15th November 2021 Legal
A Southland fishing company has been fined $18,000 and their boat skipper $6,750 for set netting in marine protected areas, along with removing fins from sharks and discarding the bodies at sea.
The owner of Dunedin-based Romeeco Bakery has been ordered to pay $299,038 in arrears and penalties after a Labour Inspectorate investigation.
An appeal related to the Overseas Investment Office decision to approve the sale of Westland Milk Products to Chinese conglomerate Yili is set to start on Wednesday.
The A2 Milk Company says it is aware of reports about a potential class action led by Australia’s Shine Lawyers but has no knowledge of any further legal proceedings.
A2 “considers that it complied with disclosures notifications at all time,” following a class claim filing in Australia alleging misleading or deceptive conduct.
The commercial scam was responsible for almost $1m worth of black market pāua and crayfish from the Chatham Islands.
NZHFC made representations such as “100% New Zealand” knowing the royal jelly ingredient was from China, finds a court.
The director of Auckland restaurant Kiran Cuisine has been ordered to pay full arrears of $75,026.18 in unpaid minimum wage, leave, and holiday pay to a former employee, as well as a further $50,000 in penalties.
A serial offender will face serious charges under the Fisheries Act after thousands of empty pāua shells were discovered at his home during a search warrant executed by MPI fishery officers.
Forest & Bird has won a High Court legal decision confirming tarakihi catch limit decisions must put sustainability before the commercial interests of the fishing industry.
A former master of a Hawke’s Bay fishing vessel has been fined for not deploying seabird protection equipment.
A farmer from Kinloch near Taupō has been fined $12,000 and ordered to pay vet costs of $5,292.20 for failing to feed 245 calves.
The companies pleaded guilty in separate cases to pollution charges.
The fishing company, the master of its San Waitaki ship, and its first mate have been fined a total of $53k.