MIQ system investigated as being 'unfit' and 'unfair'

Staff reporters
Wed, 20 Oct 2021

The ombudsman will look into MBIE's MIQ booking system. (Image: Supplied)
The ombudsman will look into MBIE's MIQ booking system. (Image: Supplied)
Staff reporters
Wed, 20 Oct 2021
Chief ombudsman Peter Boshier is launching an investigation into the managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) booking system after receiving about 200 complaints from frustrated users.Boshier, who is empowered to investigate and report on public sector agencies, said the complaints alleged the system is unfit for purpose, unfair and poorly managed. Some complaints also suggested the voucher system was unlawful. The system is managed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and has been criticised by thousands of prospect...

Not convinced yet?

Subscribe to our Daily News Update free newsletter.

Bloomberg
China’s Economy Improves in June From Lockdown-Induced Slump
Bloomberg | Mon, 27 Jun 2022

Relaxation of covid restrictions helped revive China's economy in June, but the housing sector remains sluggish, metal prices are down and consumers are wary about venturing out to shop.

The Quiz FREE
QuiznessDesk, Monday, June 27, 2022
The Quizmaster | Mon, 27 Jun 2022

Don't forget to give our daily quiz a go. Good luck!

Infrastructure
Six year wait for three waters reforms far too long, says Scottish expert
Pattrick Smellie | Mon, 27 Jun 2022

The three waters reform will not prove its worth as quickly as it could if economic regulation is delayed until 2030, says the head of the water regulator for Scotland, the template for NZ's reforms.

Sponsored
Investments to sustain the momentum of building in NZ

Classic Capital has opened its Land & Build fund to qualified wholesale and eligible investors.

Sponsored
High water marks: Watercare raises the tide on sustainability

The No.1 barrier to decarbonisation for NZ organisations is accurate measurement, says Microsoft’s Accelerating the Journey to Net Zero report.