All posts tagged "Media Watch"

  • Habitual Fix in Wellington CBD liquidated
    Habitual Fix in Wellington CBD liquidated

    Wellington's Habitual Fix on Featherston Street has been placed into liquidation. The decision came after suffering a significant drop in turnover following November's earthquakes, with the government's business support package not applicable as it's not within cordoned-off...

    • Posted December 29, 2016
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  • Northland cooking school closure linked to fraud probe
    Northland cooking school closure linked to fraud probe

    A Northland culinary school which closed down suddenly last month, putting tutors out of work and students in limbo, was owned by a company caught up in a Serious Fraud Office probe. But the good news for...

    • Posted December 29, 2016
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  • Isabel Estate Vineyards founders bankrupt
    Isabel Estate Vineyards founders bankrupt

    The founders of a boutique Marlborough winery have been declared bankrupt, following a string of unpaid debts by a company the pair own. Michael and Robyn Tiller - the directors of Isabel Estate Vineyard in Marlborough -...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • Couple appeal council bankruptcy proceedings
    Couple appeal council bankruptcy proceedings

    A West Coast couple is fighting bankruptcy proceedings brought against them by the Grey District Council. Christine and Doug Banks face an $81,000 debt for legal costs after losing court action taken by the council that ended...

    • Posted December 6, 2016
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  • Fraud leaves victims feeling angry and betrayed
    Fraud leaves victims feeling angry and betrayed

    Workplace fraud is widespread in New Zealand and can threaten the very survival of its victims. Deena Coster investigates. It still radiates off him. The anger. Saddled with $280,000 in losses fraudulently created by a former employee,...

    • Posted December 2, 2016
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  • CallActive directors declared bankrupt, company owes more than $2.6 million
    CallActive directors declared bankrupt, company owes more than $2.6 million

    The directors of a failed Wellington call centre who promised to create 2000 jobs have been declared bankrupt. CallActive was put into liquidation earlier this month, following the collapse of its Australian arm. Its Australian-based directors -...

    • Posted November 30, 2016
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  • Liquidator's fury at 'manifestly inadequate' fines for contempt
    Liquidator’s fury at ‘manifestly inadequate’ fines for contempt

    A business liquidator says fines of $13,000 imposed for contempt of court on two business people who failed to hand over company records are inadequate. Damien Grant's firm Waterstone was appointed by the High Court in August...

    • Posted November 26, 2016
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  • Pumpkin Patch workers lose health insurance
    Pumpkin Patch workers lose health insurance

    Everything that could possibly go wrong is going wrong for Pumpkin Patch employees, their union has claimed. When the struggling children's clothing retailer announced last month it was going into receivership, employees were told they might not...

    • Posted November 25, 2016
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  • Pumpkin Patch to be wound up after no buyer found
    Pumpkin Patch to be wound up after no buyer found

    Pumpkin Patch will close after receivers failed to find a buyer for the children's clothing chain. All stores will remain open until at least the end of December, but an immediate head office restructure would mean 63...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • Former Ugg boot manufacturer in receivership
    Former Ugg boot manufacturer in receivership

    A company that was once New Zealand's largest producer of so-called "ugly boots" is in receivership. A Canterbury Leather International (CLI) newsletter to customers advertised a receivership sale as a last chance to buy the discounted product...

    • Posted November 8, 2016
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