I have the petition calling for a commission against corruption
I asked to circulate it at the certified fraud examiners meeting and was declined, have approached political parties for support and was declined. I took to the streets and got support .
I now have a petition ready to go its done signed and all it needs is a minister to present it .. therein lies the rub .
have tried a few who site conflict of interest ( what the hec ??? ) but I obviously have not yet asked those who have stated that they support the call for a commission against corruption so lets see who will be true to their cause.
Today I was sent a link to Lauda Finem , really good read and right on the button .
Guess the difference between Australia is chalk and cheese .. or if you like Wine and Milk .
New Zealand can be likened to the small cute child who thinks they can get away with murder, there is a story to cover every scenario and we dont look at facts for the basis of our research instead we look at statistics and other ( carefully selected ) peoples opinions.
This mode of is evident in the research which Transparency International New Zealand does . The shinning light of Transparency International New Zealand is Susan Snively..In fact I rather suspect that she is the only person involved an that the others are just there as window dressing .( hence no minutes )
Susan is an economist Wikipedia defines an economist as a professional in the social science discipline of economics. The individual may also study, develop, and apply theories and concepts from economics and write about economic policy.
In a recent radio interview Play now Susan identifies her sources of information , it clearly puts her in the “apply theories and concepts from economics” category, she speaks of working from statistics and no where is there any real evidence of actually having spoken to the people who would be involved i.e. the women who she claims are the victims of domestic abuse or the employers who she alleges are losing out because of it. In other words her study research and outcomes are derived from second hand information and delivered as” fact”
It is significant to note that she refers to the funding , ( the funders are shown here ), the corner stone platinum funder is the office of the auditor general the same auditor general who has refused to investigate the misappropriation and misuse of council resources and the fraudulent application to the minister for law enforcement powers and the subsequent issuing of coercive law enforcement powers to an organization which does not exist in any legal manner or form.
The ministry itself plays cat and mouse and is actively involved in concealment of corruption see MPI conceals corruption by playing cat and mouse and MPI apparently condone Neil Wells deception with regards to the fictional AWINZ
Compare that to the resignation of the Australian state leader over a $3200 bottle of wine, while Len Brown is still in office despite having received $750,000 from an unidentifiable un locatable private secret trust .. I am told Police investigations are continuing, since the police are not really conversant with trusts dont hold your breath .
I think that the call for a commission agaisnt corruption cannot be soon enough and it should be an election issue .
In the mean time any MP wishing to make a stand agaisnt corruption in New Zealand, I have a petition ready to go .
The Governance body of Transparency New Zealand Limited hereby wishes to express concerns with regards to the ” integrity ” of your organization
You may or may not be aware that Transparency New Zealand was formed when Director Grace Haden was declined membership to TI-NZ on an application which stated that she was a Former police prosecuting Sergeant , Member of the certified fraud examiners association and a licensed private Investigator.
Transparency New Zealand and Transparency International NZ are very different in that TI-NZ wishes to sell New Zealand to the world as the least corrupt country, while Transparency New Zealand wishes to expose corruption so that it does not spread.
We often hear of people who have had cancer and ignored it , their fate is all too often sealed , then there are those who identify cancer early and act , they generally have a much better prognosis ( depending on the type of cancer )
Corruption and cancer are pretty much the same thing. Cancer is caused by the corruption of cells.
We cannot deny that corruption exists , we cannot simply pretend that it is not there and above all we must never reward bad behaviour e.g. by claiming that those who in reality conceal corruption have integrity ( your integrity study )
While Transparency International New Zealand deals with perceptions , Transparency New Zealand deals with reality .
The reality is that every day peoples lives are destroyed by our unjust legal system which has no accountability and has become a tool which criminals use to commit and conceal crime.
The old saying that it is a court of law not a court of justice is some what cynical and unfortunately is true
yet TI- NZ states ” The judiciary provides a system of justice in accordance with the requirements of a legislative framework.” page 107 Integrity Plus 2013 NZ NIS ..
So could some one please explain why TI-NZ believes that the court deliver justice when the people know it does not and this belief even extends to the minister of justice ! TI NZ state ” The court system is seen to be free of corruption and unlawful influence.” It is obvious from that statement that no one involved in the integrity survey has spoken to any of the actual court users especially those involved in the family or civil courts
While Transparency New Zealand ‘s stated objective is to seek accountability and is true to that objective , this does not appear to be the case with TI-NZ with its objectives.
