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Border alert, warrants issued for disbarred lawyer accused of money laundering
Victim angry alleged mule did not have to surrender his passport to when given bail.
'Very bad taste' - Anti-scam video featuring comedian Tom Sainsbury pulled by watchdog
Fraud victims criticise 'disrespectful and insensitive' awareness campaign.
Malaysian company fined after $50m Parnell land splurge
Business cops penalty and hopes to start building terraced apartments next year.
Through the mill: $11m 'fire sale' for closed Tasman paper plant
About 160 workers were made redundant when the mill closed in 2021.
Man charged after engineers’ signatures allegedly forged
The man will appear in Taupō District Court on November 8.
JP says bank account frozen after allegedly receiving $100k in stolen money
The private investigator, the secret recording and the fake Bitcoin investment contract.
'He's trying to stab him': State tenant accused of lunging at neighbour with ‘butcher’s knife’
"I’m going to go and get a car and ram your house and kill you and your family."
'We will love you forever': Grieving family pay tribute to celebrity physician Dr Tom
"He was so much to so many, but to us, he was everything.”
Banking Ombudsman launches probe into ASB after pensioner loses $100k in FB hacking scam
The victim's family want an independent review of ASB's processes.
'Very, very raw': 'Hero' physician Dr Tom Mulholland dies suddenly
Known affectionately as Dr Tom, he'd helped hundreds of thousands of people over 30 years.
'Bloody wrong': Family furious at WorkSafe decision not to prosecute after forestry death
“I just feel like Jason’s life was taken, they removed the body and went back to work.”
Top law firm cautioned after ‘workaround’ advice led to foreign investment law breaches
The foreign investment watchdog said it was concerned by the law firm's approach.
'Not a good look': ASB should have reported $100K fraud to police
'Where does their liability sit for this if other cases are discovered?'
'Bizarre': Widow loses $100k in Facebook hacking scam, family furious at ASB
“If the bank had contacted the family we may have been able to recover the funds.”
'Very privileged': New York tax fraudster forced to sell luxury Kiwi vineyard
A judge said it was unfortunate Rath had 'crossed a line' by engaging in illegal activity.
Real estate agent implicated in doctored LIM case under spotlight in Australia
A lawyer believes the offenders' real estate agent was "clearly part of the deceit".
'I feel wicked’: Professional couple sentenced for doctoring Lim report for leaky house
'If I had the money, I'd give you everything you’re asking for, but I can't.'
'Far too late': Victims sick of 'false promises' as banks announce changes to fight scams
"Unfortunately, this comes far too late as my family’s lives have already been destroyed."
'Absolute negligence': Financial expert lashes Kiwi banks, alleges systemic security failures
It’s absolute negligence on the banks’ behalf and it’s an embarrassment internationally.'
'Agony': Woman trespassed from visiting dying mother at hospital
'If I return to visit my dying mother I will be arrested on the spot.'
Double tragedy: Coroner highlights care shortfalls in mental health death
The coroner says shortcomings in care likely contributed to his decision to take his life.
Victims who lost $1.25m to scammers via alleged 'mule' believe ASB should accept liability
"Some kind of red flag should have been raised."
'Fueled by greed': Disgraced realtor granted parole from prison
“My moral compass went off track and led me to where I am today.”
Picton crash passenger feels 'empty' after crash kills 7 in his family
'Sometimes I have flashbacks. I get really scared. Sometimes I can't breathe.'
Ōrākei couple accuse property developer of 'bullying' after being banned from shops
'I think it is bullying and harassment. What else would you call it?'
'Highly p***ed off': Mule used ANZ account to steal money from up to 9 victims
'Our NZ banking system is grossly inadequate.'
Scam victim hires private investigator to track ‘money mule’ after losing $100k
'In a lot of these cases you’re chasing shadows, but here there’s a genuine lead.'
'Very happy, so grateful': Willow's mum tells of agonising six hours, joyful reunion
'We’re very happy that she’s safe. She’s none the wiser.'
'Terrible people': Scammers steal $350k from mum as hubby fights for life in hospital
"That money was an inheritance ... and I’ve gone and f***ed it up."
