Samuel North was interviewed on Concrete playground
We would like to set the record straight by providing facts .
Yup okay that was impressively disastrous. You’ve certainly picked up from there though, you established this place at 21, which is ridiculously young, what gave you the confidence to do that?
SN: My parents gave me really good support, they’ve supported me the whole way through it. Especially my dad, he’s been in business before and really wanted me to do this I think. Probably not so young though. I could have waited a few more years but I was just too keen, too eager to own my own place, even if it was going to be something else. This place actually wasn’t even supposed to be a restaurant – I just wanted to have a bar but it turned out completely differently.
The chattels of Muse on Allen were purchased using Jozsefs money . this is a copy of the sale and purchase agreement as can be seen the place was purchased for $90.000 of which $70,000 was funds which Jozsef introduced see here ( all enlarge on clicking )
In return Jozsef received a 70 % share holding
Samuel $30 % based on the fact that HE was getting a loan from his parents and girlfriend as can be seen Samuel’s total investment into Muse on Allen which he claims he owns is a staggering $10,000 from his bonus bonds.
What was behind that huge need to h ave your own place?
SN: I just really hated working for people to be honest. I hated getting told what to do all the time. It was driving me crazy. I was just like fuck, what am I doing? I just wanted to do my own thing.
yes the reality is that this statement is true and it would appear that this dislike of being told what to do extended to working with some one who has just purchased the chattels for the business . How true “I just wanted to do my own thing.”
Starting a business so young, was it kind of hard to get people to take you seriously?
SN: Yeah it was really hard, especially in the first year. I’d hired all these young people who were like fuck it, he’s 21 what the fuck does he know? It made me realise that I needed to be hiring the right people who were going to support me and who wanted to listen to me. I find that actually hiring older and more mature is better. I’ve got a lot of older staff now. They’re still in their like, thirties and twenties and stuff but they are passionate about the restaurant, the food and the service.
From what we have seen the person who was calling all the shots in the restaurant was Malcolm North, he was calling all the shots even before he was made a director. the scenario goes Samuel and Jozsef were directors. Samuel gets his mother Debbie North , to be an alternate director she completes her own forms ( which is actually a no no ) and uploads this to the companies register and back dates it to the date of the company formation.
They now use this as a two votes to one directorship and use this to reduce Jozsefs share holding without any new capital going into the business and without any consent from Jozsef. what they did is totally against the companies act .
It is in reality Malcolm and Debbie who were directors with Samuel in the first year after passing resolutions in private to get Jozsef out .
In a herald article –Your Business: Young Entrepreneurs Samuel North is reported as saying
The founder and head chef of Wellington-based restaurant Muse on Allen worked and saved hard for six years, and got a loan from his parents and help from his partner to set up the restaurant, which last year took out a top culinary prize – the Visa Wellington on a Plate Award.
As we have shown earlier the opening accounts of Muse on Allen , they are evidence that Samuel put in $10,000.
Samuel Norths statement above is correct but it conveniently leaves out the $70,000 investment of his business partner who was then in our opinion and no doubt in the opinion of any right thinking person “ shafted.”
The financial accounts for Muse on Allen show the Loans from his parents and Anabel Torrejos and the share holding of Jozsef but the companies records up until May this year showed Samuel as the only share holder. After that date they brought in Janine Corke a strategist of Corum Limited just days after she became a director Jozsef was sued in the district court . Ironically Janine in her linked in profile claims to have been part of victim support . (Good work Janine do you know what a victim is ??? )
The shares Samuel North held were effectively stolen from Jozsef and were never legally transferred and have certainly never been compensated for – there is no other way of saying but it is Fraud at the worst and a serious breach of the companies act at the least
Muse on Allen opened in September three months later Jozsef was kicked out and they blamed him for the company not being profitable.. show us a company which is profitable after 3 months .
Now Malcolm North on behalf of Muse on Allen is suing Jozsef for the losses in what is reported in the press to be a ” very successful ” business owned and operated by Samuel North , so successful that the company is claiming to be insolvent see Statement of Claim. Goes to show that even after three years the company is still running at a loss despite all the glowing press reports which say it is full night after night.. but then that is the power of advertising and a different story .
