tepaki denies worker claim

New Zealand based hotel developer Tim Tepaki is denying claims from two of his former workers over unpaid wages. In fact, Tepaki has gone on the counter-attack, criticising the media for one-sided reporting and alleging fraud by one of the workers, William Framhein. "Had you bothered to contact our office at Nikao you would have found out that a recent reconciliation by our accounts division show that William Framhein in fact owed some $3000 to the group accounts and not the other way round," wrote Tepaki in a letter to daily Cook Islands News. "Transfers of funds have occurred under William’s watch of the group accounts that amounts to fraud." Tepaki Group spokesman John Short told the daily they hoped to solve the matter amicably but that they now had no choice but to fight a legal battle. However Tepaki has not dismissed the claim entirely. "Needless to say if the court finds we owe him money, it will be paid!"

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who really cares? How about some real journalism instead of secondhand hearsay and housewives gossip! LOL!

avaiki said...

Big talk for someone who cannot get their facts right and does not want to sign their own name! This story is based on a signed letter to the editor, so is neither second hand, nor hearsay. As for gossip, we often find housewives have some of the best.

Anonymous said...

Why don't you two kiss and make up? To be fair, I don't think most newspapers manufacture news from their letters to the Editor Section. They go out, make calls, and interview people. As for gossip, we all know that a lot of that is motivated by spite and probably not true, though it may titilate. This is the internet.

Buzz Macmuff said...

The significance of this particular story eludes me. Big Buzz. It really does seem that gossip and trivia are more important in our neck of the woods than the real issues...

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