1. TI-NZ claims to be “nonpartisan ” but it wont let me or any other person who is in any way associated a victim of corruption join, RI NZ simply does not want to hear about the prevalence of corruption in New Zealand . There by proving that TI NZ only accepts members who claim that there is no corruption in New Zealand . yet its membership is full of government bodies and members of the universities .
2. TI-NZ will undertake to be open, honest and accountable in our relationships with everyone we work with and with each other..
yet Susan Snively on her linked in profile claimed to be the director of a company which did not exist Suzanne Snively ONZM _ LinkedIn. oops typo
Former director Michael Vukcevic slipps an LLb into his cv oops typo again
The profile of director Murray Sheard falsely portrays him to be a current lecturer at Auckland university in conflict with his linked in profile.. another typo ?
The web site of transparency International has been set up by an American resident also named Snively and using a company which there is no record of . ? Nepotism and use of another fictitious company again. But who would notice as the web site states that you need less due diligence in dealing with New Zealand companies.
3. Transparency International New Zealand appears to be supported by Business, government departments and academics amongst the members are the SFO, office of the auditor general , ombudsmen , Human Rights Commission, Ministry of Social Development, NZ Public Service Association, Ministry for Justice, Statistics New Zealand
- School of Government, VUW
- Ministry for Justice
- Statistics New Zealand
- The Human Rights Commission
- Ministry of Social Development
- The Treasury
- Inland Revenue
- Department of Internal Affairs
- Department of Conservation
- Ministry of Transport
- Civil Aviation Authority
- New Zealand Transport Authority
- Maritime New Zealand
- Te Puni Kokiri
- The State Services Commission
- The Ombudsman
- Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs
- The New Zealand Defence Force
- Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
- The Serious Fraud Office
- Crown Law
- NZ Public Service Association
- The Gama Foundation
- Bell Gully
- VUW School of Government
- Human Rights Commission Launch Day
- School of Government Institute for Governance and Policy Studies Wellington
- Wellington Girls College
- Thorndon New World
- Institute of Directors
- BDO Spicers
- Russell McVeigh
- Chapman Tripp
- Gibson Sheat
- Susan Gluck-Hornsby
- Chen Palmer
- Juliet McKee
- Claudia Orange
- Te Papa
4. the objectives of TINZ appear to be to encourage business growth and a very dangerous claim is made that “Trading partners recognise cost savings for dealing with New Zealand through less need for due diligence, lower contracting costs, and a culture intolerant of corrupt middle men with whom to transact business.”
Transparency New Zealand believes that this statement is tantamount to entrapment as first you are ripped off and then you find you can do nothing about it. this all happens very publicly with hoards of people standing about saying I see nothing.
Transparency New Zealand advocates the ” trust but Verify ” approach to any dealings with any company or person anywhere .
5. TI-NZ claims to be “A caretaker of New Zealand’s high trust, high integrity society” But apparently as mentioned before they do not lead by example. We question what High integrity is when by our experience you simply cannot report corruption .
There is also a difference in what our definitions are of certain terms as illustrated in the FAQ section of the transparency international NZ web site
How do you define corruption? click link for TINZ,s definition
Transparency New Zealand :Corruption is dishonest activity in which a person acts contrary to the interests of the University and abuses his/her position of trust in order to achieve some personal gain or advantage for themselves, or provide an advantage/disadvantage for another person or entity.
It also involves corrupt conduct by an organization , or a person purporting to act on behalf of and in the interests of the organization , in order to secure some form of improper advantage for the organization either directly or indirectly.
Corrupt conduct can take many forms including:
conflicts of interest ( government departments paying for ” integrity” reports )
- taking or offering bribes
- dishonestly using influence ( promoting business in New Zealand though claims that there is no corruption )
- tax evasion
- nepotism and favouritism( this includes having a relative designing a web site through a fictitious company )
NOTE: Corruption does not include mistakes or unintentional acts, but investigations are required to determine intent.
What is “transparency”?click link for TINZ,s definition
Transparency New Zealand : Being open , truthful and lacking concealment .
What is bribery? click link for TINZ,s definition
Transparency New Zealand : Bribery is an act of giving money or gift giving that alters the behavior of the recipient. Bribery constitutes a crime and is defined by Black’s Law Dictionary as the offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of any item of value to influence the actions of an official or other person in charge of a public or legal duty.
The bribe is the gift bestowed to influence the recipient’s conduct. It may be any money, good, right in action, property, preferment, privilege, emolument, object of value, advantage, or merely a promise or undertaking to induce or influence the action, vote, or influence of a person in an official or public capacity.
