Home > News and media
Document Actions

Latest News

News and Media

Following is a selection of news and media releases from across the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. For comprehensive news and media as well as media contacts and further information, visit the news and media pages of our websites.

Building and Housing news
Economic Development news and media centre
Labour media centre
Science and Innovation news

We also provide announcements and news about the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, including updates on the formation of the Ministry, appointments, and other corporate information.

 
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment newsfeed
1
The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment today announced that a further $1.8 million will be invested over the next two years to develop the science and innovation potential of Māori knowledge, resources, and people.
18 September 2014
2
Skilled job vacancies advertised online dropped 0.4 per cent in August, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Jobs Online report.
17 September 2014
3
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today released further details of the upcoming auction of AM and FM broadcasting licences.
15 September 2014
4
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced that $139 million will be invested in 48 new research programmes in the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s 2014 science investment round.
11 September 2014
5
Business.govt.nz, part of Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, has launched a new online tool which allows small businesses to search their central government compliance requirements in one place.
9 September 2014
6
Spending by international visitors is expected to grow by 25 per cent to $8.3 billion by 2020, according to the New Zealand Tourism Sector Outlook 2014-2020 released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
5 September 2014
7
Auckland company Awan Boueki Pacific Limited and its 55 year old director have been fined a total of $250,000 for selling 69 vehicles in a year, without being registered as a motor vehicle trader.
2 September 2014
8
The Companies Office has successfully prosecuted an Auckland company director and her de facto partner for a multitude of charges including forgery, running a business with intent to defraud creditors and fraudulently using property of the business for personal benefit.
1 September 2014
9
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is working on a suite of changes to improve New Zealand’s regulatory systems to support business growth.
29 August 2014
10
A report reviewing the regulation of immigration advice has been completed by Martin Jenkins for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
29 August 2014
11
39 entrepreneurs have been selected as regional finalists in the 2014 ANZ Flying Start Business Plan competition and are one step closer to securing a place at the grand final in October.
26 August 2014
12
Through its International Relationships Fund, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) will invest in up to three contracts to the maximum value of $400,000 over two years to facilitate joint research collaborations between New Zealand and Japan on the topic of "Functional Foods".
22 August 2014
13
Skilled job vacancies advertised online increased by 0.6 per cent from June, while the total number of online advertisements for skilled jobs has grown by 9.9 per cent in the past year to July, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Jobs Online report.
20 August 2014
14
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has just released the Labour Market Scorecard for the June 2014 quarter.
15 August 2014
15
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Labour Inspectorate has released the results of the third phase of its national dairy strategy, which involved visits to farms that employ migrant workers.
14 August 2014
16
Total visitor spend in New Zealand continues to grow, to $7.1 billion, up by 11 per cent for the year ending June 2014, according to the latest quarterly International Visitor Survey released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
14 August 2014
17
As part of MBIE’s broader grow New Zealand for all purpose, MBIE is supporting the Building a Better New Zealand 2014 conference, which is taking place from 3-5 September 2014.
12 August 2014
18
The ANZ Flying Start Business Plan Competition is back for 2014, and looking to uncover New Zealand’s next big thing.
4 August 2014
19
EWRB Registrar John Sickels says on the 15th of July, a Milford man pleaded guilty in the North Shore District Court to the charge of carrying out work requiring a certificate of compliance. The defendant was not in a position to issue a certificate of compliance for the work as he was not a licensed electrician.
4 August 2014
20
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has announced it will fund two multi-institutional teams to work collaboratively with Japan on innovative ways to improve elderly care through robotics and human assistive devices.
4 August 2014
21
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today released a consultation paper inviting feedback on the regime that requires major airports to make their performance and financial information publicly available.
31 July 2014
22
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has today published Energy in New Zealand 2014, which contains a wide range of energy-related information based on new and consolidated statistics.
31 July 2014
23
The Building and Construction Productivity Partnership (an industry collaboration with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) has released a New Zealand BIM Handbook to help increase the use of Building Information Modelling by the construction industry.
31 July 2014
24
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today published a discussion document reviewing New Zealand's Radiocommunications Act 1989. The discussion document looks at issues including competition regulation, technical parameters on licences and interference management.
30 July 2014
25
Dealing with the government online just got easier, thanks to the new website www.govt.nz
30 July 2014
26
The ANZ Flying Start Business Plan Competition is back for 2014, and looking to uncover New Zealand’s next big thing.
18 July 2014
27
The number of skilled jobs advertised online grew by 2.5 per cent in June 2014, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report.
16 July 2014
28
Kippers East Takeaways in Hastings has been ordered to pay $5000 for failing to comply with an Improvement Notice issued by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Labour Inspectorate.
9 July 2014
29
Enforcement action has been taken against 18 kiwifruit contractors in the Bay of Plenty following a week-long operation in May by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
3 July 2014
30
An Auckland man who directed his employee to carry out unlicensed electrical work is the latest person to be convicted and fined under the Electricity Act 1992.
1 July 2014
31
The SME Research Hub had their first meeting and met in Wellington on Wednesday 18 June, coinciding with the release of the first Small Business Sector Report produced by MBIE.
27 June 2014
32
The Insolvency and Trustee Service, (a business unit within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) today announced it has successfully finalised a settlement agreement for $18.5 million.
26 June 2014
33
The Quarterly Canterbury Job Matching Report for the March 2014 quarter was released today by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, providing employment demand and supply information on the Canterbury rebuild and wider recovery.
26 June 2014
34
The latest five groups selected for the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training initiative have been announced.
20 June 2014
35
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released the March quarter 2014 edition of the New Zealand Energy Quarterly.
19 June 2014
36
Skilled job vacancies advertised online fell by 2.7 per cent in May, although there was moderate growth in the South Island, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report.
18 June 2014
37
Four communities in South Westland now have access to faster broadband, as a result of the Government’s $300 million Rural Broadband Initiative.
18 June 2014
38
