Archive | 2002

U: The names behind the action, week to 27 January 2002

Names, connections, 2+2

This page contains a mixture of property and other information, company formation, the down side of business, market bits & pieces, probably fairly cryptic and rushed.

The weekly Snapshots tend to contain formal information, while other stories on the website are generally structured. U will contain snippets, less often from formal sources, maybe unstructured and incomplete.

24 January 2002

Inland Revenue has applied to wind up Puddick Scaffolding Ltd (Bruce Puddick & Glenn Pool, Pukekohe) in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 7 February at 10.45am. Puddick Scaffolding (2000) Ltd, incorporated by Mr Puddick in October 2000, was struck off the companies register last August.

Inland Revenue has applied to wind up Awarua Properties Ltd (Larry Eade, a director of Southside Properties Ltd with Chris Jones but no longer involved in the Eastpark Ltd joint venture with Hopper Developments Ltd). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 7 February at 10am.

Business Systems Ltd (Emmanuel Ntreh) faces liquidation at the hands of Inland Revenue. The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 7 February at 10.45am. Also facing liquidation on the IRD’s application at that time is Fire Safety Consultants Ltd (Barry & Tanya Trott).

Cashmore Brothers Ltd has applied to wind up Legacy Group Ltd (Daryosh Mahmaudi Galeh, who has resigned his directorships of three companies formed last November, Legacy Finance & Investments Ltd, Project Solutions NZ Ltd and Legacy Immigration Ltd; Alireza Shomalzadeh remains a director of those three, but resigned from Legacy Group). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 7 February at 10am.

Handley Homes Ltd (Graeme Collinson) has applied to wind up Diverse Homes Ltd (William Kihi, Manukau). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on 14 March at 10.45am.

Steve Lawrence & Brendon Gibson (Ferrier Hodgson; attention Alistair Holt) were appointed liquidators of 255 Ltd (Gary Palmer) by the Auckland High Court on Monday 21 January. Mr Palmer was a director of EFR Ltd (with Mark Bryers), and remains a director of Uptown Apartments Ltd, City Lights Management Ltd (in liquidation) and Chester Casper & Co Ltd (also in liquidation; with Paul Webb).

Curtain Couture Ltd (Lee Stevens) appointed Auckland accountant Colin Devcich as liquidator on Saturday 19 January.

23 January 2002

Auckland Regional Council chairman Phil Warren, 63, died of a heart attack today. He was re-elected for a fourth term last October. Mr Warren entered local body politics in 1980 after a dispute with Auckland City Council relating to his Ace of Clubs business, accepting the advice that it was better to fight on the inside. He became deputy mayor before moving on to the regional council.

CB Richard Ellis has strengthened its sales team, securing Kevin Richards as director of commercial sales. Mr Richards spent eight years at Jones Lang LaSalle as national leasing director. Wayne Keene joins the CB Richard Ellis hotels division, based in Auckland. After several years with Bayleys, Mr Keene finished 2001 as head of Jones Lang TransAct’s New Zealand business. At corporate services, Bob Bull has returned from London to focus on telecommunications.

Workforce 2001 Ltd (Philip & Jocelyn Murray) was wound up in the Auckland High Court on Monday 21 January, with Judith Fatupaito & Richard Agnew (PricewaterhouseCoopers) appointed liquidators. Creditors must file proofs of debt, attention Ashok Patel, by Monday 22 April. Mr Murray is also a director of Gasoline Alley Services Ltd. Jocelyn Murray is also a director of Mainprop Commercial Ltd, wound up last October on Inland Revenue’s application.

Two new-business companies in The Warehouse group were wound up by the retail chain on 21 December — E-loan NZ Ltd and E-loan NZ (2001) Ltd. The liquidators, Graeme McDonald & John Vague (McDonald Vague & Partners) require proofs of debt by Monday 18 February.

The liquidators of CMI Screws & Fasteners Ltd, Meltzer Mason Heath (attention Lloyd Hayward), have reminded creditors to file proofs of debt by Saturday 16 February.

LL&P Interior Concepts Ltd (Lexia Le Haavre, trading as Le Haavre Interior Concepts) appointed accountant Colin Devcich as liquidator on Friday 18 January. Proofs of debt must be filed by Monday 18 February. A creditors’ meeting will be held at the former Pakuranga community centre, now te tuhi – the mark, 13 Reeves Rd, Pakuranga, on Friday 1 February at 2.30pm.

New York Gear Ltd (Peter Watt), which fought off liquidation in court in October, appointed insolvency practitioner Jon Buchanan as liquidator on Wednesday 16 January.

Ototoa Station Ltd (Sam & Jill Lim) was placed in liquidation in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 17 January, with Steve Lawrence & Brendon Gibson (Ferrier Hodgson; attention Gavin Harold) as liquidators. The company has also been struck off the companies register.

Odyssey Online Ltd (Mark Battles) appointed Auckland accountants Greg Rathbun & Bruce Sheppard as liquidators on Monday 14 January. Mr Battles is a former Wilson Neill Corp Ltd director.

Barfoot & Thompson director Mark Thompson died on 17 January, aged 43. His funeral service was at St Thomas Anglican Church, Kohimarama, on Wednesday 23 January at 2pm.

The last scam letter emailed to me from Nigeria involved helping some member of an unlamented prime minister or president’s family shift a few million ill-gotten dollars. Monday’s one comes from a Lagos lawyer, Abdulkarimi Brume, acting for the son of the late and unlamented General Abacha, Nigeria’s former military head of state, whose pay package included hoarding $US36 million away from the prying eyes and fingers of Nigeria’s people. I don’t know how people here manage to convince themselves they’ll come out on top from such scams. At least with the email version they don’t use up fax paper, and the delete button is such a useful device.

Bryan Williams was appointed liquidator of JR Grant Electrical Ltd on 12 January by the shareholders, John & Rozanne Grant of Glen Eden.

Allyon Investments Ltd (Rowland Prior & Chan Fook Shu) has been placed in liquidation, with Gerard Hulst appointed liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Monday 4 February. Mr Prior was also a director of Zestview Developments Ltd, Shireland (NZ) Ltd and Carousel Investments Ltd, all of which are in liquidation. Mr Chan is a director of Pakpal NZ Ltd.

Pacific Retail Group Ltd has appointed Phil Newland as a full director, stepping up from his role as an alternate for Eric Watson. Mr Newland was appointed group managing director last year at Mr Watson’s central investment company, Cullen Investments Ltd.

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U: The names behind the action, week to 26 May 2002

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This page contains a mixture of property and other information, company formation, the down side of business, market bits & pieces, probably fairly cryptic and rushed.

The weekly Snapshots tend to contain formal information, while other stories on the website are generally structured. U will contain snippets, less often from formal sources, maybe unstructured and incomplete.

25 May 2002

Redeal Ltd (trading as Ideal Building Supplies) applied on 17 April to wind up Kettell Electrical Services Ltd (William & Pamela Kettell, Bucklands Beach; Mr Kettell is also director of The Electrical Co Ltd, incorporated on Friday 24 May 2002). The Redeal application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 6 June at 10am.

Inland Revenue applied on 6 May to wind up OBD Developments Ltd (Andrew & Helen Shirtcliffe, also directors of Colorado Homes Ltd, Telluride Investments Ltd & Pacheco Holdings Ltd). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 6 June at 10.45am.

Inland Revenue applied on 15 April to wind up Tribeca Properties Ltd (David Styles, also a director of Emmett Properties Ltd and Rushcutter Investments Ltd, and former director of a number of companies, including New York Property Group Ltd, Ponsonby Corp Ltd, Trojan Properties Ltd, all in liquidation, and Trans Tasman Hotel Corp Ltd; Insolvency & Trustee Service records show Mr Styles was bankrupted last October). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 6 June at 10am.

Inland Revenue has joined the Auckland Rugby League in seeking to wind up FMG Corp Ltd (Hayden & Adriaan Ferris). Both applications will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 6 June at 10am.

The Open Fields Co Ltd (Bob Wickham; the company was previously called Wickham Developments Ltd) is back in the Auckland High Court liquidation list after an absence while negotiations continued over finance in Australia. The company failed to front in the Environment Court on Monday to state its position on implementation of the North Shore district plan. The latest applicant to wind the company up is Bloss White Finance Pty Ltd (in liquidation, liquidators Lachlan McIntosh & John Park, Brisbane). The application, lodged on 29 April, will be heard on Thursday 6 June at 10.45am.

Independent News (Auckland) Ltd applied on 10 April to wind up Trijun Holdings Ltd (Tracy Roberts, also director Furniture Holdings Ltd, wound up on 9 May). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 13 June at 10.45am. Cammie & Glen McKinley were previously directors of Trijun. Their company, Camglen Holdings Ltd, went into voluntary liquidation on 13 May.

24 May 2002

After giving notice on 13 May that it was entering into possession as mortgagee, Securities Registry Ltd (Doug & Anne Somers-Edgar of Money Managers and Gerald Siddall) appointed Dean Bloomfield of Rotorua as receiver of Shag Lake Farm Ltd’s property at Tikitere, Rotoiti. Shag Lake Farm was previously named Tikitere Springs Estate Ltd (director Barry Brill, former National cabinet minister and McAlpine Industries Ltd & UnitedNetworks Ltd director).

