New Zealand has joined the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Copyright Treaty (WCT) and Performers and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT) which are intended to ensure greater protection of works and the rights of their authors, producers and performers in the digital environment.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is welcoming the findings of a review into Immigration New Zealand’s (INZ) processes around deportations carried out by Mike Heron QC and will be implementing all the recommendations.
The Government has announced significant additional rural broadband and mobile coverage will be deployed around the country over the next four years due to the expansion of the Rural Broadband Initiative phase two (RBI2) and the Mobile Black Spot Fund (MBSF) programme.
The Government’s Health and Safety at Work Strategy 2018-28 was launched last week, setting out the Government’s vision for improving workplace health and safety across New Zealand over the next ten years.
The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) monitoring report released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) indicates the number of landlords insulating their rentals is not as high as it needs to be to achieve full compliance by the 1 July 2019 deadline.
A licensed building practitioner (LBP) who underquoted work on an Auckland home by nearly $250,000 has been disciplined by the Building Practitioners Board (the Board) for carrying out building work in a negligent or incompetent manner, failing to provide a record of work, and bringing the LBP scheme into disrepute.