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Media releases 2008

These links are to recent and archived information releases from the Department and our Ministers. They include links to other sites with related information.

date subject
22 Dec 2008 Stay safe this Summer
[health & safety]
19 Dec 2008 Department of Labour urges safe building sites over summer
[health & safety]
18 Dec 2008 Extension for Pacific Quota applications
[immigration]
18 Dec 2008 Department welcomes big increases in work accident fines
[health & safety]
04 Dec 2008 Death highlights need to check for hazards when work processes change
[health & safety]
28 Nov 2008 South Australian Labour Inspectors visit New Zealand
[health & safety]
24 Nov 2008 Working together to make workplaces safer
[health & safety]
11 Nov 2008 Trenching fatality stirs safety call
[health & safety]
22 Oct 2008 'Explorer' fairground ride cleared for use
[health & safety]
17 Oct 2008 Department investigates incident involving sideshow ride
[health & safety]
16 Oct 2008 Ashburton company fined after worker death in Oamaru.
[health & safety]
14 Oct 2008 Charges laid over Mangatepopo Gorge deaths.
[health & safety]
13 Oct 2008 Drainage company fined after worker death in Nelson
[health & safety]
10 Oct 2008 Workshops aim to improve handling of hazardous substances
[health & safety]
03 Oct 2008 Department of Labour welcomes findings of State Services Commission report
[labour]
02 Oct 2008 Helping the NZ oil industry grow
[labour]
29 Sep 2008 Injuries highlight need for guarding on machinery
[health & safety]
26 Sep 2008 Charges laid over coolstore explosion at Tamahere
[health & safety]
28 Aug 2008 Forestry industry leading way on creating sector-wide health and safety culture
[health & safety]
28 Aug 2008 Recent Workplace deaths highlight the need for businesses to take action on job safety
[health & safety]
27 Aug 2008 Too many die in work-related quad bike accidents
[health & safety]
22 Aug 2008 Media correction on 'amnesty'
[immigration]
18 Aug 2008 Safety culture summit aims to save lives
[health & safety]
04 Aug 2008 Court increases fine for rubbish truck death
[health & safety]
07 Aug 2008 June quarter shows strong rebound in labour market
[labour]
04 Aug 2008 Department of Labour, ACC say safety measures crucial to chainsaw-driven storm clean-up
[health & safety]
04 Aug 2008 Report into the investigation of ESR meningitis infection case of Dr Jeannette Adu-Bobie
[health & safety]
24 Jul 2008 Fines send safety message to industry
[health & safety]
24 Jul 2008 Research shows many New Zealanders working long hours
[employment relations]
17 Jul 2008 New Plymouth case highlights need for stringent safety processes
[health & safety]
15 Jul 2008 Department issues safety information and Tamahere fire inquiry update
[health & safety]
01 Jul 2008 Black Reef Mine prosecutions
[health & safety]
01 Jul 2008 Flexible Work Options for Workers
[employment relations]
13 Jun 2008 Submissions invited on discussion document on plan of action to prevent people trafficking.
[health & safety]
06 Jun 2008 Research examines economic impact of migration on housing
[immigration]
04 Jun 2008 Auditor General’s Terms of Reference welcomed
[immigration]
04 Jun 2008 Tractor death highlights need to train and supervise farm workers
[health & safety]
03 Jun 2008 New acting head for Workforce Group
[immigration]
02 Jun 2008 “Know your Rights” song awarded at Pacific music awards
[health & safety]
20 May 2008 Scaffolding fails inspection
[health & safety]
19 May 2008 Air NZ safety champion becomes Department’s new chief adviser
[health & safety]
18 May 2008 Staffing conflict of interest issues investigated in 2005
[immigration]
15 May 2008 Review of Pacific Division to be wide-ranging
[immigration]
13 May 2008 Holidays (transfer of public holidays) Amendment Bill – First Reading [external link]
[employment relations]
11 May 2008 $150,000 fine after safety warnings ignored and man crushed
[health & safety]
09 May 2008 Health and safety a priority in Pegasus town construction
[health & safety]
06 May 2008 Majority of scaffolding fails inspection
[health & safety]
01 May 2008 Kapiti Miniature Railway soon back in operation
[health & safety]
01 May 2008 Dangerous workplace practice leaves fruit picker with two broken legs
[health & safety]
30 April 2008 Department publishes study on dioxin exposure among timber workers
[health & safety]
23 April 2008 Man crushed by concrete panel highlights need to monitor hazards
[health & safety]
22 April 2008 Department of Labour to improve Pacific Division immigration service
[labour]
09 Apr 2008 New health and safety inspector appointed to the West Coast
[health & safety]
08 Apr 2008 More funding for the inspectors of the inspectors
[health & safety]
04 Apr 2008 Labour Department tells Gore District Council to improve how it handles workplace stress
[health & safety]
03 Apr 2008 Death of worker highlights need for effective health and safety systems
[health & safety]
31 Mar 2008 Survey shows students in harm's way at work
27 Mar 2008 Injuring mate while “horsing around” with chainsaw costs worker $4000
[health & safety]
28 Feb 2008 Talleys Frozen Foods Fined Over Worker Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
[health & safety]
15 Feb 2008 Southland employers, workers, to decide on anniversary day
[employment relations]
05 Feb 2008 Otago employers, workers, to decide on anniversary day
[employment relations]
01 Feb 2008 Workplace illness results in a conviction and fine
[workplace health and safety]
01 Feb 2008 An eye for safety saves Nelson man’s life
[workplace health and safety]
25 Jan 2008 Seven workplace deaths in 24 days highlights safety message need
[workplace health and safety]
18 Jan 2008 Department tackles Otago anniversary day confusion
[labour]
03 Jan 2008 Immigration Advisers Authority
[immigration]