23 May 2002

Former Corporate Investments Ltd and Montana Ltd chairman Peter Masfen has been appointed a director of Property For Industry Ltd. Mr Masfen also controls a substantial private property portfolio.

McDonough Duffy Electrical Co Ltd (Kieron Duffy & Danny McDonough) was wound up briefly today, until Mr McDonough arrived in the Auckland High Court to rescue it a second time. He managed to hold off liquidation in April, and had the application of Redeal Ltd (trading as Ideal Building Supplies) adjourned to Thursday 27 June at 10am for settlement.

The Extreme Team Ltd (Nicola Scofield) was wound up on the application of Benchmark Building Supplies Ltd, with Steve Lawrence & Brendon Gibson (Ferrier Hodgson & Co) appointed liquidators.

Grove Hardware Ltd’s application to wind up Gordon Construction Ltd (Peter Gordon, Hillsborough) was struck out after settlement was reached.

Works Infrastructure Ltd’s application to wind up Karaka Cable & Drainage Ltd (Ian & Christine Phillips) was settled & struck out, with some criticism from Master Ann Gambrill in the Auckland High Court. She questioned the wisdom of spending $900 on the court liquidation fee to recover a $2000 debt, saying other options were available, such as the disputes tribunal at $50.

Van Der Lee Enterprises Ltd (Adriaan & Margriet Van der Lee) was wound up on the application of Shop FX Ltd (Peter Anderson, whose other companies include Hudson-York Properties Ltd). Derek Farrelly was appointed liquidator.

Advanced Kitchens (NZ) Ltd (Sukhdev Singh Kalsi, Manukau) had the application of Sanco NZ Ltd to wind it up adjourned to Thursday 25 July at 10,45am after reaching a settlement agreement on Wednesday.

Klasse Properties Ltd (John Stenner) settled with Kitchener Nominees Ltd (Paul McCormick & Warwick Jones) and the application to liquidate Klasse was struck out.

The application of CMS Business Services Ltd (Richard Cross) to wind up Aztec Management Services Ltd (Christine & John Fear; Mr Fear is also a director of Aluminium Distributors Ltd and both are directors of North Shore Tool & Die Makers Ltd) was adjourned to Thursday 27 June at 10.45am for settlement.

Brocker Online Services Ltd (Michael Ridgway) went into voluntary liquidation on 17 May, with a Telecom NZ Ltd application to wind it up due to have been heard in the Auckland High Court today. Gareth Hoole & Philip Pavis (Staples Rodway Ltd) were appointed liquidators. Other Ridgway companies also placed in the liquidators’ hands on 17 May were Industrial Communications Service Ltd, Powercall Technologies Ltd, Brocker Financial Ltd, Pritech Corp Ltd, 1World Systems Ltd and Tech Support Ltd. The liquidators require proofs of debt by Monday 17 June. Mr Ridgway is also a former director of numerous companies including Taradale Property Group Ltd, Yes Group Ltd & Watertours NZ Ltd.

Advanced Printing Ltd’s application to wind up Malco Fittings 1986 Ltd (Eric Sinclair, Drury) was struck out after settlement. Another of Mr Sinclair’s companies, STM Engineering Ltd (which has already been struck off the Companies Register), faces liquidation at the hands of Reliance Worldwide Ltd. That application was adjourned to Thursday 13 June for payment. Other Sinclair companies, all in liquidation, are St Clair Ltd, International Cookware NZ Ltd and Process Sheetmetals Ltd. LL Distributors Ltd, his remaining company, isn’t in liquidation.

EJM Builders Ltd (Eamon Murphy, Te Atatu) was wound up on the application of CF King Contracting Ltd. The Official Assignee was appointed liquidator.

Inland Revenue’s application to wind up Care Scaffolding Ltd (Michael Care, also director of Care Contractors Ltd, which is in liquidation) was enlarged to Thursday 25 July at 10.45am for service & advertising. The company has closed its business.

A year after former Mayfair Corp Ltd managing director Gerald Williams had a scheme of arrangement approved by creditors, the 1c/$1 scheme still has to be put into effect. It was back in the Auckland High Court before Master Ann Gambrill today for mention, with counsel Stuart Robertson for creditor Colin Barlow saying his client’s opposition would either be withdrawn in the next month or he would apply for a fixture. The case against the scheme, filed last August, was set down for another mention on Thursday 27 June at 11.45am. A bunch of 80s survivor Mr Williams’ companies were placed in the hands of liquidators John Buchanan & Steve Hotchin last August. Mr Williams’ listed property development company, Mayfair Corp Ltd, and Mayfair Developments Ltd, won agreement for a scheme of arrangement in 1990, but Messrs Buchanan & Hotchin took charge of Mayfair Developments and Mayfair Developments NZ Ltd in September 2000. Four more added to the liquidation pile in August 2001 were Mayfair Developments North Shore Ltd, Mayfair Developments Parnell Ltd (which had plans for airspace over a council carpark on Parnell Rd), Mayfair Investments Ltd and Mayfair Investments Christchurch Ltd. Also wound up was Argyle Residential Ltd (where Christopher McGregor-MacDonald of MacRennie Construction Ltd was also a director). Mr Williams’ debts totalled about $19 million.

21 May 2002

Park Terrace Developments (1999) Ltd (Michael Hawkins & Graham Beirne) went into voluntary liquidation on 17 May, appointing Steve Lawrence & Grant Graham (Ferrier Hodgson & Co) as liquidators. Both Mr Hawkins & Mr Beirne are also directors of Pacific Properties (Park Terrace) Ltd, Arcom Investments Ltd and Itwo Ltd. Mr Beirne is a director of numerous vehicle companies, including several in the Integrity Cars group in Christchurch. Mr Hawkins’ other directorships include 456 Remuera Road Ltd with Stephen Crow.

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U: The names behind the action, week to 2 June 2002

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This page contains a mixture of property and other information, company formation, the down side of business, market bits & pieces, probably fairly cryptic and rushed.

The weekly Snapshots tend to contain formal information, while other stories on the website are generally structured. U will contain snippets, less often from formal sources, maybe unstructured and incomplete.

1 June 2002

Nico Francken has filed a debt-compromise proposal under part XV of the Insolvency Act with the High Court in Dunedin and a meeting of his creditors will be held at Kirkland Lawyers, Dunedin, on Tuesday 11 June at 11am. Mr Francken has resigned from most of his many companies but remains registered as a director of Contractors Bonding Ltd, WarrantyDirect Ltd, HomeFirst Warranty Ltd and Topstar Investments Ltd (still with George Couttie as a director at Topstar). Irina Michajlovna Francken is now listed as director of companies from which Mr Francken has resigned. Mr Francken has been involved in many businesses, including southern forestry syndication.

AMP Bank Ltd is seeking $87,286.13 from George William Couttie in mortgage arrears by 8 July under the Property Law Act. Mr Couttie, of Devonport, has had a long association with Nicolaas Jan Carel Francken (item above), as a director of many Francken companies.

Pacific Properties (Park Terrace) Ltd (Graham Beirne & Michael Hawkins), a finance-raising company associated with the Park Terrace development in Christchurch, appointed Michael Stiassny & Brendon Gibson (Ferrier Hodgson & Co) as receivers on 15 May. Park Terrace Developments (1999) Ltd was placed in the hands of Ferrier Hodgson liquidators on 17 May.

Go Holdings Ltd (formerly Erotica Ltd, director Stephen Crow) went into voluntary liquidation on 28 May. Liquidators Jeff Meltzer & Karen Mason (Meltzer Mason Heath) require proofs of debt by Monday 1 July. Among Mr Crow’s other companies is 456 Remuera Rd Ltd.

Redeal Ltd (trading as Ideal Electrical Supplies, directors Hubert Salmon & Jacques Vincent) applied on 24 April to wind up Wiring Power Ltd (David Stevhen). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 13 June at 10am.

Inland Revenue applied on 15 April to wind up Cable Trace NZ Ltd (Barrie Wood). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 13 June at 10am.

Inland Revenue applied on 24 April to wind up Te Hue Holdings Ltd (Jacob Bayne, also director of Better Plasterers Ltd and Advance Fixers Ltd, & Brenda Bayne, also director of Kapco Ltd). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 13 June at 10am.

ET Power (Clive Snell) has gone into liquidation, appointing Derek Farrelly as liquidator. Inland Revenue applied on 29 April to wind it up, with the hearing set for Thursday 13 June.

28 May 2002

Ken Di Scipio, CB Richard Ellis’ corporate services division manager in Auckland, has been appointed managing director in Wellington. He joined CB Richard Ellis in 1992 after working as an account representative for Dun & Bradstreet in Florida and in advertising sales for Viacom/MTV Networks in New York, and ran CB Richard Ellis’ New York City corporate services for 5 years to 1999.

27 May 2002

Mike Ridgeway has clarified some details today of his involvement in the Brocker Technology Group, which has placed 7 companies in New Zealand in voluntary liquidation. Mr Ridgway formed Sealcorp Computer Products Ltd (incorporated 30 October 1987, but it went on to make millions, unlike the companies crashing around it at the time), eventually selling to Brocker, which is listed in Toronto. He resigned as chief executive about 18 months ago, went on holiday overseas and is back involved in 2-3 small businesses: “I made a decision running a larger company wasn’t my thing. We had 600 staff.” He remained on the Brocker board and recently became a director of the companies going into liquidation to carry out the job of closing them down. The Brocker NZ headquarters at Beachaven went on the market last September with a $5 million price tag — Mr Ridgway said an offer on it should go unconditional in a few weeks. As for other aspects of property, he said: “I’m not involved in property development in any way.”

