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.