All posts tagged "Media Watch"

  • Troubled fashion labels Marcs, David Lawrence to close 13 stores
    Troubled fashion labels Marcs, David Lawrence to close 13 stores

    Administrators of troubled fashion retailers David Lawrence and Marcs will close 13 stores, leaving 20 workers without jobs. Geoff Reidy, director of Rodgers Reidy, says the decision was made after a review of the businesses, which were...

    • Posted February 16, 2017
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  • Couple facing bankruptcy given two weeks to come up with $90,000
    Couple facing bankruptcy given two weeks to come up with $90,000

    A West Coast couple have been given two weeks to pay back nearly $90,000 they owe to their local council. Christine and Doug Banks owe legal costs after losing court action against the Grey District Council that...

    • Posted February 9, 2017
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  • Union official's $55,000 fraud blamed on gambling
    Union official’s $55,000 fraud blamed on gambling

    Gambling was behind a 61-year-old Southland union official's $55,000 fraud which lasted eight years and had dozens of victims, a court has heard. Jamie David Clark, 61, was sentenced to eight months home detention in the Invercargill...

    • Posted February 9, 2017
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  • Benefit fraud v tax avoidance
    Benefit fraud v tax avoidance – why is one dealt with more harshly by courts?

    The Ministry of Social Development is one of the country's most aggressive prosecutors, behind only police and the Corrections Department. New figures provided to the Attorney-General have raised questions about whether the ministry is being too tough...

    • Posted February 9, 2017
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  • Wynyard Group placed into liquidation
    Wynyard Group placed into liquidation

    Creditors have placed failed crime-fighting software company Wynyard Group into liquidation, the company announced today. KordaMentha partners Grant Graham and Neale Jackson, who were running the voluntary administration, of Wynyard have been appointed liquidators of the company...

    • Posted February 9, 2017
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  • PowderPak Parks in liquidation
    PowderPak Parks in liquidation three months after opening in Queenstown

    An indoor ski field terrain park in Queenstown is in liquidation, three months after opening. PowderPak Parks is said to be the world's largest indoor dry slope terrain park. The company opened its doors in Frankton in...

    • Posted February 7, 2017
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  • Fashion labels David Lawrence and Marcs in administration
    Fashion labels David Lawrence and Marcs in administration, getting prepared for sale

    It's business as usual at fashion stores David Lawrence and Marcs, administrators say, as they get the struggling businesses ready for sale. Poor sales and market conditions led to the decision to voluntarily appoint Rodgers Reidy in...

    • Posted February 2, 2017
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  • Fashion brands David Lawrence, Marcs in trouble
    Fashion brands David Lawrence, Marcs in trouble

    Leading fashion brands David Lawrence and Marcs have been placed in voluntary administration. Administrator Rodgers Reidy's director Geoffrey Reidy says the two brands would continue to trade while his team reviews their operations ahead of a planned...

    • Posted February 2, 2017
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  • Teacher pleads for second chance after NCEA fraud
    Teacher pleads for second chance after NCEA fraud

    A teacher has admitted falsifying NCEA documents because he was "panicked" and overwhelmed by work. The teacher, who has interim name suppression, signed another teacher's name on student work, in order to pretend his marking had been...

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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  • Ross Asset liquidators recoup $4m
    Ross Asset liquidators recoup $4m

    The liquidator of Ross Asset Management has lifted settlements with investors to $6.1 million and got $161,585 from share sales in the past six months but its job is partly on hold pending a Supreme Court decision....

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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