The Bank of New Zealand applied on 13 May to wind up Earthmoving Consultants Ltd (Brent Thompson, also a director of Empire Holdings Ltd). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 27 June at 10.45am. An application by W Stevenson & Sons Ltd to wind the company up is due back in court on Thursday 13 June.

ACF Ltd (formerly Francis Clarke Architects Ltd, directors Paul Francis & George Clarke) went into voluntary liquidation on 24 May with a solvency certificate signed, appointing Steve Cammish (BDO Spicers) to liquidate it. Mr Francis formed Francis Co Architects Ltd and Mr Clarke formed George Clarke Architects Ltd in March 2001.

Pakiri Farms Trust Ltd (Roko Urlich, a director of Whangarei law firm Urlich Webster Kilpatrick Ltd) was placed in liquidation on 24 May, with Gerry Rea & Paul Sargison (Gerry Rea Associates) appointed liquidators. Creditors must file proofs of debt by Tuesday 25 June. Pakiri Farms Trust went into receivership (receiver Anthony McCullagh, of Horwath Corporate Auckland Ltd) on 19 October 2001. Mr Urlich had Greg Davison (of 2 companies in liquidation over a troubled downtown apartment project, Nautilus Developments Ltd & Golden Gate Holdings Ltd) fronting development proposals for a resort just inland from Pakiri Beach. Mr Urlich is also a director of Luckens Ltd with Susan Hamilton who, with her husband, Kim Spencer, has bought (through their company Kitchener Homes Ltd) the controversial Arrigato property running down to the southern end of Pakiri Beach.

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U: The names behind the action, week to 18 August 2002

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This page contains a mixture of property and other information, company formation, the down side of business, market bits & pieces, probably fairly cryptic and rushed.

The weekly Snapshots tend to contain formal information, while other stories on the website are generally structured. U will contain snippets, less often from formal sources, maybe unstructured and incomplete.

18 August 2002

Living Stone Pavers (NZ) Ltd (Russell Deasy, Taupo) went into voluntary liquidation on 9 August, appointing Gerard Hulst as liquidator. Mr Deasy incorporated Living Stone (2002) Ltd on 8 August.

15 August 2002

Dennis Parsons (Indepth Forensic, Hamilton), as liquidator of Green Park Forestry Ltd (Paul Oliver & Noel Fletcher) applied on 3 July to wind up Old Money Family Trust Ltd (Peter Friedrich Hoffman, Hamilton). The application will be heard in the Hamilton High Court on Monday 9 September at 10.45am. Mr Hoffman is director of several Old Money companies, is a former director of Ethical Enterprises Ltd and Health Wealth & Happiness Club Ltd, and with his wife, Ellen, is a director of Agape Charitable Trust Ltd. Mr Hoffman’s cheap-homes company, Hoffman Holdings Ltd, collapsed in 1984 after taking $1000 deposits from about 400 intending cottage buyers then failing to deliver. David Lange, then leader of the Opposition, said Mr Hoffman had already been involved in 5 business collapses, and added: “Once you’ve been the master of 5 Titanics, you shouldn’t get a ride on a sixth.”

Esther Samuel (Icontact Visual Media Ltd) was appointed liquidator on 13 August of Uluru Finance Ltd (insolvency practitioner Ray Burgess, Brett Cooper was previously director) and Uluru Properties Ltd (Brett Cooper). Creditors must file claims by Thursday 19 September. Mr Cooper’s property interests include Balmoral Properties/Asset Management NZ Ltd, Wiri Park Developments Ltd, Industrial Property Management Ltd, and Pacific Rise developer Pacific Office Park Ltd, which has been wound up by its former partners.

NZ Cashflow Services Ltd’s application to wind up GT Enterprises Ltd (Terence Moon) was struck out in the Auckland High Court today after settlement was reached.

The application of CMS Business Services Ltd (Richard Cross) to wind up Aztec Management Services Ltd (Christine & John Fear; Mr Fear is also a director of Aluminium Distributors Ltd and both are directors of North Shore Tool & Die Makers Ltd) was struck out in the Auckland High Court today after settlement was reached.

Jacobsen Creative Surfaces Ltd’s application to wind up Pars Ceramic Tiles Ltd (Manuchehr Riahi Dehkordi) was struck out in the Auckland High Court today after settlement was reached.

CSR Building Materials NZ Ltd’s application to wind up S&R Trading Ltd (formerly Genesis Homes Manurewa Ltd) was adjourned to Thursday 19 September at 10am for advertising. S&R directors are Stuart Brauninger (also Tasman Pacific Residential Ltd, Sunset Finance Ltd, Sapphire Homes Ltd, among other companies), Richard Alder (Alpha Pacific Holdings Ltd, Home-Master Ltd) & Raymond Bull.

NZ Cashflow Services Ltd applied on 16 July to wind up Canbay Plastering Ltd (Alan & Elizabeth Light, Glenfield). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 22 August at 10.45am.

Jesmond Construction Ltd applied on 2 July to wind up Habitat Developments Ltd (David Ralph & Caroline Morrison). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 5 September at 10am.

4 of Bill & Jocelyn Miles’ companies were placed in liquidation on 8 August — Busby Manor Ltd, Glenmore Distributors Ltd, Hardy Distributors Ltd and Video Station Ltd. Jeff Meltzer & Karen Mason (Meltzer Mason Heath) were appointed liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Monday 9 September. Mr Miles was a duty-free shopping pioneer at Miles & Carlaw, and a prominent Bay of Islands property investor.

Hirepool Ltd applied on 14 June to wind up Lloyd Contractors (1996) Ltd (Lloyd Pae, also director of Lloyd Contractors 2000 Ltd) . The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 22 August at 10.45am.

Lloyd Group Ltd (Lloyd Gallagher, Hamilton) was placed in liquidation in the Hamilton High Court on 5 August. Brendon Gibson & Grant Graham (Ferrier Hodgson) were appointed liquidators. Mr Gallagher is also director of several other companies, including Tech Tools Supplies Ltd, ISP Supplies Ltd and Telco Supplies Ltd.

Hoy 2000 Ltd (Hugh Ellis, also director of Eastellis Homes Ltd) went into liquidation on 31 July, appointing Bernie Montgomerie as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Saturday 7 September.

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U: The names behind the action, week to 3 February 2002

Names, connections, 2+2

This page contains a mixture of property and other information, company formation, the down side of business, market bits & pieces, probably fairly cryptic and rushed.

The weekly Snapshots tend to contain formal information, while other stories on the website are generally structured. U will contain snippets, less often from formal sources, maybe unstructured and incomplete.

2 February

Papakura District councillor Ross Vickery filed for bankruptcy on 25 January but can — and will — stay on the council. His debt mountain arose from litigation after he opposed the sell-off of council assets, such as the water system to United Water, in 1997. He wasn’t a councillor then, but has been elected twice since. Mr Vickery was a self-employed builder but is now looking for work. Click here for fuller story.

31 January 2002

Marlborough Ridge Ltd (Colin Lofts & Terry Bradbury), which is in receivership & liquidation, has applied to wind up MR No 2 Ltd (George & Garry Lawrence). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 28 February at 10am.

Novare Wallcoverings Ltd (Simon Yock) went into voluntary liquidation on 23 January, appointing Graeme McDonald & John Whitfield (McDonald Vague & Partners) as liquidators. Creditors must file proofs of debt by Friday 22 February.

Fibreglass Solutions Ltd (David & Jean Bothwell, Birkenhead) went into voluntary liquidation on 29 January, appointing Paul Sargison & Gerry Rea (Gerry Rea Associates) as liquidators. Creditors must file proofs of debt by Monday 4 March. The Bothwells also own Furniture Solutions (1997) Ltd.

30 January 2002

NE Fixing Ltd (Nicholas Edmonds, Glendene) faces liquidation at the hands of Inland Revenue. The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 7 February at 10.am.

29 January 2002

The Davis Crescent Joint Venture (Harvey & Stephanie Sheppard, Robert Knox & James Cleland) has applied to wind up Ad Pacifica Online Retail Systems Ltd. The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 7 February at 10am.

28 January 2002

Putz-Technik NZ Ltd (Renatus Leucht & Katherine Cole) applied on 13 December to wind up North Island Paviors Ltd (Ferdinand & Cornelia Vervoort; Mr Vervoort is also a director of Plastering Technologies & Repairs Ltd, incorporated on 10 December 2001). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 14 March at 10am.

Turnwan Market Properties Ltd (part of the Turners & Growers group) has appointed Graeme McDonald & John Vague (McDonald Vague & Partners) as liquidators after directors resolved the company could pay its debts. Creditors must file proofs of debt by Thursday 14 February.

Elitunnel Merchanting Ltd (Colin Allen) was wound up on 17 January with the Official Assignee appointed liquidator (attention Ann Lee).

Lining Solutions Ltd (Paul & Diane Greenwood, New Lynn) was wound up on 17 January with the Official Assignee appointed liquidator (attention Ann Lee). The Greenwoods are also directors of Lining Solutions 2000 Ltd.

Management & Strategic Planning Ltd (Peter Llewellyn Davies) was wound up on 17 January with the Official Assignee appointed liquidator (attention Ann Lee). Mr Davies is also a director of Enviro Wash Ltd, with Robin Worthington (a director of Worthington Insurance Service Ltd, and previously of Mortgage Partners Ltd and Nimrod Group Ltd).

