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Hong Kong court rescinds freeze of ‘runaway millionaire’ funds

Hong Kong court rescinds freeze of ‘runaway millionaire’ funds

It has been learnt that two orders freezing the funds of a fugitive Rotorua gas-station operator Leo Gao have been withdrawn by a Hong Kong court. Mr. Gao fled to China after he was mistakenly granted a $10 million overdraft.

The sum of $6.73 million was transferred by him to accounts in China and Hong Kong, including with Wynn International Marketing before police became aware of the case.

Metiria wins while Bradford loses the battle for the Green Party co-leadership

Metiria wins while Bradford loses the battle for the Green Party co-leadership

Though Sue Bradford could not win the battle for the Green Party co-leadership, she is determined to remain working as a Member of Parliament. Ms. Bradford told this to her colleagues soon after the results were out.

Metiria Turei won the race for the new co-leader of the Green Party and soon when the announcement was made, Ms Bradford left the Greens conference.

Now Ms. Turei would replace outgoing co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons, who is stepping down from the job after 14 years.

Articles on Wikipedia no longer can be edited by members of Church Scientology

Articles on Wikipedia no longer can be edited by members of Church Scientology

Following a long-running dispute about biased articles, ban has been put on Church of Scientology members from editing Wikipedia articles about their church.

After complaints that the site was being used to promote propaganda, the online encyclopedia's arbitration committee voted to block contributions from computers owned by Scientologists.

The site was already forced to lock entries about the church, which counts Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its celebrity members due to the issues between pro- and anti-Scientology users.

Crucial credit card data stolen; posted online

Crucial credit card data stolen; posted online

As per the media reports, data containing minute details of credit card was recently stolen, after which it was posted on a blog site. The stolen details include information of thousands of people, including many New Zealanders.

An Australian newspaper, which discovered the data online, reported that it included thousands of Visas, MasterCard and American Express numbers, including expiry dates, together with home addresses, phone numbers and email addresses.

Huge welcome to Primary investment funding

Agriculture and Forestry Minister David Carter

During yesterday's budget, government investment for primary industries was welcomed with wide open arms, in spite of criticism from some for a scrapped tax credit for research.

Whopping $190 million of funding was given to a new Primary Growth Partnership over the next four years, reaching $70 million a year when fully operating in 2012/13.

The industry would match the government investment that would lead in an annual investment of up to $140 million.

Staff not to be made redundant by Kawarau building firm

Staff not to be made redundant by Kawarau building firm

As per the media reports, 200 of about 500 workers would be employed by one of the country's largest building firms on the tormented $1 billion Kawarau Falls Station construction site at Queenstown.

According to Chris Hunter, chief executive of Hawkins Construction, despite receivership news which surfaced this week, no one was being made redundant. The firm has total workforce of 200 on the site.

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