What is fraud? click link for TINZ,s definition
Transparency New Zealand:Fraud is a deception deliberately practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain . Fraud included Identity fraud and the use of ” organizations” which do not exist. In New Zealand one of the largest vehicles for fraud are trusts .
Transparency New Zealand is extremely concerned with the conduct of TI-NZ . We suspect that the directors have handed over the reins to just one person an economist who misunderstands the importance of corruption prevention . We suspect that her objectives are to assist business development and growth rather than combating corruption . We believe that Susan Snivley is an excellent business woman with an objective of bringing in money rather than an objective of independence.
True corruption prevention comes from Accountability , I gave this example of accountability to a director of TINZ recently with regards to Suzanne Snively LinkedIn profile which claimed she was the director of transparency International Limited
We believe that Susan Snively wished to create a false perception of her abilities , she was blowing her trumpet too vigorously and duplicated some of her roles and presented those as though they were different entities.
Because no one checks in New Zealand when may have believed that she could get away with it.. this is often the case.
Corruption = Monopoly + discretion – accountability
Susan had control over her Linked in account .. Monopoly
She and she alone had discretion of what was presented.
We are holding her accountable
= Linked in profile changed. and no corruption
I also gave an example of perception
When I was on Police patrol in Rotorua , I saw a decapitated cat on the road, I made a comment to the driver about the grizzly find.
He disagreed with me and said that it was nothing more than a plastic bag.
Because our views were so different we went back and on close inspection found that we were both right, it was a cat with its head stuck in a plastic bag.
The reality was that he cat lived to see another day . Happy ending !!!!
When you deal with perceptions you cannot just look from one side. You have to look at the facts and consider the views of many and not just a few.
You cannot promote the lack of corruption by will fully being blind and intentionally ignoring the corruption which is occurring.
To examine the corruption which is occurring and to call for accountability for those involved is what will prevent corruption from blowing out of control.
What good are laws which are not enforced, codes of conduct which are ignored , and processes which are flawed.
ACCOUNTABILITY is what we should be insisting on , and by doing a report showing e.g. that the auditor Generals office is doing fantastic work , when they are openly ignoring corruption and fraud, does not serve NZ .
A report which has been funded by the party concerned is not an impartial report.
The office of the auditor general is a member of transparency International and has given $15,000 and $30,000 in two consecutive years ( I have not checked beyond that ) when you get $30,000 from someone and want to get $30,000 again next year you will give them a favourable report. This process is akin to reverse bribery where the state is paying someone to give a glowing report .
Being no partisan and apolitical is not enough TI NZ should be totally Neutral and not be acting for an on behalf of businesses in New Zealand to encourage business growth.
I look forward to working with Transparency International New Zealand to truly strive to make New Zealand Transparent by focusing on ACCOUNTABILITY . I would like to start by making Transparency International Accountable to their code of ethics and the definitions of fraud and corruption which I have provided above.
We look forward to hearing from the directors of TI-NZ and we undertake to publish their response .
Transparency International ( New Zealand) has recently undertaken a national integrity survey.
A quick look at their web site http://www.transparency.org.nz/ flashes up messages such as” Least corrupt public sector in the world “.“New Zealand’s high trust public sector is its greatest competitive advantage”
The integrity survey cost $174,320 , the accounts do not reveal who the recipients of that payment was but I do believe that a sizable chunk of it went to the chair person Susan Snively .
the survey was funded in the following manner
National Integrity Systems Assessment
Donation: Gama Foundation $15,000
Office of the Auditor General $30.000
The Treasury $30.000
Ministry of Justice $30.000
Statistics New Zealand $15.000
States Services Commission $10.000
Ministry of Social Development $10.000
now look at the pillars of the integrity system they are
Legislature (pillar 1)
Political executive – Cabinet (pillar 2)
Judiciary (pillar 3)
Public sector (pillar 4)
Law enforcement and anti-corruption agencies (pillars 5 and 9)
Electoral management body (pillar 6)
Ombudsman (pillar 7)
Supreme audit institution (pillar 8)
Political parties (pillar 10)
Media (pillar 11)
Civil society (pillar 12)
Business (pillar 13)
looking in particular at the Supreme audit institution you will note that the $15,000 donation in 2012 and the $30,000 donation 2013 have not been wasted.
When you see high scores like that you could be mistaken in thinking that this is the reality . The reality is that Here in New Zealand we are very good at manipulating data .
