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Drug home to be seized
House seized: Delwyn Keefe.
The house at the centre of the
Napier siege will be seized by the
Crown after a judge found gun-
man Jan Molenaar and his part-
ner, Delwyn Keefe, would have
earned $650,000 in cannabis deals
in the five years before the siege.
Justice Douglas White issued
his decision last week on an appli-
cation by the solicitor-general,
who was seeking forfeiture of the
house and cash after Keefe was
convicted in 2009 of selling
cannabis with Molenaar in the
five years leading up to the siege
on May 7, 2009.
Molenaar shot himself after
killing Senior Constable Len Snee
and wounding three other men.
The Crown sought the Chaucer
Rd house, valued at $215,000;
$21,000 cash found at the house
and $74,283 in bank accounts.
Keefe opposed this, saying that
would be grossly disproportion-
ate in the circumstances and not
all the money was tainted . She
said the house had little connect-
ion with her offending and she
had gained little from the drug
sales except a few groceries .
When police searched the
house, they found cannabis valued
between $77,950 and $131,750.
Justice White said forfeiture of
the property would not be dispro-
portionately severe because the
value of cannabis she would have
sold during five years would have
substantially exceeded her
interest in the property.
Keefe is on parole after serving
nine months of a 27-month jail
New Watties' jobs 'small'
Our tomato sauce is coming home. Heinz
Watties is relocating a significant chunk of
its Australian manufacturing to Hastings,
including sauces, beetroot and some canned
The move will cost more than 340 jobs in
Australia but the company says it will not
create that many in Hastings.
Wattie s spokesman Paul Hemsley said
reports only a handful of jobs would be
created were incorrect but it would be a
small number compared to the 340 [being
lost in Australia] .
The move would add 30,000 tonnes to the
Hastings factory s output, an increase of
between 10 and 15 per cent.
However, he said the factory had the
infrastructure to absorb it.
Obviously there will be some investment
required but it s about New Zealand having
Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule said he is
optimistic about the number of Hastings
jobs that will be created.
They re losing more than 300 jobs over
there in Australia, so I think they re just
We just don t know, but from what s been
coming out of the company today, I believe
a significant amount of new jobs will be
With the district s fruit-growing capacity
and both McCains and Watties having
centralised their processing in Hastings, the
city was now the food production capital of
Australasia , he said.
Mr Hemsley said that 12 years ago Heinz
also sent over some soup production from
Australia and from Japan, which created a
big investment in Hastings .
United States-owned H J Heinz said the
change would take place in the next 12
months and was part of a global pro-
ductivity plan to make the company more
efficient. Sixty per cent of Watties tomato
sauce, all sold in cans, is already made in
Hastings. Following the production shift, all
of the classic product will be made here.
Both the company s King St and Tomoana
sites will benefit from the shift.
Hawke s Bay Chamber of Commerce chief
executive Murray Douglas said the move
demonstrates the strong position Hawke s
Bay can take in servicing the Australian
At this stage in their economic cycle,
Australian manufacturers are finding it
hard to compete internationally and the
exchange rate between the kiwi and Aust-
ralian dollar makes it competitive to manu-
facture in New Zealand assisted by our gen-
erally lower cost structure and good skill
base, he said.
Heinz Australia and its Golden Circle
subsidiary will still operate four factories
and employ about 1400 people.
set to rise
Hastings District Council is bracing itself
for huge insurance premium rises next
financial year, as vital underground infra-
structure assets remain effectively unin-
sured against damage in a major natural
Hastings is one of 59 local bodies that
contributes to the Local Authority Protec-
tion Programme (LAPP), which provides
40 per cent of insurance for underground
assets, including sewage, water reticu-
lation and stormwater.
Under the scheme, central government
would contribute the other 60 per cent in
the event of a disaster.
Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule, who is
also a director of LAPP, has confirmed the
$40m fund and $200m in its re-insurance
reserves had been cleared out by the two
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