Thank You Curtis Gregorash
This morning when I woke up I had never heard your name, I read my Herald and you have restored my faith in humanity.
In my experience we are riddled with corruption .It is concealed by those who work for it, intentionally, through ignorance and others for self preservation.
At last there is some one who not only has the values to resign but also the guts to speak out .We need more like you Curtis , there is actually strength in numbers and wouldn’t that just make such a difference on the integrity of New Zealand.
Corruption is like cancer. You can deny you have it but in the end the symptoms will be too bad and it will either become obvious or you simply pop your clogs.
I Stood as an Independent Candidate for Epsom to highlight the corruption issue. I think I have contributed to the exposure of it but only in a minor way as what I have had to say has as usual been well concealed, yes the media play their part in the concealment too .
I happen to think that if the improper swearing in of police officers is a significant issue then a fraudulent application for Law enforcement powers and as a result having this granted to a fictitious organization would also be of significance. The Animal welfare Institute of New Zealand (AWINZ )enforced the animal welfare act for some 10 years despite having any identifiable legal persons revealed behind this trading name. Ultimately four people, who together have no evidence of having run the ” organisation ” and who MPI have no record of being the applicant , sought to have the law enforcement status revoked
Both National and Labour are involved in this corruption, and it is not as if it has not been raised with Government departments the office of the auditor general, Ombudsmen , SFO, MPI , Solicitor General , office of the prime minister etc did not know, they all knew and all played their part.
We have preciously highlighted the reason for that , it is because they all support Transparency International New Zealand . And What does Transparency International – New Zealand Know about corruption ? apparently not much , they know how to deny that corruption exists just look who supports them in their quest to portray that New Zealand is the least corrupt country . In the end Transparency New Zealand is a business and needs to be paid . Rule 1. never bite the hand that feeds.
Come to think of it Transparency International New Zealand has been surprisingly quite during the election campaign .
Then the other item which was of news this week was that There are reports that Chinese communist party anti-corruption officials are looking to investigate suspects in New Zealand.
Mr Peter Goodfellow got involved in the matter as mentioned in the article but we have found connections with him and Oravida see Nationals multiple connections with Oravida – is it all about scampi ?
Then there is the issue of the Crarfar farms and he manner in which New Zealand farm land is being bought up in a most non transparent way and here again we have a connection with Oravida through their former director who resigned from Orvida one day and set up with those involved in making an application for the farms the next day and then doing so deceptively in my opinion through a British Virgin Islands Company Is there an obligation to comply with directions of the Overseas investment office ?
New Zealand is all about big business we are happy to facilitate anything from International money laundering to selling off our land to unknown persons all the while we have this pretense of being squeaky clean
Three years later and another election later nothing much has changed in the mean time brand NZ has been damaged by having our companies registered here through our slack company registration processes being used in international money laundering and fraud.
We dont learn from our mistakes , we allow the real criminals to use our justice system to conceal corruption and beat up whistle blowers.
The Government and its employees all stand on the side line and are complicit. I takes a very special person to make a stand . I have heard far too may say, “I am just a few years off retirement I dont want to rock the boat. ‘ Those who remember the old TV program Gliding On.. Well Its alive and well .
I am preparing my submissions for the commission against corruption petition which was presented in June , let us hope that people vote wisely and that we will see the C word ( corruption ) Used a lot more and also see actions to combat it.
What would happen if the silent majority was not silent ?
Imagine if every one who is eligible to vote voted .
The undecided would become the deciders and we may all be better off because of them .
Instead of not voting if all non voters voted for nothing but ” other minority parties ” which received .48% of the vote in the last elections their vote take woudl be increased to 34.63% which would be 3.47% more than National got in the last elections .
Now wouldn’t that be a left field game changer ?
These minority parties would be in a position to form a government with any one . They could actually form a Government with every one except national and Labour .
They could throw out consultants, advisers and just runt eh country on good old common sense .
