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2012, 2017

RadioLIVE: Our leaky home shame

December 20th, 2017|

The Supreme Court has dismissed James Hardie's application for leave to appeal the Court of Appeal decision released on 30 August 2017 upholding the representative orders made by the High Court and extending the opt-in periods to five months. This is good news for the Cladding Action, which opposed the [...]

1112, 2017

Aucklanders living in denial in monolithic-clad ‘secret leakers’

December 11th, 2017|

While most people are counting the number of shopping days until Christmas, lawyer Dan Parker is counting the number of days until his class action lawsuit against giant multi-national James Hardie can sign up no more leaky home owners. So far just 70 homeowners have joined the action seeking damages [...]

712, 2017

Cashless mobile payment method used by 370 million Chinese possibly heading to Wellington

December 7th, 2017|

One of the world's largest mobile payment apps is looking to expand into Wellington, making it easier for Chinese tourists looking to shop up a storm down under. In China, 370 million people use the service, and businessmen from Hong Kong and New Zealand have been meeting in the capital [...]

2811, 2017

Capital leaky home case clears last hurdle

November 28th, 2017|

Leaky homeowners who are not yet part of the claim have until 30 January 2018 to opt-in to the class action. Building materials giant, James Hardie’s, bid to prevent a Wellington class action against the company over defective cladding products has been overturned by the Supreme Court. The class action [...]

2111, 2017

Wool gains ‘dream come true’

November 21st, 2017|

Watching the volume of wool growing for Lanaco’s healthcare products and seeing lambs being born from specifically bred genetics is a ‘‘dream come true’’ for Nick Davenport. Mr Davenport is chief executive and founder of the Auckland-based company, previously known as Texus  Fibre, which specialises in fibre innovation and developing [...]

2011, 2017

Breath Easy – Wool Research New Zealand utilising science and New Zealand wool to make the world breathe easier

November 20th, 2017|

Seven Sharp – Otago farmer breeding new high value sheep whose wool is perfect for Asia's high-end face mask market. Watch the video here.