Malcolm North supplied free of privilege the end of year accounts which clearly show that Jozsef is a share holder and has been totally alienated from the company which Samuel pretends that it is his own- even issuing a trespass notice against Jozsef. annual accounts
False allegations are now being made of contempt of court this is because lies have a way of getting tangled and drive desperate people to making desperate accusations.
Samuel and Malcolm you could try paying Jozsef back his money and his costs that you have trumped up through delay tactics.
Let us look at the future by being responsible with regard to what you have done in the past , what you have done to Jozsef is not right .
We also include the some real feed back with Samuel North’s responses which we captured before it was removed .. they speak for themselves..click to enlarge they originate from Trip advisor
Our post MUSE ON ALLEN we reveal the secret to Samuel North’s success. Has met with total acceptance of Malcolm and Samuel North but no so of the lawyer for Muse on Allen David Abricossow of Johnston Lawrence limited.
Despite knowing where our information came from the lawyers for the company are making allegations of Contempt of court when there is no way in the world that we have had access to the documents which were provided for discovery.
Malcolm North on the other hand has been freely distributing the accounts and then claims that we are breaching court orders when the documents he has provided have not been given with any privilege attached .
this post has been amended when the lawyers made threats of defamation because they did not like the fact that we pointed out that we were not in contempt of court and took issue with these false allegations.
David Abricrossow is now putting pressure on Jozsef to get thee posts taken down. Truth and transparency appears not to suit them
We are taking this action because Jozsef is a share holder of Muse on Allen and they allege that he has been removed from the register in ” error’ We believe that if you have made an error and you have identified it then you correct the error.
the company records have been updated at lest 6 times since alleging that Jozsefs name has been removed in ” error’ so why is his name not back on the register ?????
Any way it appears that Malcolm and Samuel agree with the posts here is a communication with Malcolm and some feed back which Sam has seen fit to remove from Trip advisor
From: malcolm north [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, 9 July 2015 6:10 p.m.
To: ‘Grace Haden’
Subject: RE: CIV 2013-485-9825: Szekely v Muse on Allen Ltd
Thanks for the update you haven’t taken any notice of me at all about your grammar ,punctuation and spelling.
Response :Thank you Malcolm did I mention that English is my second language .
On 9 Jul 2015 9:19 pm, “malcolm north” <email@example.com> wrote:
Thanks for that .Probably why you can’t understand Szekely walked out of the Restaurant after eleven weeks .Funny how you haven’t told anyone this.
Response :Did he walk or was he pushed. I suspect he walked just like pirate’s made their victims walk the plank. Yes its all Jozsef’s fault because he wouldn’t put up with the bullying. Bullies always blame their victims.
On 9 Jul 2015 11:01 pm, “malcolm north” <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Response : Yes he walked….. Straight to his lawyers see letter here letter from lawyer 16Jan
Note: Samuel did an interview in Concrete Playground these are extracts show how he started Muse on Allen the reality is reflected in the fact that he transferred the share holding of another chef into his own name and then denied Jozsef any rights . The accounts in 2014 show that there were two share holders in the accounts although Samuel was listed as the 100% share holder on the companies office site .
Jozsef had $64,118 equity in the company while Samuel owed the company $6420 yet Samuel went out a bought a 207 BMW SUV loaned against the company BMW
Remembering this read the article below and remember that Samuel is being acclaimed as begin the youngest Chef in Wellington to OWN a restaurant .. He actually OWNS NOTHING and OWES it all to Jozsef
This is the real secret to opening your very own restaurant. its called other peoples money .
In our professional opinion it is fraud when you get a person to invest in a company they are the majority share holder and then you move all their shares into the name of a person who makes a living off the company . At the same time the majority share holder is excluded and is sued for the losses incurred by the company.
to put the icing on the cake the losses include the purchase of a 2007 BMW which the person who has no share capital in the company but who has claimed all the shares as his own, uses as his own .
From: Samuel North [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, 9 July 2015 12:26 p.m.
To: ‘Grace Haden’
Subject: RE: CIV 2013-485-9825: Szekely v Muse on Allen Ltd
You have the wrong BMW on your website along with all the other wrong information
Its actually only a 2.5L not 3L
On 9 Jul 2015 4:12 pm, “Samuel North” <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I’m getting phone calls from friends and Hotel management about the email you sent out they find it very amusing.