Thurco Developments Holdings Ltd (Elizabeth Monroy, Papakura) was wound up on 21 January with the Official Assignee appointed liquidator (attention Ann Lee). Elizabeth Monroy is also a director of Roof Doctors Ltd, Roof-Master Ltd and several other companies.

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U: The names behind the action, week to 30 June 2002

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This page contains a mixture of property and other information, company formation, the down side of business, market bits & pieces, probably fairly cryptic and rushed.

The weekly Snapshots tend to contain formal information, while other stories on the website are generally structured. U will contain snippets, less often from formal sources, maybe unstructured and incomplete.

30 June 2002

Insolvency practitioner Clive Johnson was appointed on 25 June as liquidator of Client Direct Ltd (Deborah Shuttleworth, who shot to prominence by joining 3-times bankrupt property developer Graeme Raymond in an unsuccessful Waiuku subdivision by Wise Lass Residential Ltd, also in liquidation). Ms Shuttleworth is also a director of H&R Co Ltd, Tironui Developments Ltd (previously a Raymond company), Shuttleworth Properties/Investments Ltd, Serrat Investments Ltd, Gold Line Property Management/Strata Management Ltd, and previously of Duke Associates Ltd and Nimo Holdings Ltd.

Plerp Ltd (Barry Holt) went into voluntary liquidation on 24 June, appointing insolvency practitioner Robert Merlo & lawyer Chris LaHatte as liquidators. Creditors must file proofs of debt by Friday 26 July.

Anthony McCullagh was replaced on 21 June as receiver of Alotech Walls & Ceilings Ltd by Neil Donnell & Paul McCormick (Grant Thornton). Alotech Walls & Ceilings is also in liquidation with Bernie Montgomerie as liquidator; director Jack Lockhart, who’s also director the Link Building Systems/Distributors group of companies).

Inland Revenue applied on 21 May to wind up Sario Associates Ltd (Gary Cornish & Anna Kuljish). Mr Cornish is also director of Cornish Construction Ltd and Weathershield NZ Ltd, and was previously a director of Weathershield Coatings Ltd. Cornish Construction faces liquidation on Thursday 4 July and Sario Associates Ltd on Thursday 11 July at 10am in the Auckland High Court.

Inland Revenue applied on 4 June to wind up The Kiwi Connection Restaurant & Bar Ltd (Johannes van Duyn senior & junior, Kumeu). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 11 July at 10am. Mr van Duyn Sr is a director of Eurovision House Movers Ltd and Horatio Klootzak Ltd, both in liquidation, and Mr van Duyn Jr is a director of Eurovision Building Removals Ltd.

Inland Revenue applied on 4 June to wind up Peninsula Property Developments Ltd (Denis Woolnough, also Crest Developments Ltd and DD Trustees Ltd). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 11 July at 10.45am.

Furniture Solutions (1997) Ltd (David & Jean Bothwell, Birkenhead, also directors of Fibreglass Solutions Ltd, which is also in liquidation) went into voluntary liquidation on 26 June, appointing Paul Sargison & Gerry Rea (Gerry Rea Associates) as liquidators. Creditors must file proofs of debt by Monday 29 July.

29 June 2002

McDonough Duffy Electrical Co Ltd (Kieron Duffy & Danny McDonough) was wound up in the Auckland High Court on Thursday on the application of Redeal Ltd (trading as Ideal Electrical Supplies). The Official Assignee was appointed liquidator. Mr McDonough saved the company, the entity for a previous partnership, a few times, and on its last appearance on the Auckland High Court liquidation list on 24 May actually pulled it out of liquidation with an adjournment granted for settlement.

Green Gulf Homes NZ Ltd (Alan Linton, also director of Thorngate NZ Ltd) was wound up in the Auckland High Court on Thursday on the application of W Stevenson & Sons Ltd. Steve Lawrence & Brendon Gibson (Ferrier Hodgson) were appointed liquidators.

Inland Revenue’s application to wind up Harts Contributory Mortgages Ltd, part of the Harts mortgage group taken over from Brisbane accountant Steven Hart by Dorchester Pacific Ltd (managing director Brent King is director of this company), was adjourned in the Auckland High Court to Thursday 25 July for a court fixture to be set. Harts Accounting Group Ltd (the other side of the group, Steven Hart still the director) was wound up on 5 June with Laurie Chilcott & Peter Chatfield (Smith Chilcott Bertelsen Harry) appointed as liquidators.

Pacific Product Brokering Ltd (Stephen & Diana Douglas; Mr Douglas is also a director of Marketing & Distribution Gulf Harbour/Hinuera/Manly/Taupo Ltd) was wound up in the Auckland High Court on Thursday on the application of Inland Revenue. Steve Lawrence & Brendon Gibson (Ferrier Hodgson) were appointed liquidators.

The application of CMS Business Services Ltd (Richard Cross) to wind up Aztec Management Services Ltd (Christine & John Fear; Mr Fear is also a director of Aluminium Distributors Ltd and both are directors of North Shore Tool & Die Makers Ltd) was adjourned in the Auckland High Court to Thursday 15 August at 10.45am for settlement.

The application of Reece & Co to wind up Jacob Demolition & Building Supplies Ltd (Win Jacob, Drury) was adjourned in the Auckland High Court to Thursday 25 July at 10.45am for settlement.

The application of NZ Cashflow Services Ltd (Wally Britton, also director of Accounts Enforcement Ltd) to wind up Douglas Drainage Ltd (Ben Douglas) was struck out in the Auckland High Court on Thursday after settlement.

The application of Rapid Metal Developments NZ Ltd to wind up Roseneath Properties Ltd (Stephen Kelly) was adjourned in the Auckland High Court to Thursday 25 July at 10.45am for settlement. The application of Euroglass Systems Ltd to wind up Roseneath is set down for hearing on Thursday 4 July at 10am, also for settlement to be completed. Mr Kelly is also director of Southern Hemisphere Land & Property Investments Ltd, Central Strata Management Ltd, Grafton Ridge Ltd, New Oakland Properties Ltd, RAM Securities Ltd, Contributory Mortgage Investments Ltd & Contributory Mortgage Nominees Ltd, the last 3 with John Martin & previously also with Peter van Nieuwkoop. Mr van Nieuwkoop was fined $12,000 on 17 June on charges of breaching securities laws while he was mortgage manager at Reeves Moses Hudig Mortgage Brokers Ltd, and has resigned his CMI directorships.

The Bank of New Zealand’s application to wind up Earthmoving Consultants Ltd (Brent Thompson) was adjourned in the Auckland High Court to Thursday 25 July at 10.45am. W Stevenson & Sons Ltd also has an application lodged to wind up Earthmoving Consultants, set down for hearing on Thursday 8 August.

Merris Investments Ltd (struck off the Companies Register 31 March 2001; directors David Styles, bankrupted last October, & Ivan Talaic, bankrupt from February 1995-98) was wound up in the Auckland High Court on Thursday on Inland Revenue’s application. Both directors were also directors of Tribeca Properties Ltd (wound up on 6 June) and Ponsonby Corp Ltd (also in liquidation), and Mr Styles is a former director of numerous other companies, including New York Property Group Ltd and Trojan Properties Ltd (both in liquidation) and Trans Tasman Hotel Corp Ltd.

Courtroom repercussions continue over the sellout-or-not from investments in Wilson Neill Corp Ltd, the long-troubled listed company which was wound up in April. Audi Investments Ltd (Eric Short, also director of Auckland Property Developments Ltd, Skyview Tower Ltd and various other companies) has a fixture set down fore 20 August at 10am in the Auckland High Court for its claim against DF Mainland Securities Ltd (Ric Flower & Stuart Cairns). DF Mainland has a separate case against Gary & Patricia Gwynne (Mr Gwynne’s directorships include Michael Hill International Ltd, Rodd & Gunn Ltd, Prime Retail Management Ltd, The Terne Point Co Ltd, The Lang Cove Co Ltd, Dress-Smart Properties Ltd, and Outdoor Heritage Ltd).

The dispute between Keystone Ridge Ltd (David Henderson of Kitchener Group) and City Sales Ltd (Martin Dunn) over the selldown of the Keystone Ridge apartment development in Mt Roskill, still to be built after a long Environment & High Court battle, continued this week with an application by Keystone to set aside City Sales’ statutory demand. Master Gambrill adjourned the case to Thursday 11 July for a fixture to be set, probably in late August.

26 June 2002

Gary Venus and Ashe Morgan Young Nominees Ltd applied on 5 June to wind up Hasieman International Ltd (Denis Fetherston, also director of Risk Management Holdings/Services/Systems Ltd and Automated Maintenance Holdings Ltd; Risk Management Systems is in liquidation). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 11 July at 10.45am.

25 June 2002

Austral Storage Ltd (Hugh Graham, also a director of Jastarnic Properties Ltd), struck off the Companies Register in November 2001, went into voluntary liquidation on 18 June, appointing Rowan Kingstone (KDB Chartered Accountants Ltd) as liquidator.

Earthsystems Ltd (Kevin & Susan Marks, Orewa) faces liquidation at the hands of Croft Pole Distributors Ltd in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 4 July at 10am, from NZ Cashflow Services Ltd shortly after, and has a third application to wind it up from McEntee Hire Service Ltd set down for hearing the following Thursday, 11 July, at 10.45am.

