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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 >>

Landlords And Tenants Reminded Tenancy Law Changes Now Apply

Monday, 29 March 2021, 11:12 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Tenancy Services is advising landlords and tenants to take the time to familiarise themselves with the recent Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 (RTAA) changes that became law last month. The second phase of the RTAA came into force on 11 February ... More >>

All Priority Earthquake Prone Buildings In High Risk Areas Now Identified

Friday, 26 March 2021, 10:29 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Reporting released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) shows that all priority earthquake prone buildings (EPBs) in New Zealand’s high seismic risk areas have now been identified by local territorial authorities. ... More >>

Review Finds Plumbers, Gasfitters, And Drainlayers Act Working Well

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 2:51 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A review by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has found that the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act is working well to ensure that sanitary plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying is done properly in the interests of ... More >>

Labour Inspectors Are Visiting Hawkes Bay Apple Orchards This Week

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 11:23 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Labour Inspectors are visiting Hawkes Bay orchards this week, making sure those involved in the apple harvest are paying their employees correctly and are keeping accurate and complete records ... More >>

Landlord Fined In District Court For Repeated Failure To Lodge Bonds

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 11:15 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Tauranga landlord has been convicted and fined $1,350 at a sentencing in the Tauranga District Court following action taken by MBIE’s Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team (TCIT). Kevin Bustard, a director of several property management companies in ... More >>

Changes To MIQ Fees For Some Returning New Zealanders

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 11:02 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

From 1 June 2021, returning New Zealand citizens and residents will need to stay in the country for at least 180 days in order to not be liable to pay managed isolation fees. Currently, any New Zealand citizen or permanent resident returning from overseas ... More >>

Lower Hutt Construction Company To Pay $42K For Unlawful Wage Deductions

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 12:06 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) ordered Tiger Construction NZ Limited to pay $21,000 in penalties for making unlawful deductions from employees’ wages and a further $21,692 as reimbursement for the deductions to three migrant employees. ... More >>

Canterbury Dairy Farmer Penalised $30K For Labour Law Breaches

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 11:09 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) ordered Greywacke Farms Limited and its director Dietmar Kopetschny to pay $20,000 and $10,000 respectively in penalties for failure to comply with employment law. Greywacke Farms Ltd ran two dairy farms ... More >>

Border And MIQ Workforce Prioritised For Vaccine Rollout, Two Weeks In

Saturday, 6 March 2021, 12:06 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New Zealand is now two weeks into the largest immunisation programme ever undertaken here, with border and managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) workers first in line. “We are so proud of our people for doing the right thing by stepping up and being ... More >>

Changes To Fees For Some People Staying In Managed Isolation

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 3:13 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

From 25 March 2021, it is intended that temporary entry visa class holders will be charged higher fees for their managed isolation and quarantine stay. The fees are currently $3,100 (incl GST) for 14 days in managed isolation. From 12.01am on ... More >>

Strengthening The Safety And Resilience Of Aotearoa’s Large Dams

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 12:54 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has announced that Cabinet has approved policy decisions for the development of new safety regulations for dams to protect people, property and the environment from potential dam failures. “Dams ... More >>

Business Travel Register Open

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 9:29 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Businesses with workers needing to cross the Alert Level boundary near Auckland will need evidence of permitted activity or an exemption. Travel documents that were issued earlier this month remain valid. Any business with workers that have lost ... More >>

New Zealand Universities First To Benefit From Space Tech Agreement

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 5:57 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New Zealand universities will be the first to benefit from a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and global space and data analytics company Maxar Technologies. Maxar and MBIE have agreed on potential ... More >>

Pullman Hotel Managed Isolation Facility Reopens

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 1:26 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Pullman Hotel managed isolation facility reopened to returnees this morning, following an intensive deep cleaning process, a thorough investigation by health officials and changes to its operating model, says Head of Managed Isolation and ... More >>

Businesses Can Register For Travel

Monday, 15 February 2021, 6:38 am | MBIE

Businesses inside the Auckland Alert Level Boundary can now register for travel documents using an online register, says the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment. This Business Travel Register allows businesses to request and receive ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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