Its very embarrassing having a BMW X3 on there that has done 90,000ks mines only done 50,000ks and my alloys are way different.
Can you please correct and re send
Head Chef / Owner
Muse on Allen Restaurant & Bar
My response : Certainly
On 9 Jul 2015 4:18 pm, “Samuel North” <email@example.com> wrote:
Much appreciated, mines a 2007 model as well.
Also can you please add in the shareholders agreement we had with Jozsef, want to make sure we are transparent here.
My response :Yes that’s there. Twice
On 9 Jul 2015 4:24 pm, “Samuel North” <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Sweet as, I love reading over those articles of myself again, really makes me feel good and I achieved things as a chef and business owner.
Hope we get a few clicks out of it.
My response :Am Sure you will. Happy to help
by the way for accuracy could you send me a photo of your. BMW.
From: Samuel North [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, 9 July 2015 4:30 p.m.
To: ‘Grace Haden’
I don’t have one on hand but will get one to you soon with a few shortys hanging off it in those beautiful nickers you mentioned
I did not respond :the knickers he is referring to are the ones he purchases on Trade me see these purchased by gamgee1
From: Samuel North [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, 9 July 2015 5:35 p.m.
To: ‘Grace Haden’
Very amusing how much of the information you posted on your pathetic website is wrong
The car loan is under my name and my partners not through the company.
My response:Tut tut tut telling lies gets you caught out
Attachment sent BMW…. this is the PPSR report which very clearly shows the vehicle being purchased in the name of Muse on Allen Ltd
Open letter to Craig Foss Minister of small business
Good Morning Minster
I am approaching you in your capacity as minster for small business and wish to bring to your attention a major flaw which I have identified in the enforcement of the companies act with regards to small businesses.
We appear to have entered a phase where economics are considered before justice and this is distinctly in favour of those who breach the provisions of the companies act.
I am a licenced Private Investigator / Former long serving police and prosecuting sergeant . Earlier this year a young man approached me when his lawyers advised him that after spending $50,000 with them to seek justice it would take another $42,000 to get the matter to trial and since it appeared that the company was insolvent there was no point in pursuing the matter .
In brief the circumstances are my client Jozsef Gabor SZEKELY and Samuel Raymond North are chefs, together they purchased a restaurant for $90,000 they set up a company called Muse on Allen Limited and were 70/30 share holders .
Jozsef is an immigrant to New Zealand . Samuels Father, Malcolm North is an Employment Broker for the ministry of Social Development. Malcolm helped and supported the two boys in getting the business started but it now appears that as far as Jozsef was concerned there as an ulterior motive, that was to provide his son with a company financed by some one else.
Samuel gave the company key to his mother she used this to appointed herself as director and backdated this to the companies date of formation.
Samuel reduced Jozsef’s shares to 49% , then appointed his father as director, removed Jozsef and finally transferring all the shares into his own name. this was all done contrary to the act and without the injection of more share capital
This occurred in January 2013 less than 6 months after the company was formed. Jozsef immediately went to see lawyers . It was correctly identified as fraud but could not get the police to take a complaint .
The lawyers took the matter to court under section 174 of the companies act and Jozsef spent most of his time earning money to pay the lawyers.
Malcolm represented the company in court and even posed as though he was counsel this caused Jozsef’s expenses with the lawyers to go out of hand .
The company would not give Jozsef any of the documents which a shareholder is rightfully entitled to but they were released to Jozsef’s lawyers under confidentiality and copies remain in their office and no duplicates have been released.
When the lawyers withdrew Jozsef approached me, I attempted to get the registrar to correct the on line register based on a set of accounts which we had obtained outside the discovery process.
The registrar however would not act as they claimed that redress was available through the courts .
I acted as a Mc Kenzie friend for Jozsef and supported him in representing himself in court ,the matter was to have been set down for a formal proof hearing but now the company has engaged counsel ( instructed by the very directors who have breached the companies act in so many ways ) and it is set for a three day trial in September on the matter of Jozsef being a disadvantaged shareholder.
In early June we were advised By Malcolm North that the former lawyers for the company have taken the company to liquidation court and the company could be wound up before the hearing.