Manuroa Road Ltd (Peter Macleod, also Accent Construction/Investments Ltd) applied on 20 May to wind up Takiron Property Developments Ltd (Essam Elkhishin, also a director of Takiron Holdings/Intelligent Flooring Systems/Subdivision Ltd, Sails Café & Bar Ltd, Everworth Construction Ltd, Arlow Holdings Ltd, Pacific Ridge Lifestyle Resort Ltd and Sky Properties Ltd, and Raj Sharma, also a director of Everworth, Seasons Fashion Ltd, SRS Property Developments Ltd and Capital Cinema NZ Ltd). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 11 July at 10am.

Allied Work Force Ltd applied on 21 May to wind up Kirwan Holdings Ltd (Gavin Moore, also a director of Moore Construction Ltd and Pantech Pacific Ltd, both in liquidation, Able Holdings Ltd, Moore Living/Living International Ltd, and Benmore Developments Ltd). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 4 July at 10am.

Rabobank NZ Ltd appointed Malcolm Innes-Jones & Steven Cammish as receivers of SalusHealth Ltd (Eleanor McMurtrie & Gerald Lewis) on 11 June.

Koppers Arch Wood Protection NZ Ltd applied on 14 May to wind up Kaipara Pine Ltd (Robert Grtimmett & Timothy Magill, company also in receivership). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 4 July at 10.45am.

Carlton Hotel Auckland Ltd applied on 21 May to wind up DMB Entertainment Ltd (Hugh McIver, also director of Fubu NZ Ltd, which was wound up in April, K-1 NZ Ltd, DMB Management Ltd & HRM Properties Ltd). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 4 July at 10am.

Anthony McCullagh (Horwath Corporate Auckland Ltd) ceased acting as receiver of Alotech Walls & Ceilings Ltd (Jack Lockhart, also director of Link Distributors Ltd, which is in receivership & liquidation, and of Link Distributors NZ/Distributors Holdings/Building Systems Ltd) on 14 June. Alotech is also in liquidation.

Peter Mawhinney (of Swanson, director of Why Yes Ltd, which is in liquidation, Kitewaho Bush Reserve Co Ltd and Inveran Holdings Ltd) faces action by the Bank of New Zealand over mortgages to Inveran Holdings. The bank’s property law default notices expired on 17 June. Mr Mawhinney has been embroiled in resource consent & zoning battles with both the Rodney District and Waitakere City Councils.

Inland Revenue applied on 21 May to wind up Cornish Construction Ltd (Gary & Anna Cornish). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 4 July at 10am.

Balboa Developments Ltd (Grant & Margaret Rich, both also directors of Balboa Management Ltd, and Mr Rich of Rosehill Lifestyles Ltd; Glen Rich, of Ca’Bella Developments, is a former director) has gone into voluntary liquidation, appointing John Gilbert (C&C Strategic Ltd) as liquidator. Creditors must file proofs of debt by Monday 15 July.

Hirepool Ltd applied on 16 May to wind up First Pacific Investments Ltd (Kevin & Sydney Davies, Hamilton, also directors of Equiti Ltd, General Mortgage Brokers Ltd, Quick Building Systems Ltd and Villa Corfu Stage Two Ltd, among other companies). The application will be heard in the Hamilton High Court on Monday 8 July at 10.45am.

Plascrete Ltd (Brian Atkinson, Hamilton, also director of Enviroplas Industries/Collections Ltd, both in liquidation, Environmental Systems/Paving Systems Ltd, Stainless Steel Handrails Ltd, Turtle Properties Ltd, and a few other companies, and David Ward, also director of Enviroplas Collections) went into voluntary liquidation on 13 June, appointing Hamilton accountant Kim Thompson as liquidator. Creditors must file proofs of debt by Monday 22 July. There is a separate company, Plascrete NZ Ltd, still in business. Mr Thompson also became liquidator of Enviroplas Collections on 13 June.

John James Penny (Soul Train Café Ltd, many other café companies, Lifestyle Homes Ltd, Investments Strategies Ltd and a few other companies) was declared bankrupt on 12 June. Soul Train Café was wound up in February.

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U: The names behind the action, week to 9 June 2002

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9 June 2002

Timber & Door Supplies Ltd (Owen Burgess & Frances Lee, Henderson) was placed in receivership on 6 June, with Peter Wahlstrom as receiver. Frances Lee was previously a director of Doorcraft (NZ) Ltd (Lindsay Ellery & Norman Cherry) and Obie Ltd (William Eatson).

Red Sky Ltd, formerly Flooring Enterprises Ltd (Henderson; director Valerian Scanlan, also director of Flooring Enterprise Systems Ltd, Flooring Enterprises Holdings Ltd and Taitua Enterprises Ltd) was placed in receivership on 30 May, with Ray Burgess (Burgess & Associates, Pakuranga) appointed receiver.

Harts Accounting Group Ltd (Steven Hart, Brisbane) was wound up on 5 June with Laurie Chilcott & Peter Chatfield (Smith Chilcott Bertelsen Harry, General Building, 29 Shortland St) appointed liquidators. Creditors must file proofs of debt by Friday 28 June. After the collapse of the group in Australia & New Zealand, working parts locally were taken over by Sovereign Ltd then sold to Dorchester Pacific Ltd. The liquidators will hold a creditors’ meeting at their offices on Friday 14 June at 10am.

Anthony McCullagh, appointed receiver & manager of Ibiza & Isobar Restaurants Ltd (Warren & Anne Turley) on 29 April, relinquished the job on 20 May. Mr Turley is also director of Hemmingway’s Bar Ltd. A separate company, Ibiza Holdings Ltd (William Fu) was struck off the Companies Register on 9 March.

Melvin & Stark Building Contractors Ltd (New Lynn; director Blair Melvin, also a director of The Country Cottage Co Ltd) was wound up on 4 June, with Neil Donnell & Paul McCormick (Grant Thornton) appointed liquidators. Creditors must file proofs of debt by Monday 1 July.

Electrical Projects Ltd (Rolf Zeitler, Whangarei, also director of Elpro Whangarei Ltd, Elpro Auckland Ltd and RNZ Developments Ltd) went into voluntary liquidation on 31 May, appointing John Whittfield & John Vague (McDonald Vague & Partners) as liquidators. Creditors must file proofs of debt by Sunday 30 June.

7 June 2002

The Open Fields Co Ltd (Bob Wickham; the company was previously called Wickham Developments Ltd) survived another liquidation call in the Auckland High Court on Thursday, when Master John Faire granted the Brisbane liquidators of Bloss White Finance Pty Ltd, Lachlan McIntosh & John Park, a final adjournment (on the first call) to Thursday 4 July at 10.45am. Several creditors have appeared since late last year with applications to wind up the company, but have then proved reluctant to take action because of the hope of refinancing from Australia.

Elders Pastoral Holdings Ltd’s application to wind up Nomoi Holdings Ltd (Philip Fava), filed on 6 May, was given a final adjournment to Thursday 4 July at 10.45am for advertising to be carried out. Mr Fava borrowed from Elders for his Pacific Plaza shopping centre redevelopment at Whangaparaoa, but in a complex dispute 2 years ago the financier sold the hotel site where Mr Fava hoped to expand the centre, including a 12-storey apartment tower above shops and the local public library. A Warehouse outlet has since been built on the potentially spectacular site, which has an unobstructed view above the first floor straight down the America’s Cup course to Rangitoto Island.

Flight International Ltd (Bretten Holland, also director of Hollands Worldwide Ltd, Airport Oaks) was wound up on the application of Anthony Dickinson (Tawera Ltd and NZ Classic Yachts Ltd), with Gerry Rea & Paul Sargison (Gerry Rea & Associates) appointed liquidators.

Investments Syndicates Inc (NZ) Ltd (Terry Smith) was wound up on Inland Revenue’s application after a last-ditch attempt to raise finance. Richard Agnew & Vivian Fatupaito (PricewaterhouseCoopers) were appointed liquidators. Inland Revenue applied on 16 November 2001 to wind the company up. Michael Stiassny & Brendon Gibson (Ferrier Hodgson & Co) were brought in as receivers on 23 April.

OBD Developments Ltd (Andrew & Helen Shirtcliffe, also directors of Colorado Homes Ltd, Telluride Investments Ltd & Pacheco Holdings Ltd) was wound up on Inland Revenue’s application, with Richard Agnew & Vivian Fatupaito (PricewaterhouseCoopers) appointed liquidators.

The application of Euroglass Systems Ltd to wind up Roseneath Properties Ltd (Stephen Kelly) was adjourned a final time (sometimes these adjournments are final) in the Auckland High Court to Thursday 4 July at 10am to complete settlement. Mr Kelly is also director of Southern Hemisphere Land & Property Investments Ltd, Central Strata Management Ltd, Grafton Ridge Ltd, New Oakland Properties Ltd, RAM Securities Ltd, Contributory Mortgage Investments Ltd & Contributory Mortgage Nominees Ltd, the last 3 with John Martin & Peter van Nieuwkoop. Mr van Nieuwkoop will be sentenced in the Auckland District Court on 17 June on charges of breaching securities laws while he was mortgage manager at Reeves Moses Hudig Mortgage Brokers Ltd.

