Archive | 2002

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

Names, connections, 2+2

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

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

18 August 2002

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

15 August 2002

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Names, connections, 2+2

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

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

2 February

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

31 January 2002

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

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

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

30 January 2002

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

29 January 2002

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

28 January 2002

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30 June 2002

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

29 June 2002

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

26 June 2002

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

25 June 2002

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

9 June 2002

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

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

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

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

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

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

7 June 2002

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4 June 2002

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

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

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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.

31 August 2002

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

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

30 August 2002

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

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

29 August 2002

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

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

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

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

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

28 August 2002

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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24 August 2002

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1 March 2002

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

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

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

28 February 2002

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

27 February 2002

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

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

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

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

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

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

26 February 2002

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

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

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U: The names behind the action, week to 7 July 2002

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4 July 2002

The Open Fields Ltd (Bob Wickham; the company was previously called Wickham Developments Ltd) went into voluntary liquidation on 28 June after a long battle for survival. As Wickham Developments, the company was the main developer of more intensive housing along Oteha Valley Rd at Albany. The company beat off its last liquidation call in the Auckland High Court, on 6 June, when Master John Faire granted the Brisbane liquidators of Bloss White Finance Pty Ltd, Lachlan McIntosh & John Park, a final adjournment until today. Several creditors had appeared since late last year with applications to wind up the company, but then proved reluctant to take action because of the hope of refinancing from Australia. The liquidator is Hamilton solicitor Martin Fine of Drew Bullen. Creditors must filed proofs of debt by Wednesday 31 July.

Environmental Paving Systems Ltd (Richard Cameron & Brian Atkinson; company previously called Tri-Pavers Ltd) went into voluntary liquidation on 28 June, appointing Hamilton accountant Kim Thompson as liquidator. Creditors must file proofs of debt by Friday 2 August. Mr Thompson became liquidator of 2 other Atkinson companies, Enviroplas Collections Ltd and Plascrete Ltd, on 13 June.

2 applications to wind up Roseneath Properties Ltd (Stephen Kelly) were struck out by Master John Faire in the Auckland High Court today after claims were settled. 1 was from Euroglass Systems Ltd and the other from Lawton Building & Development Ltd. Mr Kelly is also director of Southern Hemisphere Land & Property Investments Ltd, Central Strata Management Ltd, Grafton Ridge Ltd, New Oakland Properties Ltd, RAM Securities Ltd, Contributory Mortgage Investments Ltd and Contributory Mortgage Nominees Ltd.

The application of Kinetics Group Ltd to wind up Catley & Associates Ltd, trading as CashLink NZ (Warren Catley, also director of Maxim Foundation Software Ltd and Catley Partners Ltd) was struck out after being settled. Catley & Associates bought CashLink, a supplier of accounting & financial systems to small/medium businesses, in 2000.

Earthsystems Ltd (Kevin & Susan Marks, Orewa) survived 2 liquidation calls in the Auckland High Court today but faces another next Thursday. Croft Pole Distributors Ltd’s application was adjourned to Thursday 1 August at 10am for proof of service, advertising & settlement, and the application of NZ Cashflow Services Ltd was struck out on settlement. McEntee Hire Service Ltd’s application is set down for Thursday 11 August at 10.45am.

Kirwan Holdings Ltd (Gavin Moore, also a director of Moore Construction Ltd and Pantech Pacific Ltd, both in liquidation, Able Holdings Ltd, Moore Living/Living International Ltd, and Benmore Developments Ltd) went into voluntary liquidation on 3 July. It faced a court liquidation today on the application of Allied Work Force Ltd, which was struck out as a result.

DMB Entertainment Ltd (Hugh McIver, also director of Fubu NZ Ltd, which was wound up in April, K-1 NZ Ltd, DMB Management Ltd & HRM Properties Ltd) settled with Carlton Hotel (Auckland) Ltd but now faces an application from AMP Property Retail Ltd, as substituting creditor, to wind it up on Thursday 1 August at 10am.