Jozsef has not only lost his $64,000 investment in the company but has paid $50,000 in an attempt to have his rights enforced.
The final straw came when the company sued Jozsef on 19 June in the district court for the losses which the directors have incurred in the company since unlawfully removing Josef’s shareholding .
The whole purpose of a limited liability company is that the losses are limited to that of the shareholders equity yet Jozsef now finds himself burdened with a second set of court proceedings.
So we now have an ironic situation where by Josef’s shareholding has been removed from him and he is being held responsible for losses in the company due to being a share holder
I have prepared and filed an extensive complaint with the registry integrity , there are some 30 serious companies act offences which the directors and their associates have committed. Yet in again a parallel move they are attempting to hold Jozsef for contempt of court for allegedly using the accounts and the documents which have never been copied or been outside his lawyers office .
The entire process has been total bullying and abuse .
Those who invest in NZ companies should not be subjected to this lunacy, it destroys confidence in small business and shows that there is a major flaw in the system which allows people to effectively steal shareholders equity and use it for their own means. The law is there to protect persons such as Jozsef and ot should be affordable and expedient.
Samuel North has a deficit of shareholders equity in the company yet drives around in a late model BMW vehicle owned by the company while the only person to have invested in the company is being hammered in the court
We request urgent intervention in this matter where by the registrar seeks to hold the company and its directors accountable to the act.
We need a system which prevents this type of scenario from repeating .
In the interest of public confidence in small business ,we hope that you can open a ministerial enquiry into this matter so that this cannot happen again.
I am happy to supply the complaint to the registrar and the evidence on your request .
Muse On Allen Restaurant – Food that inspires and a secret that does not amuse
Restaurateur Samuel North has been in the news many times , each time there is a common thread and that is – he is identified as- the youngest chef in Wellington to have his own restaurant .
Transparency New Zealand will today examine the truth behind that statement and others which we have located in the news.
For convenience we have prepared a file with the relevant documents they can be found here samuel north evidence ( most of the originals of these documents are available on the companies register , the others have been filed in the Wellington district court with the exception of the car registration which comes from the on line register)
Page 1 this is the sale and purchase agreement the lawyer involved for Muse on Allen was the North’s own lawyer .The company was set up with two directors and two share holders Jozsef Gabor SZEKELY who owned 70 % of the company page 2 and Samuel Raymond NORTH who owned 30% of the company .
Malcolm North was involved from day one and took charge, he drew up a Partnership agreement and as can be seen Samuel’s total contributions was to be $10,000 as opposed to Jozsef who invested $65,000 .page 3
Jozsef understood that all would be equal partners but that was not to be, as it was later revealed that every one except Jozsef introduced their money into the company by way of loans . Jozsef on the other hand was recognized in the accounts as a share holder .
Debbie North Samuel’s mother requested to be an alternate director for her son instead she completed her own directors documents and uploaded them on to the companies site back dating them to the date of the companies formation Pages 4 &5
On 3 November 2012 the dominion post published a review of the restaurant Muse on Allen: Food fit for the gods
On 19 December 2012 Samuel without complying with the required legislation and without any share holder transfer documents reduced Jozsefs 70% share holding to 49% Page 6.
Another great review was published by Raymond Chan on 4 January 2013 acclaiming both chefs.
On 9 January 2013 without following the required procedure for appointing a director Samuel prepares a directors consent for his father Page 7 and up loads this to the companies register Page 8
Malcolm North, Debbie North and Samuel North are now all directors and have a meeting at their home on the 10 January they resole to remove Jozsef as director Page 9
24 February Samuel North transfers all of Jozsef’s shares to himself . page 10
Jozsef who consulted Lawyers on the 10th of January 2012 has spent two years in court attempting to get justice.
It has been a stalling game one intent on costing Jozsef big $ and now when the end is in sight Malcolm North advises that the company is in liquidation court.
Malcolm North has also been passing himself off as counsel in court documents see here 18 Amended Statement of Defence In this document Malcolm also states
The Companies Office records stating otherwise are in error, and that the plaintiff remains a shareholder in the company, and
The amendment of the Company’s Office register on or around 24February 2013 was an error, and the plaintiff remains a minority shareholder of the Company.
despite making this statement the companies register has never been corrected.