The Fresh Food Co (Auckland) Ltd (John Anderson, Contiki Tours founder and for a short time at the end of the 80s a director of Fullers Ltd, a partnership which ended in a bitter legal dispute which Mr Anderson lost) was wound up in the Auckland High Court on Thursday on the application of Frucor Beverages Ltd. Bryan Williams was appointed liquidator.

The application of Kinetics Group Ltd to wind up Catley & Associates Ltd, trading as CashLink NZ (Warren Catley, also director of Maxim Foundation Software Ltd and Catley Partners Ltd) was adjourned to Thursday 4 July at 10am. Catley & Associates bought CashLink, a supplier of accounting & financial systems to small/medium businesses, in 2000.

FMG Corp Ltd (Haydn & Adriaan Ferris) was wound up twice in an hour in the Auckland High Court on Thursday, with different liquidators appointed each time. The first applicant was the Auckland Rugby League Inc (at 10.16am, with Bryan Williams appointed liquidator). At 11.05am Inland Revenue had its turn, with Gerard Hulst appointed liquidator. The court’s move to citing the precise times of liquidations makes it easier to void the second of these applications.

Redeal Ltd (trading as Ideal Electrical Supplies) applied on 17 April to wind up Kettell Electrical Services Ltd (William & Pamela Kettell, Bucklands Beach) and succeeded this Thursday, with Peter & Catherine Jollands appointed liquidators. Mr Kettell is also director of The Electrical Co Ltd, incorporated on 24 May 2002.

Chas Burry & Sons Ltd (Charles & Kathleen Pullen-Burry, Takanini) staved off Inland Revenue’s application to wind it up a month ago on the hope of realising substantial assets, but was placed in liquidation on Thursday with Steve Lawrence & Brendon Gibson (Ferrier Hodgson & Co) appointed liquidators.

Inland Revenue’s application to wind up James Credit Ltd (Peter Haskett, Manurewa) was adjourned to Thursday 1 August at 10am for settlement. Mr Haskett is also director of a number of transport companies. Inland Revenue had another of his companies, Real Estate Holdings Ltd, wound up on 28 February.

Tribeca Properties Ltd (David Styles) was wound up on the application of Inland Revenue, with Steve Lawrence & Brendon Gibson (Ferrier Hodgson & Co) appointed liquidators. Mr Styles is also a director of Emmett Properties Ltd and Rushcutter Investments Ltd, and former director of a number of companies, including New York Property Group Ltd, Ponsonby Corp Ltd, Trojan Properties Ltd, all in liquidation, and Trans Tasman Hotel Corp Ltd. Insolvency & Trustee Service records show Mr Styles was bankrupted last October.

Numerous applications to wind companies up were settled and struck out in the Auckland High Court on Thursday by Master John Faire. Among them were Springsgate Investment Partnership’s application to wind up Myola Gardener Ltd (Anbdrew Hayns), 163 Broadway Ltd (Sovereign Ltd)’s application to wind up Golden Wok Ltd (Raymond Fong), Print Communications Ltd’s application to wind up Posies Concepts Ltd (Justin Moore), North Shore City Council’s application to wind up Dallan Enterprises No 50 Ltd (John Joseph Storey & Mandhir Singh Gujral), and McConnell Dowell Constructors Ltd’s application to wind up Kitchener Construction Ltd (David Henderson), Corus NZ Ltd’s application to wind up Malco Fittings (1986) Ltd (Eric Sinclair), Bribros Cressey Ltd’s application to wind up Forward Plastics Ltd (Keith France, also director of Fast Forward Moulding Ltd, Uni-plas Industries Ltd, Ledtronix Ltd & Karaka Trust Ltd).

4 June 2002

Quay Park A&M Centre Ltd (Brett Knock & Roger Moses), Medi Plus Occupational Medicine Ltd (Brett Knock) and Airport Oaks X-Ray Ltd (no directors registered) went into voluntary liquidation on 29 May. John Whittfield & John Vague (McDonald Vague & Partners) were appointed liquidators of all 3 companies. They require proofs of debt by Sunday 30 June. Airport Oaks Accident & Medical Centre Ltd (Brett Knock), Accident & Medical Centres Investment Ltd (Ken Buxton & Roger Moses) and Care Clinics Ltd (Brett Knock) are in receivership.

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U: The names behind the action, week to 1 September 2002

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31 August 2002

Chris Hume, chairman of the Institute of Architects’ Auckland division, & wife Nicola have sold half their practice, setting up Hume McCambridge Architects Ltd with Joseph McCambridge. The company logo? hmc². Its base will still be at 41 Victoria St West, 1 of those little old buildings that have managed to survive between Queen & Albert Sts.

North Shore City Council has appointed Kevin Johnson as a director of NSM Contracting Ltd, its Albany-based local authority trading enterprise. Mr Johnson, an engineer, owns Seneca Management Services Ltd, is chairman of City Design Ltd, operations director of Westech Energy NZ, a subsidiary of the Energy Corp of America, and is a director of the Institute of Professional Engineers and Bridge Petroleum Ltd.
NSM is a 50% shareholder (with Waitakere City Council) in Techscape Ltd, a North Shore City-based works & maintenance contractor. Since Techscape’s creation two years ago, NSM has operated as an investment company that owns & manages property.

30 August 2002

Horwath Porter Wigglesworth Ltd has applied to have Covington Grafton Ltd (Jim Speedy) struck off the Companies Register in 4 weeks. It has no surplus assets.

Wild Thyme Property Holdings Ltd (Harold Peke, also Lewes Holdings Ltd, Gryphon Holdings Ltd and formerly of Darema Properties Ltd) went into voluntary liquidation on 27 August, appointing John Buchanan (JR Buchanan & Associates Ltd) as liquidator.

29 August 2002

Roseville Developments Ltd (Desmond Morris, also Deslynn Court Ltd, Regional Developments Ltd, CR Walter Farms Ltd, Artique Imports Ltd, Lochview Produce Centre Ltd, Cape Hill Heights Ltd, North Eastern Heights Ltd, FP Balle Ltd and Pebble Pushers Ltd, & Diana Foreman, also Petals ‘N’ Pots Ltd, Petals ‘N’ Pots (Pukekohe) Ltd, Lochview Properties Ltd and Appaloosa Holdings (Pukekohe) Ltd) went into voluntary liquidation on 27 August, appointing John Whittfield & Graeme McDonald (McDonald Vague & Partners) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Friday 20 September.

Ponsonbys The Bach Ltd (Garry Ward, 95 Ponsonby Rd) went into voluntary liquidation on 27 August, appointing John Buchanan (JR Buchanan & Associates Ltd) as liquidator.

Chancery Ltd (Brian Mead & Richard Kroon) applied on 18 July to wind up Boutique Tanneries Ltd (Graham Handley). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 12 September at 10am.

Inland Revenue applied on 12 August to wind up Kitset Buildings Ltd (Geoffrey Curley, Waiuku, also Trueline Auckland Ltd, Palmers Aotea Ltd with Christopher Morton & Terry Short, and Vision Aotea Ltd, and formerly of Counties Contractors Ltd, which is now in liquidation). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 12 September at 10.45am.

Bayleys Real Estate Ltd applied on 12 August to wind up Verley Holdings Ltd (Lawrence Coker). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 12 September at 10.45am.

28 August 2002

Enviroflo Ltd (Robert & Hana Kovac, Mairangi Bay) went into voluntary liquidation on 26 July, appoitning Kenneth Gilbert (Gilbert Associates) as liquidator.

International Motor Sport NZ Ltd (Lyall Williamson, also Rover City of Auckland Ltd, which is in both receivership & liquidation, and several related vehicle companies) went into voluntary liquidation on 19 August, appointing Richard Spicer (Spicers, Mt Wellington) as liquidator.

National Short Term Leasing Ltd (Robin Mallasch) went into voluntary liquidation on 22 August, appointing John Price & Christopher Horton (Horton Price Ltd) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Friday 4 October. Mr Mallasch is also director of 3 National Fleet & Lease companies which are also in liquidation.

Ray Haydon Ltd (Elleray Haydon) went into voluntary liquidation on 22 August, appointing Robert Merlo (Merlo Burgess & Co Ltd) as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Monday 23 September. Mr Haydon formed new companies, Haydon Trust Co Ltd last December and Ray Haydon 2002 Ltd on 1 May.

The liquidators of Terraces On Main Ltd (director Brent Clode; liquidators Steve Lawrence & Brendon Gibson of Ferrier Hodgson) have scheduled a creditors’ meeting for Monday 2 September at 9am at Ferrier Hodgson’s offices in the Tower Centre, 45 Queen St. Terraces On Main Ltd went into voluntary liquidation at 2pm on 6 August. Scaffolding & Formwork NZ Ltd had an application on the Auckland High Court liquidations list on 8 August to wind it up, which was consequently dismissed.

Tennyson Holdings Ltd (Brian O’Hara, also Delphi Projects Ltd) went into voluntary liquidation on 23 August, appointing Robert Knox (BDO Spicers, Auckland) as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Friday 20 September.

CKSC Ltd, TVOC Ltd and CET Ltd (Mark Kennedy a director of all 3, Timothy Giles a director of CKSC, both also directors of The Protector Security Group Ltd) went into voluntary liquidation on 22 August on a company resolution of 3 May, appointing Matthew Gilligan (Matthew Gilligan & Associates Ltd, Newmarket) as liquidator.

