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Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Economy
New Zealand

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The purpose of MBIE is to be a catalyst for a high-performing economy to ensure New Zealand’s lasting prosperity and wellbeing. We play a central role in shaping and delivering a strong New Zealand economy.

We develop and deliver policy, services, advice and regulation to support business growth and the prosperity and wellbeing of all New Zealanders.

MBIE integrates the functions of four former agencies – the Department of Building and Housing, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Department of Labour and the Ministry of Science and Innovation.




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Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Employment 3:24PM
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.

575 views

Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Employment 2:19PM
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.

526 views

Thursday, 7 February 2013
Crime 5:57PM
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.

739 views

Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Employment 6:51PM
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.

481 views

Monday, 4 February 2013
Agriculture 3:16PM
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.

1209 views

Saturday, 2 February 2013
Crime 2:35PM
Fraud pair sentenced

Two British citizens have been jailed for fraudulently obtaining UK passports and subsequent applications for entry to New Zealand.

643 views

Thursday, 31 January 2013
Health 4:22PM
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.

378 views

Employment 4:15PM
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.

585 views

Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Agriculture 2:17PM
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.

676 views

Thursday, 17 January 2013
Health 4:24PM
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.

519 views

Agriculture 4:05PM
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.

566 views

Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Forestry 6:32PM
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.

976 views

Friday, 4 January 2013
News 4:21PM
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.

464 views

Friday, 21 December 2012
Employment 3:54PM
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.

511 views

Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Employment 2:41PM
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.

509 views

News 2:21PM
Stay safe on the farm this summer

On average, 850 people each year are injured riding quad bikes on farms.  Five die.

299 views

Monday, 17 December 2012
Employment 3:14PM
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.

507 views

Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Employment 3:40PM
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.

400 views

Tourism 2:59PM
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.

347 views

Friday, 28 September 2012
News 9:59AM
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.

427 views

Friday, 14 September 2012
Energy 4:17PM
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.

468 views

Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Business 8:41AM
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.

664 views

Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Energy 2:34PM
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.

538 views

Monday, 28 May 2012
Trade 3:43PM
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.

725 views

Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Court 6:42PM
May Wang pleads guilty to Companies Act charge

AUCKLAND CITY — 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.

684 views

Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Business 8:53AM
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.

397 views

Thursday, 23 February 2012
Technology 10:59AM
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.

479 views

Thursday, 9 February 2012
News 4:52PM
Next steps towards oil and gas exploration

Improvements in the process for permitting exploration for oil and gas will be implemented this year.

1185 views

Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Legal 2:21PM
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.

354 views

Internet 1:37PM
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.

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