It would be any ones guess who would be prime minister but I certainly do hope that the first thing this parliament would address is corruption .
I have no doubts that those in the Grey are those who can help us beat the 1% .. are you in ????
What is the point of having laws if there is no accountability to it?
We have screeds of legislation which applies to lawyers but just about every time a complaint made to the law society comes back with the words that the lawyer concerned does not meet the threshold for that rule or offence or it is written off in some other lame manner without real consideration of the rule has been breached or not .
We appear to have allowed a Grey area creep into law a decision which says technically they have broken the rules or ignored them but we dont think that it has done serious damage. Should we perhaps re write our laws so that the law can be broken by 5% , 10% or even totally ignored or sat theft is not a theft is the sum is less than , or too bad he stole your TV but because it was old it doesn’t matter. Or simply apply the law selectively to people who you think has good reputation which will be tarnished by a conviction regardless of the facts.
I think I may have hit the problem on the head there as our legal system is built on the 12 the century legal concept in Britain.There were four inns of court Grays Inn, Lincoln’s Inn, Inner Temple, Middle temple , the links will take you on a fascinating voyage of discovery .
It is perhaps not very surprising that the words Bar, standing and Inns are all associated with the law .That is why only those standing can be at the bar, I can only guess that the others were under the table or dead in a corner .
Through the involvement of the Knights Templar and the inns, religion was a tool used control those both in the Inns and those on whom the law was practiced. The Fear that some harm would befall them would get any one to confess except those who secretly knew that you could tell lies and get away with it.
But fast forward to 2014, knights in shining amour are out, religion has been shown not to deliver the thunder bolts and lighting to those who do not speak the truth or act honourably . So what do we do we say to the lawyers go and form an organization and control yourselves. New Zealand Law Society
As a safe guard we set up the LCRO to which you can appeal if you dont like what the law society does but we make certain that the people on the LCRO are appointed in consultation with the law society and also funded by them.
Because of the lack of funds the LCRO is desperately under resourced and there appears to be a wait of some 2 years before the matter is determined by the LCRO , evidence of this is shown in the dates of the determinations .
To expedite matters and to make it appear that most of the lawyers are good guys the law society ” writes the complaint off ” in their early resolution process, this has the effect that people just done bother making complaints as it is simply a waste of their time. Their actions with lawyers are more akin to that of a mother of a very spoiled only child , rather than a mother of 10 who in years gone by would have given the culprit a good reason to remember why he has to stick to the rules.
I have only ever had one successful complaint to the law society and that took 3 years to complete . I was to get $30,000 after false invoices had been issued .
As a former police officer I find it appalling that a person with the full weight and responsibility of upholding the law and being an officer of the court can commit acts which when I was a police officer were crimes .I have seen people locked up for stealing a packet of tobacco yet here I have been deprived of a massive sum through false accounting and the offender is now suing me for bankruptcy.
Bankruptcy and liquidation are two processes used to ” take some one out ” which liquidation of a company is the equivalent of killing off an opponent, bankruptcy is as close as you can legally get to bopping off a person who gets in your way and if they resit they will son find that another $3,000 is added to the bill.
This week a Lawyer was jailed for stealing from clients this brings about the question, what is the threshold for theft? In my day a theft was a theft but it appears that now thefts are acceptable up to a certain limit.
I have also become aware that the law society has a process which takes time and does not allow for intervention . Since filing my complaint with regards to my former lawyer in February 2011, he has taken me to court no less than five times and my matter has still not been resolved.
He is currently trying to bankrupt me over $3,000 and sue me for $500,000 . All these court processes have strict time frames and is taking my time. It has occurred to me that if he bankrupts me for $3,000 all my issues will go away and when your broke there is no point in coming after you for more dosh cause your bankrupt.. It must be the best place to be. Perhaps my former lawyer is trying to make me an example after all he is in the business of setting up trusts so that people can hide their money overseas . I know I wont get a cent from him as he , despite his business connections does not hold assets in his own name.