Three pages worth looking at at the auditor generals we site
Fist of all How fraud was detected
Internal control systems were deemed to be the most effective method of detecting fraud . This is best assessed in conjunction with the Price Water House coopers publication prepared on behalf of the auditor general page 85 is particularly interesting in that it shows a very low percentage of entities having a whistle-blowers hotline.
But internationally Whistleblowers are Still the Best at Detecting Fraud.
It is no surprise that this is not the case in New Zealand as the systems are not in place for whistle blowers according to the auditor generals own figures .
What I notice here is that all the frauds are $$ based. In true auditor style we need figures. but not all frauds occur in such a way that good book keeping can pick them up – there is a very large field called Identity fraud which is not represented in the tables and I wonder if it is at all considered.
Again we have the word theft occurring repeatedly , Theft generally implies that you have something and next it is gone without your permission.
The frauds which are very prevalent in New Zealand are identity frauds perpetrated through fictitious organizations and secret trusts.
Money is moved from one entity into a seemingly legitimate trust and then the trust is split off and dissolved in a very non transparent manner
The fraud which has impacted on my life is one where a person pretended to be a trust. a fictitious trust obtained law enforcement powers and the one person carried out the duties of this fictional trust using the staff and resources of a council . This type of fraud is apparently condoned by the auditor general as shown by this correspondence.correspondence with the auditor general
The office of the auditor general claims to be Parliaments watch dog it would appear that this watch dog is asleep as the office of the auditor General in New Zealand condones fraud as follows
- 1. Making a false application to the minister 22 November 1999 this document in itself is a fraud on the government .. using a document for a pecuniary advantage. AWINZ does not exist it is not a legal person in any manner or form. condoning a criminal act.
- 2. Central government giving coercive law enforcement powers to an entity which does not exist and no one checks for its exists, even when they know it does not exist they continue to pretend that it does. condoning a criminal act.
- 3. MPI not having the slightest idea of what a trust is and how a trust should function, and allowing the false application to be justified because 6 years later they received a trust deed which was signed 3 months after the application was made. The fact that the people who had signed that deed had never met or made a valid decision between, was totally beside the point. condoning incompetence .
- 4. MAF ( now MPI) not being in possession of a trust deed with the party to whom law enforcement powers had been given and then getting a trust deed which was altered or fabricated, and ignoring this despite having this pointed out to them. Deed provide June 2006 this is the deed MAF have on file condoning incompetence .
- 5. Using fictions names for contracts to local and central government. Mou Waitakere & MOU MAF condoning a criminal act.
- 6. Council employees contracting to themselves Mou Waitakere ( Mr Wells became both parties to this contract). condoning a criminal act.
- 7. Employees obtaining employment at council without declaring a conflict of interest condoning corrupt actions .
- 8. Council manager writing to the crown consenting to the use of staff and resources to fictional third parties North shore city and Waitakere city condoning this corrupt action.
- 9. Council managers using council resources in a manner so that the premises take on a look and feel of a private enterprise , even MAf was confused as to where the fictional AWINZ finished and the council property began . condoning a criminal act.
- 10. Use of council resources to solicit donations the funds of which are then misappropriated ( you were there when I did my presentation) condoning a criminal act.
- 11. Allowing a trust set up in 2006 to pretend to be the law enforcement authority . This trust became a charity and has used its charitable funds, obtained from the public to conceal corruption condoning a criminal act.
- 12. The processes within the government department and councils are such that they serve to conceal fraud as the very persons involved and implicated for their lack of diligence are put in charge of the release of information, additionally Mr Wells was consulted on what was released to me and what was not there was no impartiality between the department/ council and third parties condoning this incompetent practice .
Why do we have to pretend to be the least corrupt why cant we deal with the reality , Corruption happens, dont condone it deal with it that will ensure that corruption does not ruin lives .
By outsourcing your services to private enterprise teh office of the auditor general has lost control over the process , but in the end its the perception that is worth preserving and that is why the office of the auditor general is a member of transparency International New Zealand , that is as good as any watch dog being a member of the local gang.
so much for the rules of independence
Open letter to Murray Sheard
I work as a licensed private Investigator, I was a former Police prosecuting Sergeant. The corruption I see on a daily basis appalls me.
I see our courts being used to perpetrate and conceal criminal actions. Evidence and truth have no apparent place in our courts and lawyers who are officers of the court can lie their teeth out without fear of repercussion and are believed over physical evidence to the contrary.
