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Asbestos complaints surge in Auckland, Christchurch

Asbestos complaints surge in Auckland, Christchurch
Article Type:
News
Publication Date:
2013-06-28
Jurisdiction:
New Zealand

Labour minister Simon Bridges has released data on asbestos-related incidents and complaints reported to the Department of Labour/MBIE in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

The table, compiled in response to a parliamentary question from Labour MP Darien Fenton, shows complaints across the three years to be fairly static in most regions except for Auckland and Canterbury.

Auckland recorded 24 complaints in 2010 and 26 in 2011, rising to 55 in 2012; while in Canterbury there were 11 complaints in 2010, rising to 26 in 2011 and 44 in 2012.

Curiously, complaints in Hawke's Bay are in single figures each year, but the region leads the way in terms of reported asbestos incidents, recording 20, 22 and 20 in the three years. No other region's incidents reached double figures in any one year.

People Mentioned:
Simon Bridges; Darien Fenton
Website:
Reference No:
130628CA-1786

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