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How we tarnish those who speak the truth

It appears to me that the worst thing you an do in our society is to speak the truth .

I am not alone    I had the  video link  below sent to me today and it   simply goes to prove it

Just a few days ago two gentlemen One a former high  ranking police officer  came to my house and spoke most disapproving my of  Blogging   and frowned upon the fact that I fight  corruption .( as if thats a bad thing to  do  )

I was told to leave it  to the proper authorities.  I explained that there appears to be a general covering up of corruption in New Zealand  and   that my experience was such that I don’t want to see any one   go through what I had to endure ( and am still enduring )

I was told that there are two Grace Haden’s  the one they  like and then there is  other , the one with  the  online presence the one who speaks about things  which apparently  are a tad embarrassing and conflict with the statistics .. heaven forbid that we upset the perception  or prove statistics  wrong .

They expressed their opinion that I should not express mine.

I was extremely upset with their visit  , I felt bullied by it  and it was totally unnecessary  additionally they had  no apparent mandate from any one, it was totally uncalled for an out of place .

Why  do we seek to silence those who are speaking up  about   the wrongs in our society . The cracks are starting to  show  in MPI and the SIS  . Thompson and clark  are members of the NZIPI https://www.nzipi.org.nz/nicholas-thompson/. The NZIPI is headed up by Ron McQuilter  who was behind  ensuring that I was discredited as a Private investigator .  I feel certain that these old boy connections  are  what is keeping New Zealand’s  perception of the least corrupt alive.   Stomp on any one  when they  speak up about corruption , crucify them and   make their lives hell so as to ensure that  the next person  will see nothing .

https://www.facebook.com/supportrickflori/videos/1950697488298231/

 

Mycoplasma Bovis a blessing for the greenies and waterways or simply too convenient?

 Last year a number of news items  were prominent with regards to  the issues of dairy farming  and the effect on  waterways   see here   here   here and here 

Put simply, more cows have meant more nutrient and pathogen pollution of waterways. Across the whole country, the number of dairy cows increased by over two million between 1992 and 2011 – an 86 percent expansion. During the same period, average dairy herd size in New Zealand more than doubled from 169 to 386.

Now it occurs to me that   Mycoplasma Bovis  appears to be a blessing for  the greenies or is it simply just a convenient way to   reduce  cattle numbers ?  I have first hand evidence  of how  MPI can be manipulated and how  facts are irrelevant   to them.

Bryce Edwards  published a  great little article yesterday Political Roundup: The M. Bovis debacle deserves more debate. His opening statement  totally echos my experience with MPI

What has emerged from the debate over the Mycoplasma Bovis saga is that New Zealand appears to have been let down by authorities – especially politicians and senior government bureaucrats who have mismanaged the country’s biosecurity, leaving farming in turmoil, and the taxpayer picking up most of the tab for their negligence.

I had cause to speak to a bovine vet the other day  and  he  confirmed that the tests of mycoplasma bovis  are  not particularly reliable,so a whole herd is put down because one cow tested positive, this could  have been a false positive  but who cares  lets put the whole herd down  at a time when Gypsy day is seeing  other herds migrate freely from one area to another .  Guess that fits with the agenda of culling as many   cattle as possible .

It has made me realise that the  characters in the old  TV series gliding on  are still alive and well  and working  at MPI ,  they may of course have taken the precaution to drink their tea and coffee  black .

My own experience with the incompetence of MPI  ( then MAF)goes back 12 years .

I questioned serious corruption which had allowed a person closely associated  with  key players in  MPI   to  write legislation for their own business plan , advise on it  as ” independent  advisor” to the select committee and while MPI knew this person was severely conflicted they stood by and allowed him to  provide comment on caucus  papers which saw the government approve an application for coercive law enforcement powers to a non existent organisation  based on a fraudulent application.

MAF/ MPI are fully aware of it  and have refused to undertake  an investigation, my own opinion for this  is that the lawyer who provided a crown law opinion  was Peter McCarthy who gave a detailed legal opinion but didn’t  even think about checking if the application he was commenting on was legitimately made and that AWINZ existed  .