A very good example of how the process is abused is that my former lawyer who was struck off as a lawyer but has had a reprieve and can practice again if the was to get a practicing certificate , is apparently running his practice through a Proxy, a very junior junior who is working under the supervision of a lawyer in Alexandra and claiming to be a branch of that law firm and having incorporated both law firms names into the trading name for the branch.
The very junior lawyer operates from the premises of the former law firm and any one not knowing would think that it is business as usual at the former law firm . I rather suspect that she is being given Practice experience by suing me, all it can do is cost me money because if I hired a lawyer and was going to get a cost payment in favour of me, my former lawyer would simply skip the country .
Now I consider taking court action without any evidence as an abuse of process , it is akin to beating some one up with a piece of 4 x2 and saying sorry wrong person , didn’t mean to hurt you .
But the law society will no doubt look at this and say no harm done and leave the door wide open to the next lawyer to make the same mistake.
In the mean time the person who has had the court action filed agaisnt them has how many sleepless nights?
This ” mistake ‘ is actually a breach of the rules and the law society has a duty to keep lawyers accountable to the rules , but the reality is that it works well for lawyers not to be hard on this kind of thing as it gives them something to put pressure on people with .
This is not the only mistake there have been many .
It is for such incidents , that I believe that the law society should not be the both the body which disciplines lawyers and holds them accountable . I have drawn up a petition to segregate the functions of the law society being 65 Regulatory functions and 66 Representative functions. And to ask the government to set up one organization which is dependent of Lawyers and only has the regulatory functions so as to hold lawyers truly accountable to the law.
A matter follows from complaint to law society , to LCRO to tribunal and even after that there is appeal
I am 4 years in on my matter and we have not hit the LCRO yet , the LCRO will need at least 6 months to make a decision then there can be an appeal to the tribunal . Bankruptcy is just a few months so it is a lot easier for the lawyer to beat up his complainant than it is for the complainant to get justice .
We need a process which work as fast as a bankruptcy application does, a process during which administrators can intervene and assess all court action between the parties and ensure that only matters are filed which have followed the rules, proper negotiation and for which there is evidence.
No more soft touch for lawyers. They need to be held accountable to the law to a Higher degree than the people who they proceed against . You can help by singing the petition
The petition is down loadable here Petition for an independent lawyers authority
Affidavits when sworn and filed can be used for any purpose, this is my sworn statement of truth .
The response has been sworn this is an unworn copy with live links
I am making it publicly available to show how our justice system is being used to attack those who show that our companies are being used internationally in fraud and crime.
There are many organizations like mentioned who facilitate this .
The World Bank said last year that New Zealand is “the easiest place in the world to set up a business”. Sources say the country’s company registration process has been used over the past few years to run a series of massive money-laundering schemes reaching into eastern Europe.
I am not the only one to link this law firm to fraud, this is another quote “The Auckland law firm whose address is on the registration has been accused previously of being linked to international fraud scams.” this comment was made with regards to a fraudulent insurance company. ” A New Zealand-based general insurer that was banned last week by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been linked to activities including international fraud scams and money-laundering.” ”
The statement is in relation to Pacific Blu http://www.business.govt.nz/companies/app/ui/pages/companies/otherSearch
It is timely with Nicky Hager‘s publication of Dirty politics that we examine the corruption behind the dirt.
I am in the process of putting together my submissions for the select committee to substantiate my petition for an Independent commission agaisnt corruption .
I have already done an informal post Why I initiated a Petition for a commission against corruption.
On that post we covered off several headings our concerns with regards to the rather nontransparent system which appears to be operating in parliament. All the issues can be attributed to one single underlying problem . There is no code of conduct for members of parliament .
Labour MP Ross Robertson has for the past 13 years been battling to get Parliament to accept a code of conduct for MPs. see story
There is a cabinet manual which touches on Code of conduct and holds ministers accountable to the Prime Minister for their behaviour. This however does not extend to members of parliament who are not ministers they are responsible to their party leaders.