CFD Holdings Ltd (James Raea) was wound up on Inland Revenue’s application despite attempts by lawyer Chris LaHatte to get a second long adjournment, to enable anticipated subdivision profits to be used to pay the $90,000 of PAYE & $29,000 of gst owed. Steve Lawrence & Brendon Gibson (Ferrier Hodgson) were appointed liquidators.

Chua Investments Ltd (Manukau City councillor Ken Ming Yee & Rosemary Chua Tan) settled in full with Inland Revenue and had the department’s application to liquidate the company struck out. Lawyer Don Wackrow, who with Mr Yee was a trustee of some of property developer Philip Fava’s corporate interests, said at the previous court appearance Chua was a single-asset company which owned a house where the directors live, and the only unsecured debt was the gst refund which related to a change of use. Mr Wackrow said the house was worth about $450,000, an ASB mortgage was for up to $350,000, and about $55,000 was needed to cover this Inland Revenue debt. The Companies Register shows Chua was struck off the register on 25 July 2001.

Graffiti Screen Print Ltd (Dale Rawlings, also director of www.giftbasket.co.nz Ltd, Flying Kiwi Studios Ltd, Axiomatic Systems Ltd and Soul Metes Ltd) was wound up on Inland Revenue’s application, with Gerard Hulst (Gerard Hulst & associates) appointed liquidator.

Cornish Construction Ltd (Gary & Anna Cornish) settled in full with Inland Revenue and the department’s application to liquidate the company was struck out. A second Cornish company, Sario Associates Ltd, faces liquidation proceedings by the department on Thursday 11 July.

Elders Pastoral Holdings Ltd’s application to wind up Nomoi Holdings Ltd (Philip Fava) was struck out after settlement. Mr Fava borrowed from Elders for his Pacific Plaza shopping centre redevelopment at Whangaparaoa, but in a complex dispute 2 years ago the financier sold the hotel site where Mr Fava hoped to expand the centre, including a 12-storey apartment tower above shops and the local public library. A Warehouse outlet has since been built on the potentially spectacular site, which has an unobstructed view above the first floor straight down the America’s Cup course to Rangitoto Island. Mr Fava was bought out of the centre by his partner, Aral Property Holdings Ltd of London, Canada & Bermuda, at the end of 1999.

Watkin Ward (Laurene Watkin, also director of Watkin Ward Consultants Ltd) was left to be wound up on presentation to the Auckland High Court of a statutory demand document after Rapallo International Ltd (Gavin Gerrard, director of the Simorane Gerrard property & investment group) got no opposition to its application to liquidate the company today.

Kaipara Pine Ltd (Robert Grimmett & Timothy Magill, company also in receivership) was wound up on the application of Koppers Arch Wood Protection NZ Ltd, with Brendon Gibson & Steve Lawrence (Ferrier Hodgson) appointed liquidators.

Owens Group Ltd applied on 14 June to wind up Plateau Stone & Landscaping Co Ltd (Warren Heenan). The application will be heard in the Wellington High Court on Monday 15 July at 10am.

The Bank of New Zealand has issued a new demand on Trophy Properties Ltd & director Mark Lyon, totalling $81,747.99, saying interest will accrue at 16.8% on 1 account and 19.8% on another. When the bank issued a demand for just under $189,000 in May, it based the claim against Mr Lyon on a guarantee dated 1 December 2002. Mr Lyon is still a director of Mission Corp Ltd, Chancery Ltd and Vulcan Investments Ltd, but has resigned as a director of Midpoint Investments Ltd and related companies.

