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Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

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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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.
Briefings to Incoming Ministers
12 November 2014
MBIE has released the 2014 Briefings to Incoming Ministers (BIMs) today.
RSE employers praise seasonal work scheme
11 November 2014
Employers who take on seasonal workers under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme are praising it as meeting the needs of New Zealand’s horticulture and viticulture growers.
MBIE audits find Christchurch companies in breach of employment laws
5 November 2014
Sixteen Christchurch labour hire and construction companies have been found in breach of employment laws through a series of proactive audits carried out by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Labour Inspectorate.
World-leading metrology experts welcomed to New Zealand
4 November 2014
120 legal metrology experts are in New Zealand to attend the 49th meeting of the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) in Auckland.