I tried to join TI-NZ three times each time I have been declined , Susan now says that it is because of the name of my company,.. For the record I set that up after I was declined the first time. I set up Transparency New Zealand because someone has to take corruption in New Zealand seriously and TI-NZ does not.
I appreciate that TINZ does not look at individual cases but TI-NZ goes further than that and totally ignores what is going on and is compounding to the corruption issue in New Zealand by attempting to discredit those of us who are saying that the alleged low level of corruption is a device for entrapment.
For the record currently I am dealing with a woman who has not had one cent of her matrimonial property settlement , she has been left millions down despite being married to a wealthy man for over 30 years such cases are frequent, wives are cheaper than prostitutes and housekeepers you can swindle a wife and spit her out at the other end all done using the court to deny her, her legal rights. ( unfortunately she is not the first and she won’t be the last it is a trend amongst those married to the very rich or to lawyers .
A wealthy American was charged with 22 counts for fraud. His co offender was convicted , he skipped the county for 5 years did a deal with the crown law office and his charges were dropped, he had fabricated a director and liquidator for a company to avoid paying a $65,000 bill
I am dealing with a man who had a call from the bailiff demanding $15,000 , it appears that a claim went through disputes tribunal where an insurance broker simply said his boat was hit by another then named someone in the neighbourhood who had recently moved. No evidence not even the name of his boat he is suddenly liable for a ridiculous sum, the court should never have found any one liable when there is not one photograph of alleged damage or any evidence of their involvement.
Secret trusts are our weapon of deceit , they are so secret no one sees them and the mention of such a trust is sufficient to win any court case because our lawyers all use them to conceal their assets and hide reality.
We regularly have proceedings commenced without a party being served papers, My own company was put into liquidation that way the first I knew was when the official assignee called. This also happened to a lady whose child is being legally abducted by the sperm donors parent .. all done through the court all done through deception , the grand parents of this youngest of 5 children want to replace their druggy son who killed himself on a motor bike , they now want to pull a family apart and our courts facilitate this through not punishing persons for false affidavits.
My personal crime in life was to ask MPI why law enforcement powers had been given to the Animal welfare Institute of New Zealand ( AWINZ ) . AWINZ did not exist in any manner or form it is merely identity fraud condoned at very high levels. The only man hiding behind that name was the man who had written the animal welfare act and facilitated the issuing of such law enforcement powers , he also advised on the legislation as independent adviser and further to that he ran the operation from Waitakere city council premises using council resources infrastructure and staff for personal enrichment ( he had a bank account in the name of AWINZ which only he administered. )My second crime in life was to ask council why a council manager could use council facilities for his own use ( public office private gain—all sanctioned in NZ )
We do not have an avenue for keeping any one ,least of all lawyers accountable to the law. The law is used for the furtherance of corruption and Government departments are paying T-INZ handsomely to give good reports to show how well we are doing . Keeping the perception alive
When we pretend there is no corruption more people get hurt.. corruption does ruin lives it destroyed my family yet TI-NZ stands by protects the very people who help conceal corruption.
As a besides. I am a member of the certified fraud examiners association , It would appear that Susan Snively has reported me to the association to have me removed from the membership based on a court judgement for defamation in which I had my rights to a defence removed and the other party committed perjury. In New Zealand we do not prosecute perjury so without an obligation to truth in the courts our courts have become excessively unsafe.
Murray if you are truly interested in corruption in New Zealand and not in the perception , then you may wish to meet with me, I have lots of hard evidence, it is not just the fact that these things occur but when we conceal and cover up these matters that is a true indication that corruption is out of control. A country which is truly anti-corruption would deal with corruption and its perpetrators.
It would be nice for Transparency New Zealand and transparency International to work together to truly make New Zealand the least corrupt by ensuring that corruption is viewed seriously and dealt with harshly .
But that is not going to happen there are simply too many who enjoy this false pretence as it paves their way to riches.
I look forward to hearing from you , but I won’t hold my breath
This will be published on Transparency NZ web site
Just recently there was much discussion on a Linked in forum CV Fraud, is this a sin or not the topic of Michael Vukcevic was raised as it had just been in the news . Today as a result of that discussion I have received several copies of the offending CV which is apparently doing the rounds.
I have cropped it to make it download faster but otherwise I am assured by various sources that this is the CV is that which he submitted for the job at Baldwins.
