon Humphries says it’s important for business owners and their ... More >>

Putting The Freeze On Unsafe Bathroom Heaters – Voluntary Recalls On Serene S2068 Heaters

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 11:09 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Retailers are voluntarily recalling unsafe wall-mounted bathroom heaters. “The Serene S2068 heaters which were manufactured in March 2021 have a manufacturing defect which can cause harm to people or damage to property,” says Ian Caplin, Business ... More >>

Consumer Protection And The CGA

Friday, 15 March 2024, 10:30 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Today marks World Consumer Rights Day, and the Consumer Protection team at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment wants to remind New Zealanders of the protections and guarantees they can expect when purchasing goods and services in New Zealand. ... More >>

MBIE Responds To Review On Accredited Employer Work Visa

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 10:43 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has accepted the findings and recommendations of the independent external review into the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV), released today by Te Kawa Mataaho/Public ... More >>

New Zealand Claims Resolution Service Marks One Year Of Supporting Homeowners With Natural Disaster Insurance Claims

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 10:59 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Since launching in February 2023, the New Zealand Claims Resolution Service (NZCRS) has registered 1,725 cases and helped homeowners to resolve more than 900 cases. The NZCRS provides homeowners with free, independent support to help resolve their ... More >>

Technical Specification For The Design Of New Buildings Out For Public Comment

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 10:14 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Standards New Zealand has today released a draft Technical Specification for Structural design actions – Part 5: Earthquake actions – New Zealand (TS1170.5) for public comment. The draft specification looks to provide updated engineering guidance to ... More >>

Forecast Says Building Activity To Return To Pre-COVID Levels

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 11:15 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today published the National Construction Pipeline Report 2023 providing a projection of national building and construction activity for the six years from December 2022 to December 2028. ... More >>

Beyond The Pitch – The Enduring Benefits Of The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™

Friday, 2 February 2024, 8:17 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Hundreds of thousands of people across the country benefitted from the government’s leverage and legacy programme for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™. A report released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) highlights ... More >>

Exploited Migrant Employee Felt Like A Prisoner

Friday, 19 January 2024, 10:14 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A young migrant worker says she felt like a “prisoner” and regretted coming to New Zealand after being seriously exploited by her Central Otago employer for almost a year. “I have never seen a jail, but I felt I was a prisoner. I was sorry ... More >>

Goal! Report Confirms FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ A Success

Friday, 15 December 2023, 10:02 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An impact evaluation report released today confirms the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ delivered more than New Zealand hoped for and was hugely successful across all key measures, says Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment New ... More >>

Restaurant Owners Who Exploited Migrant Workers Must Pay Over $420,000

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 11:16 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The former owners of two North Island restaurants who exploited migrant workers and breached numerous minimum employment standards have been ordered to pay more than $330,000 in penalties, compensation and arrears. The exploitation of the seven ... More >>

Record Wind Generation For September Quarter

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 10:57 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Increased capacity helped with record electricity generation from wind between July and September 2023, according to data released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). “Electricity generation from wind reached 920 ... More >>

Unregistered Motor Vehicle Seller Convicted And Fined

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 10:50 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An unregistered motor vehicle seller has been fined after they were convicted of breaching the Motor Vehicle Sales Act 2003 (MVSA). 45-year-old Sidharth Puri from Auckland was convicted after the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment ... More >>

Check For Button Batteries This Christmas

Wednesday, 13 December 2023, 11:38 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New Zealand families are being urged to check for button batteries when they’re doing their Christmas shopping. Button batteries are widely used in musical greeting cards, toys, remote controls, and key fobs. If a child swallows or inserts a button ... More >>

Restaurant Owner Penalised For Unlawful Wage Deductions

Friday, 24 November 2023, 12:42 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Rangiora restaurant and its owner who unlawfully deducted money from a former employee’s wages and breached other minimum employment standards, must pay the employee more than $40,000 in arrears and penalties. The order was made by the Employment ... More >>

Repeat Offender Permanently Barred By Registrar Of Companies

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 3:08 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The High Court of New Zealand has permanently disqualified 74-year-old Raymond Anthony Andrews from taking part in the management of a company following an application for permanent prohibition by the Registrar of Companies. The application was made ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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