All posts tagged "Media Watch"

  • Youthquest Kapiti into voluntary liquidation
    Youthquest Kapiti into voluntary liquidation

    An important organisation, Youthquest Kapiti, which helps at-risk boys, has gone into voluntary liquidation. Youthquest Kapiti mentoring manager Darcy Hata said the not-for-profit community based charitable organisation went into liquidation yesterday. He said the main reason was...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • Aaron Drever, disgraced former real estate agent, takes over Nosh store
    Aaron Drever, disgraced former real estate agent, takes over Nosh store

    A man once branded the country's worst real estate agent has reinvented himself as a grocer and says he's turned over a new leaf. Aaron Drever is the man behind the Grocer's Market, opening in the same...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • LWR's receivership properties on market
    LWR’s receivership properties on market

    The receivers of LWR Durham Properties are selling two high-profile "as is where is" industrial properties on the city fringe in Sydenham, Christchurch. LWR Industries and several subsidiaries were placed into receivership in 2010 owing more than...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • Midwife guilty of $357k fraud has registration cancelled
    Midwife guilty of $357k fraud has registration cancelled

    A former midwife who defrauded the Ministry of Health of more than $357,000 by creating false records for five women and 120 babies has had her registration cancelled. Last year Hamilton midwife Pania Lee Nin, 44, admitted...

    • Posted November 7, 2017
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  • Socialite loses appeal over mortgage fraud sentence
    Socialite loses appeal over mortgage fraud sentence

    Socialite Eli Devoy has lost an appeal to the Supreme Court against her prison sentence. She was sentenced to five years in prison for her role in a multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud. In 2016, Devoy was found guilty...

    • Posted November 6, 2017
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  • Scheme which wipes tens of thousands in debt under spotlight
    Scheme which wipes tens of thousands in debt under spotlight

    A ''fresh start'' government scheme which allows people to write off up to $47,000 in debt has come under scrutiny by budget experts, who say some participants had gone on and ''racked up the same amount of...

    • Posted November 6, 2017
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  • Hamilton fraudster sentenced to four years, 11 months in jail
    Hamilton fraudster sentenced to four years, 11 months in jail

    A serial fraudster who swindled a total of $269,000 from dozens of unwitting people and companies has been jailed for four years and 11 months. Matthew John Young, 45, appeared for sentence on Friday in the Hamilton...

    • Posted November 4, 2017
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  • Longstanding Christchurch car dealer leaves business under cloud
    Longstanding Christchurch car dealer leaves business under cloud

    A longstanding car dealer has quit his business over accusations of fraud and misconduct and will help run a new car yard connected to a Destiny-style church. Nigel Thompson, 43, who used to run one of the...

    • Posted November 3, 2017
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  • Jail term for Christchurch company director's 'sustained' tax offending
    Jail term for Christchurch company director’s ‘sustained’ tax offending

    A judge has sent a powerful message about tax payment failures with a 25-month jail term for the director of two Christchurch companies that had been giving out accounting and tax advice. Raymond Martin Kesha, a 49-year-old...

    • Posted November 3, 2017
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  • Unused Topshop NZ gift cards worthless now - receivers
    Unused Topshop NZ gift cards worthless now – receivers

    Over $110,000 in unused Topshop gift cards are worth nothing now, receivers of the fashion retailer say. It only opened two stores, but Topshop Topman New Zealand closed in the red after three years, in September, to...

    • Posted November 3, 2017
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  • Top Shop lost $4.1m over its three-year life
    Top Shop lost $4.1m over its three-year life

    Trade creditors owed $1.8m by the company which operated Top Shop stores in this country are unlikely to get any of that money back. Top Retail, which operated the Top Shop and Topman stores in Auckland and...

    • Posted November 1, 2017
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  • Christchurch building company boss gets 14 months jail for tax evasion
    Christchurch building company boss gets 14 months jail for tax evasion

    A building company boss has been jailed for 14 months for misappropriating nearly $370,000 in tax deductions from employees' wages. Director John Edward Clancy, 52, was sentenced on Tuesday in Christchurch District Court on 12 tax evasion...

    • Posted November 1, 2017
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  • Ministry of Transport fraudster Joanne Harrison pleads guilty to benefit fraud
    Ministry of Transport swindler Joanne Harrison pleads guilty to benefit fraud

    A Northland woman in jail for defrauding the Transport Ministry of more than $700,000 has also pleaded guilty to benefit fraud. Joanne Harrison, 50, a former Far North District Council manager, appeared via audio-visual link in the...

    • Posted November 1, 2017
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  • Jail for former NZ Bus payroll manager Jason Brown who stole over $128k
    Jail for former NZ Bus payroll manager Jason Brown who stole over $128k

    A Wellington judge's Jerry Maguire moment has failed to pay off. Last week Wellington District Court judge Ian Mill had intended to sentence former NZ Bus payroll manager Jason Brown for theft of $128,611 from the company....

    • Posted October 30, 2017
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  • Marsden City development in Northland sold to Kiwi buyer
    Marsden City development in Northland sold to Kiwi buyer

    The Marsden City development has been sold to a New Zealand buyer. And with Winston Peters in the thick of government after promising to bring new port work to Whangarei, the acquisition could be perfect timing for...

    • Posted October 21, 2017
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