Barfoot & Thompson sacks employee over house sales leak

Wed, 15 Jul 2015

By Fiona Rotherham July 15 (BusinessDesk) - Barfoot & Thompson, Auckland’s largest real estate agency, has sacked a staff member for leaking confidential house sales data that led to a furore over Chinese house buying. The company launched an investigation after the Weekend Herald published details of house sales which identified buyers as Chinese from their surname. The figures were based on house sales data of 3,922 Auckland sales from February to April. The Labour Party extrapolated from Asian-sounding names on the list that Chinese...

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