2 July 2002

Accident & Medical Clinic (Quay Park) Ltd (Brett Knock & Michael Honney) went into voluntary liquidation on 27 June, appointing John Whittfield & John Vague (McDonald Vague & Partners) as liquidators. Creditors must file proofs of debt by Monday 15 July. In the same group, Quay Park A&M Centre Ltd (Brett Knock & Roger Moses), Medi Plus Occupational Medicine Ltd (Brett Knock) and Airport Oaks X-Ray Ltd (no directors registered) went into voluntary liquidation on 29 May, with the same liquidators. Accident & Medical Centres Investment Ltd (Ken Buxton & Roger Moses) and Airport Oaks Accident & Medical Centre Ltd, Care Clinics Ltd, Kapiti Coast Accident & Medical Centre Ltd, Accident & Medical Clinic Linwood Care Ltd, Accident & Medical Clinic Riccarton Care Ltd and Accident & Medical Clinin (Chartwell) Ltd (all Brett Knock) are in receivership.

1 July 2002

Robert Lerner (Dermo Film Distributors Ltd and MV Celebre Ltd) & John Radley (Ellis Gould solicitor) applied on 17 June to wind up Visual Group Ltd (Brent Perry, Takapuna, also director of Formula Boats NZ Ltd, Scope Holdings/Investments Ltd, and First Watch Holdings Ltd). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 1 August at 10am.

Cashmere Enterprises Ltd (Michael Begley, also director of The Waterjump Bar & Grill Ltd and Hambeg Ltd) went into liquidation on 21 June, appointing Brian Walshe & Richard Burge as liquidators. Creditors must file proofs of debt by Monday 15 July.

Holiday Marketing International (NZ) Ltd (Brian Morgan & Dwayne Hill, also directors of Worldwide Resorts NZ Ltd; Mr Morgan is also director of Daicorp Financial Services Ltd) went into liquidation on 25 June, appointing Jeff Meltzer & Arron Heath (Meltzer Mason Heath) as liquidators. Creditors must file proofs of debt by Thursday 25 July. HMI was the marketing arm of Worldwide Resorts NZ, Worldwide Resorts Club of NZ Inc and HMI Property Holdings Ltd. The Commerce Commission’s website carries a report dated 31 May, that HMI was fined $17,500 in the Auckland District Court for getting its telemarketers and street presenters to invite people to a travel show when the company was actually selling timeshare rights. I understand Mr Hill was previously touting timeshare in Germany and Mr Morgan may now be in Mexico.

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U: The names behind the action, week to 8 December 2002

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8 December 2002

David Gray Nathan put 6 of his companies into liquidation on 29 November & 2 December, with Jeff Meltzer & Karen Mason (Meltzer Mason Heath) appointed liquidators of all 6. Solvency certificates were filed for 2 — Gray Charles Nominees Ltd (struck off the Companies Register on 20 November) and Kapiro Investments Ltd. Creditors must file claims against those companies by Saturday 4 January. The other 4 are Grand View Mall Ltd, Paulls Fashions Ltd, Rag Treasury Ltd and Retail Apparel Group Ltd. Creditors must file claims against those companies by Friday 3 January. Mr Nathan & Haydn Staples owned the Dress For Less retail clothing chain as well as Paulls. Mr Nathan is still a director of Wine Direct Ltd. Mr Staples now has interests in numerous property companies including Retail Holdings Ltd and Glenora Centre Ltd.

Inland Revenue applied on 12 November to wind up Phoenix Residential Solutions Ltd (known as Genesis Homes Land Co Ltd until 5 February 2001; director Bruce Gage). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Wednesday 5 February at 10.45am. DPJ Ltd (Genesis Homes Henderson Ltd until the name change on 8 May) was wound up in August on Inland Revenue’s application. Mr Gage is director of Genesis Homes Ltd, Family Homes Ltd, Paladin Investments Ltd, Prestige 2000 Ltd and some related companies.

Inland Revenue applied on 12 November to wind up Phoenix Property Solutions Ltd (Mark Holmes, also Team Approach Ltd and Atlas World Class Ltd, & Stephen Malone, Albany). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Wednesday 5 February at 10.45am.

Inland Revenue applied on 12 November to wind up Johnson Developments Ltd (Len Johnson, also still a director of Mayfair Corp Ltd, the former listed property developer run by Gerald Williams which is now in liquidation). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 19 December at 10.45am.

