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The Independent, 1 November 2000

The Independent, 1 November 2000

Front page:

1/ Receiver for a collapsed building contractor, Alotech Walls & Ceilings, is seeking to liquidate Hartner Construction, which is claiming $1 million from Hartner;

2/ Former Fortex boss Graeme Thompson back in court, charged with running a company when he was barred from doing so;

3/ Auckland mayor Christine Fletcher is looking at radical proposals for the city's traffic problems, including a travelator for pedestrians as well as a two-storeyed tunnel under the Waitemata Harbour, and an underground link between Otahuhu, on the shores of the Manukau Harbour, and the North Shore;

Elsewhere in the paper:

4/ Top Auckland pr-women Tina Symmans and Michelle Boag are helping the National Party in Auckland. Symmans is helping finance spokesman Bill English meet businesspeople and says she is not aware of being part of any conspiracy against party leader Jenny Shipley;

5/ NZ Geographic magazine, published under licence to ACP magazines, lives to fight another day now that new investor support is in place;

6/ Lawyers shocked at Law Commission proposals to erode client confidentiality in tax cases;

7/ MAF predicts tough times ahead for apple growers, despite the low dollar;

8/ Meat Board believes joining forces with the Wool Board could save $5 million as year;

9/ European farmers happy with WTO ruling against US lamb tariffs because they feared NZ and Australian lamb would head their way if it was blocked from the American market;

10/ new gold mine at Reefton looking ever more likely.

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