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) was one of the sponsors of the 2014 KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards that celebrate the achievements of individuals, teams and organisations actively commercialising publicly funded research.
13 June 2014
39
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released a research report evaluating the short-term outcomes of the 2011 changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000 and the Holidays Act 2003.
11 June 2014
40
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has today released the Quarterly Labour Market Report for the May quarter.
6 June 2014
41
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released the third edition of the New Zealand Housing and Construction Quarterly.
5 June 2014
42
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest report on regional economies has been released today – with a new interactive web tool.
5 June 2014
43
The director of a central Auckland café is to pay more than $14,000 in penalties and wage arrears for requiring an employee to pay back part of their wages under threat of losing their work visa.
5 June 2014
44
Total visitor spend in New Zealand was up by nine per cent in the year ended March 2014 compared to the March 2013 year, according to the latest quarterly International Visitor Survey released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
20 May 2014
45
In April skilled job vacancies advertised online fell by 1.8 per cent but over the last year have risen by 9.4 per cent, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report.
14 May 2014
46
The three Food and Beverage reports that were released on 8 May showcase the key factors driving New Zealand’s food exporting success: high-quality ingredients, disease-free status, comprehensive network of free trade agreements, world-leading business environment, and strong food science capability.
9 May 2014
47
The two final sector reports were released today that pull together official economic data, and discuss the challenges and opportunities that face New Zealand’s industry sectors.
1 May 2014
48
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Labour Inspectorate has released the results of the second phase of its national dairy strategy, revealing more than half the farms visited were in breach of employment laws.
28 April 2014
49
Canterbury labour demand is growing at a greater rate than the national average while labour supply is limited, according to the Canterbury Job-Matching Report for the December 2013 quarter released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
24 April 2014
50
The joint MBIE and Ministry of Transport East Coast Regional Economic Potential Study has been released.
23 April 2014
51
The release of technical guidance for multi-unit dwellings means people living in flats or units can have confidence that the rebuild and repair solutions are technically sound and meet New Zealand Building Code requirements.
16 April 2014
52
The number of jobs advertised online grew by 1.9 per cent in March 2014, following a 1.3 per cent decrease in February, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report.
16 April 2014
53
The number of jobs advertised online grew by 1.9 per cent in March 2014, following a 1.3 per cent decrease in February, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report.
15 April 2014
54
The Government has selected nine default KiwiSaver providers for a seven year term starting on 1 July.
28 March 2014
55
The 34th America’s Cup Regatta delivered a range of business benefits for the New Zealand economy, according to two evaluation reports – an independent evaluation of the Government’s investment in Emirates Team New Zealand and an evaluation of Trade and Enterprise’s leverage programme in San Francisco.
27 March 2014
56
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has recovered money ordered to be paid to eleven migrant workers who were employed by three Auckland liquor and convenience stores.
26 March 2014
57
MBIE’s Productivity Partnership has released a draft New Zealand BIM Handbook for industry review.
26 March 2014
58
Citizens of Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati and Tuvalu are encouraged to register for this year’s ballot under the Samoan Quota and Pacific Access Category between 1 and 30 April.
20 March 2014
59
New Zealand’s demand for energy is increasing at a lower rate than the economy is growing, according to the latest New Zealand Energy Quarterly published today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
20 March 2014
60
A man sentenced today to two years’ imprisonment for misleading an immigration officer faces immediate arrest should he return to New Zealand.
19 March 2014
61
The number of jobs advertised online fell by 2.0 per cent in February 2014, following a 7.4 per cent growth in January, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report.
19 March 2014
62
Applications are now open for the annual Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships.
14 March 2014
63
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released the latest Short-Term Employment Prospects for the 2014-2016 year to March period.
13 March 2014
64
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released the second edition of the New Zealand Housing and Construction Quarterly. The report analyses key housing market, construction and social housing data.
7 March 2014
65
The Tertiary Education Strategy 2014-2019 sets out the Government’s long-term strategic direction for tertiary education, which for the first time has been jointly developed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the Ministry of Education.
5 March 2014
66
A Marlborough vineyard contractor has been ordered to pay $3000 for failing to comply with an improvement notice issued by the Labour Inspectorate.
28 February 2014
67
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has today released the Quarterly Labour Market Report for the February quarter.
28 February 2014
68
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is urging Fijian national Sanil Kumar to leave New Zealand voluntarily so that he can apply for a visitor visa to come back to New Zealand when the money has been raised for the kidney transplant he needs.
27 February 2014
69
Spend by international visitors in New Zealand has increased by 5 per cent for the year ending December 2013 to reach $6.7 billion, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
20 February 2014
70
January 2014 featured the strongest growth in online job vacancies in four and a half years and has now reached pre-recession levels, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report reveals.
19 February 2014
71
Five new board members will join recently announced Chair, Richard Leggat to make up the governance body of Nga Haerenga - The New Zealand Cycle Trail Incorporated (NZCT).
5 February 2014
72
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released the 2013 Food and Beverage Industry reviews, which shows that New Zealand’s food and beverage sector continues to set the pace in export performance.
3 February 2014
73
A new report shows that businesses and communities in areas served by the New Zealand Cycle Trail (NZCT) are making great progress, with increased economic activity and more visitors to the trail regions.
31 January 2014
74
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has today announced that Telecom has won the final block of 700 MHz radio spectrum.
22 January 2014
75
Online job vacancies for skilled workers were flat in December but continue an upward trend, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report.
22 January 2014
76
The Auctioneers Act 2013 was passed in December 2013, replacing the Auctioneers Act 1928.
7 January 2014
77
The Registrar of Motor Vehicle Traders at MBIE has achieved convictions against six people over the past month. Under the Motor Vehicles Sales Act 2003 individuals can legally sell six vehicles in a 12 month period without being registered as a Motor Vehicle Trader.
20 December 2013
78
An unlicensed electrical worker has been convicted and fined in the Manukau District Court this week, following a prosecution brought by the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB).
20 December 2013
79
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released its first Quarterly Canterbury Rebuild Report, which outlines the latest labour market developments in the region and highlights the progress of the rebuild.
