What's been happening at the agency in the week to 18 May 2018...

All staff who needed it received some training in the use of the MAKO document management system – it’s fair to say wrapping your head around computer systems is not everyone’s cup of tea.  But getting support from one of MBIE’s MAKO gurus, Principal Information & Data Adrienne Ridley-Houlker, has been very helpful!  We even made a wee movie(external link) about it...

Agency staff chat about training

MBIE Principal Information & Data Adrienne Ridley-Houlker discusses MAKO document management system training with Chief of Staff Michelle Wessing and Advisor Karen Hamilton.

Agency staff receive training

Agency mine staff Danie Du Preez and Kirk Neilson are trained by MBIE Principal Information & Data Adrienne Ridley-Houlker in the MAKO document management system.

Agency mine staff receiving training in computer system

Agency mine staff Barry McIntosh (left) and Tjaart Heersink (right) receive MAKO document management system training by MBIE Principal Information & Data Adrienne Ridley-Houlker.

Elsewhere this week:

Agency Chief Executive Dave Gawn:

  • Meeting with Department of Conservation (along with Agency Chief Operating Officer Dinghy Pattinson)
  • Media interviews
  • Continued work on re-entry conceptual plan, costs and risk assessment

 Chief Operating Officer Dinghy Pattinson:

  • Finalising recruitment to Agency mine roles
  • Site visits for Pike River families
  • Continued work on re-entry conceptual plan, costs and risk assessment

In the office:

  • Weekly meeting with Family Reference Group
  • Recruitment started for Finance Operations Officer
  • Responding to Official Information Act (OIA) requests
  • Monthly forecasting
  • Preparing for the monthly team brief
  • Planning initiated for next meeting of particular technical experts
  • Initial planning for the next extended Pike Families meeting
  • Initial planning for a community stakeholders update 

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