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  • CRIES TO SAVE BANK VICTIMS FROM THEIR LAWYERS

    CRIES TO SAVE BANK VICTIMS FROM THEIR LAWYERS


    In a land where victims with legal claims must pay the defendants' anticipated legal costs into court before a judge will allow their claim to be heard, it makes sense such victims not be allowed to congregate, discover they have similar experiences at the hands of the powerful partisans of the Crown and - God forbid - find a lawyer who will screw them out of their well earned poverty.

    This story begins with the life nurturing bankers and the threat to New Zealand's rule...
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  • Pensioner evicted over rates protest

    Pensioner evicted over rates protest

    A Levin pensioner who has been staging a one-man rent revolt has been evicted from his flat by police. Sam Probert had been barricading himself inside his flat for the past month to protest a $15 rent increase on his council-owned pensioner flat, which he has refused to pay since last September. It took four police officers to carry him from his flat, although he had planned a more dramatic exit. "I thought I did but I had no kick and scream left in me. I'm worn out, but that's what this co...
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  • Claim on deposit shocks couple

    Claim on deposit shocks couple

    A Wellington couple are infuriated and shocked the second receiver of the failed kitchen supplier Kitchen House is looking to claim customer deposits worth $177,876 for the former owners of the firm. Andy Morse and partner Rowan White paid a 20 per cent deposit on a $13,000 kitchen in October 2011 to the Kitchen House as part of renovation project on their Brooklyn home. However, the six-store chain, run by CGKH Ltd, collapsed not long after and was placed in receivership. The s...
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  • Relieved Blue Chip investors 'don't trust anyone'

    Relieved Blue Chip investors 'don't trust anyone'

    "We don't trust anyone any more". As they toasted each other at avoiding bankruptcy after a landmark Supreme Court decision, elderly victims of the failed Blue Chip property scheme last night agreed they had learned the harshest lesson of their lives. For others the advice - and the court ruling in their favour - has come too late: they have lost their homes, their health and, in some cases, their marriages. More than a dozen Waikato Blue Chip investors are thought to be in...
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  • Forum on insurance for the elderly

    Forum on insurance for the elderly

    Hundreds of elderly Christchurch residents have vented their anger at major insurance companies , saying they were too old to keep "boxing with shadows". The 300-strong crowd at the eastern suburbs older generation's forum last Frdiay went head to head with senior managers from IAG, Lumley, AA Insurance, Vero and Southern Response and the chief executive of the Insurance Council. The elderly spoke of their frustrations with insurance companies, including listening to "daft music" while o...
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  • Crown lawyers rack up 4000 hours on Dotcom case

    Crown lawyers rack up 4000 hours on Dotcom case

    New Zealand taxpayers have paid the equivalent of two lawyers' full-time salaries for work on America's bid to extradite Kim Dotcom, according to official figures. The Crown Law Office has now spent 12 months working on the case since the United States first asked for assistance in July last year. In that time, according to figures released under the Official Information Act, its lawyers have spent 4041 hours - 101 weeks - working on the case. Dotcom...
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  • Lawyer-to-be avoids prison

    Lawyer-to-be avoids prison

    A law graduate has avoided a prison term despite deliberately taking the wrong man for DNA testing to get her ex-partner's name removed from her son's birth certificate.The 33-year-old woman, who now lives in Masterton, was sentenced in the Auckland District Court this week to three months' community detention for perverting the course of justice. She has been granted permanent name suppression to protect her son's identity. Crown prosecutor Claire Robertson said a term of imprisonment was usually...
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  • Planners' rulebook robs citizens of appeal rights

    Planners' rulebook robs citizens of appeal rights

    Call me cynical, but when city planners say, "Trust us, we know what we're doing", a peal of alarm bells starts thundering away in my head. For the past year, Auckland Council planners have been quietly plotting the big daddy of all "trust us" exercises. They want, like Moses, to draw up one Super City planning rulebook to replace the 12 individual city and regional plans now governing development in Auckland, and present it to us - chiselled, clause for clause, for all time, in stone. In the new A...
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  • Greenpeace, East Coast iwi appeal Gendall decision