20 December 2013
80
The final New Zealand Energy Quarterly for 2013 was released by the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment today.
19 December 2013
81
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has announced that eighteen programmes will receive over $2.4m in funding from the Te Pūnaha Hihiko Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund.
19 December 2013
82
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has warned of a spike in recruitment scams targeting vulnerable job-seekers in the lead up to Christmas.
18 December 2013
83
Online job vacancies for skilled workers continue to trend upward, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report.
18 December 2013
84
The Government is making changes to both the structure and level of government support for overseas and New Zealand screen productions.
16 December 2013
85
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has announced two new members have been appointed to the Minister’s Science Board for a term of three years.
13 December 2013
86
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment will not be proceeding with charges laid against former Pike River CEO Peter Whittall in connection with safety failings at the Pike River Mine.
12 December 2013
87
The Productivity Partnership has released a National Construction Pipeline report pointing to an unprecedented level of building and construction in New Zealand to the beginning of 2019.
10 December 2013
88
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has granted a mining permit to Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd for the extraction of rock phosphate on the Chatham Rise.
6 December 2013
89
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released the first edition of the New Zealand Housing and Construction Quarterly.
5 December 2013
90
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has today released the Quarterly Labour Market Report for the September quarter.
4 December 2013
91
WorkSafe New Zealand Board Chair Professor Gregor Coster is pleased to announce the appointment of Gordon MacDonald as Chief Executive, effective 17 March.
3 December 2013
92
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released its annual Medium-Long Term Employment Outlook for the 2011-2021 March year period.
29 November 2013
93
The Labour Inspectorate is extending its dairy farm visits to regions across New Zealand to check compliance with minimum employment rights.
26 November 2013
94
Goodman Fielder has been fined $32,500 and ordered to pay reparations of $8000 following a workplace accident at its Palmerston North Ernest Adams plant.
25 November 2013
95
Online job vacancies have increased for two consecutive months, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report.
20 November 2013
96
New official estimates show that tourists to New Zealand are spending around $1.7 billion more per year more than previously thought.
14 November 2013
97
A man who attempted to enter New Zealand by stowing away on a container ship has been deported by Immigration New Zealand (INZ).
11 November 2013
98
Whangarei Coroner Brandt Shortland has today released findings into five workplace quad bike deaths.
11 November 2013
99
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has launched an investigation into reports of worker exploitation at a Korean food preparation factory on Auckland’s North Shore.
7 November 2013
100
The Registrar of Motor Vehicle Traders at MBIE has successfully brought a prosecution against a Morrinsville man for operating a motor vehicle trading business without being registered.
1 November 2013
101
Injuries to two workers in separate Dunedin workplace accidents have had their sequels in the Dunedin District Court today.
1 November 2013
102
A Taupo-based forestry contracting company has been fined $67,500 following the death of one of its crew members in a tree felling accident near Pongaroa in northern Wairarapa in November last year.
1 November 2013
103
Four appointments have been made to WorkSafe New Zealand’s leadership team.
25 October 2013
104
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Labour Inspectorate has served freezing orders on three companies operating Auckland convenience and liquor stores owing over $200,000 for breaches of employment law.
25 October 2013
105
Taranaki Outdoor Pursuit and Education Centre Trust (TOPEC) has been ordered to pay reparations totalling $269,500 on three charges after the deaths of two students and an instructor during a rock traverse on Paritutu Rock in New Plymouth on 8 August 2012.
23 October 2013
106
A Turangi indoor rock climbing company has been fined $35,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $15,000 to the victim after an accident that left a 15 year old with serious leg and foot injuries.
21 October 2013
107
Changes to Student Visa Requirements will make it easier for international students to work while studying, raise the quality standards required from education providers enrolling international students, and enable streamlined and prioritised visa processing in partnership with education providers.
10 October 2013
108
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Finance Minister Bill English today released the Regional Government Expenditure Report.
8 October 2013
109
An Australian tourist who was injured on a travelator (moving walkway) at Auckland Airport in December last year has been awarded $21,500 in reparations for emotional harm and economic loss.
4 October 2013
110
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today opened applications for the China Market Information Programme, a new initiative to co-fund business research projects on the needs and preferences of Chinese visitors.
1 October 2013
111
The recent storms in Canterbury and the upper North Island have left a trail of fallen trees in their wake and residents are being warned to be very careful when clearing the debris.
26 September 2013
112
Quarterly energy supply, demand, price and greenhouse gas statistics were published today in the latest edition of the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment’s New Zealand Energy Quarterly.
26 September 2013
113
Businesses cannot lose sight of their health and safety responsibilities and plans for even a moment if they’re to keep their workforces safe according to MBIE’s Health and Safety group.
26 September 2013
114
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Tariana Turia have announced that proposals are being sought for the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training initiative.
25 September 2013
115
Platinum New Zealand 2013, the Government’s third competitive minerals tender, has opened today across five areas of the South Island.
20 September 2013
116
Online job vacancies for skilled workers have fallen following an increase in the past month, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report.
18 September 2013
117
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is warning Canterbury construction firms to make sure they’re complying with employment law, following recent action by the Labour Inspectorate.
18 September 2013
118
Two unregistered people have been convicted and fined, following separate investigations by the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB).
12 September 2013
119
With Guy Fawkes Day less than two months away, fireworks importers are being reminded they must have products tested and approved before passing them on to retailers.
10 September 2013
120
A Stratford farmer is to pay a former worker wage arrears after the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Labour Inspectorate identified breaches of minimum employment rights.
6 September 2013
121
Business.govt.nz is celebrating another strong year for the ANZ Flying Start Business Plan Competition thanks to a high level of outstanding entries led by 2013’s Supreme Winner – Chia Limited of Nelson.
5 September 2013
122
Three Auckland convenience and liquor stores are to pay a total of $211,574.33 in wage repayments and penalties for breaches of employment law, following a determination by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA).
30 August 2013
123
A new Patents law replacing the 60-year old Patents Act has been passed by Parliament.
29 August 2013
124
The Financial Markets Conduct Bill has passed into law, aimed at improving financial market conduct and restoring investor confidence in New Zealand’s financial markets.
