Briefcase: Beached media whales and the Eminem show

Wed 10 May

I've spent a few days recently in the Golden Bay area, which you will know is famed for whale strandings as well as balding baby boomers with pony tails . 

Former Auckland mayor John Banks

John Banks fails in appeal over $190,000 trial costs for wrongful conviction

Tue 21 Mar 8

The Court of Appeal found Mr Banks had raised nothing new in the appeal.

Tax scheme promoter ordered to pay $18 million to IRD

Fri 10 Mar 1

Dior Jay Sabatini faces court-imposed summary judgment for rarely-used promoter tax penalties.

Penny Bright

Council applies to strike out activist’s defamation claim

Wed 30 Sep 6

Auckland council says costs will be sought if the application against formal mayoral candidate Penny Bright succeeds. 

Edward Sullivan

'SCF subterfuge was to defeat National Bank security'

Fri 15 Aug

Philip Hall QC explains SCF funding structure


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