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MBIE’s purpose is to Grow New Zealand for All.

We will do this by helping businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive, and by increasing opportunities for all New Zealanders to contribute to the economy.

This means providing more jobs and increasing the opportunities for New Zealanders to participate in more productive and higher paid work. Growth for all also means providing better quality housing that is safe and affordable for New Zealanders.

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International visitors spend more in key tourist destinations
28 November 2014
The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) today released its Regional Tourism Estimates for the year ending March 2014, showing significant growth in spending by international visitors in New Zealand’s key tourist destinations.
Masala restaurants penalised for employment law breaches
26 November 2014
A group of Auckland Masala restaurants have been ordered to pay $66,000 in penalties for failing to provide employment records to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Labour Inspectorate.
Thinking of hiring? Here’s the calculator for you
26 November 2014
The new Employee Cost Calculator is just the ticket for small business owners who want to employ someone, but are unsure of the costs.
Job vacancies steady in October
24 November 2014
The number of skilled job vacancies advertised online remained steady in October across most industry groups and occupations, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report.
Visitor expenditure from China almost $1 billion
21 November 2014
International visitor spend in New Zealand continues to grow, with spend from China now at a record $979 million, up 33 per cent from September last year, according to the latest quarterly International Visitor Survey released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
Auckland restaurant fined for non-compliance
21 November 2014
A restaurant in Auckland has been ordered to pay $12,000 for failing to pay wages and holiday pay, following action taken by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Labour Inspectorate.
Christchurch employer penalised for charging employment premium
18 November 2014
The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has imposed a penalty on a Christchurch milk distribution business for charging a migrant worker an employment premium for her job that resulted in take home pay of $4.37 an hour.
Sentence sends strong message against migrant exploitation
17 November 2014
A director of a Wellington immigration agency has been sentenced for her role in the exploitation of migrant workers in an immigration scam masterminded by her and her husband.
Applications for MBIE’s Procurement Graduate Programme now open
14 November 2014
Applications opened on Monday, 10 November 2014.
Major Events Development Fund invests in Ultimate Waterman event
13 November 2014
The Major Events Development Fund is investing $300,000 in Ultimate Waterman.