As a whistleblower on the AWINZ matter I was crucified , the first thing MPI did was  to  attempt to prosecute me for  passing myself off  as a MAF officer, their evidence was so thin that  they resolved to warn me  despite the fact that  there should not have been an investigation  in the first place  . This was tied up with another substantial fraud  see Boss invents accountant to escape $60k debt – NZ Herald and Charges over alleged fake liquidator – NZ Herald

That was the  very first attempt to discredit me,   and   to   properly conceal the matter Peter Mc Carthy  was made chief legal officer  of MPI 

Despite  untold complaints to government , ombudsmen , state services commission , police ,SFO and untold ministers  this issue has been totally concealed while I   was refused a renewal of my  private investigators licence   and was labeled a ” conspiracy theorist ”

This has been  total bullying an  white washing of a criminal act .

Wells was able to  negotiate with  MPI to withhold information from me  so that  the complaints to the  law society etc  could be dealt with  without the inconvenience of facts  getting in the way also see here   and here .This crucial document was the audit report which totally expose AWINZ as a sham  but even despite their own findings  nothing was done but  AWINZ conveniently  stopped being an approved organisation  when the super city was formed.

 

 

 

Samuel North conviction recorded by MBIE

The conviction of Samuel North has been recorded by the companies registrar

section 386 A  of the companies act states

386ADirector of failed company must not be director, etc, of phoenix company with same or substantially similar name

(1)Except with the permission of the court, or unless one of the exceptions in sections 386D to 386F applies, a director of a failed company must not, for a period of 5 years after the date of commencement of the liquidation of the failed company,—

(a)be a director of a phoenix company; or
(b)directly or indirectly be concerned in or take part in the promotion, formation, or management of a phoenix company; or
(c)directly or indirectly be concerned in or take part in the carrying on of a business that has the same name as the failed company’s pre-liquidation name or a similar name.

(2)A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to the penalty set out in section 373(4).  ( A person convicted of an offence against any of the following sections of this Act is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or to a fine not exceeding $200,000:)

The conviction was  for   setting up  and operating  Muse eatery through the   new company CATERING LIMITED  which took over he business,  the  processes and chattels of Muse on allen which  was liquidated by IRD.  Samuel   has since liquidated Muse eatery but not before he was seen asset striping CATERING LIMITED on the last day. see The Phoenix has flown .. Muse Eatery rumours of closure prove true

Malcolm North   , Samuels father   who works for the ministry of social development  was a director for the phoenix company  for a short while  when he was  a bankrupt .Malcolm  North was a director  from 28 Feb 2017 to 04 Apr 2017   he was a bankrupt    7 march to  20 June   the official assignee’s report is worth reading  by any one who  is contemplating a business venture with  Malcolm North or Samuel North  . The official assignees report is located here   Malcolm North bankruptcy report it is worth noting

 The Bankrupt ticked “no” to having any real estate interests, however
attached to his Statement of Affairs was a piece of paper with details of his
property ownerships and their corresponding values. This information is
below:
30c & 30d Arawhata Street, Porirua  $370,000.00
10 Palm Grove, Lower Hutt $560,000.00
1/10 Makara Road, Paraparaumu   $430,000.00

 

The Bankrupt stated on his Statement of Affairs that he has been in business
as a director or manager of a limited liability company registered with the
Companies Office in New Zealand in the past three years. No further
information was provided by the Bankrupt as to the Company details that he
was manager/director of. The Official Assignee requested further information
from the Bankrupt. The Bankrupt advised it was an error and that he had not
been in a business as a director or manager in the past 3 years.

company office records show  him as being director of MUSE ON ALLEN LIMITED (3933441)  09 Jan 2013   to 11 Nov 2014  then again  17 Nov 2014  to  06 Dec 2015

he was then a director of CATERING LIMITED (5860509)     28 Feb 2017 to 04 Apr 2017

Throughout the administration, the Bankrupt has failed to co-operate with the
Official Assignee on a number of occasions. He has consistently raised issues with
the costs of his personal lawyer as well as the costs of The Official Assignee’s
lawyers. This has resulted in the Official Assignee spending significant time
corresponding with the Bankrupt regarding matters that are not necessary for the
administration of the bankruptcy and have added unnecessary costs to the estate

 

Samuel North Convicted of directing a Phoenix company

On 1 March 2018, Samuel North appeared at Wellington District Court in front of Judge Mill for his sentencing indication.