I routinely check CV’s for my clients and I cannot accept Michelle Boag’s statement
“This is a bit of a storm in a tea cup,” Ms Boag, an executive adviser to the Middle East Business Council, said.“As I understand it, he should have had the word ‘incomplete’ next to LLB. Having said that, I don’t know why it wasn’t there.”
this is the offending bit
It appears to me that the claim of having a LLB is conclusive. It does not say studied for LLB and BA and deceptively avoids saying that the LLb was not attained. the statement is clear. LLB, BA indicating that the person whose Cv it is holds those degrees.
Going back to a former life of Michael Vukcevic we find an interesting story when he was a recruiter in the It industry , he states in this article entitled Values pay off for everyone
The reason the Curriculum Vitaes they put forward have such a high success rate is due to a range of factors .
Let me guess what that some of those factors are could it be that he left this degree of his CV
I would welcome any input from any one who can give any formation with regards to Michael Vukcevic’s career path .
For recent news items see
I ran into David Cunliffe last week in New Lynn. I had spoken to him about the fictional law enforcement AWINZ a number of times. In the past he has asked me to send details which I have done and all I have achieved is wasting more time.
Last week David had to dash off for an ” urgent conference call” and left me talking to Sue Hagan his office lady who assured me that the AWINZ matter had never got off the ground.. Looks like you are talking through a hole in you head Susan they were a law enforcement authority for 10 years. But with today’s revelations Cunliffe used agent to take donations for campaign it becomes clear all you have been doing is protecting the secret trust which you rely on to circumvent the intention of the law , to reveal the fraud behind AWINZ would expose a number of politicians who rely on these phantom or trisect trusts. They are New Zealands greatest vehicle for fraud and the secret behind the least corrupt status.
Len Brown uses one , Cunliffe use one and AWINZ was one for many years and enforced the law through it. The secret trust. The magic behid the lack of transparency.. blink and you will have missed it it is an illusion a deception.
“But he( Cunliffe) confirmed his campaign was run through an “agent arrangement” rather than taking donations directly. He sought a legal opinion before filing his return and defended the use of trusts.”
“In the event donations are made to a trust, the trustee will have information about donations which a candidate or campaign team won’t have. So [if] there is a trust involved, it will be the donations of the trust to the campaign that are declared, as per the rules. If there is a trust, trustees owe obligations of confidentiality.”
I have referred to the actual report previously in the post The Ernst and Young report into Len Brown not worth the paper it is written on
The reason I asked about who the report was written by was because the report did not disclose who EY was and as I pointed out the report on its last page provides the definition for EY as being
EY refers to the global organisation and may refer to one or more of the member
firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organisation, please visit ey.com.
© 2013 Ernst & Young, New Zealand.
All Rights Reserved.
If you visit the companies register you will note that there are several EY companies
ERNST & YOUNG NOMINEES (20067)Registered NZ Unlimited Company 7-Jul-67
ERNST & YOUNG LIMITED (437730) Incorporated 30-Nov-89
ERNST & YOUNG CORPORATE NOMINEES LIMITED (955165) Incorporated 15-Apr-99
ERNST & YOUNG TRANSACTION ADVISORY SERVICES LIMITED (953248) Incorporated 20-May-99
ERNST & YOUNG GROUP LIMITED (1221939) Incorporated 28-Jun-02
ERNST & YOUNG LAW LIMITED (2494153) Incorporated 20-May-10
Go to the intellectual property office and you will find that the trade mark EY is registered to EYGN Limited which is not even registered in New Zealand but is apparently registered in Nassau in the Bahamas. The general disclaimer with regards to that company can be found here
The person at Auckland Council who dealt with the request could well have assumed who the company was which prepared the and assumed wrong we will follow up requesting evidence .
As a private Investigator myself I find it most disturbing that a report has been issued which has no evidential value at all for the quoted price of $198,751. I have to wonder if that is before or after GST .
The law issue
I requested the legal basis on which this report was commissioned
the response states
The report was commissioned in accordance with s12(2)(a) and 12(2)(b) of the Local
Government Act 2002 (LGA). Additionally, the Chief Executive has broad power
under s42 of the LGA to ensure the effective and efficient management of the
activities of the local authority.
This response totally circumvents the requirements of the code of conduct elected members set out in part 8 and has requirement for an independent panel .
The sections which have been quotes in the response are nothing more than a brush off
12Status and powers
(2) For the purposes of performing its role, a local authority has—
(a) full capacity to carry on or undertake any activity or business, do any act, or enter into any transaction; and
(b) for the purposes of paragraph (a), full rights, powers, and privileges.
and section 42 sets out the general duties of the Chief executive
But when a specific duty is placed on the CEO that takes prescient over any general responsibility in this case the obligations were to the provisions of the code of conduct and an independent panel should have been appointed not an organsiation which had a pecuniary interest in supporting the Mayor .