On 19th June 2015 despite Jozsef being denied any rights of a share holder, Malcolm files documents in the District Court pages 11- 54.
In the statement of claim he alleges that Jozsef as a 63.2% share holder is responsible for the corresponding % of losses in Muse on Allen for the 2013 & 2014 financial years .
this would have to be a first in New Zealand where a company sues its only solvent share holder for the loses which the management has incurred after denying the share holder any rights.
The accounts attached speak volumes especially the share holder accounts they show that Jozsef has paid up share capital of $64,118 and Samuel North has a deficit of $6420.
No other persons are shown as share holders and no other share capital has been introduced.
The accounts clearly show however that the funds introduced into the company by Samuel’s parents and his girlfriend Anabel Torrejos were introduced as LOANS. they have never been recorded as share holders.
We wish to make it clear that these documents came to us without any restriction or confidentiality and as can be seen they clearly identify Jozsef as the majority share holder.
As a share holder and in this case the only paid up share holder he has every right to the accounts .
On a % share holding basis it is obvious that the sole owner of Muse on Allen is Not Samuel North but Jozsef .
We believe that what has happened in Muse on Allen totally undermines the confidence that should be had in the integrity of our companies.
Jozsefs battle to be recognized as share holder continues but in a bizarre twist Malcolm North advised Jozsef on 8 June 2015 that the company is currently in insolvency court being sued by Kensington Swan , their former lawyer. The date for the hearing has been delayed allegedly in the hope that they can repay the debt which we believe is some $24,000.
In the mean time Samuel North is driving about town in a Black BMW X3 2007 Reg HYE837 Page 55 .similar to the one pictured for which he has raised a loan through the company ( see corrections on Samuel North responds )
Now that you have these facts you can look at the following articles in a different light , we particularly like the concrete playground article it speaks volumes and is well worth reading and now that you know the truth you will have more insight.
Other less colourful articles are below they all assert falsely that Samuel is the sole owner of Muse on Allen Limited.
11 august 2013 Muse on Allen takes Top Honours– Wellington has a new rising star on the food scene, with the 22-year-old head chef and owner of Muse on Allen taking out this year’s MiNDFOOD Wellington On a Plate Award……Muse on Allen’s 22-year-old head chef and owner, Samuel North
04/09/2013 Young upstart of the restaurant scene Samuel North is not your typical restaurateur. At just 22, he’s thought to be the youngest chef running his own dining establishment in Wellington. In fact, he was 21 when he launched Muse on Allen in the former site of Satay Kampong restaurant at the top of Allen St…..In his most recent job at the White House as chef de partie, he read about Martin Bosley starting a restaurant at the age of 21, and says: “I was inspired by that. I thought I could do that. I started looking at places up for sale. We looked at 19 different places before we found this one.”
August 9, 2013MiNDFOOD Wellington On a Plate Award Winner Announced 22 year-old Samuel North, chef & owner of Muse on Allen, takes out the MiNDFOOD Wellington on a Plate Award….Wellington has a new rising star on the food scene, as the chef & owner of Muse on Allen takes out this year’s MiNDFOOD Wellington On a Plate Award…..Muse on Allen’s 22-year-old head chef and owner, Samuel North,
21 July 2014 Theatrical dish coasts into Dine award final Samuel North, 23, the head chef and owner of Muse on Allen in central Wellington, has had his restaurant nominated as one of five finalists in the Visa Wellington on a Plate Award.
06/08/2014 Fresh faces of food SAMUEL NORTH, OWNER AND HEAD CHEF AT MUSE ON ALLEN Samuel North was just 21 when he opened his own restaurant, Muse on Allen in 2012. By that time he’d already chalked up six years behind the stoves of a whole bunch of kitchens from Wairarapa to Hunter Valley. “I think I may have been the youngest chef to open a restaurant in town. There was this big hype when I opened it because I was so young and a lot of people thought I’d fail, ” he says
Oct 13, 2014 NZ Herald -Your Business: Young Entrepreneurs “I have no credit cards, no bank loans – nothing,” he says. “The banks ran a mile when I put the idea to them. It’s pretty funny looking back at it now; there was no way they were taking the chance on me – and I can’t blame them.“
March 2013 social cooking :Samuel North Info:At just 21 years old, Sam was considered to be the youngest Chef to be running his own establishment in Wellington, when he opened Muse on Allen 2 years ag0
August 13, 2014 48 hours in the capital: Where to eat in Wellington Head chef and owner Samuel North is, amazingly, only 22, and made a name for his new restaurant
31 January 2015 Grab one Owner and chef, Samuel North, won this year’s MiNDFOOD Wellington On a Plate Award, which recognises the top level of creativity and skill among Wellington’s chefs, along with their ability to showcase local ingredients through Dine Wellington’s festival programme.