Judge Mill indicated the matter was of moderate seriousness and that a community based sentence would be imposed.

Samuel  North accepted the sentence indication and entered guilty pleas to two charges of being a director of a phoenix company.

Samuel  North was convicted and sentenced to 200 hours of community work.

We believe that Samuel is now working   at the Petone ale house  hopefully all those  owed  money by him  will be repaid

 

 

 July 9 2015   Muse on Allen limited lack of compliance with the companies act-OIA

August 27 2015 Muse on Allen a case study of the dangers of NZ companies

August 28 2015 Muse on Allen limited lack of compliance with the companies act-OIA

March 6 2016 Muse Eatery & Bar – a Phoenix rising ?

September  7 2016 Muse Eatery is it or is it not connected to Muse on Allen ?or what does this say about Samuel Norths integrity ?

February  4 2018 The Phoenix has flown .. Muse Eatery rumours of closure prove true

February  21 2018 Catering Limited : Muse Eatery : Samuel North in Liquidation

March 1 2018   Convicted

386ADirector of failed company must not be director, etc, of phoenix company with same or substantially similar name

(1)Except with the permission of the court, or unless one of the exceptions in sections 386D to 386F applies, a director of a failed company must not, for a period of 5 years after the date of commencement of the liquidation of the failed company,—

(a)be a director of a phoenix company; or
(b)directly or indirectly be concerned in or take part in the promotion, formation, or management of a phoenix company; or
(c)directly or indirectly be concerned in or take part in the carrying on of a business that has the same name as the failed company’s pre-liquidation name or a similar name.

(2)A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to the penalty set out insection 373(4).

Muse Eatery Catering Limited Samuel North liquidators first report

The liquidators first report has been released  for catering limited the company which ran Muse eatery , it can be found  here 

The liquidators Palliser  were appointed  by resolution of the shareholder.  The shareholder HANIA TRUSTEE (CATERING) LIMITED 

is a trust into which  Samuel North transferred his assets  and his  share holding  in catering limited   22 April 2016  .

Samuel   has  done his apprenticeship in   companies and   when He was investigated  in 2015  it was revealed that he had breached some 30 companies act provisions.

But the  companies act  does not appear to be  well enforced and even    while  Samule was opperating what in our opinion ( based on a truck load of evidence )  was  a  Phoenix company.

It comes as a bit of a surprise that  the liquidator    states  that there are no assets ,    we have to  ask what was it then that was removed from the premises and captured on film .

There was a flat  deck truck belonging to Bramco   and  another truck    belonging to castle  parcels  DDF 834 

and  at least two other cars  ERQ249   and  KKF271

what did they take away thin air ?

the creditors are listed as

ASB Bank PO Box 35 Shortland Street Auckland, 1140
Carrello del Gelato PO Box 6818 Marion Square Wellington, 6141
CPC (New Zealand) Limited PO Box 90535 Victoria Street West Auckland, 1142
Deloitte Accountants 115033 Auckland, 1140
EVEVE New Zealand Limited PO Box 3992 Shortland Street Auckland, 1140
Executive Laundry WellingtonLimited 9 Sydney Street Petone Lower Hutt, 5012
Farm Fresh Distributors Limited 128d Park Road Miramar Wellington
Fish Factory Limited PO Box 68-409 Newton Auckland
Gilmours Wellington PO Box 38891 Wellington Mail Centre Wellington, 5045
Lee Fish New Zealand Limited PO Box 33077 Taka puna Auckland, 0740
Mediaworks Radio Limited PO Box 11441 Manners Street Wellington, 6142
Mediterranean Foods (WGTN) Limited Street 42 Constable Newtown Wellington, 6021                                                                                                      Nova Energy Po Box 404 Whakatane, 3158
Powershop NZ PO Box 7651 Newtown Wellington, 6242
Regional Wine and Spirits 15 Ellice Street Mount Victoria Wellington, 6011Private Bag 92
Rentokil Initial Limited 905 Onehunga Auckland, 1643
Six Barrel Soda Company PO Box 11884 Manners Street Wellington
T Leaf Limited PO Box 33139 Petone Lower Hutt, 5046
The Clareville Bakery Limited 3340 SH2 Clareville Carterton, 5713
Waste Management PO Box 204253 High brook Auckland,2161

We note that this list does not include grab one or groupon   who were still selling ” deals”  after  the doors closed

We hope that those    who attend the watershed meeting appoint their own liquidator

Liquidators have an obligation  to report   potential  breaches of legislation ,   we will be   very  happy to assist .

