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U: The names behind the action, week to 23 March 2003

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.

23 March 2003

Gerry Rea & John Leonard (Gerry Rea Associates) were appointed receivers of Global Gateway Fiji Ltd (Kenn Rangi, also Global Internet NZ Ltd, Zip Internet NZ Ltd, Global Internet Wgtn Ltd, Enet Technologies Ltd, Zip Technologies Ltd and Powertel Ltd, & Jeremy Paterson, also Kea Agencies Ltd and formerly of IP Logic Ltd) on 4 March by Prime Investments Ltd (Jeremy & Gail Paterson, both also Kea Agencies, & Gerald & Shirley Paterson, both also Kea Agencies and Rawinia Holdings Ltd). Global Internet NZ faces an application in the Auckland High Court by Inland Revenue to wind it up. That’s due back in court on 10 April.

Bridgecorp Residential Ltd (Rd Petricevic) has entered into possession, as mortgagee, of 2 lots on Poturi Streams Ave, Titirangi, owned by L&D Investments Ltd (Lane Sadler, also formerly of Urim Investments Ltd, & Daryosh Galeh, also Project Solutions NZ Ltd and Legacy Group Ltd, both in liquidation, Sante Fe Corp Ltd with Peter & Joanne Finlay, Albany, Legacy NZIB Group Ltd and formerly of Legacy Immigration Ltd, Shomal Ltd and Dorento Café Ltd). Project Solutions and L&D Investments went into liquidation on 20 December.

Jaffa Investments Ltd (Michael & Julia Jolley, also Shamrock Investments Ltd, Kingston Developers Ltd and MG & JD Investments Ltd) went into voluntary liquidation on 28 February, appointing Terrence Harris (Campbell Tyson, accountants, Pukekohe) as liquidator.

Dynamic Distributors Ltd (Satyanarayan Dhongade & Vikram Palshikar, also Pacific Fashion Importers Ltd) went into voluntary liquidation on 19 March, appointing Peter & Catherline Jollands (Jollands Callander) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Thursday 17 April.

CB Contractors Ltd (Andrew Barrow, also Structural Steel Rigging Ltd) went into voluntary liquidation on 14 March, appointing John Gilbert (C&C Strategic Ltd) as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Tuesday 15 April.

Auckland City Council applied on 29 January to wind up Hornsby Saleyards Road Ltd (Edward Hornsby, also Hornsby Earthmovers Ltd, Okura Developments Ltd, Whangaparaoa Heights Subdivision Ltd, Mt Richmond Industrial Park Ltd, Whangaparaoa Heights Ltd, MT Ltd, Hornsby Earthmovers Auckland Ltd, in receivership & liquidation, Design Corp Ltd, Debenture/WHSL/HEL/Mt Richmond Securities Ltd, Mt Richmond Securities No 2 Ltd, Amalgamated Contracting Ltd and JB Hire Ltd, and formerly Composite Developments NZ Ltd). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 3 April at 10.45am.

Inland Revenue applied on 24 January to wind up Merino Socks 1991 Ltd (Mark Pervan, also Halcyon Property Ltd, Reno Investments Ltd and Savoy Holdings Ltd, & Ivan Pervan, also Halcyon, Reno, Savoy, Tony Pervan Investments Ltd, The Sweater Manufacturing Co Ltd and Merino Socks NZ Ltd, and formerly of Nelson Buildings Ltd). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 3 April at 10.45am.

Inland Revenue applied on 19 December to wind up Carelink Nursing Bureau Ltd (Colin Bosley, Onehunga, also Allstaff Consultancy Ltd, in liquidation, Recruitment International NZ Ltd, Carelink Nursing & Homecare Ltd, NZ Nursing Direct Ltd, Lex Home Mortgage & Properties Ltd, incorporated on 20 March, and formerly of Accounting & Planning Services Ltd). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 3 April at 10am.

Inland Revenue applied on 28 January to wind up St Arnou Brasserie Ltd (David Allum, Ponsonby Rd, also DNA Holdings Ltd). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 3 April at 10am.

Inland Revenue applied on 20 January to wind up Complete Property Maintenance Ltd (Bryce Murphy, Beachlands, also Quality Painting Ltd incorporated in October 2002). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 3 April at 10am.

Inland Revenue applied on 20 January to wind up Candy Textiles Ltd (John, Harold & Graham Candy, also Sovereign Productions Ltd). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 3 April at 10am.

John Bernard Cull has filed a proposal under part XV of the Insolvency Act. Provision trustee Peter Jollands (Jollands Callander) has called a creditors’ meeting for Friday 28 March at 10am. Inland Revenue had 2 of Mr Cull’s companies, Waterview Downs Ltd and Waterview Downs Apartments Ltd, wound up in December. Both companies were already struck off the Companies Register. Mr Cull was also director of Aralia Holdings Ltd and Muroced Developments Ltd. His Waterview Downs project fell apart in early 1999. Mr Cull attributed some of the group’s problems to slow delivery of titles.

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U: The names behind the action, week to 21 December 2003

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.

21 December 2003

Justice John Laurenson reserved his decision in the Auckland High Court on Tuesday on former Reeves Moses mortgage manager Peter van Nieuwkoop’s appeal against sentence for securities law breaches in 1999. The appeal hearing began with discussion on ground rules – because of uncertainty on just how (about 3 dozen) convictions there were, and questions over district court judge Barry Morris’ reasons for his rulings, a full rehearing was a possibility
June 2002 story: Van Nieuwkoop fined $12,000 for securities law breaches

Chandler & Draskovich Developments Ltd (Neville Chandler & Mark Draskovich) went into liquidation on 28 November as a solvent company whose business has been completed. Robert Willis was appointed liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Wednesday 31 December. Mr Chandler and Mr Draskovich are also directors of Chandler & Draskovich Holdings Ltd, ACB Holdings Ltd, ACB (Hotel de Brett)/(Taupo) Ltd, Student Accommodation Centre Ltd, Stray Possum Ltd, The Coromandel Adventure Co Ltd, Huia Residence Ltd, Dacar Investments Ltd and Dolphin Explorer Ltd.

Jacobi Enterprises Ltd (which changed its name to ADB Ltd on 25 September; directors Ian & Catherine Jacobi) went into voluntary liquidation on 10 December, appointing Ralph Taylor as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Friday 9 January. Mr Jacobi is also a director of Master Haus Group Ltd.

Woodchuck Furniture Ltd applied on 17 November to wind up Kone Investments Ltd (John Williams). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 5 February at 10am.

Inland Revenue applied on 4 November to wind up Kel-Ren Cleaning Services Ltd (Brett Knock). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 22 January at 10am. Inland Revenue had 2 other Knock companies, Accent Cleaning Ltd and Autocraft Repair Centre Ltd, wound up in September. Mr Knock was a director of a number of Accident & Medical Clinic companies which went into liquidation a year ago. He is also a director of Sherin Investments Ltd, Vanessa Enterprises Ltd, Management Plus Ltd, PDMR Contractors Ltd, Twenty First Century/Investments Ltd, Calibre Consulting Ltd, Avos Developments Ltd, Sovran Properties Ltd and Cars-4U.Com Ltd.

Inland Revenue applied on 4 November to wind up A&D International NZ Ltd (Alexei & Dmitri Alexeichik, Glendowie). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 22 January at 10am. The Alexeichiks are also directors of A&D Construction Ltd.

Bradfords on the Shore Ltd (Edward & Scott Pheloung) went into voluntary liquidation on 9 December as a solvent company which has completed its purpose. Neil Donnell (Grant Thornton) was appointed liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Friday 23 January. Both Pheloungs are also directors of Bradfords of Broadway Ltd and Quartet Investments Ltd, and Edward Pheloung is also a director of Bradfords Commercial Properties Ltd, Collage Furniture & Accessories Ltd and Casa Construction Ltd.

ITM Glen Eden Building Centre Ltd (Peter Polglase) went into receivership on 8 December, appointing Neil Donnell & Paul McCormick (Grant Thornton) as receivers. Mr Polglase is also a director of Polglase Holdings Ltd and Vanpol & Co Ltd.

Shoreham Properties Ltd (Martin Allbury) went into voluntary liquidation on 10 December, appointing Jeff Meltzer & Karen Mason (Meltzer Mason Heath) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Wednesday 14 January.

Aspil Ltd (Trent Cary) went into voluntary liquidation on 20 November, appointing John Gilbert (C&C Strategic Ltd) as liquidator. Creditors had to file claims by 18 December. Mr Cary is also a director of Queensland Investments (NZ) Ltd, Brisbane Trustees Ltd, Alliance Strategic Property Investments Ltd and a series of other Alliance companies – Alliance Vehicle Finance/Consultants & Financial Planners/Loan Approval Services/Insurance Services/Finance/Property Management Ltd.

L&J Floorsanding Ltd (Lance Midwood) went into voluntary liquidation on 25 November, appointing Neil Thinn as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Tuesday 20 January.

The Casino Carpark Ltd (Brett Cooper & Ian Morris) went into voluntary liquidation as a solvent company on 8 December, appointing Esther Samuel as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Friday 16 January. Mr Cooper is a director of Balmoral Properties Ltd and numerous other property companies. Mr Morris is a former director of Carson Group (Akl) Ltd and Aspec Construction Ltd, and is still a director of Carson Group Nominee Co Ltd, Regional Based Securities Ltd, Cat Concepts Ltd, Mair Holdings Ltd, Morris Services Ltd and various companies in the Private Life Care of NZ Ltd group.

3 of Mark Wall’s companies, Coronation Developments Ltd, Mainsflow Properties Ltd and Golf Road Properties Ltd, went into voluntary liquidation on 5 December, appointing Peter & Catherine Jollands (Jollands Callander) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Saturday 31 January. Dave Hempleman Ltd’s application to wind up Golf Road Properties was due back in the Auckland High Court this Monday morning, 22 December, for settlement after sale of a property. Mainsflow was wound up in the High Court in December 2001, although Companies Office records showed it was subsequently out of liquidation. Coronation Developments was incorporated in June. Another of Mr Walls’ companies, Alton Developments Ltd, was wound up in November. Mr Wall is also director of Constructa Corporate One Hundred and Four Ltd.

JL England Builders Ltd (Joseph England) went into voluntary liquidation on 8 December as a solvent company which is no longer trading, appointing Graeme McDonald & John Vague (McDonald Vague) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Friday 16 January.

20 December 2003

Dimension Kitchens Ltd (in liquidation; director John Ede) applied on 28 November to wind up another of Mr Ede’s companies, Seleni Group Ltd. The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 22 January at 10.45am. Redeal Ltd’s application to wind up Mr Ede’s Dimension Group of Companies Ltd is due back in court on Thursday 5 February for completion of settlement. Dimension has sought the help of accountant Grant Reynolds in putting together a debt compromise or further negotiating with creditors. Mr Ede is also a director of Ambrico Group Ltd, Dimension Furniture Ltd, both in liquidation, Dimension Finance Ltd, St Clair Park/Management Ltd, Ede Investments/Bloodstock Ltd, Interlink Commercial Interiors (Auckland) Ltd, Neilson 249 Ltd, 435 Khyber Ltd, 182 McLeod Ltd and Edmonton Group Ltd.

