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Media releases 2010

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
24 Dec 2010 Holiday plea for safe quad bike use
[health and safety]
21 Dec 2010 Too many hurt at work because of inadequate machine guards
[health and safety]
20 Dec 2010 Immigration New Zealand works with affected Pike River migrant workers
[immigration]
16 Dec 2010 Experts to start safety audit of underground coal mines
[health and safety]
15 Dec 2010 Regulations drawn up for adventure tourism
[health and safety]
14 Dec 2010 Worker falls 10 metres to his death at britomart precinct
[health and safety]
14 Dec 2010 New rules for employers shutting down for christmas
[labour]
13 Dec 2010 Worker Breaks Leg in Power Pole Fall
[health and safety]
8 Dec 2010 Worker loses fingers at Fletcher Steel Plant
[health and safety]
8 Dec 2010 Company Fined for Underpaying Shortland Street Extra
[employment relations]
7 Dec 2010 Wellington’s quality of life attracts migrants
[immigration]
6 Dec 2010 Forklifts and carbon monoxide - a deadly mix
[health and safety]
3 Dec 2010 Seasonal Migration Programme for Pacific Islanders Boosts Incomes Back Home
[immigration]
30 Nov 2010 Properly guarded machines save lives and prevent injuries
[health and safety]
30 Nov 2010 Worker survives digger bucket fall
[health and safety]
25 Nov 2010 Investigation into Pike River coal explosion
[health and safety]
25 Nov 2010 Worker killed by 200 kilogram glass sheet
[health and safety]
25 Nov 2010 Feedback sought on draft quad bike guidelines
[health and safety]
25 Nov 2010 Manukau logistics company receives top pacific employer award
[labour]
19 Nov 2010 Manufacturing company fined after worker’s hand is crushed
[health and safety]
16 Nov 2010 Contractor company convicted for manurewa marae house collapse
[health and safety]
12 Nov 2010 Clearer rules for immigration sponsors
[immigration]
12 Nov 2010 Retail institute named 'best small to medium place to work'
[employment relations]
9 Nov 2010 Students directed to first job website in time for holidays
[employment relations]
8 Nov 2010 Christmas Public Holiday Reminder Issued
[employment relations]
8 Nov 2010 Self-Help Tool Developed to Improve Safety Culture
[Health and safety]
3 Nov 2010 Campaign to bring down farm quad bike toll
[Health and safety]
29 Oct 2010 2010 Skills Highway award winner announced
[labour]
27 Oct 2010 Department of labour warns of dangers of working at heights
[Health and safety]
26 Oct 2010 Immigration NZ raising awareness of possible people trafficking
[immigration]
22 Oct 2010 Teenager loses part of finger due to lack of machine guarding
[health and safety]
19 Oct 2010 Farmers urged to wear seatbelts on tractors
[health and safety]
29 Sept 2010 Submissions open for 2010 ISSL and LTSSL second review
[immigration]
29 Sept 2010 Quad Bikes Have Limits
[health and safety]
20 Sept 2010 Continued growth in job vacancies
[labour]
14 Sept 2010 Manufacturer Failed to Ensure Worker’s Safety
[health and safety]
9 Sept 2010 Skills Highway Award Entries and Literacy Awareness on the Rise
[employment relations]
7 Sept 2010 Workplace Exposure Standards updated
[labour]
6 Sept 2010 Machine Guarding a Fundamental Step to Prevent Accidents
[health & safety]
5 Sept 2010 After the Earthquake - Department of Labour Advice to Employers and Employees
[labour]
3 Sept 2010 Flammable Fumes and Welding Do Not Mix
[health & safety]
1 Sept 2010 Changes to Immediate Skill Shortage List (ISSL) and Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL)
[immigration]
18 Aug 2010 Employers Warned to Identify Hazards to Workers
[health & safety]
16 Aug 2010 New Zealand and Australia begin fingerprint immigration checks
[immigration]
16 Aug 2010 Indicator shows modest employment growth
[labour market]
11 Aug 2010 Adequate training can prevent harm and save lives
[health & safety]
2 Aug 2010 Pacific Immigration Quota results are out
[immigration]
29 Jul 2010 Lifting literacy helps Bruce climb the company ladder
[labour]
27 Jul 2010 Two arrested for immigration fraud; Kingsland Institute permit processing suspended
[immigration]
27 Jul 2010 School Boiler Case Underlines Need for Safety at Schools
[health & safety]
23 Jul 2010 Immigration fraud sentences send clear message
[immigration]
23 Jul 2010 It's Ballot Day Today
[immigration]
22 Jul 2010 Hazard identification could prevent serious harm and save lives
