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Price hikes bring hardship Thursday June 28, 2012

Many Far North households are paying much more for their electricity than they were 12 months ago, and some of the price increases imposed just as winter bills began arriving were the steepest in the country, on top of what in some cases were amongst the highest prices paid anywhere.

The latest power price survey by the Ministry of  Economic Development shows some Northlanders are paying 25 per cent more for power than at the same time last year.  The steepest price hike has been felt by Meridian  Energy customers in the Far North, who are paying an extra 25 per cent for their electricity and an extra  24.5 per cent in line charges. That's on top of what were already some of the highest power prices in the country, Contact Energy charging more in the Far
North than almost any other compa...

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Lawyer not fit to practice Tuesday June 26, 2012

A former Kaitaia lawyer has been struck off  the roll of barristers and solicitors, the New  Zealand Lawyers' and Conveyancers' Disciplinary Tribunal having found that he is  not a fit and proper person to be a legal
The misconduct, namely the misappropriation of client funds, which Junior Lambert Witehira had admitted, occurred whilst  he was the principal of his own firm, Far North Law, in Kaitaia. The funds had been
taken from his solicitor's trust fund and  lodged in his own bank account. Neither client had authorised the transfers.

In the first case he took $22,917, and in the second $810. A party whose name was suppressed  had lodged allegations of misappropriation  with the Lawyers' Complaints...

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