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Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
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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
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. 280 views

Tuesday, 11 June 2013
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. 173 views

Thursday, 7 February 2013
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. 229 views

Tuesday, 5 February 2013
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. 159 views

Monday, 4 February 2013
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. 730 views

Saturday, 2 February 2013
2:35PM
Fraud pair sentenced Two British citizens have been jailed for fraudulently obtaining UK passports and subsequent applications for entry to New Zealand. 208 views

Thursday, 31 January 2013
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. 113 views

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. 155 views

Wednesday, 23 January 2013
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. 288 views

Thursday, 17 January 2013
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. 106 views

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. 252 views

Tuesday, 8 January 2013
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. 437 views

Friday, 4 January 2013
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. 163 views

Friday, 21 December 2012
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. 160 views

Wednesday, 19 December 2012
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. 77 views

2:21PM
Stay safe on the farm this summer On average, 850 people each year are injured riding quad bikes on farms.  Five die. 51 views

Monday, 17 December 2012
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. 138 views

Tuesday, 6 November 2012
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. 115 views

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. 90 views

Friday, 28 September 2012
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. 54 views

Friday, 14 September 2012
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. 137 views

Tuesday, 10 July 2012
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. 200 views

Wednesday, 20 June 2012
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. 110 views

Monday, 28 May 2012
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. 205 views

Wednesday, 23 May 2012
6:42PM
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. 251 views

Tuesday, 1 May 2012
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. 83 views

Thursday, 23 February 2012
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. 138 views

Thursday, 9 February 2012
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. 404 views

Wednesday, 9 November 2011
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. 110 views

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. 87 views



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