The returns are found at this link . Again as with so many registers in New Zealand there is nothing which compels the truth and no consequences for deliberate omissions. The integrity of the register is therefor solely dependent on the integrity of those who provide the information.
In Australia we see a different scene and a magnificent summary which also looks at New Zealand and notes that
The parliamentary practice states that :
As occasion requires, ministerial guidelines may be issued by the Cabinet or the Prime Minister to deal with particular circumstances that have arisen (such as the conduct to be observed by Ministers involved in mayoral election campaigns). However, these ministerial codes of conduct are political guidelines adopted by Governments to guide their own conduct. They have no statutory origin and are not regarded as being legally enforceable. Their significance depends upon the sense of commitment to public office held by Ministers and on their political responsibility to Parliament and public opinion.
New Zealand Parliamentary Practice notes that:
Except in the case of financial interests, the House has not adopted any detailed ethical guidelines for its members, taking the view that advice about appropriate behaviour is primarily a matter for induction training and internal party discipline.
And so it is that the system which operates in Our government today revolves around the prim ministers top drawer.
Conduct which should be independently investigated is retained until a suitable ” spat arises” party Politics are never far away and we are constantly reminded that the governance is a war between left and right.
While it is the conduct of the house which should be considered we find that the protects its members as do the other parties.
Being the prime minister allows better access than any one to the dirt and you simply hold on to it to trade off and save the neck of one of your own.
it is of note that the code of conduct and ethics is linked to ICAC particularly involving Lobbying. It appears that elections may be time for open slather of those wishing favours in the forth coming terms to help provide a leg up for the party who is to deliver the goods. see this link .
The open door to the Westminster style of parliament is that it places the prim minister in total control of the conduct of the ministers and the Prime minister does not even require formal parliamentary authorization to alter amend or interpret anything he likes as he likes.
It is therefore a matter of playing the game and while we frown upon bullying in the playground, the same tactics are essential for political survival. Its all count getting your bum on the hot seat so that you can steer your country for what could well be private financial gains. why not? we dont have any law agaisnt it!
Invariably the ones who agree with every word I say are the ones who have been exposed to corruption and found that it is wave that washed over you and consumes assets on the way .
The only people who do not see corruption are the ones in denial who desperately want to believe the rhetoric because of the financial advantage it holds for them.
Amateur sleuths can have a field day with uncovering corruption in New Zealand but most are foiled by the presumption that ” things will have been done properly.” The reality is that we do not have proper systems or safe guards in place and our company registration is easily foiled
Trading names are commonly used and it is not unusual to find that companies swap names or trade in the name of another company. so it is always important o know who you are actually dealing with.
You can buy a house in the name of a company and then on sell the company , there by changing the directors and share holders of the company and the assets transfer to new owners without need for conveyancing as the ownership of the property has not changed, just change in ownership of the company.
Like any magic trick you dont believe it can be done until you see how it is done, then you will notice that it is happening more than you ever thought. its like buying a purple car, once you have one you see them every where. The reality is that nothing has changed only that you now have an awareness.
Looking at the companies involved in the Milk New Zealand group of companies , it is noted that the company Milk New Zealand Investment Limited does not appear on the New Zealand register but it appears on the company genealogy .
Rumour has it that the company is registers in the British virgin Island, but even if it does there is no evidence to show that this is he company which is the share holder of the multi million dollar chain of companies.
We have already seen that the Chinese company Hunan Roland animal husbandry Co., Ltd. is selling off shares in our land.
Our company registration is so unsafe that it is a possibility that this company which has never been considered as a potential purchaser is the actual owner of our land .
we can only wait and see. time will tell .
My very wise mother always told me that once you part with something, sell it off or give it away , you lose control over it. It looks to me that we have lost control over our farm land as it appears that it about to change hands within China.