Bonela Holdings Ltd (Loraine Reinsfield, also Temsys Holdings Ltd, Combil Holdings Ltd and Porter Investments Ltd) went into voluntary liquidation on 23 August, appointing Robert Merlo (Merlo Burgess & Co Ltd) as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Monday 23 September.

Trevor Savill & Associates Ltd (director Kathleen Savill, Manurewa, former director Trevor Savill) went into voluntary liquidation on 16 August, appointing Brett Campbell (Hudson Kasper) as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Monday 9 September.

Leicester Holdings Ltd (former Trans Tasman Properties Ltd executive Anton Koning, nowadays a partner with Brett Cooper in numerous property companies, including Balmoral Properties/Asset Management Ltd, Carbine Rd No 89 Ltd, Industrial Property Management Ltd and Sultan Properties Ltd) went into voluntary liquidation on 14 August, appointing Raymond Burgess as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Thursday 26 September.

Tamarisk Holdings Ltd (formerly Industrial & Commercial Brushware Ltd; directors Roger Garlick, also Powerclean Equipment Ltd and formerly of Oates NZ Ltd and Vege Express Ltd, & Peter Bush) went into liquidation in March, appointing Gerry Rea & Paul Sargison (Gerry Rea & Associates) as liquidators. They’ve called a creditors’ meeting for Thursday 19 September at 3pm in the seventh-floor boardroom, Southern Cross Building, High St. A new Industrial & Commercial Brushware Ltd incorporated in November 2000 has Raymond Boughey & Michael Tarbitt (also The Cleaning Centre, Mt Wellington) as directors.

Arblaster Furniture Ltd (Sandra Downes) went into voluntary liquidation on 20 August, appointing John Whittfield & John Vague (McDonald Vague & Partners) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Friday 20 September.

Redeal Ltd applied on 15 July to wind up Dukes Ltd (Eric James, also a director of Atcheson Electrical Ltd, MBE-Atcheson International Ltd, G&M Refrigeration Ltd, & Dianne Mackay, also Action2000 Ltd, in liquidation, and BMB Ltd). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 5 September at 10am.

Absolute Furniture Ltd (Tracy Roberts, also director of Furniture Holdings Ltd and Trijun Holdings Ltd, both recently wound up) went into voluntary liquidation on 20 August, appointing Arron Heath & Mike Lamacraft (Meltzer Mason Heath) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Friday 20 September.

Guardex Security Services Ltd (Trevor Gribble, also Total Assist Ltd, & Patricia Gribble) went into voluntary liquidation on 12 August, appointing Gerard Hulst (Gerard Hulst & Associates) as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Friday 12 October.

Howick Car Centre Ltd (already struck off the Companies Register; director Bruce Kennedy, also Ti Rakau Car Centre Ltd and The Buzz Bar Ltd) went into voluntary liquidation on 15 August, appointing John Gilbert (C&C Strategic Ltd) as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Tuesday 10 September.

Application was made on 14 August to remove Goodall Construction Ltd (Graeme Hill, also Goodall ABL Construction Ltd, in liquidation, Amalgamated Builders Ltd and numerous other property companies, & Patrick Burke, also director of some of those companies) from the Companies Register, which can be done unless written objection is made to the Registrar of Companies within 20 days of the notice being advertised. Companies Office files show Goodall Construction was actually struck off the register on 10 April.

Avis Rent A Car Ltd applied on 29 July to wind up Sarb Construction Ltd (Sonny Finai, New Lynn). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 5 September at 10.45am.

Redeal Ltd (trading as Ideal Electrical Supplies) applied on 26 June to wind up Titirangi Electrical Services (1987) Ltd (Dale Lewis, Titirangi). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 5 September at 10am.

Olliver’s Electrical Ltd (Neil Olliver, also Electrical Services & Control Ltd) went into voluntary liquidation on 16 August, appointing Karen Mason & Mike Lamacraft (Meltzer Mason Heath) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Thursday 19 September.

Armadillo Restaurants (Auck) Ltd (Mark Griffen, also Shardonza Ltd and formerly of Native Trees Co Ltd and From N To Z Ltd) went into voluntary liquidation on 16 August, appointing Robert Merlo (Merlo Burgess & Co Ltd) as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Monday 16 September.

The Yacht Club Ltd (Ray Lewis), operator of the Yacht Club restaurant & bar at Westhaven, appointed Kevin Pitfield & Gareth Hoole (Staples Rodway Ltd) as receivers on 13 August.

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U: The names behind the action, week to 25 August 2002

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24 August 2002

Betta Building Ltd (Wayne Smith, Hillsborough) was wound up in the Auckland High Court on Thursday on the application of Exotic Building Supplies Ltd. Dennis Parsons (Indepth Forensic, Hamilton) was appointed liquidator.

Metro Construction Ltd (which changed its name to Capri Homes Ltd; director Brenton Linnell) went into voluntary liquidation on 21 August, ahead of a court hearing for Plumb-It-Rite Ltd’s application to have it wound up. Steve Lawrence & Brendon Gibson (Ferrier Hodgson) were appointed liquidators.

Northland Town Planners Ltd (Peter Sinton, Whenuapai, also director of Waitakere Surveyors & Planners Ltd, which went into liquidation in 2000 with McDonald Vague & Partners as liquidators http://www.mvp.co.nz/) settled with Davis Ogilvie & Partners and the application to wind up Northland Town Planners was struck out.

Allteck Painters & Decorators Ltd (Peter Milton, Papakura) settled with NZ Cashflow Services Ltd and the application to wind up Allteck was struck out.

5 companies were wound up in the Auckland High Court on Thursday on Inland Revenue’s application. Gerard Hulst was appointed liquidator of Botany Developments Ltd (Robin Eade & Noel Rogers, also Botany Properties Ltd and Focus Real Estate Management Ltd; Mr Rogers is also director of Taniwha Fairway Trustco Ltd, which he & Judith Rogers formed on 8 July). Mr Hulst was also appointed liquidator of See The Bigger Picture Co Ltd (Antoni & Michele Reilly, Newton) and GTS Ltd (Jason Green, formerly of Action Enterprises Ltd). PricewaterhouseCoopers was appointed to liquidate DSR Ltd (Stacy Deisher, who incorporated DSR 2000 Ltd on 8 May). Ferrier Hodgson was appointed to liquidate Spectrum Covers Ltd (Rikki Tokley, Bombay, also Spectrum Trade Training Ltd).

Inland Revenue’s application to wind up Viewfield Group Ltd (struck off the Companies Register on 9 March; director Alasdair Murray, also director of Restcare Management Services Ltd) was adjourned to Thursday 19 September at 10.45am.

Earthmoving Consultants Ltd (Brent Thompson) went into voluntary liquidation . The Bank of New Zealand’s application to wind it up, filed in May, was due back in court on Thursday.

McCarthy Hamilton & Associates Ltd withdrew its application to wind up Waiwera Ltd (Cliff Cook of Metlifecare Ltd & Gregory Hinton, director of Leith Group Ltd, Dunedin, and numerous property companies). Mr Cook has resigned as a director of 2 of John St Clair Brown’s Waiwera companies, Waiwera Resorts/Valley Ltd.

Image Commercial Interiors Ltd’s application to wind up TGH Corporate Trustee Ltd (Mazhar Shukri Krasniqi, director of numerous corporate trustee companies; this one is also in receivership) was adjourned to the Auckland High Court on Thursday 19 September at 10.45am.

Global Cable & Duct Corp Ltd (Ian Phillips, also of Karaka Cable & Drainage Ltd, & Ian Ottaway, of Directional Drilling Services Ltd and related companies) was wound up in the Auckland High Court on Thursday on the application of Harts Gould Kelly Ltd (of Harts accountants, Howick). The 2 directors formed a new company, Global Cable & Duct 2000 Ltd, in January 2001.

Broadway Towing Ltd (Keith Church, also K Church Properties Ltd, Broadway General Carriers Ltd and Foresight Automotive Ltd) was wound up in the Auckland High Court on Thursday on the application of the Land Transport Safety Authority.

Canbay Plastering Ltd (Alan & Elizabeth Light, Glenfield) went into voluntary liquidation ahead of the hearing of NZ Cashflow Services Ltd’s court application to have it wound up.

Lloyd Contractors (1996) Ltd (Lloyd Pae, also director of Lloyd Contractors 2000 Ltd) was wound up in the Auckland High Court on Thursday on the application of Hirepool Ltd. Alison Sarginson & Keith Palmer (McCallum Petterson) were appointed liquidators.

Clevedon Horticulture Ltd (Mark Carew, also Carew’s Plants Ltd and formerly of Total Colour Ltd) went into liquidation on 20 August, appointing Clive Johnson as liquidator.

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U: The names behind the action, week to 3 March 2002

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1 March 2002

2 of Nigel Williams’ companies, Bean Rock Developments Ltd & 2000 Ltd (formerly Quayside Developments 2000 Ltd were placed in liquidation on Tuesday 26 February. Jeff Meltzer & Karen Mason (Meltzer Mason Heath) were appointed liquidators. Dennis Parsons (Indepth Forensic Ltd, Hamilton) was appointed liquidator of another Williams company, Tauranga Developments Ltd (formerly Quayside Developments Ltd). Mr Williams still has Beachcomber Apartments Ltd & Killarney Apartments Ltd.

