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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
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. 417 views

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. 351 views

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. 485 views

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. 319 views

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. 951 views

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. 423 views

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. 248 views

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. 368 views

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. 485 views

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. 310 views

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. 395 views

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. 703 views

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. 322 views

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. 317 views

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. 338 views

Stay safe on the farm this summer On average, 850 people each year are injured riding quad bikes on farms.  Five die. 180 views

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. 318 views

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. 264 views

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. 225 views

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. 230 views

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. 297 views

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. 463 views

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. 320 views

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. 483 views

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. 414 views

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. 237 views

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. 299 views

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. 849 views

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. 237 views

Ministry of Economic Development:Find out when faster broadband is coming to you was launched by the Ministry of Economic Development today, so you can find out exactly what type of faster broadband is coming to you. 266 views

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