Inland Revenue applied on 31 October to wind up Venture Homes Ltd (John Peter Dobson, Coatesville, also Ferrobuild Industries Ltd, Harbour Heights Ltd, Central Plant Hire Ltd, Venture East Ltd, Cruz Ltd and Coatesville Grazing & Riding Centre Ltd; Forefront NZ Ltd and Greenfields Village Developments Ltd with John Holmes; Westbrook Heights Ltd and Westbrook Development Ltd, both in liquidation, and Westbrook Homes Ltd with Lindsay Ellery & John McKittrick). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 19 December at 10am.

Inland Revenue applied on 12 November to wind up Ototoa Farms Ltd (Samuel Lim, also Ototoa Station Ltd). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 19 December at 10.45am.

Inland Revenue applied on 12 November 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). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 19 December at 10.45am.

Poolrite Equipment NZ Ltd applied on 6 November to wind up Creative Environments Ltd (Noel Julian). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Wednesday 5 February at 10am.

Evangelist, former lawyer & Universal Homes founder Bill Subritzky has wound up Mataka Station Ltd, appointing Richard Agnew &David Davidson (PricewaterhouseCoopers) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Monday 23 December. Mr Subritzky sold the 1160ha station on the Purerua Peninsula, the top side of the Bay of Islands, to Bill Birnie of FR Partners Ltd in 1999 after owning it for 25 years.

Sunstroke Ltd (which changed its name from The New Zealand Fund Ltd on 2 December; directors David Belcher & Trevor Kerr of Clavell Capital Ltd) went into liquidation on 29 November, appointing Jeff Meltzer & Karen Mason (Meltzer Mason Heath) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Saturday 4 January.

Thompson & Winkler Ltd (Paul Thompson & Berthold Winkler, also NZ Waterproofing & Acoustics Ltd, Glenfield) went into liquidation on 4 December, appointing Jeff Meltzer & Karen Mason as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Friday 10 January.

Allied Work Force Ltd applied on 6 November to wind up Dallas Construction Ltd (David Tharp, Te Atatu, also Dallas Concrete Ltd, struck off the Companies Register on 6 July, Conmac Holdings Ltd, Smart Builders Ltd, Boise Holdings Ltd and Westside Habitats Ltd, and formerly of Masonry Homes Ltd). The application will be heard on Thursday 12 December at 10am.

Lawyer Stephen McDonald applied on 17 October to wind up Inveran Holdings Ltd, Kitewaho Bush Reserve Co Ltd, Boutsen Holdings Ltd (Peter Mawhinney director of all 3), Abacus Developments Ltd (Philip Bycroft) and Waitakere Forestry Park Ltd (Peter Wilson). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 19 December at 10am. Kitewaho was struck off the Companies Register on 14 August, Boutsen on 10 November 2001, Abacus and Waitakere Forestry Park on 18 July 2001.

5 December 2002

3-times bankrupt property developer Graeme Raymond, now 40, was granted a conditional discharge from bankruptcy today, on condition that his earnings go into a trust account held by insolvency practitioner John Buchanan, that Mr Buchanan send out the bills for his proposed work in helping developers with consents & development, that he not be a company director or trustee of a trading trust, that he not sign any guarantees or indemnities to support borrowings, won’t incur any business borrowings and won’t operate a business credit card. Mr Raymond was bankrupted in 1982 & 1990, and again on 26 August 1998. The Official Assignee opposed his discharge last year. Mr Raymond was sentenced to 13 months jail for concealing assets from the Official Assignee, and began the jail term last October after his appeal failed. (Graeme Raymond off to jail)

Longtime bookseller John Todd and bookshop chain Dymocks have entered settlement talks to end a bitter 3-year dispute. Dymocks Franchise Systems (NSW) Pty Ltd’s statutory demand on Bilgola Enterprises Ltd (in receivership; directors John & Alicia Todd) was set down in the Auckland High Court today for a court conference on Wednesday 19 February 2003, and the applications to wind up Bilgola and Lambton Quay Books Ltd were adjourned to Thursday 6 March for settlement. However, Penguin Books NZ Ltd was added as a plaintiff.

