19:39 A one-year-old has been taken to Starship Hospital in Auckland with critical injuries.

17:22 Five NZ Army soldiers have been charged with using drugs while helping in the aftermath of Cyclone Winston in Fiji.

17:20 A body has been discovered in a bale of cardboard by an OJI Fibre Solutions worker in Waikato. More details as soon as police provide an update.

17:09 BREAKING: A body has been discovered in a bale of cardboard by a worker in the Waikato. More soon.

17:08 Owners of recalled Volkswagon Amarok utes are being urged to get in touch with their dealers for a software upgrade.

Wed, 19 Sep 2012

Post quake fraud big issue

interest.co.nz Managing Editor Bernard Hickey tells RadioLIVE's Marcus Lush A Deloitte expert has warned of the huge potential for fraud in the Christchurch rebuild as billions of dollars of funds flows quickly into the city. Construction was a particularly risky industry with potential for backhanders, price fixing and cosy subcontracting arrangements on big capital projects. The Serious Fraud Office has even considered setting up an office there. It is already investigating a fraud that could be worth up to NZ$250 mln.

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