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New Zealand

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The Department of Labour's primary role is to improve the performance of the labour market and, through this, strengthen the economy and increase the standard of living for those in New Zealand.




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Friday, 8 February 2013
Crime 6:26PM
Home detention and reparation order for unlicensed immigration adviser

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.

650 views

Employment 6:25PM
Worker's fall costs company $62,750

374 views

Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Employment 1:31PM
Skilled vacancies fall further in December

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.

299 views

Friday, 11 January 2013
Employment 2:38PM
Summer holiday workers reminded of their employment rights

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.

462 views

Thursday, 3 January 2013
Agriculture 5:04PM
Ministry asks farmers for a safe start to 2013

Farmers are being warned to keep themselves safe this summer – a time when more fatal accidents can occur.

386 views

Friday, 21 December 2012
Business 3:53PM
Businesses urged to focus on machine guarding basics

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.

482 views

Friday, 14 December 2012
Employment 3:46PM
Meat processor fined after serious injury

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.

535 views

Monday, 10 December 2012
News 3:09PM
Six arrested appear in court on immigration-related charges

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.

292 views

Friday, 7 December 2012
Employment 4:41PM
Bee keeping business fined after worker loses top of finger

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.

320 views

Employment 3:57PM
Business fined after worker crushed unloading container

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.

348 views

Thursday, 6 December 2012
News 1:38PM
School convicted after fatal accident

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.

257 views

Employment 1:25PM
Waimea Sawmillers convicted after fall from heights

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.

310 views

News 1:24PM
Arrests made in immigration investigation

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.

261 views

Wednesday, 5 December 2012
News 1:42PM
New forest operations approved code of practice launched in Rotorua

ROTORUA — 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.

468 views

Thursday, 29 November 2012
News 2:27PM
Latest Quarterly Labour Market Report released

251 views

Thursday, 22 November 2012
News 7:01PM
Department of Conservation convicted over volunteer death

AUCKLAND CITY — The Department of Conservation (DOC) was convicted today at Auckland District Court following the death of DOC volunteer Mihai Muncus-Nagy earlier this year.

331 views

Thursday, 15 November 2012
Employment 2:26PM
Growth in skilled vacancies following september fall

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.

356 views

Thursday, 8 November 2012
Employment 5:14PM
Meat processor fined after employee crushes hand

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.

329 views

Friday, 2 November 2012
News 10:19PM
Ministry taking tough stance on unsafe construction sites

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has had to shut down 215 residential construction sites since July for poor height safety work practices.

271 views

Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Employment 5:28PM
Manurewa recycling company fined after employee loses arm

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.

336 views

Thursday, 25 October 2012
News 6:28PM
Airlines fined for boarding unauthorised passengers

Two airlines have been prosecuted for allowing passengers to fly to New Zealand without getting prior approval from Immigration New Zealand (INZ).

287 views

News 5:31PM
Pike River prosecutions 25/26 October 2012 Greymouth District Court

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Employment 5:40PM
Restaurant fined after employee seriously injured in pasta machine

TAURANGA — A Tauranga restaurant has been ordered to pay a fine of $20,000 and reparation of $6,000 after an employee sustained serious injuries after trapping his arm in a pasta maker.

339 views

Employment 1:20PM
Online vacancies fall in September

Job vacancies advertised online fell in September following an increase in August, according to the latest Jobs Online report from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

362 views

Thursday, 11 October 2012
Employment 3:29PM
Preventable fall from height leaves worker seriously injured

Brin Wilson Boats Limited of Whangaparaoa has been fined $30,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $15,000 after one of its workers fell more than three metres and received serious injuries.

348 views

Legal 2:02PM
Airline fined for not complying with 'do not board' directive

Malaysia Airlines has been fined $5,500 in the Manukau District Court for failing to comply with its obligations under the Immigration Act 2009.

404 views

Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Deaths 5:43PM
Tragic accident highlights importance of safety on quads

The quad bike accident that led to the death of a 10 year old boy is a tragic reminder of dangers associated with quad bikes.

546 views

Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Employment 4:24PM
Company fined for failing to prevent fall from height

Building company Keith Hay Homes Limited has been fined $22,100 after the employee of a contractor was seriously injured after falling more than three metres from a roof.

353 views

News 3:26PM
Inshore fishing industry consulted over foreign fishing crews

Consultation on proposed changes to immigration rules for foreign fishing crew is being extended to businesses in the inshore fishing sector, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment said today.

255 views

Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Employment 12:21PM
Online vacancies increase in August

Skilled job vacancies advertised online increased in August, according to the latest Jobs Online report from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

292 views



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