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Friday 03 December 2021

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Fishing company catches $25k fine, forfeits boat 15th November 2021

Fishing company catches $25k fine, forfeits boat

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.


Baker ordered to pay $300k in staff arrears, penalties 4th November 2021 /

Baker ordered to pay $300k in staff arrears, penalties

The owner of Dunedin-based Romeeco Bakery has been ordered to pay $299,038 in arrears and penalties after a Labour Inspectorate investigation.


Westland Milk decision in Court of Appeal this week 26th October 2021 /

Westland Milk decision in Court of Appeal this week

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.


A2 Milk responds to more class action moves 22nd October 2021 /

A2 Milk responds to more class action moves

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 Milk to “vigorously defend” class action 6th October 2021 /

A2 Milk to “vigorously defend” class action

A2 “considers that it complied with disclosures notifications at all time,” following a class claim filing in Australia alleging misleading or deceptive conduct.


Fishing scam leads to $1m in fines for seafood company owner 5th October 2021 /

Fishing scam leads to $1m in fines for seafood company owner

The commercial scam was responsible for almost $1m worth of black market pāua and crayfish from the Chatham Islands.


Health food firm hit with $377k fine 5th August 2021

Health food firm hit with $377k fine

NZHFC made representations such as “100% New Zealand” knowing the royal jelly ingredient was from China, finds a court.


Restaurant director fined for exploiting worker 14th July 2021

Restaurant director fined for exploiting worker

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.


Serial offender to face charges over pāua poaching 22nd June 2021 /

Serial offender to face charges over pāua poaching

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.


Govt’s 2019 tarakihi decision wrong – High Court 17th June 2021 /

Govt’s 2019 tarakihi decision wrong – High Court

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.


Fisherman fined $13k for not protecting seabirds 29th March 2021 /

Fisherman fined $13k for not protecting seabirds

A former master of a Hawke’s Bay fishing vessel has been fined for not deploying seabird protection equipment.


Taupō man fined $12k for starving calves 9th March 2021 /

Taupō man fined $12k for starving calves

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.


Silver Fern Farms, Ziwi rack up nearly $470k total in fines 25th February 2021

Silver Fern Farms, Ziwi rack up nearly $470k total in fines

The companies pleaded guilty in separate cases to pollution charges.


Sanford ordered to forfeit $20m vessel after illegal trawling 24th February 2021 /

Sanford ordered to forfeit $20m vessel after illegal trawling

The fishing company, the master of its San Waitaki ship, and its first mate have been fined a total of $53k.