[health & safety]
20 Jul 2010 Pacific Immigration Quota to be drawn end of week
[immigration]
19 Jul 2010 Department of Labour to visit Greymouth workplaces
[health & safety]
12 Jul 2010 Department of labour launches a new information tool
[employment relations]
7 Jul 2010 Launch of online database of Employment Relations Authority determinations
[employment relations]
6 Jul 2010 A Little Innovative Thinking Goes a Long Way
[health & safety]
16 Jun 2010 Commemorative booklet on Mangere to mark World Refugee Day
[health & safety]
16 Jun 2010 Forklifts - Very useful but potentially very dangerous
[health & safety]
16 Jun 2010 Harbour Bridge Work Wins Top Safety Awards
[health & safety]
15 Jun 2010 Department of Labour releases new contracting guidance
[health & safety]
14 Jun 2010 The number of job openings continues to rise
[labour market]
10 Jun 2010 Minister receives adventure tourism report
[health & safety]
9 Jun 2010 Workplace Literacy Pioneers Profiled on Skills Highway Website
[employment relations]
9 Jun 2010 Sentencing after Building Structure Collapse
[health & safety]
3 Jun 2010 Falls from heights are a leading cause of death and serious injury in the construction industry
[health & safety]
3 Jun 2010 Parental leave payment increases
[employment relations]
1 Jun 2010 Quota registrations closed for 2010 Pacific ballots
[immigration]
31 May 2010 New website launched for young employees
[employment relations]
14 May 2010 Coroner's findings on black reef mine fatality
[health & safety]
12 May 2010 Leading Indicator of Employment
[labour market]
10 May 2010 How to avoid problems during the pacific quota registration period
[immigration]
6 May 2010 Meatworks employee run over by forklift that was loaded too high
[health and safety]
6 May 2010 Climbing wall operators welcome Department of Labour guidance
[health and safety]
3 may 2010 Migrants satisfied and settled in New Zealand
[immigration][research]
1 May 2010 Registrations for Pacific Quota Open Today
[immigration]
28 Apr 2010 Change to make Paid Parental Leave more accessible
[employment relations]
20 Apr 2010 Department reminds retailers to close on Anzac Day morning
[employment relations]
15 Apr 2010 Department of Labour comments on bullying research
[health and safety]
13 Apr 2010 Survey recognises migrant worker contribution
[immigration][research]
13 Apr 2010 Wellington City Council fined over "preventable" landfill death
[health and safety]
31 Mar 2010 Minister launches employment resource for SMEs
[employment relations]
26 Mar 2010 Department of Labour reminds retailers of Easter Trading law
[employment relations]
25 Mar 2010 Minimum wage to rise on 1 April
[employment relations]
23 Mar 2010 Ashburton court case shows human cost of unsafe work practice
[health and safety]
23 Mar 2010 Department of Labour releases code on infant feeding in the workplace
[labour]
19 Mar 2010 ATV accident victim had not ridden one before
[health and safety]
12 Mar 2010 Employers should treat hazard identification as a priority
[health and safety]
12 Mar 2010 Employers are Reminded of their Responsibility Under the Health And Safety in Employment Act
[health and safety]
11 Mar 2010 State Highway 36 investigation completed
[health and safety]
10 Mar 2010 Samoa Quota and Pacific Access Category registrations open in May 2010
[immigration]
9 Mar 2010 Seasonal employment scheme a success
[immigration][research]
2 Mar 2010 Department of Labour welcomes Federated Farmers' initiative on employment agreements
[employment relations]
18 Feb 2010 Department of Labour Commissions Abseil Anchor Tests
[health and safety]
18 Feb 2010 Department of Labour releases adventure tourism reports
[health and safety]
17 Feb 2010 Upward Trend in Job Vacancies Welcomed
[labour market]
8 Feb 2010 Orewa College charges adjourned without plea
[health and safety]
4 Feb 2010 Ferg’s Rock n Kayak sentenced
[health and safety]
3 Feb 2010 Pacific community cautioned about immigration scams
[immigration]
29 Jan 2010 Minister plans renewed health and safety focus
[health and safety]
27 Jan 2010 Minimum Wage Increased to $12.75
[employment relations]
22 Jan 2010 Jobs market recovery still has a way to go despite recent growth
[labour]
19 Jan 2010 Zion Wildlife Gardens charges adjourned without plea
[health and safety]
14 Jan 2010 Pacific community cautioned about immigration scams
[immigration]