Category Archives: New Zealand

New Zealand: Workers’ Memorial Day a call to action for leaders

Workers’ Memorial Day (April 28th) is a powerful reminder to people in positions of influence and power about their vital role in fostering safe and healthy workplaces, says the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum.

More than 287 work-related deaths have been reported to WorkSafe since 2010. “But the actual death toll is much higher because that figure doesn’t include deaths from work-related road crashes, occupational illnesses or maritime or aviation deaths,” says Forum Acting Executive Director Frances Martin.


New Zealand: Memorial today for victims of Cave Creek disaster

Virginia Pawsey says she still thinks about this day 20-years-ago, as the one that changed everything forever.

Her son, Kit Pawsey was one of 14 people who died when a poorly constructed Department of Conservation viewing platform gave way in the Paparoa National Park on the West Coast. More