Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Initial action taken over $4-an-hour wage claims
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has filed action with the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) in Auckland against an Auckland restaurant chain following complaints that workers are being paid less than $4-an-hour.
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Short term employment prospects positive
Employment is forecast to grow by about 130,000 jobs over the next three years, reports the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
Thursday, 7 February 2013
Charges laid over Paritutu Rock deaths
The Taranaki Outdoor Pursuits and Education Centre (TOPEC) has been charged over the August 2012 Paritutu Rock incident in which three people died.
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
MBIE investigating Foreign Charter Vessel
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is investigating allegations about employment conditions on board the Korean-flagged fishing vessel Sur Este 707, which is currently docked in Timaru.
Monday, 4 February 2013
Positive changes reducing harm on farms
New research shows that farmers are making positive changes to reduce their chances of having a quad bike accident.
Saturday, 2 February 2013
Fraud pair sentenced
Two British citizens have been jailed for fraudulently obtaining UK passports and subsequent applications for entry to New Zealand.
Thursday, 31 January 2013
Employers urged to remember sun safety responsibilities
With New Zealand having one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world, people who work outdoors are being reminded to protect themselves as they have a higher risk of developing skin cancers.
Home detention in unlawful migrant case
The sentencing of a contractor in the horticulture industry for hiring unlawful migrant workers who were all paid below the minimum wage sends a strong message to employers who may contemplate employing migrants who are not entitled to work in New Zealand.
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Put farm safety first this summer
The first occupational agricultural death in 2013 has the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and Federated Farmers asking farmers to put safety first in 2013 to bring down the farm toll.
Thursday, 17 January 2013
Builders urged to make safety a priority in 2013
Last year health and safety inspectors issued over 1,000 notices and written warnings to construction companies performing work at height unsafely.
Tractor safety crucial given recent deaths
Two workplace deaths late last year involving tractors has prompted the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to remind farmers of the importance of keeping themselves safe.
Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Forestry sector works to make safe start to the New Year
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is working with forest owners and workers to introduce the recently released Approved Code of Practice for Safety and Health in Forest Operations.
Friday, 4 January 2013
Year at the Border
The work of Immigration New Zealand’s Border Operations team is showcased in the Year at the Border annual report, which features some fascinating facts and figures.
Friday, 21 December 2012
Fine follows wood chipper incident
Timber processing company Carter Holt Harvey Limited has been fined $44,000 and ordered to pay $20,000 in reparation after a contractor lost four fingers in a wood chipper.
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Skilled vacancies fall in November
Online job vacancies decreased in November following a rise in October, according to the latest Jobs Online report from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
Stay safe on the farm this summer
On average, 850 people each year are injured riding quad bikes on farms. Five die.
Monday, 17 December 2012
Logging firm fined after death of worker
A logging firm, Blacklaws Logging Limited, has been fined $86,400 and ordered to pay $65,000 in reparation following the death of a worker whilst working in the Awatere Valley in Marlborough.
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Response to Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy
There will be major change to the health and safety regulatory system as a response of the government’s response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy.
China now New Zealand's second largest tourist market
China has jumped to become New Zealand’s second largest tourist market, recording a 37 percent increase in expenditure over the last year.
Friday, 28 September 2012
MBIE PR: New Zealand energy greenhouse gas report released
The use of renewable energy is helping keep down New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions, a new report has found.
Friday, 14 September 2012
Energy quarterly shows value of renewable energy
The growth in renewable electricity generation from geothermal and wind energy in New Zealand is helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in dry years, MBIE’s latest energy figures show.
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
All-of-government contract for Travel Management Services
The All-of-Government contract for the procurement of travel management services has now been let by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
New Zealand Energy Data File 2012 released
New Zealand’s renewable share of total primary energy supply increased to 39 per cent in 2011, the highest on record, the Ministry of Economic Development reported today.
Monday, 28 May 2012
Ministry to step up ladder safety after injuries
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs is targeting online ladder sales following reports of multipurpose aluminium ladders collapsing, causing serious injuries.
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
May Wang pleads guilty to Companies Act charge
May Wang has today pleaded guilty to leaving New Zealand with the intention of avoiding examination into the affairs of Dynasty Group Limited, currently in liquidation.
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Businesses urged to get PPSR-savvy
It turns 10 years old today, but too many small businesses still fail to understand the importance of the Personal Property Securities Register.
Thursday, 23 February 2012
Importation of illegal dog-tracking devices to be prohibited
The importation of illegal dog-tracking devices will be prohibited from 1 March 2012 under changes to the existing regulations.
Thursday, 9 February 2012
Next steps towards oil and gas exploration
Improvements in the process for permitting exploration for oil and gas will be implemented this year.
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Ministry of Economic Development: Large fine issued for sale of unsafe plug adaptors
An online trader who repeatedly sold unsafe plug adaptors has been convicted and fined $10,500 for the sale of unsafe electrical goods.
Ministry of Economic Development:Find out when faster broadband is coming to you
www.broadband.govt.nz was launched by the Ministry of Economic Development today, so you can find out exactly what type of faster broadband is coming to you.