Shag Lake Farm Ltd (previously named Tikitere Springs Estate Ltd, director Barry Brill, former National cabinet minister and McAlpine Industries Ltd & UnitedNetworks Ltd director) was wound up in the Auckland High Court today on the application of Steel & Tube Holdings Ltd. Graeme McDonald & Kevin Bromwich (McDonald Vague & Partners) were appointed liquidators.

Bongard Holdings Ltd (Peter Thomas, also Meadowcourt First National Real Estate Ltd, wound up on Inland Revenue’s application on 3 October, Southbelt Holdings Ltd, Hickory Investments Ltd, Palisade Holdings Ltd) was wound up in the Auckland High Court today on law firm Glaister Ennor’s application. Steve Lawrence & Brendon Gibson (Ferrier Hodgson) were appointed liquidators.

Roma Properties Ltd, John George Russell’s company which has been involved in long & difficult litigation with Inland Revenue, was wound up on the IRD’s application in the Auckland High Court today. Richard Agnew & Vivian Fatupaito (PricewaterhouseCoopers) were appointed liquidators.

Inland Revenue’s application to wind up Drewet Earthmovers Ltd (Linda Drewet, Mt Eden) was adjourned in the Auckland High Court today to Thursday 5 February at 10am for the application to be advertised.

Global Mechanical Supplies Ltd’s application to wind up Moyes & Groves NZ Ltd (John & Anna Philpott) was settled & struck out in the Auckland High Court today.

Fletcher Steel Ltd’s application to wind up KRS Builders BZ Co Ltd (Kiriti Raju) was adjourned in the Auckland High Court to Thursday 5 February at 10.45am for settlement expected to result from the sale of a property.

Westpac Banking Corp’s application to wind up Trendy Homes Ltd (Mohammad Ayub) was adjourned in the Auckland High Court today to Thursday 5 February at 10.45am for a substituted creditor to file proceedings. Bridgecorp Residential Ltd entered into possession on 27 November as mortgagee of 2 properties in Ruze Vida Drive, Royal Heights, & 2 in Sunpark Place, Henderson, owned by Trendy Homes. (Earlier story).

Edserv Ltd (Shaun Singleton & Graham Clausen, also directors of CPSS Holdings Ltd; Mr Singleton is also a former director of The Cleaning Depot Ltd) had Inland Revenue’s application to wind it up adjourned in the Auckland High Court today to Wednesday 26 February for a defended hearing.

Origination Holdings Ltd (John Boswell & David Simpson of the Rattrays group, which went into receivership in October) was wound up in the Auckland High Court today on Inland Revenue’s application. Richard Agnew & Vivian Fatupaito (PricewaterhouseCoopers) were appointed liquidators.

Frognal Ltd (struck off on 15 November; director Pamela Marshall) was wound up in the Auckland High Court today on Inland Revenue’s application. Gerard Hulst was appointed liquidator.

Kepa Developments Ltd (Wayne & Gaile Hartner, of the collapsed Hartner Construction group) was wound up in the Auckland High Court today on Inland Revenue’s application. Steve Lawrence & Brendon Gibson (Ferrier Hodgson) were appointed liquidators.

Grimbuild Ltd (Kevin Grimes, also Terra Firma Earth Homes Ltd, in liquidation, & Edwina Tupe) was wound up in the Auckland High Court today on Inland Revenue’s application. Gerard Hulst was appointed liquidator.

Waterview Downs Ltd (struck off the Companies Register on 20 June 2001; director John Bernard Cull, also currently a director of Aralia Holdings Ltd and Muroced Developments Ltd, both in liquidation) and Waterview Downs Apartments Ltd (struck off the Companies Register in August 2000; Mr Cull was director) were both wound up in the Auckland High Court today on Inland Revenue’s application. Richard Agnew & Vivian Fatupaito (PricewaterhouseCoopers) were appointed liquidators of both companies. Mr Cull’s Waterview Downs project fell apart in early 1999. He attributed some of the group’s problems to slow delivery of titles.

