"It has been quite a year in the world of business and finance beginning with warnings of Armageddon yet ending with optimism re-emerging. Along the way there have been some entertaining and memorable moments, some of which are captured in the awards below."
The $2.2B the banks owed IRD didn't make it...
"The German Zimmer frame gang, unsurprisingly consisting of a group of pensioners, was accused of kidnapping and torturing a financial adviser who lost about $4 million of their savings."
- Business awards for 2009 - business | Stuff.co.nz (view on Google Sidewiki)