The overseas investment office did due diligence on the purchasers of the Crafar farm- Milk New Zealand Holding Hong Kong , the report directed that this company should set up as a New Zealand company.Part 18 Overseas companiesof the Companies Act provides for this.
A new company named Milk New Zealand Holding appeared on our registry n its share holder was not Milk New Zealand Holding HK , and neither was this registration that of an over seas company.
Instead the share holder was listed as Milk New Zealand Investment Limited Suite 1, 139 Vincent Street, Auckland Central, Auckland, 1010 , New Zealand see post A closer look at the 2 Milk New Zealand Holding Limited companies
On discovering a Chinese document on Reuters more has become apparent
(Reuters) – Hunan Dakang Pasture Farming Co Ltd
* Says plans to raise up to 2.51 billion yuan ($404.25 million) via private placement of shares, proceeds will be used to acquire two pastures in New Zealand
The second document link.reuters.com/fuv22w indicates the possibility that the share holder may be the company registered in the British Virgin Islands.
Due to the nature and secrecy of this registration we cannot be sure if Milk NZ holdings HK is the 100% share holder of this company or even if this company is the shareholder of the New Zealand company Milk NZ holdings, thepossibility is that another company with an identical name exists some where else hidden in a tax haven which will come forward int he future and claim to be the shareholder.
Another possibility is the the chain of ownership could be through more than one company with several intermediaries between the company which the due diligence was done on and the ultimate purchaser a process during which the share holding of the BV investment company was diluted and now is not 100% Shanghai Pengxing, through subsidiaries.
When company structures become complicated there is always a reason and the reason only becomes clear with hind sight.
The Reuters document also alludes to the sale of our farms though shares the report is not one of Shanghai Penxin is is of Animal Husbandry Co., Ltd. Hunan Health Board
This company on a flow chart as 55% controlled by Shahai Pengxin and the ownership of the farms is attributed to th is company in the report see translated documentation Husbandry Co., Limited Hunan Kang non Public offering plan ( per Google translate )
the statement which I believe needs explanation is this
After the net proceeds will be used to: (1) the acquisition of New Zealand’s North Island Ranch and transformation projects; (2) the acquisition of New Zealand Los Cen ranch and improvement projects. In the implementation of the acquisition, the company will acquire new use Pengxin Group to raise funds Stake in the Hong Kong company (including its underlying company), and the Hong Kong company indirectly owned by North Island Ranch Entitled to, and the Hong Kong subsidiary has signed agreements to acquire the Los Cen ranch. Pengxin Group through the acquisition of new Hong Kong companies, Roland will indirectly take ownership of livestock pasture North Island, and can be implemented on the ranch of Los Cen
source Chinese document translation Husbandry Co., Limited Hunan Kang non Public offering plan
Time to look at the players
1 December 2009 Lee became director of Westlake capital Registered office Gilligan Shephard.
2 December 2009 Lee together with Xing Hong and Stone Shi became directors of KIWI DAIRY CORPORATION LIMITED Registerd office Gilligan Shephard. Westlake capital is the shareholder This company became Oravida NZ LTD on 13 may 2011
3 December 2009 Lee together with Xing Hong and Stone Shi became directors of Registerd office Gilligan Shephard. This company became ORAVIDA PROPERTY LIMITED on 27 June 2011
Oravida property limited owns 8 titles . It has to be noted that ORAVIDA PROPERTY LIMITED formed 22/7/2011 changed its name to KIWI DAIRY INDUSTRY LIMITED 27/7/11
18 Nov 2010 Terry Lee sets up a new company and Westlake capital becomes 100% share holder MILK NEW ZEALAND CORPORATION LIMITED. Zhaobai JIANG becomes a director On 02 Sep 2011 and acquires 50% of this shareholding 2 July 2014 . this company is not involved in any of the land purchases.
