All posts tagged "Media Watch"

  • All Blacks' bodyguard Jayson Ryan faces $225,000 tax bill
    All Blacks’ bodyguard Jayson Ryan faces $225,000 tax bill

    A former All Blacks' security guard has had to sell his home after ripping the taxpayer off by more than $300,000. Jayson Samuel Ryan, 45, will spend nine months on home detention at a property in north...

    • Posted September 24, 2017
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  • Parole for $33 million mortgage fraudster after one year in jail
    Parole for $33 million mortgage fraudster after one year in jail

    An Auckland man involved in a $33 million mortgage fraud has been released on parole after spending just over a year in jail. Simon Lawrence Turnbull, in his mid-40s, last year admitted his role in a mortgage...

    • Posted September 24, 2017
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  • Kiwi fashion designer Kharl WiRepa convicted of fraud
    Kiwi fashion designer Kharl WiRepa convicted of fraud

    Kiwi fashion designer Kharl WiRepa‚Äč swapped British Vogue for the court room after being convicted of 14 charges of benefit fraud totalling $11,844.16. The charges stem from WiRepa's time studying fashion at Waiariki Institute, now Toi Ohomai,...

    • Posted September 22, 2017
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  • Nosh chain owes creditors $2.3m
    Nosh chain owes creditors $2.3m

    Receivers were appointed to failed grocery chain Nosh by one of the people who had bought it only five months earlier. The chain was tipped into receivership in July after the stores closed their doors for a...

    • Posted September 21, 2017
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  • Fraudster manipulated accounts to spend $1.6m of church funds at casino
    Fraudster manipulated accounts to spend $1.6m of church funds at casino

    A woman who had "full responsibility" of a church's bank accounts spent $1.6 million of its funds at the casino. Elizabeth Papu, 52, was finance administrator of the Samoan Independent Seventh Day Adventist Church's Northern Division when...

    • Posted September 21, 2017
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  • Henderson's post-banko conditions upheld
    Henderson’s post-banko conditions upheld

    Christchurch businessman Dave Henderson has lost an appeal against conditions imposed upon his release from bankruptcy by the Official Assignee. The conditions include a permanent ban on giving personal guarantees on loans and forbidding him from being...

    • Posted September 19, 2017
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  • High country station taken over by bank
    High country station taken over by bank

    One family's 100-year reign at a prized high country station has come to an end. Craigieburn Station near Arthur's Pass has been put on the market under a mortgagee sale. The property has been farmed by Johnny...

    • Posted September 18, 2017
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  • TopMan Wellington shuts its doors
    TopMan Wellington shuts its doors

    The top level of TopShop in Wellington, which sold the store's TopMan brand, has closed. Store manager Meg Underwood would not comment on the closure, nor would store employees. Receiver McGrathNicol's Conor McElhinney said the top of...

    • Posted September 16, 2017
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  • Welfare cheat investigator sentenced to more than two years' jail
    Welfare cheat investigator sentenced to more than two years’ jail

    A welfare cheat investigator has been sentenced to two years and nine months in prison, after creating fake beneficiary identities to steal nearly $360,000. Nabjeet Singh, 48, was sentenced today in the Wellington District Court on 51...

    • Posted September 14, 2017
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  • Healthcare chain Hardy's owed $648,000, receivers' report shows
    Healthcare chain Hardy’s owed $648,000, receivers’ report shows

    Healthcare chain Hardy's went into receivership owing more than $648,000, its first receivers' report shows. @Hardy's, trading as Hardy's, and head franchisor Healthy Living Trading Company (Healthy Living) were put in receivership in July. The receivers' report...

    • Posted September 12, 2017
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  • A&G Price property in Thames listed for sale
    A&G Price property in Thames listed for sale

    The owners of the A&G Price property in Thames have listed the buildings and land for sale. The land and buildings are being sold separately to the A&G Price business, which is being sold by liquidator Ecovis...

    • Posted September 11, 2017
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  • High flying SkyCity executive Tessa Grant and her $2.7m fraud
    High flying SkyCity executive Tessa Grant and her $2.7m fraud

    She was a high-flying executive so well-regarded in her job at SkyCity, she would at times fill in as general manager. Little did Tess Grant's employer know, she spent the majority of her time stealing from them....

    • Posted September 10, 2017
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  • Liquidators investigating Nosh collapse allegations
    Liquidators investigating Nosh collapse allegations

    The liquidators of the former gourmet supermarket Nosh are investigating alleged breaches surrounding the multimillion dollar collapse of what was a "genuine new Zealand business success story". The investigations were confirmed after a debt buying company called...

    • Posted September 8, 2017
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  • Wynyard NZ liquidator still mulling $171M claim from parent
    Wynyard NZ liquidator still mulling $171M claim from parent

    The liquidators of Wynyard (NZ), the local unit of the failed crime investigation software developer, are still considering a $171 million creditor claim from the parent company while pursuing $5.9m from two other subsidiaries of the group....

    • Posted September 7, 2017
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  • Topshop, Topman the latest in retail clothing struggles
    Topshop, Topman the latest in retail clothing struggles

    Topshop and Topman join a long list of clothing retailers to hit troubled times in New Zealand in the last couple of years. This May shoe retailer Banks Group, which runs 14 stores across the country under...

    • Posted September 7, 2017
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