Friday, 8 February 2013
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.
Worker's fall costs company $62,750
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
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.
Friday, 11 January 2013
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.
Thursday, 3 January 2013
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.
Friday, 21 December 2012
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.
Friday, 14 December 2012
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.
Monday, 10 December 2012
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.
Friday, 7 December 2012
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.
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.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
New forest operations approved code of practice launched in 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.
Thursday, 29 November 2012
Latest Quarterly Labour Market Report released
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Department of Conservation convicted over volunteer death
The Department of Conservation (DOC) was convicted today at Auckland District Court following the death of DOC volunteer Mihai Muncus-Nagy earlier this year.
Thursday, 15 November 2012
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.
Thursday, 8 November 2012
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.
Friday, 2 November 2012
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.
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
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.
Thursday, 25 October 2012
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).
Pike River prosecutions 25/26 October 2012 Greymouth District Court
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Restaurant fined after employee seriously injured in pasta machine
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.
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.
Thursday, 11 October 2012
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.
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.
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
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.
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
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.
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.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
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.