    Greenpeace, East Coast iwi appeal Gendall decision

    Environmental lobby group Greenpeace and East Coast iwi Te Whanau a Apanui have lodged an appeal against last month's High Court decision upholding Petrobras' deep sea oil exploration licence. Papers have been filed with the Court of Appeal on the basis Judge Warwick Gendall made several errors (possibly while sleeping)of law in his decision, Greenpeace and Te Whanau a Apanui said in a statement. They were challenging then-Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee's awarding of oil exploration permits in ...
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  • New Zealand a critical link in the 'supply chain' for corruption

    New Zealand a critical link in the 'supply chain' for corruption

    Irish private investigators have been in New Zealand chasing 455 million (NZ$700 million) that Ireland's once-richest man is reputed to have hidden in the South Pacific. Irish courts have found tycoon Sean Quinn, his son Sean Junior and nephew Peter conspired to put 455 million out of reach, rather than repay the now nationalised Anglo Irish Bank. The bank had to be propped up in when the Irish economy collapsed in 2008. Quinn owed 2.8 billion on property investments but got a large c...
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  • CRIES TO SAVE BANK VICTIMS FROM THEIR LAWYERS
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    In a land where victims with legal claims must pay the defendants' anticipated legal costs into court before a judge will allow their claim to be heard, it makes sense such victims not be allowed to congregate, discover they have similar experiences at the hands of the powerful partisans of the Crown and - God forbid - find a lawyer who will screw them out of their well earned poverty.

    This story begins with the life nurturing bankers and the threat to New Zealand's rule...
    09-07-2013, 11:44 AM
  • Pensioner evicted over rates protest
    by admin
    A Levin pensioner who has been staging a one-man rent revolt has been evicted from his flat by police. Sam Probert had been barricading himself inside his flat for the past month to protest a $15 rent increase on his council-owned pensioner flat, which he has refused to pay since last September. It took four police officers to carry him from his flat, although he had planned a more dramatic exit. "I thought I did but I had no kick and scream left in me. I'm worn out, but that's what this co...
    28-06-2013, 10:04 PM
  • Claim on deposit shocks couple
    by admin
    A Wellington couple are infuriated and shocked the second receiver of the failed kitchen supplier Kitchen House is looking to claim customer deposits worth $177,876 for the former owners of the firm. Andy Morse and partner Rowan White paid a 20 per cent deposit on a $13,000 kitchen in October 2011 to the Kitchen House as part of renovation project on their Brooklyn home. However, the six-store chain, run by CGKH Ltd, collapsed not long after and was placed in receivership. The s...
    05-02-2013, 06:53 AM
  • Relieved Blue Chip investors 'don't trust anyone'
    by admin
    "We don't trust anyone any more". As they toasted each other at avoiding bankruptcy after a landmark Supreme Court decision, elderly victims of the failed Blue Chip property scheme last night agreed they had learned the harshest lesson of their lives. For others the advice - and the court ruling in their favour - has come too late: they have lost their homes, their health and, in some cases, their marriages. More than a dozen Waikato Blue Chip investors are thought to be in...
    10-08-2012, 12:41 PM
  • Forum on insurance for the elderly
    by admin
    Hundreds of elderly Christchurch residents have vented their anger at major insurance companies , saying they were too old to keep "boxing with shadows". The 300-strong crowd at the eastern suburbs older generation's forum last Frdiay went head to head with senior managers from IAG, Lumley, AA Insurance, Vero and Southern Response and the chief executive of the Insurance Council. The elderly spoke of their frustrations with insurance companies, including listening to "daft music" while o...
    07-08-2012, 06:29 PM
  • Crown lawyers rack up 4000 hours on Dotcom case
    by admin
    New Zealand taxpayers have paid the equivalent of two lawyers' full-time salaries for work on America's bid to extradite Kim Dotcom, according to official figures. The Crown Law Office has now spent 12 months working on the case since the United States first asked for assistance in July last year. In that time, according to figures released under the Official Information Act, its lawyers have spent 4041 hours - 101 weeks - working on the case. Dotcom...
    03-08-2012, 10:47 AM
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