Item 2 time sheets
In an open transparent and democratic society one would expect a bill for $198,751 to be explained . Private investigators work at $150 per hour this represents over 33 weeks of work , how many people worked on it and WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE .
The report is such that it has no accountability paying 200,000 for which amounts to unsubstantiated opinion is reckless.
Item 3 Engagement agreement dated 26 October 2013
I have to question the terms of any agreement between EY and Council. the previous CEO Doug Mc Kay was a member of the committee for Auckland and met with the members of this elite group behind closed doors without any requirement to report back to council see Download View as HTML
Membership to the committee for Auckland was justified as follows
Membership to this committee is an operational issue and was approved by the Chief
Executive, or his staff, within delegated financial authority. As such, no Governing Body
approval is required, nor is the Chief Executive required to report back to the Governing
Once we drew the attention of the CEOs placement on this committee to the attention of he world Stephen towns name was removed from the membership of the committee for Auckland .
Doug Mc Kay who was concurrently with being CEO of Auckland council a director of another committee for Auckland member BNZ .
It appears to me that a CEO who does not appear to know what conflict of interest is , spent more time instructing his fellow members of the committee for Auckland than properly consulting with the executive body of council who employed him.
We await with baited breath to see the path the new CEO follows, his removal from the membership of the committee for Auckland is a step in the right direction
Yesterday I was able to address the audit and risk committee ( although not uninterrupted)
I produced a power point the PDF of which is attached Nothing trivial
With that of the signage on the council facility and vehicles
I had also wanted to point out that Mr Wells had an intention of taking over the entire complex and had expressed this to the then minister ( AWS animal welfare services )
You will not find any discussion papers on council documents regarding this and I believe that AWINZ is an example of how council business units are being groomed for take over , using council funds to set them up and then go into private hands.
There is nothing to stop this as Councillors appear to be ignorant of corruption and I totally expect that you will do nothing about my presentation yesterday except file it. You will no doubt have moved a motion that my documents are not appended to the minutes and that is why I will publish them myself on my Transparency web site along with this email. Transparency.net.nz Nothing trivial
While residents are asked to mow berms and have traffic tickets enforced on them for genuine mistakes and have historic debts enforced at great cost to the rate payers you appear to do nothing with regards to proven corruption within council.
Mr Singh who appears to be a little out of his depth on this issue in referring me to a Wendy Brandon email with regards to email censoring , could do well to meet with me , that way he might understand that there were five different entities who called themselves AWINZ only one of them was a legal person in its own right. There were also 3 AWINZ trusts , so he has to be particularly careful by saying that there is an injunction when I was not talking about the three people who took me to court but was in fact talking about a deceptively similarly named law enforcement authority which was operated only by Mr Wells your council manager from council premises. Any two year old can see the conflict of interest why are you blind to it ? I have to ask if it is willful blindness or plain ignorance ?
Please advise by way of LGOIMA what resolutions you passed with regards to my submission and what plans you have for investigation
Documents pertaining to this matter are available on the post Does Auckland council not know what corruption is ?
Neil Wells at the time was running a law enforcement authority called the animal welfare institute of New Zealand from council premises using the staff and infrastructure to enforce the animal welfare law.. legislation which he had assisted in writing and advised on.
Just prior to the act passing into law Mr Wells made an application to the then minister of agriculture and bio-security for the Animal welfare Institute of New Zealand ( AWINZ ) to become a law enforcement authority under the legislation which he had played a pivotal role in.
The not at all minor issue which Mr Wells overlooked in the application was that AWINZ had not formed in any manner or means and because it did not exist as a trust as he claimed and therefore could not become a legal person as Maf had required it and expected it to be.
So in other words Mr Wells pulled the wool over the ministers eyes, and any other lesser mortal would have been charged with the very serious offence of using a document for pecuniary advantage or false statement by promoter ( 10 years ) .
Mr Wells worked with his associate Tom Didovich the then manager of Waitakere city dog and stock control. Didovich gave consents to the minister for Neil wells to use his fictional trust in the then Waitakere city and in North shore city , in so doing cutting out the the very inconvenient requirement to get consent of the Councillors.
Now many of you will be jumping up and down and screaming conflict of interest by now but for our Councillors it doesn’t appear to matter , they are quite happy to consent to rate rises to cover this sort of thing.