Tranzpac Agency Ltd (Richard Gee, Whangaparaoa) went into voluntary liquidation on 15 December, appointing John Vague & John Whittfield (McDonald Vague) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Friday 23 January. Pacific Oceania Investments Ltd (in liquidation; Mr Gee also the director) applied on 3 Novemebr to wind Tranzpac up, and had its court hearing set down for 22 January.

Following items come from the Auckland High Court liquidation list on Thursday 18 December, conducted by Master Hannah Sargisson:

Fletcher Steel Ltd’s application to wind up Joy Industries Ltd (Brian & Vivien Wignall) was adjourned to Thursday 19 February at 10am after an application to set aside a district court judgment was dismissed and an appeal was filed. Mr Wignall is a director of Superstructureglobal Ltd and a former director of Coates NZ Ltd and Sims Pacific Metals Ltd. Viven Wignall is a former director of Superstructureglobal Ltd.

TelstraClear Ltd withdrew its application to wind up Zip Internet (NZ) Ltd (Kenn Rangi & Jim Potter), but CDL Hotels NZ Ltd stepped in as substituting creditor. Its statement of claim has to be served by 20 January. No adjournment date was given. Mr Rangi is also a director of Global Internet NZ/ Gateway/Gateway Fiji/Internet NZ/Internet Wellington Ltd, Powertel Ltd, Zip Technologies Ltd and eNet Technologies Ltd. Mr Potter is also a director of Jim Potter Contractors Ltd and Global Internet NZ/Wellington Ltd.

Dempsey & Wood Civil Contractors Ltd withdrew its application to wind up Piermark Homes Ltd (Zhou Hong) and Showerwell Doors Ltd stepped in as substituting creditor. Its statement of claim has to be served by 20 January. No adjournment date was given. Mr Zhou is also director of Piermark Group Ltd, New Concept Living Ltd, Emerald Immigration & Investment Group Ltd, Iyiadoni International Ltd, Genesis Education Ltd, Waterville Investments Ltd and Pilkington Homes Ltd, and a former director of Arnhem Legal Services Ltd and Gold Mountain Trading Co Ltd.

Refrigeration Engineering Co Ltd’s application to wind up Hamill Refrigeration Ltd (William Hamill) was adjourned to Thursday 29 January at 10am. Inland Revenue’s application to wind Hamill up is due back in court the following week. Mr Hamill is also a director of Abbotly Technologies NZ Ltd, Polar King Ltd and Coolbuilt Ltd.

Enviroequip Pty Ltd’s application to wind up Enviroequip (NZ) Ltd (Brett Hellier & Ross Headifen) was adjourned to Thursday 19 February at 11.45am to allow an amended statement of claim to be filed and for the plaintiff to join 2 other parties. Previously the application was adjourned with an undertaking by the plaintiff not to proceed with advertising. This time Master Sargisson issued a “further order” restraining advertising. Mr Hellier is also a director of Envirorent Ltd, Mr Headifen of Enviroequip Sales & Rentals Ltd.

Fixwell Engineers Ltd (Peter & Susan Vale) was wound up on the Accident Compensation Corp’s application. Iain Shephard & Christine Dunphy were appointed liquidators. The Vales are former directors of NZ Hazard Solutions Ltd.

Vortec Energy Ltd (Michael Newland & Ted Manson; previously Robin Johannink) was wound up on Kiwi Income Property Holdings Ltd’s application. Grant Graham & Stephanie Jeffreys (Ferrier Hodgson) were appointed liquidators. Mr Johannink’s Phoenix Management Ltd went into voluntary liquidation on 2 December, heading off Kiwi’s application to wind it up in court. Vortec & Phoenix had a tenancy in Kiwi’s Vero Centre (ex-Royal SunAlliance Centre). Mr Johannink is also a director of Johannink Investments Ltd and PX2 Ltd. Among his recent former companies are Ilion Technology Corp Ltd, Vortec Energy Ltd, Pacific Lithium NZ Ltd, Virionyx Corp Ltd and Connexionz Ltd. Mr Manson heads Manson Developments Ltd.

Dysart Timbers Ltd’s application to wind up GN Design Ltd (Gregory Dunlop & James Kidd) was adjourned to Thursday 29 January at 10am for settlement. Mr Dunlop is also a director of GND Developments Ltd, Shalex NZ Ltd and Clay Block Homes Ltd. Mr Kidd’s directorships include Shalex and Clay Block Homes, and Kidd Holdings (1988) Ltd, Regal Motors Ltd, Gulfstream Property Group Ltd, Collections (NZ) Ltd, Roberta Investments Ltd and Freetrade NZ Ltd.

Industrial Textiles Ltd’s application to wind up NZ Outdoor Manufacturing Ltd (Dion Merz & Roland Doyle) was adjourned to Thursday 19 February at 11.45am, potentially for a fixture to sort out which party should pay the interest on a claim, though Master Sargisson suggested the issue could be resolved beforehand & commented: “It strikes me as interesting that it requires argument.” Mr Merz is a director of The Safari/The Adventure/The Gap Clothing Co Ltd, Paintball Pursuits Ltd, New Classics Ltd, Doyles Army Navy Camping Stores Ltd, The Marble Statue Co Ltd, formerly Nelson St Restaurant Ltd, Doyles Outdoors Ltd and NZ Outdoor Manufacturing 03 Ltd. Mr Doyle is a director of Cream Properties Ltd, Doyles Outdoors Ltd, Maitre Systems Ltd, Kingston Federal Corp Ltd, Nelson St Restaurant Ltd and Praxis Café Restaurant Bar Ltd, New Classics Ltd, The Copper Room Ltd, Resolution Events Ltd and Blue Stone Room Ltd, and a former director of Doyles Army Navy Camping Stores Ltd, Army Surplus Disposals Ltd, The Marble Statue Co Ltd and The Gap Clothing Co Ltd. Nelson St Restaurant Ltd was wound up on 11 December.

Nelson Laboratories Ltd (Vincent Chung) was wound up on Unitech Industries Ltd’s application. The Official Assignee was appointed liquidator.

Inland Revenue withdrew its application to wind up MWM & Associates Ltd (Des Wilson). Mr Wilson is also a director of Stagelight NZ Ltd.

Drain Shift Ltd (struck off the Companies Register in July; director Francis van Looy) went into voluntary liquidation on Wednesday 17 December, the day before Inland Revenue’s application to have it wound up was due in court. Mr van Looy is also a director of Abbotts Industrial Division Ltd, Pipevision Ltd and Workplace Safety Training Ltd.

Inland Revenue’s applications to wind up Cleary Financial/Planning Services Ltd (Peter Cleary) were adjourned to Thursday 29 January at 10.45am to allow a payment proposal to be considered. Mr Cleary is also a director of Cleary Planning Services (Nominees) Ltd.

Inland Revenue’s application to wind up Auckland Taxation Service Ltd (Reg Kidd) was adjourned to Thursday 18 March at 10am for settlement, but will only be advertised if not resolved within 2 months. Mr Kidd is a director & former director of numerous companies, current roles including Company Registrations Ltd, Crown/Dominion Trustees Ltd and The Great NZ Business Challenge Ltd.

Inland Revenue accepted a proposal & withdrew its application to wind up Group CDA Design Ltd (Brett Taylor). Future Products Group Ltd (formerly Supermarket Services Ltd) and Harrison Grierson Consultants Ltd discontinued their applications to wind the company up in October. Mr Taylor is also a director of Group CDA Ltd (in liquidation), CDA Architecture Ltd and Luxury Vacations NZ Ltd, and a former director of Designtec Holdings/Management Ltd.

ARM Security Systems Ltd (Alan McCook) went into voluntary liquidation on 16 December, appointing John Vague & John Whittfield (McDonald Vague), as liquidators ahead of an application by Hills Industries Ltd to wind it up. Creditors must file claims by Friday 23 January. Mr McCook formed a new company, ARM Protection Systems Ltd, in August.

DB Breweries Ltd’s applications to wind up Jolly Farmer Ltd, Kaizen Group Ltd and Civic Tavern Ltd (which went into receivership in September; directors Kevin, Reginald & Annette Newcombe) were adjourned to Thursday 19 February at 10.45am for settlement. The Newcombes are also directors of Ark Brewery/Holdings Ltd and South Pacific Hotel Management Ltd (all also in receivership in September), Liquid Experience Ltd and RAK Holdings Ltd.

Culmer Realty’s application to wind up Zvonomir Investments Ltd (Matthew & Kevin Mullany) was adjourned to Thursday 19 February at 10.45am for settlement. The company owns a block of land expected to sell in January after a tender. The Mullanys are also directors of Top Quality Baits Ltd and Zvonko-s Seafoods Ltd and Matthew Mullany is a former director of Mrs Higgins Ltd.

Beekay Electrical Services & Products (1990) Ltd’s application to wind up Broadbeach Construction Ltd (Darryl Greig, Orewa) was adjourned to Thursday 19 February at 10.45am for settlement. Mr Greig is also director of Greig Construction & Developments Ltd (wound up in 2001) and Broadbeach Group Ltd.

Inland Revenue’s application to wind up Glamis Quality Care Ltd (Colin Bright & Derek Cutting) was adjourned to Monday 22 December at 10.45am for an affidavit verifying solvency to be filed. The court was told a temporary manager had been appointed, costs had been brought down, the use of temporary bureau staff reduced, empty beds filled, and that 2 buyers had expressed interest in the resthome business, but that Mr Bright, a Blockhouse Bay accountant, had fallen gravely ill, was in Waikato Hospital and nobody could access the books for due diligence to be completed. Mr Bright is also a director of Parkside Enterprises Ltd and Picadilly Corporate Ltd. Mr Cutting, a lawyer, is also a director of Baycare Retirement Ltd, Riversdale Properties Ltd and Auckland Real Estate Holdings Ltd.

Inland Revenue’s application to wind up Charter Holdings Ltd (Adrian & Annette Padfield) was adjourned to Thursday 19 February at 10am for settlement. Inland Revenue earlier withdrew its application to wind up Charter Holdings No 2 Ltd (Adrian Padfield) after a nil assessment. Mr Padfield is also a director of NZ Trade Import/Export Corp Ltd, DCSM Property Services Ltd, Palmfield Developments Ltd, Aquacare Products Ltd and Blue Water Pools Ltd.

Other items:

Corporate Dial A Driver Ltd (Navindra Kumar Sharma, New Lynn) went into voluntary liquidation on 8 December, appointing Bryan Williams as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Friday 30 January. Mr Sharma is also a director of Esprit Accounting/Management Consultancy Ltd, Corporate Building Services Ltd, AFC Taxation Services Ltd, NKS Properties Ltd and Gone Green Ltd, and is a former director of Murray Sharma & Associates Ltd.

