Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Lawyers join Govt freephone for Blue Chip victims

4 June, 2008

Lawyers join Govt freephone for Blue Chip victims

Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel today welcomed an offer by lawyers to take part in the Companies Office freephone line to help victims of Blue Chip.

Lawyers from the Property Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society have joined members of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) to volunteer an hour's free advice to assist people who have lost money through the collapse of the Blue Chip group of property investment companies.

"I'm delighted by this generous offer. It is pleasing to see another group of professionals step up to help people start along the road to recovery following disastrous financial losses due to the Blue Chip debacle," Lianne Dalziel said.

"Blue Chip is like nothing I've ever seen before. It used a multi-layered, intricate and complex set of arrangements and it's going to take some time to untangle. The behaviour of some people connected with Blue Chip is coming under scrutiny so it's good to see professional bodies taking action to restore public confidence."

The freephone line is available to investors of any of the Blue Chip companies that are in liquidation. It is to assist people who are in serious financial straits and who face losing their homes in mortgagee sales. So far more than 80 investors have taken up the offer of assistance by members of NZICA.

Investors seeking help should call freephone 0508 197 510 during office hours.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And Times Of Peter Dunne

In the end, Mr Pragmatic calmly read the signs of impending defeat and went out on his own terms. You could use any number of clichés to describe Peter Dunne’s exit from Parliament.

The unkind might talk of sinking ships, others could be more reminded of a loaded revolver left on the desk by his Cabinet colleagues as they closed the door behind them, now that the polls in Ohariu had confirmed he was no longer of much use to National. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>

ALSO:

Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>

ALSO:

Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>

ALSO:

Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election