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Hospitality Director Banned From Being An Employer After Exploiting Workers

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 10:20 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Court has issued Declarations of Breach against three Christchurch hospitality companies, and a banning order against the companies’ director, after a case brought by the Labour Inspectorate in respect of eight employees. In a judgement ... More >>

NASA Scientist For A Day Winners Announced

Monday, 14 June 2021, 3:20 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

This year’s winners of the NASA Scientist for a Day competition are Sophie Ineson from Southland Girl’s High School (Year 7 & 8 category) and Lucia Mochel from Whangamata Area School (Year 9 & 10 category), the New Zealand Space ... More >>

Temporary Accommodation Service Support Available For Canterbury Flooding

Monday, 14 June 2021, 2:58 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS) has been activated today following the recent flooding across the Canterbury region. They are accepting registrations from displaced residents who need assistance ... More >>

South Auckland Superettes To Pay $57,000 For Migrant Exploitation Despite Attempts To Undermine Investigation

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 2:20 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Three South Auckland stores operating as superettes have been ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to pay $57,000 in penalties for employment law breaches. Those liable for the penalties include the director, Balwinder Singh, and his wife ... More >>

Consumers More Certain Of Their Rights, Survey Shows

Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 10:07 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Results of the New Zealand Consumer Survey 2020, released today, found that nearly all consumers are aware that laws exist to protect their consumer rights, and tested knowledge of these rights has improved over the past two years. The survey was commissioned ... More >>

Strengthening The Licensed Building Practitioners Scheme

Friday, 14 May 2021, 11:05 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has announced changes to the Licensed Buildings Practitioners (LBP) scheme to improve accountability, efficiency and fairness. “We are strengthening our occupational regulation of Licensed Building ... More >>

MBIE Laboratory To Reopen In Time For World Metrology Day

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 11:36 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Nearly five years after the closure of the former Wellington site, the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) Trading Standards laboratory in Wellington is set to reopen. The reopening also coincides with an event for World ... More >>

Consultation Opens On Improving Regulation Of Engineers

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 2:04 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened consultation on options to improve the regulation of the engineering profession. “While the majority of engineering professionals in New Zealand are skilled and highly professional, ... More >>

Māori Business Identifier Goes Live

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 9:59 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

For the first time Māori businesses can identify themselves as a Māori business on the New Zealand Business Number register. By registering as a Māori business they will benefit from the opportunities provided by the NZBN, doing business with ... More >>

All MIQ And Government Border Workers Vaccinated By 1 May

Friday, 30 April 2021, 2:01 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

From 11.59pm tonight all work in Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) facilities and by Government agencies at the border will be undertaken by vaccinated workers. The Government has introduced the new requirement under the COVID-19 Public Health ... More >>

Consultation Opens On Proposals To Support New Building Laws

Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 12:53 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened consultation on proposals for regulations to support the Building (Building Products and Methods, Modular Components and Other Matters) Amendment Bill. “We’re preparing for some ... More >>

Freedom Camping Public Meetings: Twizel, Thames, Whitianga, Tauranga, Taupō

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 2:06 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Public meetings are being held in Twizel, Thames, Whitianga, Tauranga and Taupō from Tuesday 27 April for people to find out more about the government’s proposals to improve freedom camping. “The public meetings are a good opportunity for people ... More >>

MBIE Welcomes Feedback On The Licensed Building Practitioners Scheme

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 11:42 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is seeking feedback on how the Licensed Building Practitioners scheme is working. “We want to hear from Licensed Building Practitioners (LBPs) and those who engage with them to find out ... More >>

Consultation Opens On Additional Measures In New Financial Conduct Regime

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 2:35 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is consulting on outstanding aspects of the upcoming regime governing conduct in the financial sector. “We are consulting on regulations covering matters such as requirements for claims handling ... More >>

Freedom Camping Public Meetings: West Coast, Queenstown, Christchurch And Online

Monday, 19 April 2021, 11:52 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Public meetings are being held on the West Coast, Queenstown and Christchurch from Tuesday April 20 to support the government’s freedom camping consultation. Online webinars are also available. “The public meetings are a good opportunity for people ... More >>

Southland Dairy Farmer “wilfully Blind” To Employment Obligations, Penalised $30k For Breaches

Friday, 16 April 2021, 10:07 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Southland dairy farmer Christoph Kenel was ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to pay $30,000 in penalties for failing to comply with the Employment Relations Act 2000 and the Holidays Act 2003. Christoph Kenel operated Swiss Farm in Winton ... More >>

Marking 1 Year Of MIQ

Friday, 9 April 2021, 11:06 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

One year ago today managed isolation became mandatory for travellers arriving into New Zealand. The joint heads of Managed Isolation and Quarantine, Megan Main and Brigadier Jim Bliss, have paid tribute to the efforts of those who’ve contributed ... More >>

Freedom Camping: Have Your Say

Friday, 9 April 2021, 10:54 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Public feedback is now invited to improve freedom camping in New Zealand. To support the public consultation, the first of a series of public meetings throughout Aotearoa is being held at the Ellen Melville Centre in central Auckland from 2pm – 4pm on ... More >>

MBIE Asks For Feedback On Insulation Requirements

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 9:29 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

MBIE is asking for feedback on whether New Zealanders think the Building Code should be updated to require more insulation in new homes and buildings. The proposals also suggest adopting new climate zones to better reflect the New Zealand environment. ... More >>

Update On Managed Isolation Emergency Applications

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 9:21 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The range of circumstances for those who need to apply for an emergency allocation of space in managed isolation to travel home to New Zealand urgently has been further widened today. Deputy Secretary of MBIE and Joint Head of Managed Isolation and Quarantine, ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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