Any way Tom Didovich had to leave council because affairs of the heart ( or so I believe ) is something the council sees as a conflict of interest so Mr Wells has to apply for the position to keep the set up of AWINZ going.
With Wells ( a barrister ) at the helm the council premises are re branded.. could it be to to fulfill the intention he stated in the application to the minister under point 7 where he states that in the short term Animal welfare services (AWS ) will continue to be a business unit of Waitakere city council … it will be a linked organisation to AWINZ and its inspectors will interface with AWINZ .. in the medium term the business unit of AWS will be vested in AWINZ . All the assets of the AWS ( the animal refuge , plant and equipment ) will be transferred or leased to AWINZ….
So with this PPP idea in mind Mr Wells set about changing the signage of the council premises so that they were confusingly similar to that of AWINZ .( council are refusing to look at this they ignore it )
In 2006 Neil Wells through Wyn Hoadley (who posed as the chair person of the fictitious trust AWINZ )solicited donations for the Waitakere animal welfare fund there was also a collection box on the counter
the donation form states ” YES, I WILL HELP THE WAITAKERE ANIMAL WELFARE FUND … here’s my donation” MY CHEQUE (made out to AWINZ) IS ENCLOSED OR PLEASE CHARGE BY CREDIT CARD
The issue is that AWINZ at this point in time did not exist in any legal manner or form and only Mr Wells administered the bank accounts. .
I complained to council with regards to the logo being so close to that of the council buildings and the following year the same donation letter was produced with an amended logo and minus the council logo .
In December 2006 , that is after the first donation drive and before the second , Hoadley, Coutts Wells and Didovich ( yes the same one as before ) formed a trust which became a charity .
This charity is registered as
|The Animal Welfare Institute Of New Zealand||CC11235||Registered||28/09/2007|
Each year the charity is required to file an annual report and in 2009 the Waitakere account was identified as the no 2 account
This year the annual return shows the no 2 account being closed and fed into the general accounts .
I know a lot more about this money and have previous correspondence from council which acknowledges that Council is aware that a third party is dealing with council funds. So on seeing council funds being apparently misappropriated I do a Lgoima request
Today I receive a letter from council lawyer Jazz Singh which refuses the information I have asked for Auckland council Waitakere welfare response
Jazz refers to an email from Wendy Brandon. dated 13 February 2013 and it simply makes no sense that this email from Wendy has any relevance to this request .Brandon email 13 feb 2013
Jazz also quotes refusal by virtue of section 17 ( h) LGOIMA section 17 LGOIMA,
Now my question is why is it important to take residents and rate payers to court for historic unpaid metro water accounts using false documentation and why is it frivolous or vexatious or trivial to raise the issue of corruption , use of council premises for private pecuniary gain and misappropriation of charitable funds which were being held for council?
With regards to the metro water claims. Water care is taking a number of persons to court on Tuesday the 18th to enforce 7 year old debts to Metro water, these debts are not to water care and water care through its solicitors have sworn false affidavits ..
I have the evidence .. but Council just plods on and makes us accountable for things we are not accountable for and they ignore the criminal of fences which are going on around them.
Jazz we would love to have a response from you
No doubt the Councillors they will as usual ignore this .
I refer to my previous post council-employee-benefits-v-mowing-verges
I received a reply from council which appeared to have been put together by one of their many talented spin doctors I have followed this up with another request and am awaiting a reply
In the mean time I noticed a magnificently groomed verge outside Palmers Remuera , on closer inspection this may be the ultimate solution.. too bad about the carbon credits but at least we will know the appearance is as artificial as the ethics and transparency in Auckland council.
Auckland transport at the time said that this move was so that they could standardise services throughout Auckland, if that is the case why do people in Henderson pay $4 for all day parking. should that not be standardised as well ?
Also discovered a business unit for council this week city parks , there is nothing on the website which indicates that it is a council business unit . I did find its annual return to council it went in under confidentiality.
So what is all that about ? the web site is a .co not a govt and the site is registered to the phone number is answered city park services.
|Registrant Contact Name||Enterprise Services|
|Registrant Contact Address1||PO Box 8428|
|Registrant Contact Address2||Symonds Street|
|Registrant Contact City||Auckland|
|Registrant Contact Country||NZ (NEW ZEALAND)|
|Registrant Contact Phone||+64 9 3672400|
How come this section of council cannot be open and transparent and provide the services to mow the verges instead of contracting it out.