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Immigration New Zealand To Start Processing Offshore Residence Applications

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 3:30 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is to resume processing all offshore residence applications ahead of the border gradually reopening next year. As a result of the border restrictions imposed last year because of COVID-19 processing of most visa applications offshore ... More >>

Learn More About Freedom Camping Changes At Public Webinars

Monday, 6 December 2021, 2:06 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The first in a series of information-sharing webinars outlining improvements to freedom camping is being held this week. The changes were announced in Queenstown last week by Tourism Minister Stuart Nash, with the new rules designed to better ... More >>

Making Sure People Are Up To Play With Freedom Camping Changes - MBIE

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 10:50 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

People interested in finding out how the proposed improvements to freedom camping might affect them are being invited to an information-sharing webinar. The webinars, hosted by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), will give people ... More >>

New Building Code Requirements Bring Biggest Energy Efficiency Change In Over A Decade

Monday, 29 November 2021, 11:23 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The latest changes to the Building Code will make new homes and buildings warmer, drier and healthier, with less impact on the climate, says Jenni Tipler, Manager of Building Performance and Engineering at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and ... More >>

Consultation Opens On Clean Vehicle Information Options

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 12:54 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened a consultation today seeking feedback on options for displaying Clean Vehicle information to consumers. Earlier this year, the Government introduced the Clean Car Standard and the Clean ... More >>

ERA Penalises Brews Liquor Stores $34,000 For Migrant Worker Exploitation

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 2:52 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The liquor retail sector is once again in the spotlight for disregarding minimum employment standards with the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) ordering Preeminent Enterprise Limited (trading as Brews Liquor Waimauku) to pay penalties of $25,000 ... More >>

Kiwis Confronted With An Alarming Rise In Online Identity Theft

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 9:57 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Newly released data from Netsafe shows incidents of identity fraud in New Zealand have increased by a shocking 86 per cent over the last financial year, while incidents of investment fraud have risen by 37 per cent over the same period. With more and ... More >>

Rise In Online Scams Costs Millions; Together Let’s Fight Scams

Monday, 15 November 2021, 9:08 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Scams online increased sharply as New Zealanders spent more time on the internet. This Fraud Awareness Week (14 - 20 November), the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Consumer Protection team is urging people to protect one ... More >>

Record Number Of Returnees Released From MIQ

Sunday, 14 November 2021, 5:31 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Interim update by Brigadier Rose King, Joint Head of Managed Isolation and Quarantine. Today, over 2500 international returnees are eligible to leave MIQ, as changes to MIQ requirements come into effect. Following changes to the length of time international ... More >>

Absconding Incidents At Auckland And Hamilton Quarantine Facilities

Friday, 5 November 2021, 3:18 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

At around 5pm on Thursday 4 November a COVID-19 positive community case was being transported to the Holiday Inn Managed Isolation facility to begin their stay. Upon exiting the shuttle at the entrance of the facility they absconded on foot out of ... More >>

Consultation Opens On Defining Energy Hardship

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 1:05 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened a consultation today on its proposed definition of energy wellbeing and hardship, and potential indicators to measure hardship over time. “We know many households across the country ... More >>

ERA Orders Dunedin Bakery To Pay $299k After Labour Inspectorate Investigation

Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 11:24 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered Dunedin based Romeeco Bakery owner to pay $299,038 in arrears and penalties after a Labour Inspectorate investigation found the employer failed to pay employees correct wages, holiday and sick leave ... More >>

New Building Regulations To Support Innovation And Better Quality Buildings

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 11:14 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Cabinet has agreed on regulatory proposals developed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to support greater opportunity for innovation and economies of scale, and improve trust and confidence in the building sector. “In ... More >>

New Partnership To Support More Options For Refugee Resettlement In New Zealand

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 9:31 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has announced a new partnership with HOST Aotearoa New Zealand to deliver an extended pilot of New Zealand’s community refugee sponsorship programme. Under this programme, 150 refugees will be sponsored to resettle in communities ... More >>

Landlord Ordered To Pay After Child Contracts Rheumatic Heart Disease Due To Substandard Housing

Friday, 29 October 2021, 10:55 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Christchurch landlord has been ordered to pay $38,626.12 after a Tenancy Tribunal hearing found multiple breaches that resulted in a child living at the home being diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease, following action taken by MBIE’s Tenancy ... More >>

Rapid Antigen Tests Now Being Trialled By New Zealand Businesses

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 2:55 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A shipment of 300,000 rapid antigen tests has arrived in New Zealand and is now being rolled out across some of the country’s largest businesses as part of a Government-approved trial to expand the tools used to find and stamp out COVID-19. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2110/614b70bcc6a10819448c.jpeg" ... More >>

Incubator Funding Round Opening For Creative And Cultural Events

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 10:04 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New Zealand’s creative and cultural events will be able to apply for a funding boost to help them grow, with the latest funding round of the Creative and Cultural Events Incubator set to open on 1 November, the Ministry of Business, Employment, ... More >>

Investigation Of Recent Absconding Incident Will Continue To Strengthen MIQ System

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 1:57 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An investigation report into the absconding incident at the Novotel & Ibis Ellerslie MIQ facility on 2 September 2021 has been released today. Joint Head of MIQ, Brigadier Rose King said a number of recommendations have been made, which she ... More >>

Statement From Joint Head Of MIQ Brigadier Rose King: Absconding Incidents At Auckland MIQ Facility

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

MIQ can confirm that three COVID-19 positive cases community cases staying at the Holiday Inn Auckland Airport Hotel managed isolation and quarantine facility allegedly absconded last night. One is still at large. In the first incident, two community ... More >>

Digital Boost Reaches 40,000 Small Business Sign-ups, Launches Mobile App

Monday, 18 October 2021, 10:02 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Over 40,000 small businesses are now participating in the Digital Boost skills training initiative, and to make this on-the-go digital education more easily accessible a new Digital Boost Live app has been launched. The Mind Lab built the free Digital ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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