28 September 2010 Terry Lee resigns from Oravida portfolios
30 September 2010 Terry Lee & Zhaobai JIANG set up Nature pure Limited 60 % Milk New Zealand Holding Limited Kong Kong 40% Westlake shareholding . this company is not involved in any o f the land purchases .
My red flags
Terry Lee is the sole person to update the company registers and file now directors shareholders etc.
It is to me extremely odd that the Director is doing this task
It is also odd that the Hong Kong company which has shareholding in New Zealand simply did not become the shareholder of the New Zealand company or register here.
To me the registration of Milk New Zealand holdings is deceptive as the statement of the share holder is so deficient that there is no proof of existence.
I also notice that Mr Jiangs signatures are not consistent and I have to wonder if some one else is signing for him at times.
The revelations of the assumed ownership of the land By Rolands is worrying and I have to wonder if the Chinese like myself have worked out how our companies registration process has more holes in it than a seive.
We need an urgent inquiry .
Yesterday I did some delving into the back ground structure of the farms purchased in New Zealand by the Chinese today I am focusing on the companies New Zealand Milk Holding one is registered in Hong Kong and the other is a New Zealand entity which is not registered as an overseas company.
You could say they are identical twins but it does not appear that they have the same parents and they may not even be directly related .. its all open to presumption .
There can be no doubt at all that the applicant for the purchase of the Crafar farms was Milk New Zealand Holding Limited a Hong Kong company ,
It was this company which was approved by Linz under the overseas Investment act on 31.January 2012 .
“The Applicant is Milk New Zealand Holding Limited (“the Applicant”), a Hong Kong incorporated company which is an overseas person under the Act.”
The Applicant will register as an overseas company under the New Zealand Companies Act 1993 prior to acquiring the Investment.
This means that the legal entity the company registered in Hong Kong would also be registered in New Zealand. But it is NOT registered in New Zealand .
For clarity this would be the equivalent to a person having dual nationality, ie the person is registered in Hong Kong and New Zealand. So in this case there would only be one person named Milk New Zealand Holdings Limited with registration in both New Zealand and Hong Kong .
Part 18 of the companies act sets out in detail how overseas companies are to register. Overseas companies
334Overseas companies to register under this Act (1) An overseas company that, on or after the commencement of this Act, commences to carry on business in New Zealand must apply for registration under this Part in accordance with section 336 within 10 working days of commencing to carry on business.
An example of such a registration on the register is a company selected at random SOHO PROPERTY LIMITED a Gibraltar based company registered here in New Zealand Soho Property Limited (Gibraltar). On the companies application forms you can see its constitution and certifications as to its existence.
This is what is supposed to have happened but what actually occurred was that another company identical named was set up as a New Zealand Entity, there by creating a new and separate legal entity which has no visible connection or ties to the Linz applicant.
On 26 Jun 2012 MILK NEW ZEALAND HOLDING LIMITED (3883536) was registered with an alleged share holder of Milk New Zealand Investment Limited Suite 1, 139 Vincent Street, Auckland Central, Auckland, 1010 , New Zealand.
The share holder Milk New Zealand Investment Limited, has not been Located on any share registry and does not appear to be a legal person. It is therefore in the absence of proof considered to be a fictional organsiation.
Any way that aside it is clear that the consent to purchase the farms was given to the Hong Kong company and not any other legal entity.
The Hong Kong company which was given the right to purchase and which many believe purchased the Crafar farms and other farms has not registered in New Zealand as directed and is NOT THE ACTUAL OWNER OF THE FARMS
The ownership flow of the company at the Chinese end is as shown below or on page 5 of the Linz report
Paragraphs 6-12 of the report set out in detail the lineage of the applicant Milk New Zealand Holding Hong Kong
At Point 43 of the OIO Assessment: it states
“The Overseas Investment Office is satisfied that the individuals with control of the relevant overseas persons have business experience and acumen relevant to the overseas investment. The Applicant’s parent company group has extensive investment experience and Landcorp will provide the required specialist New Zealand dairying expertise”
But the overseas company DID NOT purchase the farms
As a person who conducts back grounds screens I have to wonder why you would do due diligence on one entity and then have another seemingly unrelated entity complete the transaction.