29 August 2013
125
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced an investment of $278m over the next seven years into 51 research programmes in the biological industries, high-value manufacturing and services, energy and minerals, environmental, and health and society sectors.
28 August 2013
126
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has appointed Professor Jim Metson to the position of Chief Science Advisor.
27 August 2013
127
The government’s second competitive minerals tender, New Zealand Epithermal Gold 2013, opened today.
27 August 2013
128
Online job vacancies for skilled workers grew in July after a drop in June, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report.
26 August 2013
129
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has today released the annual Energy in New Zealand report.
22 August 2013
130
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is calling for tourism operators to submit investment proposals for the first funding round of the Tourism Growth Partnership.
22 August 2013
131
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has today released the August 2013 Quarterly Labour Market Report. This report combines the Ministry’s labour market monitoring programme with the latest developments in the labour market to paint a summary of labour market trends up to the June quarter.
21 August 2013
132
A worker who was seriously injured in a grain silo accident in October last year has been awarded $26,000 in emotional harm reparations and his employer, NZ Starch Ltd of Onehunga, fined $35,000.
20 August 2013
133
The New Zealand Tourism Sector Outlook report, released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment shows that the long term outlook for the tourism sector is positive.
20 August 2013
134
Over the weekend General Manager of Property Nicola Bowler and Facilities Manager Brian Hill, have been working with landlords to ensure that all of our Wellington buildings have been assessed by an engineer. We can now confirm that the following buildings have been assessed and cleared for reoccupation.
19 August 2013
135
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Labour Inspectorate is visiting farms in Southland to check compliance with minimum employment rights.
19 August 2013
136
The Housemovers (Rotorua) Limited has been fined $54,000 and has to pay the victim $40,000 after a worker was seriously injured when he fell from the icy roof of a school building he was moving in July 2012.
19 August 2013
137
Over the weekend General Manager of Property Nicola Bowler and Facilities Manager Brian Hill, have been working with landlords to ensure that all of our Wellington buildings have been assessed by an engineer.
18 August 2013
138
MBIE is beginning the process of having all of its Wellington buildings checked following Friday’s earthquake. This means that staff should not enter any Wellington MBIE building until they are advised otherwise. People should ring 0508 633 638 for more information. This number will be the primary source of information over the weekend and will be updated regularly.
16 August 2013
139
MBIE has announced it will invest up to $2.5 million (excl GST) in the Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund (the Fund) for 2013.
16 August 2013
140
A packaging accident in November last year in which a worker lost the tip of one finger and had another surgically repaired has cost her employer a fine of $20,000 and reparations of $5000.
15 August 2013
141
Carter Holt Harvey has been fined $33,000 and ordered to pay the victim $12,000 in reparations after he fell through the eaves of its Carters building supplies store in Porirua in November last year.
14 August 2013
142
Spending by visitors to New Zealand has remained fairly constant over the last year at $5.5 billion, according to the International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
13 August 2013
143
Lower Hutt steel manufacturer Kiwi Steel has been fined $52,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $15,000 to the victim after a worker had three fingers amputated in an accident on 12 December last year.
2 August 2013
144
There are some very important messages in Judge O’Driscoll’s judgment today according to the GM Investigations Brett Murray.
2 August 2013
145
The Government has announced a series of changes to the incentive schemes that recognise the diversity and emerging strengths of New Zealand's screen industry.
31 July 2013
146
Four unregistered people have been prosecuted within the past month, following separate investigations by the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB).
31 July 2013
147
Failing to protect a miner from a large block of falling coal at Solid Energy’s Spring Creek mine in July last year has cost the company a fine of $71,283.56 and reparations to the victim of $46,000.
30 July 2013
148
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Acting Chief Executive, Greg Patchell, is pleased to announce the appointment of Geoffrey Podger as the Acting Chief Executive-Designate for WorkSafe New Zealand.
30 July 2013
149
Juken New Zealand Limited has been fined $33,000 and ordered to pay reparations to the victim of $5000 following a serious injury accident at its Carterton plant.
25 July 2013
150
All of MBIE’s Wellington buildings have now been cleared. Eagle Technology, the final building to be cleared, will be available to staff from on Friday 25 July.
25 July 2013
151
The New Zealand Defence Force was today convicted for its role in the drowning death of Private Michael Ross during a training accident on Lake Moawhango near Waiouru in September last year.
25 July 2013
152
The whole forestry industry has to step up its commitment to worker safety according to the Health and Safety Group of the Ministry.
19 July 2013
153
Online job vacancies decreased in June following an increase in May, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report.
17 July 2013
154
Failing to erect safe scaffolding has cost an Auckland scaffolding company a $20,000 fine and $7000 reparation to the victim.
16 July 2013
155
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is taking Employment Relations Authority action to get four employers in Marlborough vineyards to comply with their legal requirements, following a joint compliance operation by Immigration officers and labour inspectors.
16 July 2013
156
An employee of Silver Fern Farms’ Waitoa plant near Te Aroha has been awarded $20,000 in emotional harm reparation after two of his fingers were partially amputated in a workplace accident.
12 July 2013
157
The New Zealand Inc Strategy for the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) was launched by the Prime Minister this morning in Auckland.
12 July 2013
158
Quarterly energy supply, demand, price and greenhouse gas statistics were published today, along with the latest edition of the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment’s New Zealand Energy Quarterly.
11 July 2013
159
Brett Murray, General Manager High Hazards and Specialist Services says:
5 July 2013
160
Ten attendees of New Zealand’s premier events industry conference will be the lucky recipients of the inaugural Professional Development Bursary.
5 July 2013
161
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has picked up three awards at last night’s 2013 IPANZ Gen-i Public Sector Excellence Awards.
4 July 2013
162
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has appointed Reece Moors as Te Tumu Whakarae of its Māori Economic Performance Unit.
1 July 2013
163
An Auckland bankrupt and disqualified company director who stole more than $500,000 has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.
27 June 2013
164
New Zealand Energy Outlook: Electricity Insight explores the long-term future for electricity in New Zealand using scenario analysis.
27 June 2013
165
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is taking enforcement action against seven employers in Marlborough vineyards following joint compliance visits by Immigration officers and labour inspectors.
21 June 2013
166
A new guide has been launched to educate seniors about online scams, coinciding with Fraud Awareness Week, currently underway.
20 June 2013
167
Online job vacancies for skilled workers have increased for the second month in a row, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report.
19 June 2013
168
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.
19 June 2013
169
