A Hutt Valley man who was filmed walking around a supermarket while claiming he needed a wheelchair has lost a battle to get his ACC payments back.
Wiremu Brightwell had appealed against a 2010 ACC decision, stripping him of his disability allowance.
But in Wellington District Court Judge David Ongley found he "probably wilfully exaggerated his symptoms and presented a severe disability that was not caused by his covered personal injury".
A High Court judge has ruled two Dunedin men had their rights breached when police raided their homes looking for evidence they were working while claiming ACC benefits.
In a decision released on Wednesday on the 2006 raids, Justice Christian Whata said Bruce Van Essen and Jason Patterson were entitled under the Bill of Rights Act to be free from unreasonable search and seizure.
ACC suspected the men were working - Mr Van Essen running a website business and Mr Patterson conducting surfing lessons - while claiming benefits.
ACC has launched an investigation and asked the Serious Fraud Office to examine claims of corruption over the lease of its central Wellington offices.
The lease of the Taranaki St building was negotiated by former ACC national property manager Malcolm Mason, sacked in 2010 after taking a bribe in return for confidential information.
ACC confirmed this week it had started investigating after receiving a letter alleging the Taranaki St deal was "dodgy". Mr Mason declined to comment.
Witnesses claim Francis Kumar brags about receiving $1000 a week from ACC, but has never shown any signs of injury.
Labour wants to know why ACC payments to a severely disabled teenager were stopped when her family moved overseas.
14-year-old Paige Laming is meant to be receiving lifelong care after a midwife's mistakes caused her condition.
The family has since moved to Britain and fly between the UK and New Zealand once a month to ensure her payments continue.
Government superannuation funds are still investing in companies that manufacture cluster bombs despite adoption of a law against the practice.
The Green Party brought the investments to Parliament's attention yesterday by asking Finance Minister Bill English how much was invested in dozens of companies, including known cluster munitions producers Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and L-3 Communications.
The Government's National Provident Fund (NPF) and Government Superannuation Fund (GSF), which is for government employees, have invested $2.2 million in those three companies, said English.