Mercer Ferry Properties Ltd (Brendan & Christopher Balle, Pukekohe) went into voluntary liquidation on 16 December, appointing Glenn Hunter as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Friday 23 January. The company has sold its assets & is solvent. Family companies include Balle Bros Holdings/Fresh Produce/Transport/Pastoral Ltd.

Inland Revenue applied on 28 November to wind up Empire Leasing Ltd (Bruce Lindsay, Orewa). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 29 January at 10.45am. The company was struck off the Companies Register on 19 November. Mr Lindsay is also a director of Great Barrier Trading Co Ltd, Terrick Properties Ltd and Virtual NZ Ltd (in liquidation.).

Showa (NZ) Ltd (Masaki Araki) went into voluntary liquidation on 15 December, appointing John Vague & John Whittfield (McDonald Vague) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Friday 30 January.

Mertos Holdings Ltd (David Bagley & Mervyn Campbell) went into voluntary liquidation on 27 November as a solvent company in a group restructure, appointing Thomas Perry & Noel Walton (Ernst & Young Ltd, Christchurch) as liquidators. Mr Bagley is also a director of Horse & Trap Tavern Ltd and The Drake Ltd.

TRD Ltd (which changed its name from Redwoods Timber Deck & Fence Ltd to Redwood ITM Ltd in 1999, and then to TRD on 1 October; directors Barry & Penelope Kirk-Burnnand, Coatesville) went into voluntary liquidation on 13 December, appointing Jurgen Herbke as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Friday 23 January. The company is solvent after selling its business. Mr Kirk-Burnnand is also director of First Class Homes Ltd.

Irie Logic Solutions Ltd applied on 27 November to wind up Devolution Ltd (Brian Clegg & Emmanuel Ntreh). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 22 January at 10.45am. Mr Clegg is also a director of Cleggs Ltd, Classic Finance/Leasing/Finance Investments Ltd, Freestyle Fitness Centre (2001) Ltd and Business Systems (2003) Ltd. Mr Ntreh is also a director of Business Systems Ltd (wound up in July), NZ Business Systems Ltd, Business Systems Finance/Leasing Ltd, Corporate Equipment Rentals NZ Ltd, Techno Lease NZ Ltd, Technolease International Ltd, Macplus Ltd, NZ Leasing Group Ltd, NZ Finance Trust Ltd and Emmanuel Ntreh & Associates Ltd.

Following items come from the Auckland High Court liquidation list on Thursday 11 December, conducted by Master Tony Christiansen:

Fletcher Steel Ltd’s application to wind up NZ Bridge Ltd (Ross Dallimore) was adjourned to Thursday 22 January at 10am so it could be advertised. Mr Dallimore is also a director of Rodal Investments/Forest Investments Ltd, Dallimore Family Enterprises Ltd and Oceania Enzymes Ltd.

Corporate & Domestic Protection Services Ltd (Paul Staples) settled with Baldwin Calendars Ltd, but Inland Revenue has stepped in as substituting creditor. Its application to wind up Corporate & Domestic Proptection will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 22 January at 10am. Mr Staples is also director of CDP Security Ltd, Vertual Commodities Ltd and CDP Electronic Security Ltd.

Bedford Investments Ltd (Joseph & Victor Talyancich, Henderson) won an adjournment to Thursday 12 February at 10am to settle with Accident Compensation Corp. Both Talyanciches are also directors of Open Late Café Ltd and former directors of Ponsonby Pies Ltd. Joseph Talyancich is also a director of Senna Holdings Ltd and a former director of Orack Wholesale Cars Ltd, Gartaly Holdings Ltd and Taly’s Pies of Ponsonby Ltd.

Chivalry Holdings Ltd (John Bower) was wound up on North Shore City Council’s application. Peter & Catherine Jollands were appointed liquidators. Mr Bower is also a director of Mainframe Holdings Ltd.

Hynds Pipe Systems Ltd’s application to wind up AAAAAA Abacus Drainage Ltd (Adam Paterson, Takapuna) was adjourned to Thursday 12 February at 10am for advertising. The business is for sale, settling at the end of December. Mr Paterson is also director of Tait Investments Ltd (called AAAAAA Abacus Drainage & Plumbing until the day before it went into liquidation in March), Abacus Properties Ltd, AAAAAA Abacus Electrical/Group/Homes Ltd and Wastewater Assemblies Ltd.

Denning Properties Ltd (John Williams) settled with Stone Warehouse Ltd and the application to wind Denning up was withdrawn. Mr Williams is director of the Queen City development group.

Night Owl Systems Ltd (Lee-Ann Carr & Texas Paea) was wound up on Inland Revenue’s application. Richard Agnew & Vivian Fatupaito (PWC) were appointed liquidators. Creditors must file claims by 11 March.

Delirium Holdings Ltd (James Douglas, Orakei) was wound up on Inland Revenue’s application. Mr Douglas’ Zkaek Ltd and JR Franchise Management Ltd are already in liquidation. Richard Agnew & Vivian Fatupaito (PWC) were appointed liquidators. Creditors must file claims by 11 March.

Lucas Machinery Ltd’s application to wind up Plant & Machinery Sales Ltd (Marc Baldwin) was settled & struck out. RB & CC Ranger Transport Ltd’s application to wind Plant & Machinery Sales up is due back in court on Thursday 5 February, also for settlement.

Law firm Simpson Grierson’s application to wind up Clode Consulting Ltd (Brent Clode) was adjourned to Thursday 22 January at 10.45am. Mr Clode is also a director of Clode Projects Ltd and numerous development companies.

Club Dome Ltd (Hong Jong Sook) was wound up on the application of JJ & JJ Ltd. Gilbert Chapman & Grant Reynolds (Reynolds & Associates Ltd) were appointed liquidators.

Nelson St Restaurant Ltd (which changed its name from Praxis Café Ltd in August; director Roland Doyle) was wound up on Inland Revenue’s application. Grant graham & Stephanie Jeffreys (Ferrier Hodgson) were appointed liquidators. Mr Doyle is also a director of Cream Properties Ltd, Doyles Outdoors Ltd, NZ Outdoor Manufacturing Ltd, Maitre Systems Ltd, Kingston Federal Corp Ltd, Praxis Café Restaurant Bar Ltd, New Classics Ltd, The Copper Room Ltd, Resolution Events Ltd and Blue Stone Room Ltd, and a former director of Doyles Army Navy Camping Stores Ltd, Army Surplus Disposals Ltd, The Marble Statue Co Ltd and The Gap Clothing Co Ltd.

Inland Revenue’s application to wind up Clovernook Residential Home Ltd (Marjorie Farrell) was adjourned to Thursday 12 February at 10.45am to allow a proposal to be put.

Swagat Indian Restaurant Ltd (Ranjit Singh) was wound up on Inland Revenue’s application. The Official Assignee was appointed liquidator.

15 December 2003

Pacific Oceania Investments Ltd (in liquidation; director Richard Gee) applied on 3 November to wind up Tranzpac Agency Ltd (Mr Gee again, Whangaparaoa). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 22 January at 10am. Mr Gee is also a director of Richard P Gee Consultants Ltd, Oceania Investments Ltd and PSM Holdings Ltd, and is a former director of Concept Distribution & Logistics Ltd and Sports & Leisure Marketing Ltd.

Tourism Marine Ltd (Brian Christie) went into voluntary liquidation on 9 December, appointing John Buchanan & Callum Macdonald (Buchanan Macdonald Ltd) as liquidators. Croxley Stationery Ltd applied on 7 August to wind Tourism Marine up and its application was due back in the Auckland High Court on 11 December. Mr Christie is also a director of Eagles Merchandising Ltd and First Global Ltd and was previously a director of Yellow Watertaxis Ltd and associated companies.

The battle for control at Mountain View Developments Ltd (Ian Norrie) continues. Mr Norrie, a supplier to Graeme Raymond’s Mountain View apartment development at Panmure, took over the project when Mr Raymond’s business collapsed. Mr Raymond’s nemesis, Richard Downey (through Laser Electrical Ltd), has proposed that joint liquidator Graeme McDonald (McDonald Vague) either resign or be removed, that application be made to the court to review McDonald Vague’s liquidation fees and that Mr Downey, Christopher Nethercliff (Cadenza Wrought Iron), Ian Holyoake (HiTex Plastering Ltd) & an Inland revenue nominee join the liquidation committee. The other liquidator, Ian Caddis (Credit Link Operations Ltd, Lower Hutt) has called a meeting by postal ballot closing on 19 December to vote on Mr Downey’s proposals.

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U: The names behind the action, week to 4 May 2003

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 May 2003

Premium Blasting Ltd (Rocky Davis) went into voluntary liquidation on 1 May, appointing Kevin Pitfield & Gareth Hoole (Staples Rodway Ltd) as liquidators. Inland Revenue’s application to wind it up was due for hearing in court next Thursday.

An application by leaky buildings consultant Nigel Fletcher, through his company The Consultancy Ltd, to wind up Taradale Management Ltd (Tim Manning) was withdrawn in the Auckland High Court yesterday after the debt was paid. A creditor in support of the liquidation call, Sinclair Knight Mertz Ltd, also withdrew after payment.

Jacobsen Creative Surfaces Ltd’s application to wind up Kidd Holdings 1988 Ltd (James, Catherine & Maree Kidd) was adjourned in the Auckland High Court yesterday to Thursday 26 June at 10am for settlement. Mr Kidd is also a director of Clay Block Homes Ltd, GN Design Ltd, Collections NZ Ltd, Shalex NZ Ltd, Gulfstream Property Group Ltd, Progressive Personnel Recruitment Ltd and Regal Motors Ltd, and a former director of Faulty Towers Restaurant Ltd, Proteam International Ltd and Industrial Tooling Ltd. Catherine Kidd is still a director Faulty Towers Restaurant. Maree Kidd is a director of Faulty Towers Restaurant, Sou Kina Investments Ltd and Greyhound Lounge & Function Centre Ltd, and a former director of Catering Professionals Ltd, Progressive Personnel and Collections.

Inland Revenue’s application to wind up Mad Dogs & Englishmen (Wairau Park) Ltd (Daphne Fourie) was adjourned in the Auckland High Court yesterday to Thursday 29 May at 10am for settlement. The debt related to default assessments of gst, for which returns were now filed, but Ms Fourie’s husband, Stephen Ashby, told the court the company was a shell. Earlier applications by Crean Foodservice Ltd to wind up 4 related companies — Mad Dogs & Englishmen (Epsom) Ltd, Oceans (Takapuna) Ltd, One Italy (Epsom) Ltd and Café Belgique NZ Ltd — are all back in court on Thursday 8 May at 10am, also with discussions on settlement under way. Ms Fourie is also a director of City of Sails Finance & Insurance Ltd, 2 more Mad Dogs & Englishmen franchise companies (Albert St & Rothesay Bay), Belgian Beers NZ Ltd, Café Belgique (St Lukes) Ltd and Abacus Productions Ltd. Mr Ashby is also a director of Eiger Associates Ltd, City of Sails Finance & Insurance, Magna Liquor Distributors (2001) Ltd, British Pubs (NZ) Ltd and Mad Dogs & Englishmen (NZ) Ltd.