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) are pleased to announce that Tourism New Zealand will be leading the development of a China service delivery "toolkit", to enable the tourism sector to better meet the needs of our fastest growing and second most valuable tourism market.
18 June 2013
170
Employment is forecast to grow by about 130,000 jobs over the next three years, reports the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
11 June 2013
171
Yao Wen Jiang, a company director, was fined $20,100 in Wellington District Court today for offences against immigration legislation relating to exploitation of unlawful workers.
7 June 2013
172
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), with Bunnings, Carters, ITM, Mitre 10 and Placemakers, are running a series of briefings to give builders working in Canterbury important info on repairing and rebuilding earthquake-damaged homes.
6 June 2013
173
The government is consulting with iwi and local authorities with an interest in areas proposed for the Platinum NZ 2013 minerals competitive tender.
5 June 2013
174
An investigation has been launched by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment into an Auckland restaurant chain following complaints that workers are being paid less than $4-an-hour.
31 May 2013
175
Landmark cooperation between New Zealand, Canadian, US and British authorities has seen a Somali woman with at least three identities sentenced to nine months home detention today.
30 May 2013
176
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has today released the Quarterly Labour Market report for the March quarter – showing the latest developments and outlook for the labour market in New Zealand.
29 May 2013
177
New Zealand businesses can avoid skills shortages if they plan ahead, new research has found.
23 May 2013
178
The Ministry is proposing significant change to the health and safety regulations for mining in order to implement the recommendations of the Royal Commission of the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy.
23 May 2013
179
New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals welcomes the release of the first systematic GIS-based compilation and interpretation of geological data, leading to improved understanding of the structure and distribution of sedimentary basins in the New Zealand region.
22 May 2013
180
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has declined more than 50 applications from India for permanent residence after discovering that they were submitted through an unlicensed immigration adviser.
17 May 2013
181
Regulatory impact statements relating to the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Bill have been published on the Ministry’s Economic Development website.
15 May 2013
182
Online job vacancies increased in April following a fall in March, according to the latest Jobs Online report from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
15 May 2013
183
Expenditure by Chinese visitors to New Zealand continues to grow, according to the latest International Visitor Survey produced by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
14 May 2013
184
The 2013 ANZ Flying Start Business Plan Competition is now open, giving Kiwi entrepreneurs the chance to develop an effective business plan and win some fantastic prizes.
14 May 2013
185
These updates are aimed at professional engineers and others implementing the guidance and should be read in conjunction with the guidance itself.
6 May 2013
186
Craggy Range vineyard in Martinborough has been fined $36,000 after a contract worker was injured in a quad bike accident on 12 May last year.
2 May 2013
187
Applications are now open for the annual Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships.
30 April 2013
188
The areas to be included in the petroleum Block Offer 2013 permitting round have been announced to the Advantage NZ: 2013 Petroleum Conference in Auckland today.
29 April 2013
189
New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals, a branch of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, will host the Advantage NZ: 2013 Petroleum Conference. The conference will run across three days, from today, Monday 29 April, to Wednesday 1 May.
29 April 2013
190
New Zealand and Australia have agreed to align the management of an offshore network of panel physicians to improve the quality of health examinations visa applicants receive.
19 April 2013
191
At the Greymouth District Court this afternoon, Judge Jane Farish convicted Pike River Coal Ltd (In Receivership) on all nine charges laid by the former Department of Labour.
18 April 2013
192
Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail has been recognised as one of the best cycle trails in the world.
18 April 2013
193
Online job vacancies decreased in March following a fall in February, according to the latest Jobs Online report from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
17 April 2013
194
The Government's formal response to the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission, released today, sets out a large and critically important work programme for MBIE.
15 April 2013
195
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Chief Executive David Smol today released the findings and recommendations of the independent investigation he commissioned following the report of the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy.
10 April 2013
196
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) and Air New Zealand have reached an agreement to make it easier for high-value Chinese tourists to visit New Zealand.
10 April 2013
197
The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) welcomes the release of a report on the China visitor market by the Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key.
10 April 2013
198
New Zealand has secured ticket contracts from Japan and the Netherlands to help meet its international oil stockholding obligations for 2013-2014.
9 April 2013
199
An agreement to make it easier for high-value, low-risk Chinese tourists to visit New Zealand is being hailed a success by the head of Immigration New Zealand (INZ).
9 April 2013
200
Auckland is New Zealand’s dominant economic centre, leading national population and productivity growth.
21 March 2013
201
Online job vacancies decreased in February following a rise in January, according to the latest Jobs Online report from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
20 March 2013
202
Citizens of Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati and Tuvalu are encouraged to register for this year’s Samoa Quota and Pacific Access Category from 1 to 30 April 2013.
18 March 2013
203
The 12th annual Migration Trends and Outlook report shows that India has overtaken the United Kingdom to become the largest source country of skilled migrants to New Zealand.
15 March 2013
204
Dunedin fence post producer Juro Corporation Limited (JCL), trading as Great Southern – Milton, has been fined $52,550 and ordered to pay reparations of $40,000 after an accident which resulted in a worker losing his leg.
13 March 2013
205
Two companies have today been fined a total of $29,800 after an 18 year old industrial abseiling window cleaner fell 15 metres suffering serious injuries.
8 March 2013
206
Independent research reports on lifting New Zealand and Auckland’s international competitiveness have been posted on our website.
1 March 2013
207
The Minister for Building and Construction Hon Maurice Williamson has announced the winners of stage one of Christchurch urban design competition ‘Breathe’.
1 March 2013
208
The latest Business Growth Agenda progress report, Building Capital Markets, outlines 50 initiatives to strengthen New Zealand’s capital markets so they can support businesses to grow and create jobs.
27 February 2013
209
The Government is to establish a new, stand-alone workplace health and safety agency to significantly improve New Zealand’s workplace health and safety record.
21 February 2013
210
The Nga Haerenga, New Zealand Cycle Trail website has been given a fresh new look and enhanced user experience.
21 February 2013
211
Online job vacancies increased in January following two consecutive falls in November and December, according to the latest Jobs Online report from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
20 February 2013
212
A Mangawhai-based marine engineering company has today been fined following a boat explosion which left a customer, a contractor and company director injured in January last year.
