Posts Tagged ‘Problem Gambling’

Bishop Jones saddened by Fitzmaurice’s sentencing Comments 0

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Christchurch’s Catholic Bishop, Barry Jones, says everyone who has been involved in the fraud committed by John Fitzmaurice have been extremely saddened. Bishop Jones expressed “disappointment” that his once-trusted priest had been jailed, having pleaded to the court for him to receive home detention. He was also saddened to lose the services of “a very able and Read more

SkyCity wanted taxpayers to pay for advertising Comments 0

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

SkyCity asked for taxpayers to pay for the marketing and promotion of the international convention centre. The Auditor-General’s report into the Government’s handling of the SkyCity deal revealed the promotional incentive was sought by the casino in September 2010. However, the Government has ruled out the annual payment. The 2009 feasibility study into the convention Read more

Former Christchurch priest guilty of fraud Comments 0

Friday, December 14th, 2012

John William Fitzmaurice pleaded guilty to five charges of dishonestly using documents and one of obtaining money by deception when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court on Monday. He committed the fraud while he was the parish priest at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and at Addington’s Sacred Heart Parish. The charges relate to Read more

119 Children abandoned at SkyCity Auckland over a 3 year period Comments 0

Friday, April 20th, 2012

There has been  trend of increasing incidence of children abandoned at SkyCity Auckland over the last three years: 19 in 2009, 46 in 2010 and 54 in 2011. These figures were provided to Fairfax Media by Internal Affairs under the Official Information Act. In the latest incident 5 children whose ages ranged from 5 months Read more