18 April 2015 Muse and a little Singin’ in the rain Muse is the establishment of Samuel North, a young chef in Wellington with a bucketful of talent.
Muse on Allen Restaurant and Bar -Wellington on a plate
A Ted talk has been forwarded to us by a member , it is extremely relevant it is only 10 minutes long and a must see
Last week I made submission to the select committee on the anti corruption and money laundering bill
I note that in the bill we do not define corruption
This makes our anti-corruption initiatives extremely effective as you cannot have something which is not defined.
As such the following are NOT examples of corruption in New Zealand
1. Having a business plan to amalgamate local government duties with those of central government for private pecuniary gain then writing the bill for and advising on legislation to facilitate this
2. Making an application for law enforcement powers under that legislation pretending to be a trust when no trust exists .
3. Deceiving a minister by making false claims so as to get the law enforcement approval
4. Getting law enforcement powers for a fictional body by pretending that it is a legal person when it is not.
5. Operating that Fictional law enforcement body from council premises using the staff vehicle and infrastructure for private pecuniary gain
6. Setting up a pretend trust in 2006 to pretend to be applicant and issuing court action to cover up
7. Deceiving the court through lawyers and denying the defendant a hearing or the right of defence of truth and honest opinion so as to re write history using a court judgement obtained through deceit
Through the journey I have found that we effectively try to Kill off Whistle-blowers , through stress financial hardship and making their life hell on every front as such a simple question of “ why does that law enforcement authority not exist as a legal person ?” has cost me my family , my marriage, nearly 10 years of my life well over $400,000 hard cash and goodness only knows how much in lost earnings.
I took on a lawyer who has since been found by the courts to have been “ incompetent “ he is now suing me because I complained of double billing. I made a complaint about a billing issue 4 years ago , it is still not resolved and instead the lawyer has taken me to court in a series of actions seeking to bankrupt me when he has overcharged me some $28,000.- message- don’t complain about your lawyers double billing – he will sue you and make your life hell .
I am a licenced Private investigator and former long serving police officer , I know a thing or two about fraud and corruption and I know that it is impossible to report fraud and corruption in New Zealand because it damages our clean green image.
I have found the greatest issue to be that lawyers are not held accountable to the rule of law, and crooked lawyers have a licence to use our legislation in the most convoluted manner to cover up fraud and corruption . The law society has conflicting roles of member society and lawyers authority , nothing is going to change until those conflicting roles are separated .
The so called public watchdogs, are under resourced and under staffed by competent personnel and we function be throwing up walls for people to bang their heads up against until they either drop dead or go away.
My matter is well researched, I have a ton of documents, from the government’s own files , No government authority has ever looked at them , they all claim it has been through court and it is therefore settled.
This proves that using the court to conceal fraud and corruption in new Zealand works and makes this even more serious.
I have even gone to the extent of filing a petition for a commission against corruption only to find that Mike Sabin, who was on the wrong side of the law himself , threw it out because my evidence disclosed fraud.
It appears that peoples reputations are paramount, that is their reputations not mine – My crime is to have exposed corruption and I have paid a very high price .
I request that you use my scenario as an investigation into corruption in New Zealand , it proves that it exists at every level and that we would sooner shoot the messenger than deal with the real issue.
Are you the minister who will turn corruption in NZ around ? I hope so for all our sakes
From: Grace Haden
Sent: Tuesday, 3 February 2015 2:20 p.m.