4 December 2002

Kew Investments Finance & Consulting Ltd (Anton Koning, also Balmoral Properties/Asset Management NZ Ltd, Sultan Properties Ltd, Industrial Property Management Ltd and various other property companies) went into voluntary liquidation on 27 November, appointing Esther Samuel as liquidator. Creditors must file claims by Tuesday 7 November.

Engineering Innovations (Anthony Bankart, Glenfield, also Design Innovations Ltd) went into voluntary liquidation on 2 December, appointing Paul Sargison & Gerry Rea (Gerry Rea Associates) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Monday 6 January.

Margaret Williams, of Hunua, wound up Kenneth Williams & Co Ltd on 29 November, appointing Susan Locke as liquidator, but kept her other 2 companies, Nuffield Farm Ltd and The Trail Road Farms Ltd, alive. Kenneth Williams has resigned from all 3.

3 December 2002

Mainzeal Construction Ltd’s Auckland manager, Chris Hunter, has quit the company to move to the expanding McConnell family business, McConnell International Ltd, as chief operating officer of the construction side.

Pembroke Holdings Ltd (Bryce & Amelia Herbert), which sold the former Robbie Burns liquor store & development site, opposite TVNZ on the corner of Victoria & Hobson Sts, to Axis Property Group for $5 million last year, went into liquidation as a solvent company on 2 December. Creditors must file claims by Monday 13 January. Liquidators are Neil Donnell & Paul McCormick (Grant Thornton).

Ryan Group Ltd (Keith & Mark Ryan, Morrinsville, also Alufinance Ltd and Performance Windows & Doors NZ Ltd) applied on 8 November to wind up The Avenue Builders Ltd (Brent Clode, most noted for the problems associated with his 1 Parliament St development but also developer of numerous other properties). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 19 December at 10.45am.

2 December 2002

Former Property Council director John Dakin has been appointed general manager of Colonial First State Property Trust, starting in Auckland in February to replace Lloyd Cundy, who’s quitting the corporate scene to do his own thing. Mr Dakin joined Colonial in Sydney in 2000, focusing on business development then holding operational responsibility for the New Zealand property interests of Colonial, part of the Commonwealth Bank group.

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U: The names behind the action, week to 6 October 2002

Names, connections, 2+2

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

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

6 October 2002

Property developer brothers Rod & Greg Nielsen, best known for their Castlerock Group, resolved on 3 October to send 4 companies into liquidation — Mays Road (Ellerslie) Ltd, Eastpark Management (NZ) Ltd, Ellerslie Properties Ltd and Castlerock (Marua) Ltd. Claims must be filed with liquidator Brett Hoddle (Brett Hoddle Consultants, Highland Park) by Monday 11 November. Castlerock Group Ltd is in liquidation and has been struck off the Companies Register. Another of their companies, Mays Road Developments Ltd, is in liquidation. The Nielsens still have numerous site-specific companies, including 35 Ayr St Ltd, Queenstown Lifestyle Villas Ltd, The Lodge Trust Co Ltd, Glenside Properties Ltd and Augustus Housing Ltd.

(Sam) Tse Suet Cheong & (Shirley) Tse Shui Hang put their 3 jointly owned companies — Epsom Motels Ltd, Epsom Estate Ltd and Cornwall Estate Holdings Ltd — into liquidation on 3 October, appointing John Palairet of Napier as liquidator. The companies say they can pay their debts. Mr Tse is also a director of Richmon Group Ltd.

3 October 2002

Lawyer Andrew Harmos has given notice that he wants to have Matarangi Beach Properties Ltd (Andrew & Sheridan Harmos) struck off the Companies Register because it’s ceased business & discharged its liabilities. It’s a separate company from Matarangi Beach Estates Ltd (Greg Wilkinson of Axis Property Group Ltd, and previously Mark Hotchin, now of Elders Finance and still of Matarangi Properties Ltd).

