Dublin-registered but historically Australian building materials supplier James Hardie Industries plc has failed in an attempt to limit, to local subsidiaries, a court action over defective cladding taken by 5 Metlifecare retirement village companies & individual unit owners.
The Environment Court has overturned council commissioners’ rejection of Bunnings Ltd’s application for consent for a trade supplier warehouse on the Frankton Flats outside Queenstown.
Orakei Point village developer OP Trustee Ltd (Kerry Knight & Chong Du Cheng has filed an appeal in the Environment Court over the rejection by Auckland Council’s planning committee of the company’s application for a private plan change.
High Court judge Kit Toogood sentenced financier Paul Bublitz on Wednesday to concurrent jail terms of 3 years & 2 months on 6 charges related to using finance companies to try to save other businesses during the global financial crisis.
High Court judge Francis Cooke has upheld claims of reckless trading made against 4 former directors of Mainzeal Property & Construction Ltd, which went into liquidation in February 2013.
Palmerston North developer John Farquhar’s commitment to intensification on an 8ha site above Oteha Valley Rd at Albany hasn’t wavered despite a conflict with officialdom over 18 years.