Some of the highlights of the Agency's working week, 7 - 11 May 2018

To find out what our technical team is doing, check out our Weekly Technical Updates on the Documents tab.  It's probably worth mentioning that the weekly mine site examinations have been completed, and the mine is compliant.

Photo of Mines staff with Agency Chief of Staff

Agency mine staff Tjaart Heersink, Kirk Neilson and Barry McIntosh discuss the weekly mine schedule with Chief of Staff Michelle Wessing.

Elsewhere, on the Agency calendar this week were:

Agency Chief Executive Dave Gawn:

  • Caught up with MinEx Chief Executive Wayne Scott.  MinEx(external link) is the national health and safety council for New Zealand's extractive industries.  
  • Met with Pike River Mine Independent Advisor Rob Fyfe
  • Met with the Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-Entry Andrew Little
  • Provided an update for the West Coast Mayors and Chairs Forum in Hokitika
  • Attended a health and safety conference in Wellington
  • Carried out a couple of media interviews
  • Led Agency management and team meetings
  • Visited Ministry of Defence in Wellington
Photo of Dinghy Pattinson at a health and safety conference

Chief Operating Officer Dinghy Pattinson (pictured) and Chief Executive Dave Gawn (who took this snap) attended a health and safety conference in Wellington this week.

Agency Chief Operating Officer Dinghy Pattinson:

  • Continued recruitment process for five fixed term statutory mine roles
  • Attended a health and safety conference in Wellington
  • Attended a New Zealand Mines Rescue board meeting in Christchurch
Photo of visit by Chief Inspector Extractives Paul Hunt

Chief Inspector Extractives Paul Hunt popped in to the Agency this week, pictured here with Agency staff Emma and Karen.

In the office:

  • Weekly meeting with the Families Reference Group
  • Visit by Chief Inspector Extractives Paul Hunt
  • Responded to OIA request
  • Completing monthly forecasts
  • Shaping strategic intentions document

  • Completed supplier payment run
Photo of Michelle and John

Agency Chief of Staff Michelle Wessing and Senior Advisor John Roseveare catch up in the office this week. John was visiting from his Wellington base.