'Heartless': Bank refuses refunds for scam victims who lost $430k
"NZers are soft targets because we don’t have the security in place. It’s bananas."
'Digital ram raids': NetSafe unveils new scam detection weapon to protect Kiwis
'This is a massive step in New Zealand’s war against scams.'
Employer’s guilty plea after scaffolder lost both arms in workplace accident
The company could be fined up to $1.5 million at sentencing in November.
Double tragedy: Patient took life at mental health unit, days after friend died at same facility
His foster mother raised concern after he rang to say what song he wanted at his funeral.
Auckland scam victim faked own kidnapping to extract money from family
Chinese students or older Chinese migrants the main targets.
"Not sustainable': Calls for liaison police placements overseas to target scammers
But Government rubbishes plan as 'ridiculous'.
'Skilled predators': Top cop admits it's impossible to ID offshore scammers
“It’s easy money for the offenders. It’s an easy crime.”
30 Auckland buildings at risk as police probe engineer forgery claims
Councils are racing to check if any buildings are structurally at risk.
Bank recovers just $19k of stolen $330k life savings, police ID scam 'mule'
'Why wasn’t something done to stop this guy?'
'Not just gullible people': Nigel Latta fronts new TVNZ scam show
“It’s not just gullible people, it’s smart people who get sucked in.”
‘They have deep pockets’: Consumer boss wants banks forced to refund scam victims
'It’s getting worse. The figures are mind-boggling.'
Owners watch collapsing West Auckland slip-damaged home demolished by digger
A skateboard was among the items rescued from the rubble.
Home creaking as it collapses, sandwiching onto itself
The council is awaiting geotechnical reports before the damaged home is pulled down.
'I'm not usually gullible': Duped pensioner loses $1.5m fortune in sharemarket scam
'They were draining me out and sucking me in.'
‘Worst night of my life’: Man who lost $400k says 'money mule' a disbarred lawyer
'They’re absolutely ruthless criminals and they need to be stopped'.
Alleged 'mule' arrested over $100K scam involving real estate agent
'It’s not a Mickey Mouse scam, it’s sophisticated. They are taking millions.'
'Wall of silence': WorkSafe official admits fatality probe stalled by lack of evidence
'I just don’t have the information I need.'
'They tricked me': Scam victim who lost $330k feels he’s failed his wife, kids
"I feel like something horrible is going to happen to my family.”
‘Wanted to be a good wife’: Woman sentenced for suicide pact after husband’s death
A letter warning their electricity was being disconnected sparked a plan to die together.
Pensioner fleeced of $134k strikes settlement with bank
Two women believed to be involved are already in jail, the Herald understands.
‘Absolutely gutted’: Retiree loses $150k in bogus HSBC-branded investment scam
The scam looked so real even experts were taken in.
'No red flags': Heartbroken realty agent loses $100k in elaborate finance scam
'I just burst into tears. It’s my life savings'.
Auckland Council cold on compensating private homeowners after floods, buy-outs mooted
Wayne Brown says central government needs to show leadership around storm-related compo.
Public transport disaster: Our troubled trains system and KiwiRail’s horror week
OPINION: Hellish week an indictment on the SOE - serious questions need to be asked.
Rare charge dismissed despite evidence fraudster lied under oath
A King's Counsel says the convicted fraudster has paid a "heavy price" for his crimes.
110 motorists seek compo after road seal peels off at Dome Valley
Fulton Hogan's insurer denies liability.
Auckland Council consultation shows 'majority support' for selling airport shares
The mayor is urging councillors to keep an open mind about how to bridge a $295m gap.
'Sitting duck': Chaplain at top Auckland school reinstated after child sex abuse case dropped
The accuser is a convicted criminal serving more than 10 years in jail on drugs charges.
'Absolutely terrifying': IPCA report on violent Parliament protest released
'They were itching for a fight.'
Oranga Tamariki, police investigating ‘report of concern’ at Auckland school
“All students and staff deserve to feel safe at school."
French Embassy reveals why warship was in Hauraki Gulf
French officials say Coastguard crew 'may have been surprised' by the navy vessel.
WorkSafe lays charge after scaffolder suffered electric shock, losing both arms
Jahden Nelson underwent dozens of operations and faces years of rehabilitation.