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Are we happy with our $30,000 gang strawman?

Paul McBeth
Fri, 02 Jul 2021

Ron Salter served home detention and his business paid about $400,000 in fines and reparations after a worker was killed on the job. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Paul McBeth
Fri, 02 Jul 2021
There should be a lot of unease over the New Zealand police’s efforts to seize the assets of Ron Salter.That’s not because he’s an upstanding member of corporate NZ – far from it. His self-acknowledged failures in running an unsafe workplace cost a young man his life. There’s no turning away from that.But should health and safety breaches – which carry a criminal sanction – lead to the use of some of NZ’s most draconian powers? Probably not.The Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act came into effect in...

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Dalton blinks: Auckland back in the America’s Cup hunt
Pattrick Smellie | Fri, 17 Sep 2021

Plans to announce an offshore host city for the 37th America's Cup are on hold as two of the three rumoured bidders baulk.

Bar owner borrowed $30k to cover wage subsidy delays
Michael Andrew | Fri, 17 Sep 2021

Shaneel Sudhakar faced a 22-day delay in payment of the wage subsidy.

Bridgecorp’s death knell a timely warning
Paul McBeth | Fri, 17 Sep 2021

A new generation of investors would do well to wander through the corporate graveyard of yesteryear.

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