Rodney Investments Ltd (incorporated last July & trading as Pathway Homes, director Terence Hugill also of Golf on the Range Ltd, Pathway Homes Ltd and Phyxsius Ltd, & Beatriz Hugill, also Estancia Ltd) was wound up in the Auckland High Court yesterday on the application of Fletcher Distribution Ltd (trading as Placemakers Albany). Grant Graham & Brendon Gibson (Ferrier Hodgson) were appointed liquidators. Estancia survived a move to wind it up last November.

Inland Revenue’s application to wind up O’Neill’s Point Ltd (Cadell Buss & Michael Hirsch) was adjourned in the Auckland High Court yesterday to Thursday 26 June at 10.45am. Mr Buss is also a director of Bacchus Ltd, Nailbyne Ltd, The Playhouse Ltd, The Muddy Farmer Group/Irish Pub Ltd and JJ Hamilton’s Irish Pub Ltd, & Mr Hirsch also a director of The Playhouse, The Muddy Farmer Irish Pub and JJ Hamilton’s.

Master Hannah Sargisson rejected a Inland Revenue request to abridge the required Gazette advertising time by a day when she had an IRD application before her in the Auckland High Court yesterday for the liquidation of The Glade Trustees (Epsom) Ltd (Ron Emshoff). Although High Court masters have customarily allowed abridgements of time for years, unless there seems a strong reason for not doing so, Master Sargisson stuck by the rules: “It’s quite a sizeable debt and I think it’s appropriate that the time limits be adhered to,” she said, adjourning the application to Thursday 15 May at 10am. The company wasn’t represented in court. Mr Emshoff is also a director of Proprietas Enterprises Ltd and Gorton Properties Ltd, and is a former director of Arcadia Investments No 5 Ltd, Victoria Bay Trustees Ltd and Barrona Development Trustees Ltd.

Master Sargisson made the same ruling on an Inland Revenue request to abridge the advertising time for its application to wind up Walker Equipment NZ Ltd (Steven Rayne), adjourning it to Thursday 15 May at 10am. This company was also not represented in court. Mr Rayne is also a director of Jacob Crushing & Screening Ltd, Walker Equipment Hire Ltd, Recycling & Recovery Ltd, Fern Valley Ltd and BRSR Ltd, and a former director of Coastal Shipping Ltd and LT Walker Equipment Ltd.

Amalgamated Securities Ltd (Suren Sharma) went into voluntary liquidation on 29 April, ahead of Inland Revenue’s application to have it wound up in court yesterday. Suren Sharma is also director of Sharma Properties Ltd, Sovereign Investment & Finance Ltd, Metropolis Investments Ltd, Mutual Trust Properties Ltd, Global Link Ventures Ltd, Carpark 80 Ltd (in liquidation), NZ Realties Investments Ltd, Parkview Projects Ltd, Australasian Investments Pty Ltd, Pannive Nominees Ltd, Supersizes Ltd, NZ Serviced Carparks Ltd, Metropolitan Trust Ltd, Watt Companies Ltd, Cannon Corp Ltd, NZ Body Corporate Ltd, Mathison Holdings Ltd, Suisse International Ltd, NZ Serviced Penthouses Ltd, Metropolis Car Parking Ltd (in receivership & liquidation), Leisure Lodge Marketing Ltd, Landtrust Investments Ltd, Beresford Apartments Ltd and Victoria Street Apartments Ltd, and a former director of Waiau Properties Ltd, NZ Serviced Accommodation/Apartments Ltd, Asian Accommodation Ltd, New York Deli & Gourmet Meats Ltd, Realties Ltd and Island Real Estate 2001 Ltd.

1 May 2003

Cynthia Forbes (Hudson Kasper, Manukau) has filed consent to act as liquidator of Wingate Investments Ltd and Massif Holdings Ltd (Brian Skyrme, also International Food Agencies Ltd, Broadway Boulevard Building Ltd and Two B’s Ltd, & Rob Challinor, also Northington Partners Ltd, Sheffield Ltd, Cabernet Investments Ltd, The Warehouse Group Ltd, Mighty River Power Ltd, Pastoral Management Ltd, Ports of Auckland Ltd, Votesafe Ltd and Freemans Bay Properties Ltd).

Wickett’s Stores Ltd (trading as Cavendish Carpets) applied on 17 March to wind up Mickstar Developers Ltd (Mike Webb, Pukekohe). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 15 May at 10.45am. Mr Webb is also a director of Mike Webb Investments Ltd, C&N Webb Trading 2000 Ltd, Bremic Property Group Ltd, GE/Alb/Rock Construction Ltd, and formerly of Conroy Construction Ltd.

29 April 2003

Benchmark Building Supplies Ltd has joined the queue wanting to wind up TE Construction Ltd (Wu Chun Keung; previous director Christina Liang). Benchmark’s application is scheduled for hearing in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 15 May at 10.45am, the same day Natural Roofing Products Ltd’s application is recalled. Wiri Timber Mt Roskill Ltd’s application is due to be heard the previous week, on Thursday 8 May at 10am.

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U: The names behind the action, week to 12 January 2003

Names, connections, 2+2

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9 January 2003

Howard Building Services Ltd (Peter & Mathew Howard, St Heliers, also Cormack St Joint Venture Ltd) went into liquidation on 8 January, appointing Jeff Meltzer & Karen Mason (Meltzer Mason Heath) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Monday 10 February. Cormack St, Mt Roskill, is between Richardson Rd & the Maungakiekie golfcourse.

8 January 2003

Former Savoy Equities Ltd chief executive Kerry Haycock has resigned as a director of the company, to be replaced on the board by E Malcolm Johnson, whose Aratas Investment Trust filed a substantial securityholder notice on Tuesday showing it held 8.274% of Savoy.

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U: The names behind the action, week to 21 September 2003

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21 September 2003

Viking Direct Ltd & Viking Office Products Ltd (Murray Nelson & Anne Cashman) went into voluntary liquidation on 11 September, appointing John McIlroy as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Friday 3 October.

Pacific South Ltd & Quay Investments No 2 Ltd (Stephen Auld) went into voluntary liquidation on 15 September, appointing Jeff Meltzer & Arron Heath (Meltzer Mason Heath) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Thursday 16 October. Mr Auld is also a director of Quay Investments No 3 Ltd, Interline Investments No 3 Ltd, both also in liquidation, Union West Ltd, Initium Ltd & Cityside No 1 Ltd. Quay Investments Ltd was struck off the Companies Register in February 2002.

PJ Lobb & Associates Ltd (Peter Lobb) went into voluntary liquidation on 16 September, appointing Stephanie Jeffreys & Grant Graham (Ferrier Hodgson) as liquidators.

Industrial Properties Ltd (Robert Laidlaw) was wound up in the Rotorua High Court on 15 September. Iain Shephard & Christime Dunphy (Shephard Dunphy, Paraparaumu) were appointed liquidators.

15 September 2003

Salt Hospitality Ltd, Retail Developments Ltd & Boardwalk Café Ltd (David Daya, Salt restaurant & bar, Shed 23, Princes Wharf) went into voluntary liquidation on 9 September, appointing Rowan Chapman & Geoffrey Walker (Gosling Chapman) as liquidators. Mr Daya is also a director of Salt (PW) Ltd, incorporated in April.

Modern Age Institute of Learning Ltd (Lee Adrian Gray & Kim Duck Kyu) went into voluntary liquidation on 9 September, appointing Jeff Meltzer & Mike Lamacraft (Meltzer Mason Heath) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Friday 10 October. A creditors’ meeting will be held on Wednesday 24 September at 11am at the Institute of Chartered Accountants, 27-33 Ohinerau St, Remuera. Mr Gray & Mr Kim are also directors of Modern Age International Marketing Centre/Travel/Institute of Learning Hobson/Institute of Learning Wellington Ltd. Both are former directors of Global College NZ Ltd.

Number One Ltd & Coatesville Enterprises Ltd (David Greenslade) went into voluntary liquidation as solvent companies on 10 September, appointing Deborah Nobilo (Nobilo & Co Ltd, Albany) as liquidator. Mr Greenslade is also a director of Glawen Holdings Ltd, NZ Farm Investments Ltd, Warkworth Farming Ltd and Investment Funding Ltd.

Krakatoa Investments Ltd (Peter Kingston & Jeffrey Hancock) went into voluntary liquidation on 10 September, appointing Jon Ash (Lock & Partners Ltd) as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Wednesday 15 October. Mr Kingston is also a director of Kingston Partners/Consulting Ltd and Bradford Properties Ltd. Mr Hancock is also a director of Kingston Partners, Bradford Properties and Hancock Enterprises Ltd.

Dunham Bremmer (a division of Blue Star Print NZ Ltd) applied on 8 August to wind up TE Group of Companies Ltd (Wu Chun Keung). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 13 November at 10am. Mr Wu is also listed as director of TE Business Centre (NZ)/(City)/(Newmarket) Ltd, TE Design/Construction/Properties NZ Ltd and Top Elegant Developments Ltd. Creditors agreed to a debt-compromise scheme for TE Construction in May.

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U: The names behind the action, week to 30 March 2003

Names, connections, 2+2

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30 March 2003

Gary Cheyne left Ernst & Young’s property division on Friday and starts his new valuation & consulting company, Extensor Advisory Ltd, on Monday. The website is only an address, for the moment, no content.
Website: Extensor Advisory

Hugh Morrison has been named chief executive of Arrow International Ltd, replacing founding chief executive & principal Ron Anderson at the head of New Zealand’s largest project & construction management company. Mr Anderson remains chairman of the company he and Bob Foster founded 18 years ago and will continue to pursue strategic investment opportunities. Mr Morrison was most recently chief executive of Arrow’s Australian operations.

28 March 2003

Illustra Holdings No 1 Ltd (Adrian & Christine Anslow, also Anslow Construction Ltd and Durell Commercial Interiors Ltd) went into liquidation on 24 March, appointing Jeff Meltzer & Arron Heath (Mektzer Mason Heath) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Monday 28 April.

Oceanside Motor Lodge Ltd (Clive Tippins, also of George M Lethaby Ltd, Pacific View Holdings Ltd, Kingsview Developments Ltd, Oceanside Holdings/Management Ltd and Elle Cee Developments Ltd, & Michael Sullivan, of Sullivan & Haddon Group Ltd, Clearwater Construction Ltd and related companies) went into liquidation as a solvent company on 26 March, appointing Neil Donnell & Paul McCormick (Grant Thornton) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Friday 2 May.

