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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.
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.
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.
Farmers are being warned to keep themselves safe this summer – a time when more fatal accidents can occur.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has had to shut down 215 residential construction sites since July for poor height safety work practices.
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.
Two airlines have been prosecuted for allowing passengers to fly to New Zealand without getting prior approval from Immigration New Zealand (INZ).
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.
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.
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.
Malaysia Airlines has been fined $5,500 in the Manukau District Court for failing to comply with its obligations under the Immigration Act 2009.
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.
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.
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.
Skilled job vacancies advertised online increased in August, according to the latest Jobs Online report from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
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