It appears to me that a lot of work went into checking out one person so that another person who has not had any due diligence done on them could purchase large chunks of New Zealand.
The OIO never considered or evaluated the alleged share holder of the ultimate purchaser Pengxin New Zealand Farm group and its pedigree
I know for a fact that in New Zealand no one checks ,when we see two names the same we make the assumption that they are one and the same. However an experienced investigator will tell you that there are many names which are in common .
You need only look at the quotes from Judith Collins to see that she relies upon the reports of Transparency International New Zealand who repeatedly claim that New Zealand has low level corruption and is perceived to be the least corrupt in the world. The Minister misquotes this repeatedly as being the least corrupt and has made statements along the line of ” with our low level of corruption we dont need to check as our processes are such that we are free of corruption “, the fact that we dont have corruption could be due to the fact that the word is not defined see my OIA request
There is no legally binding definition of corruption in New Zealand.
The same issue came up for me in 2006 when I questioned the existence of a law enforcement authority called AWINZ. this was covered up by using other people using the same trading name. If the Chinese are aware of the ability to switch one name for an other then at the very worst this could be a massive money laundering scam and at the best it could be gross negligence and ignorance.
With a transaction this big you would think that some one in government would be assigned to ensure that things are done correctly .
I am doing some delving into the purchase of the Lochinvar station. I have learnt a long time ago that in New Zealand No one checks. This is what happened when a fictional organization was give law enforcement powers . So I never assume and I check everything mainly because our government departments assume that honesty and integrity prevail and accept every thing on face value.
This leaves the country wide open to abuse. I am not saying that this is the case in this instance but what I am saying is that things simply dont stack up .
Let us start with a simple chronology ( I love chronologies )
5 October 2009:
Crafar Farms placed into receivership, owing $216 million to creditors.source
2 December 2009
ORAVIDA NZ LIMITED (2356805) Registered Terry Lee , Xing Hong and Stone Shi directors and Shareholders: Jing Huang, Julia Jiyan Xu, and Deyi Shi.
11 June 2010: & 30 July 2010
National Party receives $50,000.00 donation from Susan Chou. The National Party has received $200,000 from a wealthy Chinese New Zealand couple linked to the businessman behind the foreign bid for the Crafar dairy-farm empire.
28 Sep 2010
Terry Lee resigns his directorship of ORAVIDA NZ LIMITED (2356805)
30 Sep 2010
Nature Pure Limited A new company is registered in New Zealand .Terry Lee and Zhaobai JIANG are the directors with the Hong Kong based Milk New Zealand Holdings Ltd as 60% shareholder is registered for them by Liew and associates.
This company is called Nature Pure Limited . From that Point on the annual returns are completed by the director Terry Lee . The registered office is Liew and associates until 19 march 2013
The remaining 40% shareholding is held by WESTLAKE CAPITAL LIMITED (2368441)registered to Gilligan shepherd , who are also the accountants/ registered office for Oravida.
Nature Pure till this day does not own any properties in New Zealand nor is it a shareholder of any other company.
22 December 2010:
Government blocks bid by Natural Dairy to buy the 16 Crafar farms on ‘good character’ grounds. source
14 January 2011
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has laid charges against five parties involved in the running of the Crafar farms, it said today.
The Animal Welfare Act charges were laid in the Taupo District Court and relate to a farm which was investigated by MAF in October 2009 as part of a wider review of all Crafar-owned properties.