Earnslaw Heights Ltd (Jim & Jenny Syme) went into voluntary liquidation on 20 March, appointing Douglas Fisher (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu) as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Thursday 24 April. Mr Syme is a director of Kiwi Income Properties Ltd, Eldercare NZ Ltd, Software of Excellence International Ltd, ASB Bank Ltd and Auckland Quayside Ltd, and formerly of Richina Pacific Ltd.

Inland Revenue applied on 22 January to wind up Buildcorp Developments Ltd and Rojo Developments Ltd (Joel McLellan, also director of several other North Shore development companies including Buildcorp Commercial Ltd, Petal Investments Ltd, North Harbour Developments Ltd, Yessam Investments Ltd, Bute Road Developments Ltd, Pinehill Developments Ltd and Lisburn Developments Ltd, the last 3 placed in liquidation early last year on Inland Revenue’s application). The applications will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 10 April at 10am.

Inland Revenue applied on 10 February to wind up Aunty Maria’s Day Care Centre Ltd (William Henry Hawken). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 10 April at 10.45am. Mr Hawken is also director of Seam On Screen Ltd, Cliffe Holdings Ltd, Price International Ltd, Allwin Properties Ltd, Wade Maurice Holdings Ltd, RJ Wireless Ltd, SCR Holdings (June 2000) Ltd, Jupiters Bar & Casino Ltd and New Lambton Holdings Ltd, the last of which is in liquidation, and is a former director of Mistral Ltd, Barre Investments Ltd, Tull Holdings Ltd, Parekura Bay Vineyard Estates Ltd, Kenrick Holdings Ltd and 2 companies in liquidation, Zambias Holdings Ltd and The Worldwide Beer Club Ltd.

Inland Revenue applied on 22 January to wind up Tamaki 201 Ltd (struck off the Companies Register in July 2001; director Russell Findlay, also B&S Investments Ltd, Mohini Holdings Ltd, Dario Developments Ltd, JR Forests Ltd, DLJ Holdings Ltd, Balm 1 Ltd, The Home Ownership Co Ltd, The Home Ownership Co 2002 Ltd, and 2 companies in liquidation, Foundation Developments/Properties Ltd). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 10 April at 10am.

27 March 2003

5 companies associated with West Auckland property developer Peter Mawhinney were all but put into liquidation in the Auckland High Court today. Master John Faire varied an order that had required personal service on directors of 2 of the companies, clearing the way for liquidation to proceed after 5 months of court proceedings. However, he adjourned the applications to wind up all 5 until Thursday 3 April at 10am, to enable the applicant, lawyer Stephen McDonald, to get up-to-date consents to act from liquidators. The companies are Inveran Holdings Ltd Kitewaho Bush Reserve Co Ltd, Boutsen Holdings Ltd (Mr Mawhinney director of all 3), Abacus Developments Ltd (Philip Bycroft) and Waitakere Forestry Park Ltd (Peter Wilson). Kitewaho was struck off the Companies Register on 14 August 2002, Boutsen on 10 November 2001, Abacus and Waitakere Forestry Park on 18 July 2001. Mr Mawhinney continues with cases involving the companies in the Environment Court.

Ambrico Group Ltd (John Ede) was wound up in the Auckland High Court today on Works Infrastructure Ltd’s application. The Official Assignee was appointed liquidator. Donald Advertising Ltd withdrew its application to wind up another of Mr Ede’s companies, Dimension Group of Companies Ltd. Further details on Mr Ede’s companies are in the last item of the 25 March section of this page, and in numerous previous U columns.

Crean Foodservice Ltd’s application to wind up Mad Dogs & Englishmen (Epsom) Ltd (Daphne Fourie) was adjourned in the Auckland High Court today to Thursday 8 May at 10am, to be tied in with applications to wind up 3 related companies, Oceans (Takapuna) Ltd, One Italy (Epsom) Ltd and Café Belgique NZ Ltd. Discussions on settlement of all 4 actions are under way. Ms Fourie is also a director of City of Sails Finance & Insurance Ltd, 3 more Mad Dogs & Englishmen franchise companies (Albert St, Rothesay Bay & Wairau Park), Belgian Beers NZ Ltd, Café Belgique (St Lukes) Ltd and Abacus Productions Ltd.

Equipment Finance Ltd’s application to wind up Snack Attack Ltd (formerly trading as Planet Burger Ltd; directors Philip Horrocks, also Snack Systems NZ Ltd, Franchise Management Ltd, Planet Burger Franchise System Ltd, International Franchise Group Ltd, & Bernard Crosby, also Snack Systems, Planet Burger Franchise System, International Franchise Group, Pro-Life Foods Ltd, Alisons Choice Ltd and PLF Contracting Ltd) was adjourned in the Auckland High Court today to Thursday 8 May at 10am for a defended hearing to be set down.

Proctor Concrete Ltd (Jacob Proctor) was wound up in the Auckland High Court today on the application of W Stevenson & Sons Ltd. Grant Graham & Brendon Gibson (Ferrier Hodgson) were appointed liquidators.

Best Wholesale Ltd’s application to wind up Coldfield Investments Ltd (Len Ross, also Vehicle Detailing Ltd, Precision Cleaning Co Ltd, Rub-a-Dub Properties Ltd, Rub.Dub Service Station Ltd, Ciel Holdings Ltd, Belanger Carwash NZ Ltd, Botany Downs Carwash Ltd, Globalset Holdings/Investments/Management/Shareholding Ltd, Botany Downs Carwash Ltd, Independent Property Services Ltd, Mandalay Development/Hotel Management Ltd) was adjourned in the Auckland High Court today to Thursday 3 April at 10am for an amended statement of claim to be filed. The debt is disputed, partly because of a claimed set-off. Coldfield was struck off the Companies Register on 11 October 2002, the same day Best’s statutory demand was served it. Coldfield was restored to the register in December.

Applications by NZHB Holdings Ltd (NZ Home Bonds) to wind up 81 Fort St Ltd and 85 Fort St Ltd (Garry Coleman & Chris Smith of Tauran Construction Co Ltd, which went into liquidation, Tauran Group Ltd and Fort Project Management Ltd) was adjourned in the Auckland High Court today to Thursday 8 May at 10am. The application hasn’t been advertised, and settlement is being discussed. The companies were to have built on the Northern Roller Mills site on Fort St after Citywise failed to go through with its project. Manson Developments Ltd is starting earthworks after completing demolition, leaving a façade on part of the Fort St frontage. It plans a residential development, with office space on top.

Gavin Harris now has 7 of his companies on the Auckland High Court’s liquidation list on Thursday 10 April at 10am, but another 1 on the list today was adjourned to Thursday 8 May at 10am. All face Inland Revenue applications. The companies on the April list are Astonbury Grove Ltd, WolesleyGlade Ltd, LA 1998 Ltd, Amelia Enterprises Ltd, Knightsbridge Construction Ltd, Victo Ltd and Summit Vista Holdings Ltd. The application to wind up George Bay Developments Ltd was adjourned to May. Mr Harris has 2 more companies, Riversdale Properties Ltd and Picadilly Corporate Ltd, and is former director of 2 more, Glamis Quality Care Ltd and Twilight Properties Ltd.

Applied Machinery Pty Ltd’s application (as a substitute for Transformer Specialties Ltd) to wind up Plant & Machinery Sales Ltd (Marc Baldwin) was adjourned in the Auckland High Court to Thursday 10 April at 10.45am for settlement.

Everworth Construction Ltd (Essam Elkhishin) won an adjournment to Thursday 15 May at 10am to complete settlement with Counties Ready Mix Ltd, which substituted as creditor for Ross Brick & Pavers Ltd in the Auckland High Court action. Another of Mr Elkhishin’s companies, Golden Resorts International Ltd, was wound up in February. Mr Elkhishin is also director of Takiron Property Developments Ltd (receivers appointed on 2 September), Takiron Holdings/Intelligent Flooring Systems/Subdivision Ltd, Prime Life Ltd, Pacific Ridge Lifestyle Resort Ltd, Sky Properties Ltd, Sails Café & Bar Ltd, Arlow Holdings Ltd, SCI Holdings/Educational Services/Property Development & Construction Ltd, and Islamic Funding House of NZ Ltd.

NZ Labour Hire Ltd’s application to wind up Lasike Coupe Building Contractors Ltd (Taani Lasike) was adjourned in the Auckland High Court today to Thursday 15 May at 10.45am for settlement.

Planet Health Fitness Ltd (Albany; no directors on record), which stopped trading on 17 March on settlement of a sale agreement, had Inland Revenue’s application to wind it up adjourned in the Auckland High Court today after Master Graham Lang was told the department intended to return the $20,000 paid to it by the purchaser. More payments are scheduled. “I’m going to force the department to accept payment. If you come back and tell me the department has returned $30,000 I’ll dismiss the petition,” Master Lang told the department’s lawyer. The application was adjourned to 12 June at 10.45am for a review.

Inland Revenue’s application to wind up Northcross Dental Care Ltd (Stephen Furlong, also Newmarket Accountants Ltd and KMWJ Trust Ltd, & Malcolm Ward, also Millennium Dental Services Ltd, Ascot/Bayside/St Heliers Bay Dental Care Ltd) was adjourned in the Auckland High Court today to Thursday 10 April at 10.45am to allow a review of progress. A heads of agreement has been signed and 10% of the $175,000 sale price of the business is due for payment on 17 June.

Johnson Developments Ltd (Len Johnson, a director of former listed property company Mayfair Developments Ltd, in liquidation, and Mayfair Trading Co NZ Ltd) was wound up in the Auckland High Court today on Inland Revenue’s application. Richard Agnew & Vivian Fatupaito (PricewaterhouseCoopers) were appointed liquidators.

Inland Revenue’s application to wind up Coastal Landscaping Ltd (Kenneth Grant Hopper) was adjourned in the Auckland High Court today to Thursday 10 April at 10am for review after Master Lang was told $96,000 of machinery was to be sold, compared to the $64,000 tax bill outstanding.

Inland Revenue struck an unusual problem in January trying to liquidate Standard 105 Ltd (directors Clive & Daniel Jordan, company struck off the Companies Register on 27 June 2000 but registered office still shown as Hart & Co, Howick) — Master Hannah Sargisson noted that the documents were served at Hart & Co’s new offices but not at the company’s registered office, which was Hart & Co’s former office. “As matters stand, legally we haven’t got proper service,” Master Sargisson said. She adjourned the application to the Auckland High Court on Thursday 27 March for proper service. There was no such quibble for Master Lang, who allowed the company to be wound up today. Grant Graham & Brendon Gibson (Ferrier Hodgson) were appointed liquidators. The company’s tax debt was $1.4 million. Director Clive Jordan is also director of Interface Marketing Ltd, which is in liquidation.

Master Sargisson also had a problem in January with service on Tamarind Engineering Ltd (Peter Edwards, Bucklands Beach), a company struck off the Companies Register in June 2000 but which the IRD said was still trading. “I’m not satisfied that service on the former registered office of a company which is no longer registered is sufficient,” she said. When the matter came before Master Lang in the Auckland High Court today, it was adjourned to Thursday 10 April at 10am for settlement.