19 February 2013
213
A North Island pulpmill has been fined nearly $50,000 after a serious fall from height at its Tangiwai site left a worker seriously injured and in a wheelchair.
19 February 2013
214
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) accepts the Deputy Auditor-General’s findings that some processes used by the former Ministry of Economic Development (MED) to seek expressions of interest in building an international convention centre did not meet best practice procurement standards.
19 February 2013
215
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s quarterly International Visitor Survey, released today, shows a six per cent drop in spending by international visitors since 2011.
19 February 2013
216
A Djibouti couple who obtained residence in New Zealand by providing fraudulent information to Immigration New Zealand now face possible deportation.
14 February 2013
217
The Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today launched the Occupation Outlook Report by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) which examines 40 selected occupations to help students and parents better understand what jobs are needed in New Zealand.
12 February 2013
218
Almost 60 entries, many from overseas, have been received for stage one of ‘Breathe', a competition to design and build a new housing complex in central Christchurch.
12 February 2013
219
Prime Minister Key and Prime Minister Gillard have announced joint action to address the high cost of mobile roaming rates between the two countries.
9 February 2013
220
A worker’s five-and-a-half metre fall at work, which resulted in a broken pelvis and facial injuries, has resulted in Wellington company Ebert Construction Limited being fined $33,750 and being ordered to pay $29,000 in reparations to the worker.
8 February 2013
221
A woman who took cash from people and falsely promised them jobs was sentenced today to 10 months home detention and ordered to pay $70,630 reparation to 16 victims.
8 February 2013
222
The Taranaki Outdoor Pursuits and Education Centre (TOPEC) has been charged over the August 2012 Paritutu Rock incident in which three people died.
7 February 2013
223
The New Zealand Cycle Trail Establishment Advisory Board that has been set up to oversee the transition of the Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail, to a new governance entity, met for the first time last month.
5 February 2013
224
New research shows that farmers are making positive changes to reduce their chances of having a quad bike accident.
4 February 2013
225
Two British citizens have been jailed for fraudulently obtaining UK passports and subsequent applications for entry to New Zealand.
1 February 2013
226
Callaghan Innovation was established on 1 February 2013. It takes over the current role of Industrial Research Limited, the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment’s business investment team and the Auckland Foodbowl.
1 February 2013
227
A power plug adaptor has been banned in New Zealand after complaints that the devices fall apart, exposing people to the risk of electrocution.
31 January 2013
228
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.
31 January 2013
229
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.
31 January 2013
230
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.
23 January 2013
231
Online job vacancies decreased further in December following a fall in November, according to the latest Jobs Online report from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
23 January 2013
232
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.
17 January 2013
233
Last year health and safety inspectors issued over 1,000 notices and written warnings to construction companies performing work at height unsafely.
17 January 2013
234
With the number of people employed in temporary work during the summer holidays, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is reminding employees to be aware of their rights.
10 January 2013
235
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.
8 January 2013
236
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.
4 January 2013
237
Farmers are being warned to keep themselves safe this summer – a time when more fatal accidents can occur.
3 January 2013
238
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is reminding businesses involved in all areas of manufacturing and processing about the importance of effective machine guarding.
21 December 2012
239
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.
21 December 2012
240
Construction company Fletchers Limited has been fined $45,000 following an investigation into the circumstances of a fall from height accident at the Grand Chancellor Hotel in Christchurch.
21 December 2012
241
The tourism industry’s confidence levels are the highest they’ve been since September 2011 when the end of the Rugby World Cup triggered a slump.
20 December 2012
242
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.
19 December 2012
243
On average, 850 people each year are injured riding quad bikes on farms. Five die.
19 December 2012
244
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.
18 December 2012
245
One of New Zealand’s largest meat processing firms, Alliance Group, has been fined $60,000 and ordered to pay $20,000 in reparation following a serious accident at its Lorneville Plant near Invercargill in December 2011.
14 December 2012
246
The Government released the Pike River Implementation Plan on 12 December. This details how and when Government will respond to the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy.
12 December 2012
247
The government’s Block Offer 2012 petroleum permitting round has officially come to a close today with the award of 10 new exploration permits.
11 December 2012
248
The latest Business Growth Agenda progress report, Building Natural Resources, sets out how New Zealand can build economic growth from sustainably using its natural resources.
11 December 2012
249
Today the Government released Volumes 5 to 7 of the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission report.
10 December 2012
250
Six people arrested last week as part of an Immigration New Zealand-led investigation into allegations of migrant labour exploitation and other immigration-related offending appeared in Wellington District Court this morning.
10 December 2012
251
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is seeking comments from the public and technical experts on proposals to improve the earthquake-prone buildings policy system.
7 December 2012
252
Today the Government has released Volume 4 of the Canterbury Earthquake Royal Commission Report.
7 December 2012
253
A beekeeping business in Cambridge has been fined $32,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $10,000 after an employee lost part of his finger on an unguarded table saw.
7 December 2012
254
A bakery firm has been fined $34,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $4,000 after an employee’s hand was crushed.
7 December 2012
255
Auckland company Revolution Fibres won the Manufacturing and Mechanical Category of the 2012 New Zealand Engineering Excellence (NZEE) Awards last week for its new Komodo machinery.
6 December 2012
256
A Mangere freight business has been ordered to pay a fine of $50,000 and reparation of $5,000 - in addition to $10,000 that had already been paid - after an 18 year old contractor was crushed unloading a shipping container.
6 December 2012
257
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, has been named as one of the international judges for the 2013 NZ Hi-Tech Awards, which open for entry today.
5 December 2012
258
Motueka High School Board of Trustees were convicted today at Nelson District Court following the death of child on the school grounds earlier this year and ordered to pay reparation of $60,000.
5 December 2012
259
Waimea Sawmillers Ltd, a sawmilling company based in Nelson, was fined $52,500 today following an accident in which a contractor suffered multiple serious injuries.
5 December 2012
260
Five people have been arrested as part of an Immigration New Zealand-led investigation into allegations of migrant labour exploitation and other immigration-related offending.
5 December 2012
261
MP for Rotorua Todd McClay today launched the Approved Code of Practice for Safety and Health in Forest Operations at the Forest Industry Contractors Association ‘Big Day Out’ conference in Rotorua.
5 December 2012
262