Cc: ‘email@example.com'; ‘firstname.lastname@example.org'; ‘email@example.com'; ‘firstname.lastname@example.org'; ‘Kelvin.Davis@parliament.govt.nz'; ‘email@example.com'; ‘Mahesh.firstname.lastname@example.org'; ‘KanwaljitSingh.Bakshi@parliament.govt.nz'; ‘Andrew Little’
Subject: Petition for a commission against corruption
Last year Andrew Little presented my petition for a commission against corruption
I am a former police officer and now a private Investigator who has found herself at the fore front of corruption In New Zealand because I believed the spin that NZ was corruption free.
I thought it was the proper thing to do, to draw attention to the fact that a man had written legislation for his own business plan, advised on it at select committee level and then using a false name applied for the coercive law enforcement powers which he had helped create.
The powers were under the animal welfare act and he claimed that he made an application on behalf of a trust called the Animal welfare Institute of New Zealand(AWINZ ) . The trust was fictional, the minister was misled and no one checked that the Animal welfare institute of New Zealand existed.
In 2006 a lady working at the Waitakere city council dog control unit asked me if I could find out who or what AWINZ was. The council vehicles and the buildings had been rebranded to have the appearance of belonging to AWINZ, the council officers were required to Volunteer their council paid time to AWINZ and prioritize animal welfare over dog control . The prosecutions were performed by the council dog control manager who was one and the same as the person who had written the bill which ultimately became foundation for the law. This was a classic case of public office for private pecuniary gain – which is deemed to be corruption by international standards.
Through my journey with corruption many people have come to me and have told me of the brick walls which they , like me have encountered. The police say they had no time , the SFO say not serious or complex, the ombudsmen took 2 ½ years to get a document then went quite ,the office of the auditor general total ignored it .. IT HAS NEVER BEEN INDEPENDENTLY INVESTIGATED except by the society for promotion of community standards , who confirmed what I had alleged.
In having my petition rejected, I have struck yet another brick wall and again things are done with an appearance of legitimacy but without any real legal foundation and ability.
Mike Sabin rejected the evidence of my petition on the basis of standing order 236 b . this quite clearly states that the evidence is considered to be an irrelevant or unjustified allegation can be expunged. It does not state that all of the evidence can be thrown out and indeed there are various issues raised in my evidence not just that of AWINZ .
236 Irrelevant or unjustified allegations
When a witness gives evidence that contains an allegation that may seriously damage the reputation of a person and the select committee is not satisfied that that evidence is relevant to its proceedings or is satisfied that the evidence creates a risk of harm to that person, which risk exceeds the benefit of the evidence, the committee will give consideration—
(a) to returning any written evidence and requesting that it be resubmitted without the offending material:
(b) to expunging that evidence from any transcript of evidence:
(c) to seeking an order of the House preventing the disclosure of that evidence.
It concerns me that Mike SABIN was so actively involved in the removal of this petition and in light of the events of the last week it is entirely possible that a conflict of interest existed.
Mr SABIN does not state that the allegations are irrelevant or unjustified , and 236 b clearly states “to expunge that evidence from any transcript of evidence “ this does not give open licence to dispose of all of the evidence.
Additionally my evidence does not make it clear that the matter has been” thoroughly investigated” my evidence is that it has never been investigated by the proper authorities .
As a former Police officer Mr Sabin is well versed at writing complaints off but this is a matter before parliament , it needs to be dealt with according to the rules and I do not see that 236(b) can have all the evidence expunged.
Additionally standing Orders have ways of dealing with evidence which could have impact on persons reputation . I have deliberately not named any one however the evidence in support which were obtained from government and council files show who the players are in the game. The Animal welfare institute of New Zealand does not have legal existence hence does not have any legal rights and therefore cannot have a reputation .
It is precisely the use of such fictional personas which makes fraud prevalent in new Zealand , this practice is being condoned and this is exactly why we need a commission against corruption . It is a huge elephant which is being ignored.
I request that the committee review the manner in which this petition has been disposed of and ensure that it was done lawfully if they up hold the decision. I am happy to resubmit eh evidence with names removed if that assists .
Additionally under the OIA I request the names of those who sat on the committee with Mr SABIN and voted on dumping the petition and writing the letter attached above and the minutes pertaining to this .
I will be publishing this letter on www.transparency.net.nz as the public have a right to know .
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