26 March 2003

AAAAAA Abacus Plumbing & Drainage Services Ltd (formed in 1999 as AAAAAA Abacus Services Ltd, changed its name to Tait Investments Ltd on 19 March; director Adam Paterson also director of Abacus Properties Ltd, AAAAAA Abacus Drainage/Electrical/Homes Ltd and Wastewater Assemblies Ltd) went into liquidation on 20 March, appointing John Buchanan (JR Buchanan & Associates Ltd) as liquidator.

Tufwall Central Ltd (Mangere Pirrett; director Ian Pirrett) went into voluntary liquidation as a solvent company on 14 March, appointing Murray Wells (Jolly Duncan & Wells Ltd) as liquidator. Creditors must fail claims by Thursday 24 April. Mr Pirrett is also a director of Best Doors Ltd, Interior Partitioning Co Ltd, Best Fire Doors Ltd, Walworth Developments/Property Nominees Ltd, Sygnys Investments Ltd, and Sonic Construction/Services Ltd.

Venue Revenue Services NZ Ltd (Noel Carty) went into voluntary liquidation on 26 March, appointing Ann Loudon (Streetsmart Group Ltd) as liquidator.

Custom Conservatories Ltd (Wyvern & Mary Smith) went into voluntary liquidation on 26 March, appointing Ann Loudon (Streetsmart Group Ltd) as liquidator.

25 March 2003

Ramack Builders Ltd (Ronald & Jennifer Macdonald also Woodchuck Traders Ltd) went into voluntary liquidation on 20 March, appointing John Cregten & Andrew McKay as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Friday 9 May.

0800 4 Consent.Ltd (Greg Coneybeer) went into voluntary liquidation on 20 March, appointing Ken Trehearne as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Sunday 20 April.

Texrite Coatings Ltd (Andrew Kelliher, also Texrite Holdings Ltd, & Julian Campbell) went into voluntary liquidation on 18 March, appointing John Whittfield & Graeme McDonald (McDonald Vague) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Thursday 17 April.

Dodds Holdings Ltd (David Dodds, Hamilton, also Bargain Barns/Fencing/Holdings Ltd) went into voluntary liquidation on 12 March, appointing Michael Crawford (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Hamilton) as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Wednesday 30 April.

Barton McGill Marine Ltd (Peter Heald, also Barton McGill Ltd, Superpool Australia/International/NZ/Wellington/Gold Coast Ltd, VAM Investments Ltd, The Golden Canary Ltd, Marine Projects Ltd, Launch Funding Ltd and Platinum Lifestyle Ltd, & Victoria Heald, also Barton McGill and Superpool International) went into voluntary liquidation on 19 March, appointing Gerry Rea & Paul Sargison (Gerry Rea Associates) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Tuesday 22 April.

Mirotone NZ Ltd applied on 7 March to wind up Dimension Furniture Ltd (John Ede). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 15 May at 10am. Mr Ede’s Dimension Kitchens Ltd went into voluntary liquidation on 14 March, just before a court application was to be heard, and Dimension Group of Companies Ltd faces liquidation on 27 March in the Auckland High Court. Various Ede companies, including Dimension Furniture, went into & out of receivership over the summer.

24 March 2003

Mike Geale, who was AMP’s project manager for the Botany Downs development then headed to Australia to work on other major AMP mall projects, is returning to Auckland to take over as Mainzeal Construction Ltd’s Auckland area manager. He replaces

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U: The names behind the action, week to 28 December 2003

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28 December 2003

Level 666 Ltd (which changed its name from Federal Construction Ltd in July 2002; directors Stephen Quine & Neville Hazlett) went into voluntary liquidation on 23 December, appointing Kevin Pitfield & Gareth Hoole (Staples Rodway Ltd) as liquidators. Mr Quine & Mr Hazlett are also directors of Federal Group/Commercial/Residential Ltd, U2 Investments Ltd and Morgan Property Investments Ltd. Creditors must file claims by Friday 30 January.

Crevet Pipelines (NZ) Ltd (John Ingram & Mark Fitzgerald) went into voluntary liquidation on 16 December, appointing Robert Knox as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Tuesday 20 January. Also director of GE Crane NZ/NZ Holdings Ltd, Crane Distribution NZ Ltd, Extruded Metals (NZ) Ltd, Iplex Pipelines NZ Ltd and and Keyplas Ltd. Mr Fitzgerald is a director of all but Extruded Metals.

Rota Ltd (Geoffrey Clark, Oratia) went into voluntary liquidation on 23 December, appointing John Whittfield & Steve Lawrence (McDonald Vague) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Tuesday 10 February. Mr Clark is a director of Clarks Pipes Ltd, Concrete Technologies Ltd, Portable Sanitation Ltd, Construction Mahinery Ltd, Master Materials Ltd, Oniram Investments Ltd, Printstar Ltd, Geoffrey Clark Properties Ltd, Electronic Print Solutions Ltd, Oratia Pines Ltd, Sunset Bay Ltd, Flowcrete NZ Ltd, Quikrete Ltd, Mobile Weighbridge Sales Ltd and several other companies.

24 December 2003

Christina Liang, former director of companies in the TE, Tenbless & Top Elegant groups, has filed a debt-compromise proposal under part XV of the Insolvency Act. A creditors’ meeting will be held at McDonald Vague, 80 Greys Ave, Auckland, at 2.30pm on Tuesday 20 January.

Somerville Construction Ltd (Steven Somerville, Waiheke Island) went into voluntary liquidation on 22 December, appointing Gerry Rea & Paul Sargison (Gerry rea Associates) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Tuesday 27 January. Mr Somerville is also a director of Bay Road Developments Ltd (incorporated in February), Seaside Earthmovers Ltd (incorporated in September) and Seaside Projects Ltd (incorporated in October).

Solar Chem Industries Ltd (Rod Jenden) went into voluntary liquidation on 23 December as a solvent company in a group restructure, appointing Rowan Chapman (Gosling Chapman) as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Tuesday 27 January. Mr Jenden is also a director of Wet & Forget Ltd, War Paint Marine Systems Ltd and Firemen Ltd.

Deesea Enterprises Ltd (trading as Auckland Bathroom & Design Studio; director David Corbett) went into voluntary liquidation on 19 December, appointing Jeff Meltzer & Mike Lamacraft (Meltzer Mason Heath) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Friday 30 January.

Oceanic Holdings Ltd (Guy Jacobsen) went into voluntary liquidation on 22 December as a solvent company in a group restructure, appointing Rowan Chapman (Gosling Chapman) as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Tuesday 27 January. Mr Jacobsen is a director of Jacobsen Creative Surfaces Ltd and related companies.

Gram Finance Ltd and The Corner at Bulls Ltd (Terence & Ann Butler) went into voluntary liquidation as solvent companies on 9 December, appointing Brian McPhail (Hart McPhail Aikin Ltd) as liquidator. The Butlers are directors of Dominion Finance Group Ltd, Negotiable Group Holdings Ltd and related companies.

23 December 2003

Churchill Group Holdings Ltd (Philip Fava) appointed John Vague & John Whittfield (McDonald Vague) as receivers & managers of the property of Matam Investments Ltd (in liquidation; director also Mr Fava) on 17 December. Matam was 1 of the companies Mr Fava used for development at the Pacific Plaza shopping centre at Whangaparaoa. He proposed a 12-storey development on a hotel site adjoining the centre, now occupied by a Warehouse store, and had a retail development, still partly unoccupied, built below the centre. Mr Fava lost control of both those properties and, after falling out with his Asian partner, was bought out of the shopping centre as well.

Platinum Retail Ltd, MSH Management Ltd and Shebar Holdings Ltd (Mark Hotchin) went into voluntary liquidation as solvent companies on 19 December, appointing Tony Thomas (Neesham Pike Thomas) as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by 26 January. Mr Hotchin is a director of Elders Finance Ltd, Hanover Financial Services Ltd & related companies and is a former director of Pacific Retail Group Ltd and Matarangi beach Estates Ltd.

Anthony McCullagh’s appointment as receiver of Karaka Bay Developments Ltd (Peter Thompson) ceased on 19 December. Mr McCullagh (Horwath Corporate (Auckland) Ltd) was appointed on 15 October under the terms of a Bridgecorp Finance Ltd debenture.

Hotunui Properties Ltd (Grant Copland & Reno Wijnstok) went into voluntary liquidation as a solvent company on 22 December, appointing Jeff Meltzer & Karen Mason (Meltzer Mason Heath) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Monday 26 January. Mr Copland & Mr Wijnstok are also directors of Road Signs & Traffic Equipment Ltd, Signfix Systems Ltd, Creation Signs Ltd and Springleigh Holdings Ltd, Mr Copland separately of Macquarie Construction Ltd, Murano Capital/Holdings Ltd and Auto Fund Ltd and Mr Wijnstok separately of Waterford Investments Ltd, Sun Graphic Industries Ltd and Sun Property Holdings Ltd.

22 December 2003

From today’s liquidation lists in the Auckland High Court, conducted by Master John Faire:

Wayne Wood Contractors Ltd’s application to wind up Sapphire Homes Ltd (Stuart Brauninger) was settled & struck out. Another of Mr Brauninger’s companies, Sapphire Holdings Ltd, settled an application to wind it up in November. Mr Brauninger is also a director of Nighthawk Promotions Ltd, S&R Trading Ltd (formerly Genesis Homes Manurewa Ltd), Tasman Pacific Residential Ltd, Sunset Finance Ltd, Five Star Homes Ltd and Waylen Financial Services Ltd, and a former director of Alpha Pacific Holdings Ltd.

Glamis Quality Care Ltd (Colin Bright & Derek Cutting) was wound up on Inland Revenue’s application. Grant Graham & Stephanie Jeffreys (Ferrier Hodgson) were appointed liquidators. A decision on the company’s fate had previously been deferred because Mr Bright, a Blockhouse Bay accountant, was seriously ill in hospital. Mr Bright is also a director of Parkside Enterprises Ltd and Picadilly Corporate Ltd. Mr Cutting, a lawyer, is also a director of Baycare Retirement Ltd, Riversdale Properties Ltd and Auckland Real Estate Holdings Ltd.

Inland Revenue’s application to wind up Lincoln Hire Service Ltd (Dorothy & Andrew Levy) was adjourned to Thursday 5 February at 10.45am for settlement issues to be finalised and for the IRD to file a memo on why it should get costs when the case has eventually been dealt with under tax hardship conditions. Mr Levy is also a director of Rental Associates Ltd.