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has today released the Quarterly Labour Market report for the September quarter – showing the latest developments and outlook for the labour market in New Zealand.
29 November 2012
263
On 5 November 2013 the report of The Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy was publicly released. On 6 November MBIE’s Chief Executive, David Smol responded to the Commission’s report.
27 November 2012
264
A joint New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and Immigration New Zealand (INZ) led operation has resulted in action being taken against four Private Training Establishments (PTEs) found to be non-compliant with their obligations in respect to international students.
23 November 2012
265
The Department of Conservation (DOC) was convicted today at Auckland District Court following the death of DOC volunteer Mihai Muncus-Nagy earlier this year.
22 November 2012
266
Tourism is set to recover from its current slowdown due to the continuing strength of Australia and a growing Chinese market, new forecasts released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment predict.
20 November 2012
267
Tariff implementation and concessions and rules of origin (ROO) policy functions are transferring from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to New Zealand Customs Service (Customs) next month.
20 November 2012
268
Job vacancies advertised online increased in October following a fall in September, according to the latest Jobs Online report from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
14 November 2012
269
Consultation with iwi and councils with an interest in areas being proposed for the 2013 petroleum exploration permitting round is now under way.
8 November 2012
270
An Oamaru meat processor has been fined $47,250 and ordered to pay $10,500 in reparation after an employee’s hand was crushed between unguarded fixed rollers on a conveyor belt.
8 November 2012
271
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.
6 November 2012
272
China has jumped to become New Zealand’s second largest tourist market, recording a 37 percent increase in expenditure over the last year.
6 November 2012
273
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has had to shut down 215 residential construction sites since July for poor height safety work practices.
5 November 2012
274
The latest Business Growth Agenda progress report, Building Infrastructure, was launched by the government today.
1 November 2012
275
A Manurewa recycling firm has been fined $40,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $50,000 this week following an incident where an employee lost his arm in a baling machine.
31 October 2012
276
The eighth TIN100 Report, released in Auckland yesterday, has found that New Zealand’s technology sector is continuing to grow export revenue, invest in R&D and employ more staff despite challenging global conditions.
26 October 2012
277
Two airlines have been prosecuted for allowing passengers to fly to New Zealand without getting prior approval from Immigration New Zealand (INZ).
25 October 2012
278
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment can confirm that former Pike River Coal Limited (In Receivership) Chief Executive Peter Whittall has pleaded not guilty to 12 charges laid by the former Department of Labour following the 2010 explosions at the mine.
25 October 2012
279
A new campaign is providing free advice about loans and about how to complain about finance companies.
24 October 2012
280
The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) won two awards at the Australasian 2012 Procurement Professional Awards held in Melbourne last night.
18 October 2012
281
The future organisational structure of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has been confirmed. The structure fully integrates all the groups and teams of the four founding agencies into 37 branches in eight broad business groups.
17 October 2012
282
Kiwibank will provide the loans and Housing New Zealand will insure them. A Kāinga Whenua loan is secured only against the house, not against the house and land as with most home loans.
15 October 2012
283
The new senior leadership team of the recently-established Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has been appointed.
12 October 2012
284
The report describes how the government is working to encourage and enable safe workplaces, and lift the value of public investments in skills.
9 October 2012
285
Further consultation to inform the review of the Crown Minerals Act regime is underway.
4 October 2012
286
Our Science and Innovation Group runs annual investment rounds to invest millions of dollars in science and research undertaken by organisations such as Crown research institutes and universities.
3 October 2012
287
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is searching for two new board members, including someone to take the position of the Authority’s Chair.
27 September 2012
288
A new report released today analyses how thousands of visitors were supported following the 22 February Christchurch earthquake.
27 September 2012
289
Changes to gas and electrical certification regimes are expected to lead to safer outcomes for consumers.
27 September 2012
290
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is searching for a candidate for appointment to the role of Retirement Commissioner. The role is based in Wellington and is likely to commence in January 2013.
18 September 2012
291
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.
14 September 2012
292
Domestic tourism spending has increased by nearly $1.5 billion in the year ending June 2012, the latest Domestic Travel Survey shows.
11 September 2012
293
Typically, five people will die and 850 will be injured each year in accidents involving quad bikes on farms. That is the harsh reality New Zealanders must face if quad bike safety is not addressed.
7 September 2012
294
The State Services Commission has announced David Smol as the inaugural Chief Executive of the new Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
5 September 2012
295
The Labour Group of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is warning the construction industry that any fall from height is a dangerous fall, and says the industry must change its behaviour if the injury rate is to come down.
4 September 2012
296
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) congratulates Christchurch company, City Care, which has won the 2012 Skills Highway Award.
31 August 2012
297
The potential of future discoveries of oil and gas is the subject of an Occasional Paper released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today.
30 August 2012
298
The government outlines its action plan for delivering better public services for businesses.
30 August 2012
299
Eminent scientists are sought to fill three positions on the Marsden Fund Council. The Marsden Fund Council recommends the allocation of over $52 million annually to support excellent research and researchers.
29 August 2012
300
A high level of collaboration to get more value from research has marked this year’s science investment round.
23 August 2012
301
Are you aspiring to being a high-performing, world class entrepreneur? Here's your chance of a lifetime.
22 August 2012
302
The report describes progress on government’s work to encourage innovation and build stronger economic growth for New Zealand.
21 August 2012
303
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced that the Government’s new Advanced Technology Institute will be named after Sir Paul Callaghan.
21 August 2012
304
Telecommunications providers are being asked for their input on the best way to deliver significant improvement in telecommunications for the Chatham Islands.
16 August 2012
305
More than 20,000 premises in Nelson and Richmond will be covered by the Government’s ultra-fast broadband network when the project is finished, Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has announced.
16 August 2012
306
The report describes progress on government’s work to help New Zealand businesses’ to grow their exports.
16 August 2012
307
New research drawn from the Immigration Settlement Monitoring Programme Migrants Survey 2011, andreleased today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) shows the overall picture of recent migrant settlement in New Zealand is positive and recent migrants are faring very well.
13 August 2012
308