Inland Revenue applied on 12 August to wind up Betta Motorsport Ltd (Dean Harden, Warkworth). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 17 October at 10.45am. Mr Harden is also director of Betta Rental Cars Ltd, which settled a separate Inland Revenue application to wind it up, lodged in June. That application was struck out in the High Court today.

Inland Revenue applied on 19 August to wind up Quest Communications Ltd (Bruce Herbert & Nigel Colling). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 17 October at 10am. An application by Gulf Harbour Town Centre Ltd to wind up Quest will be heard on 10 October at 10am.

Inland Revenue applied on 2 September to wind up ITL Projects Ltd (Paul Doran & Victor Sietkiewicz, also 586 Properties Ltd and Derence Properties Ltd; Mr Doran is also director of PJD Investments Ltd and Mr Sietkiewicz was formerly a director of Insul-Box NZ/International Ltd). The application will be heard in the Auckland High Court on Thursday 17 October at 10.45am.

The Campbell & Ehrenfried Co Ltd, the company through which Doug Myers took control of Lion Nathan, quietly slipped into liquidation on 1 October, 105 years after its incorporation. Liquidators are Richard Agnew & David Davidson (PricewaterhouseCoopers). Campbell & Ehrenfried was incorporated on 27 June 1897. It changed its name to Thyme Enterprises Ltd (Richard Green & John Lusk) on 26 July. A new Campbell & Ehrenfried was incorporated on 25 September.

An application by James Piper (Pipers patent & trademark attorneys) to wind up Gemtech Corp Ltd (Anthony & Vivienne Wondergem) was adjourned in the Auckland High Court to Thursday 7 November at 10am after Master Lang reset a timetable after previous requirements weren’t met. Gemtech is a rotary engine company. The 2 directors, plus Neil & Valerie Wondergem, are variously directors of Wondergem Developments/Holdings Ltd, Gemco 21 Ltd, Engine 21 Corp Ltd, Rev Group Ltd and, incorporated on 18 September, 2’N’1 Engine Ltd.

Legend Balustrades Ltd (Augustus Benzie, also Benbrook Developments Ltd, in both receivership & liquidation, with Janet Brooker) was wound up on the application of Manufacturing Suppliers Ltd. Dennis Parsons & Katherine Kenealy, Indepth Forensic Ltd, Hamilton) were appointed liquidators.

Habitat Developments Ltd (David Ralph & Caroline Morrison, Pukekohe) was wound up on the application of Jesmond Construction Ltd. Steve Lawrence & Brendon Gibson (Ferrier Hodgson) were appointed liquidators.

Panorama Outdoor Advertising Ltd (Barrie Dyer, also Harbour City Signs Ltd, Red Devil Investments Ltd and Sky High Visuals Ltd) settled with Stele Media Ltd (Michael Sullivan & Robert Haddon of Sullivan & Haddon Group Ltd) and the application to wind up Panorama was struck out.

Chubb NZ Ltd abandoned its application to wind up Alarm Wholesalers Ltd (Frank James & Gaye Hill, Takanini) after Alarm Wholesalers was struck off the Companies Register on the day of its previous court appearance, 22 September.

RA Electrical Co Ltd (Raiyas & Praveena Ali, Pakuranga, also RA Building Contractors Ltd, incorporated on 23 July) settled with Redeal Ltd and the application to wind up RA Electrical was struck out. RA Electrical 2002 Ltd, with Tahir Samut as director and the same registered office as RA Electrical Co Ltd, was incorporated on 13 May.

Langana Construction Ltd (Stuart Jackson, company incorporated on 1 February) settled with TS Bricklayers Ltd, but another 7 creditors jointly stepped in seeking to replace TS Bricklayers on the liquidation application, with a request to consolidate proceedings. Master Lang adjourned the matter to Thursday 14 November at 10am. Mr Jackson has numerous other companies, from Budget Homes Ltd formed in 1998 to Exclusive Developments Ltd in 1999, various Lifestyle and Jackson companies, Fulham Holdings Ltd, Bassett Properties Ltd, and Jackson Property Group Ltd, which was also formed in February.