An apartment developer owned by Artemis doctors, Soyuz Investments Ltd (Drs Chris Heron & Paul Hutchinson), faces liquidation in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 14 March at 10.45am at the hands of James Hardie NZ Ltd.

Aluminium Specialties NZ Ltd (Jo-Anne Linney, formerly a director of Bill & Diane Foreman’s Emerald Finance Ltd) has gone into liquidation, appointing Ponsonby accountant Donald Cleaver as liquidator on Thursday 28 February. Creditors must file proofs of debt by Monday 25 March.

28 February 2002

Inland Revenue filed on 8 November 2001 to wind up Decorating FX Ltd (Rossd Carl Brett Olsson, Drury) & advertised the application on 28 February, for a hearing in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 14 March at 10am. The Companies Register shows the company was struck off the register on 10 January.

The liquidators of Barlow Group Ltd, Meltzer Mason Heath (Mike Lamacraft), says creditors should file proofs of debt by Thursday 14 March to participate in a distribution. Barlow director Shane Bradley is also director of Design House Ltd & Design House Auckland Ltd, both in liquidation, and Design House Replacements & Design House Wardrobes Ltd.

Inland Revenue has applied to wind up 2 companies in Joel McLellan’s Buildcorp group. The IRD filed on 29 November to wind up Pinehill Developments Ltd (Joel McLellan & Sean Lake), and on 10 December to wind up Bute Road Developments Ltd (Joel McLellan). The applications will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 14 March at 10am.

Kerry Haycock is at it again: winding up a company where he’s on both sides of the ledger. The target companies are businesses in which Savoy Equities Ltd (the company that was to have been the Britomart developer, then led by Jihong Lu) took a position as it headed away from property towards technology. My impression is that involvement of the downward-spiralling Savoy might have damaged or destroyed some of those businesses. In any case, Mr Haycock said that although he appeared as a director of both the plaintiff & the defendant, court liquidation proceedings were the simplest & a cheap way of closing the books. In today’s example, Esavoy Ltd, incorporated in September 1997, has applied to wind up Safety Net (NZ) Ltd, formed in May 1998. The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 14 March at 10.45am, the same time as a Savoy application to wind up EZ Concepts Ltd.

Inland Revenue filed on 17 December to wind up Barsell Holdings Ltd (Edward John Russell, also a director of Combined Steel Fixers Ltd (in liquidation), HAF Finance Ltd & HAF Group Financial Services Ltd. The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 14 March at 10am.

Chapel Road Developments Ltd (Andrew James Lamont Turner) was wound up in the Auckland High Court today on the unopposed application of the Bank of NZ. Two of Mr Turner’s companies, Mahia Road Developments Ltd & AHC Developments Ltd, settled with W. Stevenson & Co Ltd in November, ending liquidation proceedings. Earlier in November, he incorporated his latest company, Malmsbury Construction Ltd. He formed the Auckland Home Co Ltd in May. Two others, Parnell Developments Ltd & Nelson Street Developments Ltd, are in liquidation.

The application by Armstrong Downes Ltd (Murray Armstrong & Michael Downes, Lower Hutt) to wind up Agio Trustee Co Ltd (Stuart Robertson, Te Atatu) was adjourned in the Auckland High Court today to Wednesday 1 May for a fixture to be set. Agio fought off another liquidation application, by Babcock NZ Ltd, last year.

Village Interiors Ltd (Heather Stuck, Howick) has settled with Finewood Upholstery Ltd (John Mihaljevich, Avondale), which had sought its liquidation.

Inland Revenue had Real Estate Holdings Ltd (Peter Haskett, Manurewa) wound up in the Auckland High Court today, with Official Assignee appointed liquidator.

V & W Wanoa Coachlines Ltd (Valerie Anne & Wiremu Te Whaiora Wanoa, Pokeno) was wound up in the Auckland High Court today on the application of Inland Revenue, owed $209,000, after a small creditor, Kiwi Bus Builders Ltd, handed over the lead role. Master Anne Gambrill found it “absolutely essential that this company be liquidated” as it had fobbed off liquidation in January then taken no steps to defend itself, and had bills owing for Accident Compensation, gst and PAYE. The court was also told the directors had resigned in December, to be replaced by 2 Maori trusts based in the Cayman Islands. The Companies Register currently shows no directors. Both creditors appearing today filed their applications in November.

Hotspot Stoves (1997) Ltd (Gordon & Karen Irving, Massey) was wound up in the Auckland High Court today on the application of Inland Revenue, with the Official Assignee appointed liquidator.

Metal Roofing Services Ltd (Claudia Stephens, Papakura) has negotiated possible settlement of its Inland Revenue debt and the application to wind it up was adjourned in the Auckland High Court to Tuesday 26 March at 10am.

Inland Revenue’s application to wind up Cleary Planning Services Ltd (Peter Cleary, also a director of Cleary Financial Services Ltd) was adjourned in the Auckland High Court to Tuesday 26 March at 10am.

Construction Administration Services Ltd (Ian Jurgeleit) had an application by Border Fencing Services Ltd to wind it up adjourned in the Auckland High Court to Tuesday 26 March at 10.45am so a scheme of arrangement can be formalised. Mr Jurgeleit is also a director of Lake View Estate Ltd (in liquidation), Heath Glen Trust Ltd & Custommade Homes Ltd.

Couldrey Properties Ltd (Stephen Smythe), whose sole asset is an apartment in a building where there was a dispute over remedial work followed by arbitration, had an application by Bracewell Construction Ltd to wind it up adjourned to Tuesday 26 March at 10.45am, as Bracewell’s lawyer argued in the Auckland High Court that the Couldrey evidence didn’t deal with a defence of set-off. Mr Smythe is also a director of Raemeal Holdings, Ltd, Sweet Holdings Ltd, Sweet Developments Ltd & Scotia Properties Ltd.

Budget Self Storage Ltd (Richard Goodfellow Cotter, also director of Airport Properties Ltd) was wound up in the Auckland High Court on the application of George & Rhoda Bellingham. John Vague & John Whittfield (McDonald Vague & Partners) were appointed liquidators.

P&S Co Ltd (Park Dae Seok & Song Ye Soon) was wound up in the Auckland High Court on the application of Pinecastle NZ Ltd (Baek Seung Seong & Baek Lee Myoung Souk; the company is in liquidation & has been struck off the register). Gerard Hulst & Associates is liquidator of Pinecastle and was appointed liquidator of P&S.

27 February 2002

Inland Revenue advertised on 27 February that it filed an application on 8 January to wind up Poseidon Systems Ltd (Mark Herman). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 7 March at 10am. The Companies Register shows Poseidon was struck off the register on 20 June 2001. Mr Herman is also shown as a director of Commercial Synergy Ltd & Cosyn Software Ltd. In the 90s, Mr Herman had the Herman property group, including Aifric Developments Ltd (which became Merfield Developments Ltd and was struck off on 3 December 2001) Governor’s Close Development Ltd (struck off in December 2000), Lord Nelson Developments Ltd (which became Addison Investments Ltd and was struck off in December 2000) and Vogue Design Ltd (struck off in 1999). Mr Herman’s property business was closely entwined with that of Graeme Raymond, three-times bankrupt & jailed last year for concealing items from the official assignee.

Inland Revenue applied on 19 December to wind up DLS Labour Hire Ltd (Shane Wenzel). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 7 March at 10am. Mr Wenzel is a director of numerous other companies — Global Mortgage Finance (2000) Ltd, Sankalpa Construction Ltd, SCI Enterprises Ltd, Recruiting Services Ltd, Blockbuster Solutions Ltd, Team Synergy Ltd, Your Secretary Ltd, K & S Holdings Ltd (in liquidation) and Eastside Rigging Ltd (from which he resigned, and which is now in liquidation).

Auckland Insulation Services Ltd applied on 8 February to wind up Spencer Rd Developments Ltd (Douglas Hopkins & Albertus Voskuilen). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Tuesday 26 March at 10.45am. Spencer Rd Developments settled with CSR Building Materials NZ Ltd to avoid liquidation on 1 November 2001, then faced a new application filed by LD Carr, which was withdrawn in court on 13 December.

Cornwall Designs Ltd applied on 25 January to wind up Houselot Interiors Ltd (Cammie Moewai McKinley). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 7 March at 10.45am.

Lazarus Plumbing & Drainage Ltd (Ross Maegaard) resolved on 15 February to go into voluntary liquidation, appointing Allan Brian (Blackmore Virtue & Owens, Newmarket) as liquidator on 25 February. Lazarus joins Total Plumbing & Drainage Ltd, Total Underground Services Ltd and Mepis Ltd, other Maegaard companies already in liquidation.

Directional Enterprises Ltd (Ian Ross Tebbs, of Albany Timber Distributors Ltd & numerous other companies) appointed Milford accountant Rodney Clarke as liquidator on 19 February. The company has filed a certificate of solvency.

26 February 2002

Benchmark Building Supplies Ltd applied on 24 January to wind up Black Pearl Group Ltd (Takaio Danny Ripata, Papatoetoe, who is also a director of Visual Applications Ltd and Baar-Chitar & Associates Ltd). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 14 March at 10.45am.

Southward Engineering Co Ltd (Len Southward, Lower Hutt) applied on 9 January to wind up Cosmos Traders Ltd (Sashi Vimlesh Singh & Afzal Mohammad Yaqub, who are also directors of Midas West Auckland Ltd). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 14 March at 10.45am.

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