KordaMentha accepts offer from Shanghai Pengxin International Group Ltd to buy Crafar Farms.source
13 April 2011:
Shanghai Pengxin lodges application with the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) to buy the Crafar farms.source
31 May 2011:
National Party receives $100,000 donation from Susan Chou. (Source)
22 July 2011:
ORAVIDA LTD registered. Shareholders: Jing Huang, Julia Jiyan Xu, and Deyi Shi. (Source)
27 July 2011: O
RAVIDA PROPERTY LTD changes name to KIWI DAIRY INDUSTRY LTD. Shareholder: Deyi Shi (Source)
26 September 2011:
Crafar farms receiver KordaMentha rejects a conditional NZ$171.5 million offer for 16 central North Island dairy farms from a group led by controversial former merchant banker Michael Fay.source
22 November 2011:
26 November 2011:
NZ General Election
30 November 2011:
Consent granted for Milk New Zealand Holdings limited ( The Hong Kong company) to purchase Crafar farms
Associate Minister of Finance Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman and Minister for Land Information Hon Maurice Williamson have granted consent to Milk New Zealand Holding Limited (Milk New Zealand), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shanghai Pengxin Group Co. Limited (Pengxin)
The High Court today released its decision in relation to the judicial review of Ministers’ decision to grant consent to Milk New Zealand Holding Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Shanghai Pengxin Group Co. Limited) to purchase the 16 Crafar farms.
This court decision again refers to an overseas company.
The successful bidder was Milk NZ, a Hong Kong registered company.6 It is a subsidiary of a Chinese company, Shanghai Pengxin Group Co Ltd (Shanghai Pengxin), which is in turn a subsidiary of another Chinese company, Nantong Yingxin Investment Co Ltd (Nantong). Most of the shares in Nantong (99 per cent) are owned by Zhaobai Jiang and the remainder by his brother. Mr Jiang is a successful entrepreneur.
 For the purposes of the Act:
(a) Milk NZ is an overseas person.
20 April 2012:
Government ministers , Land Information Minister Maurice Williamson and Associate Finance Minister Jonathan Coleman approve the Overseas’ Investment Office’s (OIO) new recommendation to allow the sale of the 16 Crafar farms to Shanghai Pengxin.source
26 Jun 2012
A New Zealand company is registered as MILK NEW ZEALAND HOLDING LIMITED (3883536) it is listed as a NZ Limited Company and the transaction is through LIEW & ASSOCIATES.
Immediately after wards but on the same day companies were also registered by Liew and associates being
- PURE 100 FARM LIMITED (3899541)
- NEW ZEALAND STANDARD FARM LIMITED (3900378)
- MILK NEW ZEALAND DAIRY LIMITED (3900437) registered as NATURE PURE FARM LIMITED but changed its name in July 2013
27 Jun 2012
PENGXIN NEW ZEALAND FARM GROUP LIMITED is registered and while it is touted to be a subsidiary of he overseas purchaser it has in reality no direct connection other than that it is owned by s similarly named company to the purchaser but this MILK NEW ZEALAND HOLDING LIMITED (3883536) is a New Zealand entity and not a foreign company
17 Oct 2013
7 April 2014
Three more companies are registered again having the New Zealand registered MILK NEW ZEALAND HOLDING LIMITED as the share holder , you have to wonder which farms are being eyed up .
For those who are visual this is the flow chart of how it comes together company structure the question we have to ask is are those who put the offer in the same as the ones who actually bought it , why is there not a direct link to the Hong Kong company .
We would welcome transparency or an explanation , this shows just how dangerous our company registry is and how easily assets can be appropriated to companies other than those intended.
The question remains who is , what is MILK NEW ZEALAND INVESTMENT LTD.. or is it or is it not a legal entity ?
With the governments close ties to Oravida it is essential that we have a full impartial investigation into this one
Despite this there are many over seas web sites which are promoting this company as on off shore bank.
On the contacts page you will see a picture of what purports to be their office . ironically this picture is pretty much the same as one found on the internet advertising office design . It therefore will not come as much of a surprise to find that Breder Suasso shares its international head office at level 2 44 Khyberpass with a graphic artist.
Delve deeper into the company and all sorts of interesting things appear… more tomorrow