Other items:

6 companies headed by Russell Findlay were placed in voluntary liquidation on 10 December, with Derek Farrelly appointed liquidator of all. They are Balm 1 Ltd, Dario Developments Ltd, JR Forests Ltd, Mohini Holdings Ltd and The Home Ownership Co 2000/2002 Ltd. Another company called The Home Ownership Co Ltd (director Derek Collecutt; registered at the same 1 Balm St, Newmarket, address as some of Mr Findlay’s companies) was incorporated in May. Mr Findlay is a director of 3 other companies already in liquidation, Foundation Developments/Properties Ltd and Tamaki 201 Ltd (struck off the Companies Register in 2001 and again this September; placed in liquidation in April, though the Companies Office online register doesn’t show that), and of B&S Investments Ltd (struck off the register in October, not in liquidation).

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U: The names behind the action, week to 29 June 2003

Names, connections, 2+2

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27 June 2003

Graham & Caron Gray applied on 17 June to wind up James Rockford Ltd (Newmarket property lawyer John Mansfield). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 21 August at 10am. Mr Mansfield is also a director of Arcadia Trust Ltd, MRI Ltd , RRD Ltd, OE Supplies Ltd, but has resigned from his own John Mansfield Solicitors Nominee Co Ltd and Professional Co-ordinators Holdings Ltd.

Taradale Developments Ltd principal Tim Manning has closed 3 companies, Sigatoka Investments No 8 Ltd, Cornwall Oaks Ltd & Battery Hill Ltd. Neil Donnell (Grant Thornton) was appointed liquidator on 24 June. Creditors must file claims by Friday 25 July.

Walding Properties Ltd (in liquidation) & Happy Hosts Hotel Ltd (trading as the Carlton Hotel) (Peter Walding) went into receivership on 23 June. Michael Stiassny & Grant Graham (Ferrier Hodgson) were appointed receivers.

David Bevan, Ellerslie, was appointed receiver of Atcheson Electrical Ltd (Eric James) on 23 June. Mr James is also a director of Pentref Holdings Ltd, MBE-Atcheson International Ltd, G&M Refrigeration Ltd and Dukes Ltd. Dukes was wound up last September.

Trustpower Ltd applied on 15 April to wind up Churchill Investments Ltd (Clive Bish). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 10 July at 10.45am. Mr Bish is a director of KDB Chartered Accountants Ltd, Newmarket, and numerous other companies.

Inland Revenue applied on 29 May to wind up Baseline Homes Ltd (Wallace Bayne). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 10 July at 10.45am. Mr Bayne is also a director of Makora Investments No 1 Ltd and Ranui Station Developments Ltd. Ranui Station Developments was wound up in December 2001.

Accountancy firm Grant Thornton applied on 12 June to wind up Golf Road Properties Ltd (Mark Wall). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 14 August at 10.45am. Mr Wall is also a director of Mainsflow Properties Ltd, Constructa Corporate One Hundred and Four Ltd, Alton Developments Ltd and Coronation Developments Ltd. Coronation was incorporated on 11 June.

Lladro Australia Pty Ltd applied on 6 June to wind up Manufacturers Agencies NZ Ltd (Peter Lawry Turner & John Boswell). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 14 August at 10.45am. Mr Turner is also a director of Turners Produce Markets Ltd, Fresh Direct Ltd, and formerly of Turners & Growers Ltd. Mr Boswell, also a former Turners & Growers and Hammer Auctions Ltd director, is now a director of Auctions Direct Ltd and several other companies.

Inland Revenue applied on 27 May to wind up Genesis Plants Ltd (Graeme & Judith Foden). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 10 July at 10am.

Winstone Aggregates (a division of Fletcher Concrete & Infrastructure Ltd) applied on 8 May to wind up the Pokeno Kaitiaki Society Inc. The society was incorporated in May 2000 to oppose establishment of a quarry in the Pokeno area and was struck off the register on Friday 27 June. The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 17 July at 10am.

Inland Revenue applied on 26 March to wind up Northside Homes Ltd (Murray Painting, Beachhaven). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 10 July at 10am. Northside was struck off the Companies Register in April 2002.

Inland Revenue applied on 1 April to wind up Asset Tenders Ltd (Bill Valintine). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 10 July at 10am.

Law firm Martelli McKegg Wells & Cormack applied on 10 June to wind up Kemikara NZ Ltd (Donald Grant Cowie & David Delay). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 24 July at 10.45am. Mr Cowie is a former director of NBNZ International Ltd (the National Bank) and Southpac Corp Ltd and is now a director of Cowlew Fruits Ltd, Glenavy Farm Ltd, Caroba Investments Ltd, Commsoft Group Ltd, Zeusite Ltd, Jaklab Ltd, Turnaround Managers Ltd, Independent Dairy Producers Ltd, Ian Croft Produce Ltd and Cow & Gate Ltd. Mr Delay is a director of Sturgess Investments Ltd, Daba Holdings Ltd and Tournament Management Group Ltd, and a former director of Trade Publications Ltd.

Inland Revenue applied on 27 May to wind up AKT Trustee Co Ltd (Alan Tong). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 10 July at 10am. Mr Tong, of Alan K Tong & Associates Ltd, Boston Rd, Mt Eden, is a director of numerous trustee companies.

Inland Revenue applied on 1 April to wind up Linef Holdings Ltd (Laurie Devitt). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 10 July at 10am. Mr Devitt is also a director of International Management & Technology Ltd and International Standards Certifications NZ Ltd.

Sven Investments Ltd applied on 21 May to wind up Global Ecomex Ltd (Matthew Barker & Roland Ellis). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 14 August at 10am. Mr Barker, founding director of electronic commodities exchange company Ecomex, is also a director of various other Ecomex companies, JBJ Consultancy Ltd, Wainui Equestrian Park Ltd, Think Kiwi Ltd and Advershade Ltd. Mr Ellis, a former director of Crown Worldwide NZ Ltd and Scotpac International NZ Ltd, is also a director of Premium Securities Ltd, Instant Finance NZ Ltd, Northview Group/Securities Ltd, Pauanui Property Trustees Ltd, Rae Properties Ltd, Jackell Holdings Ltd, Nugget Point Resort Ltd, Astute Holdings Ltd and NZ Geographic Ltd.

Pilkington NZ Ltd applied on 30 April to wind up Marstan Developments Ltd (Shayne Hubert, Westmere). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 7 August at 10am. Mr Hubert is also a director of City Build Construction Ltd and Designwise Investments Ltd.

AAPC Properties Pty Ltd (Accor Hotels) applied on 12 June to wind up Sir Hee International Ltd (Seo Dae Won & Seo Young Hee). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 14 August at 10.45am.

Building contractor Stuart Dale, of Albany, was adjudicated bankrupt on 25 June. His companies, Fantale Holdings Ltd and Polgara Ltd (trading as Total Housing Construction/Co) went into liquidation last October.

Shainaz Begum Rafiq, of Royal Heights, was adjudicated bankrupt on 25 June. Shainaz Rafiq (also known as Shainaz Ayub) is a director of Trendy Homes/Group Ltd, Delux Developments Ltd, Red Chip Financial Ltd and 2 companies in liquidation, United Painting 1998 Ltd and Acrrue Developments Ltd, with Mohammed Ayub.

Allan Botica, of Beachhaven, director of public relations firm Botica Conroy & Associates Ltd, Waite Ltd and Pooley Investments Ltd, was adjudicated bankrupt on 23 June. Fellow director Denise Conroy was bankrupted in April.

26 June 2003

Gerard Hulst, as liquidator of Ginian Coy Ltd (director Ian Ayson) had 15 other Ayson companies placed in liquidation in the Auckland High Court on 20 June, but didn’t get the liquidation job, which went to the Official Assignee. Mr Ayson took over as director of scores of companies formed 6 years ago by Nigel Ashby, a property investor who was bankrupted from December 1986-89 and again on 2 May 2001. The 15 companies liquidated last Friday were Altona, Aquarius, Arrow, Beswick, Bolina, Burbank, Cascade, Cardrona, Catalina, Derwent, Gazelle, Gemini, Glanville, Glenvista & Granite Properties Ltd. All these companies were involved in gst refund applications, totalling $2.7 million, relating to residential subdivision & housing. All up, the 265 Ashby/Ayson companies have claimed $65 million in gst refunds.

All other items today are from the 26 June liquidation list at the Auckland High Court.

Applications by Inland Revenue to wind up 4 of Metropolis developer Andrew Krukziener’s companies, filed on 16 May, were adjourned to Thursday 24 July. The companies are AK No 7 Ltd, AK Oriental Ltd, Courthouse No 1 Ltd & Metropolis A Ltd. Lawyer Rob Hucker, for the Krukziener companies, said orders sought were special leave for the defendants to appear, the adjournment, leave for Inland Revenue to file opposition to stay of the proceedings & restraint of advertising, and that there be a restraint on advertising until the next call. Master Hannah Sargisson granted all applications, with the variation that she made an interim order restraining advertising until further order of the court.

Real Estate Investment (Newmarket) Ltd (David John Ward), trustee of the DJW family trust & 4 other Ward companies were wound up on Inland Revenue’s application. The others are Abraham Property Investments Ltd (struck off the Companies Register in December), Shakra Investment Ltd, Zambesi Holdings Ltd & Arthur St Investments Ltd. Grant Graham & Stephanie Jeffreys (Ferrier Hodgson) were appointed liquidators of all 5. Mr Ward was adjudicated bankrupt on 13 February. He was also a director of Beresford/Royal Oak Property Investments Ltd, Goldair/Woodbine Investments Ltd, Ellerslie Residential Ltd, Golden Hill Holdings/Investments Ltd, Cabernet Group Ltd, Sunrise Properties Ltd, Plascrete Ltd (wound up last June) and Enviroplas Collections Ltd (wound up last June & struck off in November).

Jacobsen Creative Surfaces Ltd’s application to wind up Kidd Holdings 1988 Ltd (James, Catherine & Maree Kidd) was settled & struck out.

The Auckland Working Men’s Club was wound up on the application of the Registrar of Friendly Societies, after lawyer Warwick Smith explained there was no insolvency, the club had $145,000 in a bank account but no way of dealing with it the way regulations stood, and liquidation was the 1st step towards getting the money disbursed. Arron Heath & Mike Lamacraft (Meltzer Mason Heath) were appointed liquidators.

Real Ltd (in receivership; director Donald Ross) was wound up on Inland Revenue’s application. Grant Graham & Brendon Gibson (Ferrier Hodgson) were appointed liquidators. Mr Ross is also a director of Conifer Grove Ltd and Goldsmith Holdings Ltd.

Susila Investment Ltd (based in level 3 of Krukziener House at 17 Albert St; directors Prasad Phillip & Ravindran Paul Isaac) was wound up on the application of Harts Contributory Mortgages Nominee Co Ltd. The Official Assignee was appointed liquidator. The application was previously adjourned in for advertising of the application & settlement after Susila didn’t comply with an earlier settlement arrangement. Susila had 2 mortgages totalling $3.5 million over 10 units taking part in the Metropolis hotel pool and a penthouse unit, valued at the time of the loans at $5.26 million. 9 of the hotel pool apartments were sold at mortgagee auction last May for $2.6 million.