Winstone Pulp International (Winstone) of Tangiwai has been fined for breaching health and safety legislation, leaving a worker with a broken collarbone and cracked rib.
13 August 2012
309
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has today released its proposed five-year work programme for radio spectrum management, for comment.
13 August 2012
310
Auckland carpentry company Five Star Homes NZ Limited and its sole director have each been fined for failing to notify the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) of a serious workplace accident that left a worker paralysed.
9 August 2012
311
The hospitalisation of an Auckland Pack & Cool Limited worker has resulted in the company being fined $84,625 and ordered to pay reparation of $12,250 for failing to take all practicable steps to ensure the safety of its employee.
9 August 2012
312
Freeview viewers may need to retune their TV or set-top box when the broadcast frequencies change in the Nelson region on Tuesday 14 August.
7 August 2012
313
China is on the verge of becoming our second-largest tourist market, the latest International Visitor Survey shows.
7 August 2012
314
A Kerikeri company has been fined after an employee suffered serious harm when his foot became trapped in an unguarded conveyor. Mt Pokaka Timber Products Limited was fined $52,500 and ordered to pay reparation of $20,000 to the victim at the Kaikohe District Court on Friday 3 August.
6 August 2012
315
Eight groups will be established that will set the foundation for MBIE to be a catalyst for a high-performing economy to ensure New Zealand’s lasting prosperity and well-being, says Acting Chief Executive David Smol.
31 July 2012
316
A bankrupt has been sentenced to 262.5 hours of community service for managing companies without permission.
31 July 2012
317
A Christchurch company and one of its directors have been prosecuted after an employee lost his arm when it became trapped for several hours in a tree shredding machine.
30 July 2012
318
The Adventure Activities regulations require all adventure activity operators providing activities designed to deliberately expose participants to a risk of serious harm, to undergo a safety audit by a recognised auditor and be registered by the end of 2014.
30 July 2012
319
Nominations for next year’s Block Offer are now underway.
27 July 2012
320
A forklift repair job which turned horribly wrong "serves as a warning" to all employers to put safety first when planning for and undertaking hazardous work.
27 July 2012
321
Two upgraded tools designed to assist New Zealand businesses in their search for offshore talent have been launched in Wellington.
27 July 2012
322
The High Hazards Unit of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has put a prohibition notice on development operations at Solid Energy’s Spring Creek mine on the West Coast following a serious injury accident there in the early hours of today.
25 July 2012
323
Affco New Zealand Limited (Affco) has been fined $56,250 after one of its employees fell nearly seven metres in Affco’s Horotiu premises. Affco was also ordered to pay reparation of $8,000 as a result of the accident on 26 March 2011.
25 July 2012
324
Rotorua company A-Z Rigging and Scaffolding Limited was today fined $30,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $15,500 after a worker was seriously injured when he fell from a scaffolding plank that snapped.
19 July 2012
325
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has announced that Landcare Research's Deputy Chair Peter Schuyt has taken over as Chair following the retirement of Jo Brosnahan.
19 July 2012
326
A Kawerau sawmill company has been ordered to pay a fine of $20,000 after one of its employees sustained multiple fractures when he became trapped in a conveyor belt.
18 July 2012
327
The number of job vacancies advertised online fell in June following an increase in May, according to the latest Jobs Online report from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
18 July 2012
328
Read the latest review for the Wellington City Council in relation to Schedule 1(k) exemptions and issuing infringement notices.
17 July 2012
329
Five people who came to New Zealand on student visas obtained by fraud have been found by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) compliance staff and are now in custody awaiting deportation.
17 July 2012
330
A first-year Canterbury University Physics, Mathematics and Engineering student, Hadleigh Frost, won the premier award at the inaugural Sir Paul Callaghan Awards for Young Science Orators in Wellington on 12 July.
13 July 2012
331
Prime Minister John Key and Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the structure for a new Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) that will become a high-tech HQ for innovative New Zealand businesses.
12 July 2012
332
Immigration fraud has been uncovered through routine random sampling of student visa applications through Immigration New Zealand’s (INZ) Beijing branch.
11 July 2012
333
New Weathertight Services statistics for June 2012 have been published by the Building and Housing Group.
9 July 2012
334
The All-of-Government contract for the procurement of travel management services has now been let by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
9 July 2012
335
New Key Indicator Reports (KIRs) for July 2012 have been published by the Building and Housing Group.
9 July 2012
336
Brian Crawford Contracting Limited has been fined $60,000 and ordered to pay $50,000 in reparation to an employee who had a leg amputated in an accident with a portable sawmill in September last year.
6 July 2012
337
Immigration New Zealand has extended the deadline for submission of all Samoa Quota and Pacific Access Category residence applications to Friday 15 March 2013 instead of 11 January 2013 as announced earlier.
5 July 2012
338
Ambassador Richard Jones, Deputy Chief Executive of the International Energy Agency (IEA) has been in New Zealand as part of the world-wide launch of the IEA’s Energy Technology Perspectives 2012 publication.
4 July 2012
339
Failing to report a series of workplace accidents has cost Auckland-based company Mondiale Freight Services Limited fines totalling $62,475.
4 July 2012
340
New Regional Tourism Estimates show strong regional patterns in tourism spending in 2011, a year heavily influenced by the Rugby World Cup and the Canterbury earthquakes.
3 July 2012
341
New research by the Department of Labour shows employers are using the 90-day trial periods to reduce the risk of taking on new employees.
29 June 2012
342
The government is currently undertaking an airborne aeromagnetic survey to provide a good understanding of the geology and structure of the West Coast region from Haast to Karamea.
25 June 2012
343
Tourism business confidence remains down, with fewer businesses feeling confident about the next three months.
21 June 2012
344
Job vacancies advertised online grew strongly in May after consecutive falls in March and April, according to the latest Jobs Online.
20 June 2012
345
Housing for Māori took centre stage when Associate Housing Minister Tariana Turia attended the World Indigenous Housing Conference in Vancouver, Canada, in mid-June.
18 June 2012
346
In May 2012 MSI officials attended the inaugural Global Research Council meeting in Washington DC, hosted by the US National Science Foundation.
6 June 2012
347
A company that creates wall-climbing robots for high risk environments is the winner of the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI) Best Hi-Tech Start-Up category at the 2012 New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards.
16 May 2012
348
The State Services Commissioner, Iain Rennie, has announced that David Smol will undertake the responsibilities of Acting Chief Executive Designate of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
26 April 2012
349
The government has today confirmed its plans to establish the new Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on 1 July this year.
24 April 2012
350
The new Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment will help the government’s business growth agenda by implementing integrated policies to build a more competitive and internationally-focused economy, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says.
15 March 2012

[icon] Newspaper.

Media contacts

MBIE

Phone: 027 442 2141

Email: media@mbie.govt.nz

Workplace Health and Safety

Phone: 021 823 007

Email:
media@worksafe.govt.nz

[icon] Blue folder.

News archive