Finance Provision Associates Ltd (Christopher Elstob & Peter Hilt) was wound up on Mr Elstob’s application, but there was a dispute over who should be liquidator — Mr Elstob’s choice of Horton & Price or the other 3 directors’ preference, Meltzer Mason Heath — Master Lang opted for Karen Mason & Mike Lamacraft (Meltzer Mason Heath). Counsel for those other directors, Mr Schnauer, said there was about $165,000 in the company, but “there was an apprehension that funds that had been collected had not been properly accounted for. Proceedings for fraud have been brought against Mr Elstob.”

Mainstream Construction Ltd (Shaun Thomas, Long Bay, a former director of Firstlight Homes Ltd, Silverdale) was wound up on the application of UnitedNetworks Ltd. Vivian Fatupaito & Richard Agnew (PricewaterhouseCoopers) were appointed liquidators.

Wharehine Contractors Ltd’s application to wind up Concept Holdings Ltd (Selwyn Currie, also Combi Enterprises and Clayton Enterprises 2001 Ltd) was adjourned to Thursday 7 November at 10am for advertising.

Meadowcourt First National Real Estate Ltd (Peter Thomas) was wound up on Inland Revenue’s application. Steve Lawrence & Brendon Gibson (Ferrier Hodgson) were appointed liquidators.

Cargo Systems International Ltd (Christopher Grace, also Icos Ltd, Icos Group Ltd and Transdata Corp Ltd, & Harold Dittmer) was wound up on Inland Revenue’s application. Vivian Fatupaito & Richard Agnew (PricewaterhouseCoopers) were appointed liquidators.

Mrs Rita Hockey’s application to wind up Wiseline Corp Ltd (Patrick Darby) was adjourned to Thursday 7 November at 10.45am for a fixture. Mr Darby is also a director of Pinnacle Brokers Ltd, Pinnacle Business Brokers Ltd and Barrys Car Sales Ltd. Mrs Hockey was acting partly on her own account and partly as executor of the estate of her husband, Russell Hockey., who was a director of the 2 Pinnacle companies and also of Pinnacle Brokers 2000 Ltd, which was struck of the Companies Register in October 2001.

Maaz Enterprises Ltd (Mohammed Azam, also Pah Road Investments Ltd) was wound up on Inland Revenue’s application. Steve Lawrence & Brendon Gibson (Ferrier Hodgson) were appointed liquidators.

Inland Revenue’s application to wind up J&T Contractors Ltd (Tracey Christie, East Tamaki) was adjourned to Thursday 14 November at 10.45am to complete settlement.

1 October 2002

BGJJLM Ltd (Leslie Hemmingson, also Glassfields NZ Ltd, & Leo Faber, also Faber Glasshouses NZ Ltd) went into voluntary liquidation on 23 September, appointing Gregory Ratbun & Bruce Sheppard as liquidators. The company was called Status Produce Ltd until April. The company known since then as Status Produce Ltd (registered at Turners & Growers Ltd) was previously called Sholto Investments Ltd.

North Harbour Pump Services Ltd (Hugh Sintes, also Pumpland Ltd) went into liquidation on 25 September, appointing Jeff Meltzer & Karen Mason (Maltzer Mason Heath) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Friday 25 October.

Herbert Restaurants Ltd (trading as Cobb & Co Eastridge; director Tony Herbert, also Pioneer Entertainments Ltd, Kelston Rack & Track Ltd, Lasso & Garter Ltd, Local Hospitality Services Ltd, and formerly a director of Neville Mahon company Lausanne Project Management Ltd and Dunedin company Acre Holdings Ltd) went into liquidation on 27 September, appointing John Whittfield & John Vague (McDonald Vague & Partners) as liquidators. Creditors must file claims by Thursday 31 October.

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