Inland Revenue’s application to wind up O’Neill’s Point Ltd (Cadell Buss & Michael Hirsch) was settled & withdrawn Mr Buss is also a director of Bacchus Ltd, Nailbyne Ltd, The Playhouse Ltd, The Muddy Farmer Group/Irish Pub Ltd and JJ Hamilton’s Irish Pub Ltd, & Mr Hirsch also a director of The Playhouse, The Muddy Farmer Irish Pub and JJ Hamilton’s

Alliance Construction Ltd’s application to wind up Westnorth Construction Ltd (Dale Wadham) was adjourned to Thursday 17 July after a settlement payment offer was rejected on Monday. The court was told Westnorth needed to consider a 12 June district court costs order. Benchmark Building Supplies Ltd’s application to wind Westnorth up is back in court on 10 July. Mr Wadham told the court at the Benchmark hearing he was awaiting the outcome of a case in the North Shore District Court – heard 3 months ago – and, if successful, would be able to pay all creditors. Mr Wadham is also a director of Westnorth Labour Hire Ltd, and was a director of Westnorth Holdings Ltd, struck off the Companies Register in 1994.

Broadbeach Construction Ltd (Darryl Greig, Orewa) settled – except for court costs — with Waikanae Kitchen & Joinery Ltd, Paraparaumu. Master Hannah Sargisson struck out the liquidation application, and ordered costs against broadbeach. Mr Greig is also director of Greig Construction & Developments Ltd, in liquidation, and Broadbeach Group Ltd, which was incorporated on 24 April.

Glow Holdings Ltd (Julie Stanaway, also Style Beds & Kitchens Ltd) was wound up on Inland Revenue’s application. Richard Agnew & Vivian Fatupaito (Pricewaterhouse Coopers) were appointed liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Friday 26 September.

24 June 2003

Murray Bain has been appointed assistant governor & head of operations at the Reserve Bank, starting on 11 August. He’s previously held management roles at TrustBank, the Wool Board, Industry NZ and Accident Compensation.

Design Specialty Builders Ltd (Phillip Carswell, Royal Oak) went into liquidation on 19 June, appointing Derek Farrelly as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Friday 25 July.

FAI Home Security Holdings NZ Ltd went into liquidation on 23 June, appointing Kerryn Downey & Alan Isaac (KPMG) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Thursday 31 July. It was part of the Australian FAI Insurance group, most of whose New Zealand companies have been struck off the Companies Register.

A 2nd set of receivers has been appointed to Sugar Bar Ltd, trading as Cardiac (Leo Molloy). The initial appointment was of John Whittfield & Steve Lawrence (McDonald Vague) on 9 June, pursuant to a 1st-ranking debenture. Grant Graham & Michael Stiassny (Ferrier Hodgson & Co) were appointed on 11 June, pursuant to a 2nd-ranking debenture. Mr Molloy established the Cardiac bar in the old South British Insurance ground-floor chamber on the corner of Shortland & High Sts. He previously established the Euro restaurant on Princes Wharf and is a director of The Fat Lady’s Arms Ltd, Euro-B Ltd, MMO Ltd, Danny Doolans Ltd, CJMR Holdings Ltd, Doolans Holding/Management Ltd and Kotuku Molloy Ltd. He’s no longer a director of Doolans Takapuna Ltd.

Burglary & Fire Protection Systems Ltd (Craig Nagel & Peter Brown, Mt Roskill) went into liquidation on 19 June, appointing Jeff Meltzer & Karen Mason (Meltzer Mason Heath) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Monday 21 July.

Boston Road Holdings Ltd (Athole Murray & Antonius van der Laan) has gone into liquidation, appointing John Cregten & Andrew McKay as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Sunday 27 July. Mr Murray is also a director of Surf Rider Country Club Ltd.

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U: The names behind the action, week to 19 January 2003

Names, connections, 2+2

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19 January 2003

Barrister Chris LaHatte, who had hoped to top 15 years appearing in the High Court, much of that on liquidation matters, with an appointment as a court master, will instead head off on 2 February to Taiwan on a 2-year contract. Mr LaHatte has been appointed director of the contract advisory division of the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. “I’ll be doing a lot of what I’m doing now, looking after disputes. It’s a massive project — $US18 billion. It’s government-sponsored but there’s no government money in it,” he said.

URS NZ Ltd director Ross Dunlop has been appointed an Environment Court commissioner. Mr Dunlop has been on URS’s (and predecessor Woodward-Clyde’s) planning team for 10 years. He’ll join the court at the end of February.

Maskell Productions Ltd applied on 16 December to wind up Multiworks Construction Ltd (Berend Geldenhuys & Kurt Wend). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 13 March at 10am.

BST Holdings Ltd (Flemming Rasmussen, also director of a number of companies including Hargraves 29 Ltd, 27 Hargreaves Ltd, Hvidberg Farms Ltd and First Abstract Advertising Ltd) appointed Jeff Meltzer & Karen Mason (Meltzer Mason Heath) as liquidators on 10 January. Creditors must file claims by Monday 17 February. Inland Revenue applied has a court hearing on 30 January for its application to wind BST up (see item 2 below).

16 January 2003

Inland Revenue applied on 27 November to wind up PJ Arnet Ltd (Peter Arnet, also Arnet Equipment Ltd and formerly a director of KOTR Ltd). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 30 January at 10.45am.

Inland Revenue applied on 7 October to wind up BST Holdings Ltd (Flemming Rasmussen, also director of a number of companies including Hargraves 29 Ltd, 27 Hargreaves Ltd, Hvidberg Farms Ltd and First Abstract Advertising Ltd). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 30 January at 10am.

Martin Pugh & Jennie Grant (MP Trust Fund Ltd) were appointed on 6 January as receivers of Simply the Best NZ Ltd (Clayton & Sally Cross, also Savoy Investments Ltd and Katch-a-Kiwi Ltd).

Ultradesk Ltd (trading as Ultra Office) applied on 3 December to wind up Cabra Manufacturing Ltd (Michael Padfield, also Cabra Interiors Ltd and NZ Trade Import/Export Corp Ltd). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 27 February at 10am.

Ian Caddis, liquidator of Mountain View Developments Ltd (Ian Norrie), has called a meeting of creditors for Wednesday 22 January at 11.30am to ascertain of they want to form a liquidation committee. Mr Norrie, a supplier to Graeme Raymond’s Mountain View apartment development at Panmure, took over the project when Mr Raymond’s business collapsed.

14 January 2003

TR Group Ltd applied on 13 November to wind up Formwork Hire Ltd (Alex Lilley, also Climetrac Hire Ltd, & Peter Bragg). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 13 February at 10am.

Anthony McCullagh (Horwath Corporate Auckland Ltd) gave notice that on 20 December he resigned as receiver of 4 of John Ede’s companies, St Clair Park Ltd, Dimension Group of Companies Ltd, Dimension Kitchens Ltd and Ede Investments Ltd. He was appointed on 4 December. Gerard Hulst was appointed receiver of St Clair Park on 20 December. Michael Stiassny & Grant Graham (Ferrier Hodgson) were appointed receivers of Ede Investments, Dimension Kitchens and Dimension Furniture Ltd on 4 December and relinquished the role on 18 December. An application to wind up Dimension Group of Companies will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 30 January.

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U: The names behind the action, week to 5 October 2003

Names, connections, 2+2

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3 October 2003

Commercial property specialist Joanna Pidgeon has been appointed a partner of law firm Hesketh Henry. Michael McCarthy & Kristin Bowman have also been made partners.
Website: Hesketh Henry

Pukekohe Properties Ltd (David Lawrie & John Woodward) went into voluntary liquidation as a solvent company on 30 September, appointing Jeff Meltzer & Karen Mason (Meltzer Mason Heath) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Friday 31 October. Mr Lawrie is also a director of Link Properties Ltd, Ngahere Farms Ltd and Madsen Lawrie Consultants Ltd.

Sigatoka Investments No 10 Ltd (Tim Manning of Taradale Property Group Ltd) went into voluntary liquidation on 29 September, appointing Neil Donnell (Grant Thornton) as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Friday 31 October.

Future Products Group Ltd (formerly Supermarket Services Ltd) applied on 5 September to wind up Group CDA Design Ltd (Brett Kelland Taylor). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 23 October at 10.45am. Group CDA Design also faces an application to wind it up from Harrison Grierson Consultants Ltd, which is back in court on Thursday 16 October at 10am. Mr Taylor is also a director of Group CDA Ltd (in liquidation), CDA Architecture Ltd and Luxury Vacations NZ Ltd, and a former director of Designtec Holdings/Management Ltd.

Andrew James Ryan Pacific Enterprises Ltd (Andrew & Bernard Ryan) went into voluntary liquidation on 26 September, appointing Anthony McCullagh (Horwath Corporate (Auckland) Ltd) as liquidator. Andrew Ryan is also a director of Timeless Residential Properties Ltd, Cascade Charters Ltd, Ryan Equipment Leasing Ltd, Omapere Developments Ltd, Down to Earth Developments Ltd and Woburn Mews Ltd.

Inland Revenue applied on 22 August to wind up Tourist Tines.com Ltd (Gary Ashley). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 16 October at 10.45am. Another of Mr Ashley’s companies, Kwan Lee Investments Ltd (which changed its name from Takapuna Rentals (2000) Ltd in May) was wound up in September. Mr Ashley is also a director of Airport Car Rentals Ltd (in liquidation), Park Up & Sell Ltd, Tourist Times (Auckland) Ltd and Ryall Investments Ltd (incorporated in July), and a former director of Market Write Communications Ltd, Handy Super Hire/Hire/Rentals Ltd and Oriel Investments Ltd.

Inland Revenue applied on 6 August to wind up Egg Affair Ltd (Bryce Kelsall). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 16 October at 10am. Mr Kelsall’s other directorships include Service Installations Ltd, Clearwater Bathroom & Kitchen Products Ltd, Confidential Accounting Services Ltd, Confidential Commodity Brokers Ltd, Just Switchboards Ltd, Property Bits Ltd, Active Capital Ltd and Andelko Properties Ltd.

Inland Revenue applied on 16 June to wind up Natland Developments Ltd (struck off the Companies Register on 21 February 2002; director Steven Snow, Gladstone Rd). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 16 October at 10am.

Claude Group NZ Ltd (formerly Ensite Claude NZ Ltd) applied on 9 July to wind up Happy Hosts Hotel Ltd (Peter Walding). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 23 October at 10am. The company is in receivership. Mr Walding is also a director of Wakding Properties Ltd, in both receivership & liquidation, and Walding Investments Ltd.

1 October 2003

Inland Revenue applied on 26 August to wind up Attic Timber Stairways Ltd (Brian & Evelyn Brothers, Howick). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 13 November at 10am.

29 September 2003

GFSL Ltd (name changed from General Finance Services Ltd on 16 April; director Harold Smith) went into liquidation n 18 September, appointing Gerald Hampton as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Friday 24 October.

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