We hope that some one looks for the truck loads of assets  which Samuel  spirited away .

Catering Limited : Muse Eatery : Samuel North in Liquidation

 Just three weeks after  Samuel North closed the  doors to Muse eatery   the company catering Limited which  operated the business muse eatery  has  gone into liquidation  .

It would appear that the share holder

HANIA TRUSTEE (CATERING) LIMITED Hoggard Law Limited, 29 Hania Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington, 6011 , New Zealand

has placed the company into liquidation  and appointed their own liquidators .

Samuel North was the share holder of the company but   moved  the share holding into a trust in  april 2016  .  It has all been very predictable  and North continued to sell Grab one   and groupon deals  even after he knew he was closing, we  believe that this is  fraudulent.

Our suggestion is that if you  are owed money that you  attend the liquidators  watershed  meeting  when it is announced and  ensure that independent  liquidators are appointed ( as opposed to one  appointed by North )   .

When a company  appoints its own liquidators  the  liquidation is   likely not to be  as transparent  or fair as it would be  if the liquidator is working for  a creditor .

It is our honest opinion  that the Liquidators will   sell on the   Chattels, at a nominal price and  the phoenix will  fly again   when North purchases them .

Muse eatery opened its doors before Muse on Allen had even been placed in to liquidation and  it is believed that many of its  assets actually belonged to muse.

We have  been contacted  by many persons   who are  owed by North , North is avoiding service by debt collectors , there are  former staff members who  have unresolved  grievances .

Samuel north has removed the  face book page, the  linked in page  and the web site .

samuel north _ LinkedIn

samuel north _ LinkedIn messages

samuel north _ LinkedIn liquidators

samuel north _ LinkedIn 2

Muse eatery and bar_ Overview _ LinkedIn

the old web site is still viewable  here 

Muse eatery and bar former Muse on Allen relocated and opened its doors on the 1st of April 2016, housed in the restored heritage colonial carrying company building.

Any one knowing  where North is please send an email to us through our comment section  and we will share the information  but will keep your  details confidential

We will happily  collate information to  ensure that Justice is  done

https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/101640499/Wellingtons-Muse-Eatery-Bar-put-into-liquidation

Update

Samuel North  has engaged Stephen Iorns <stephen@iornslegal.co.nz>   and is bleating defamation

We Hope the   barrister gets  paid .

Malcolm North from the ministry of social development , Bullies us again

An email  from Malcolm North  has been  forwarded to me, it  is grossly defamatory  and bullying and  alleges  that Samuel terminated his lease.  we would like to hear from any one at MSD ( ministry of  social development), is he also a bully at work  because he certainly is in emails, again speculating and threatening  by stating ” I have spoken to xxxxxx employer about his behaviour so don’t expect him to be employed for much longer‘ it is noted that his email had this  disclaimer ——————————- This email and any attachments may contain information that is confidential and subject to legal privilege. If you are not the intended recipient, any use, dissemination, distribution or duplication of this email and attachments is prohibited. If you have received this email in error please notify the author immediately and erase all copies of the email and attachments. The Ministry of Social Development accepts no responsibility for changes made to this message or attachments after transmission from the Ministry. ——————————-” does that indicate that he sent the email from the ministy of social developments servers and using his Muserestaurant email address.  Not a good look

But getting back to the statement   that Samuel terminated his lease, this  generally requires a ” notice period ” so when di dhe give notice and how did this  line up with the  Grab one and groupon offers? https://new.grabone.co.nz/restaurants-bars-cafes/european-restaurants/p/muse-eatery-and-bar-13   and   https://www.grouponnz.co.nz/deals/muse-bar-and-eatery   

the pdf   copies downloaded tonight are  here  Muse Eatery and Bar • GrabOne NZ and here    Muse Eatery & Bar – Up To 60% Off – Wellington _ Groupon

We first heard the rumour that Muse was closing on the 18th  January , this is  just 10 days after   the   deals were offered on line  .  If you have an uncertain future   then 10 days out would you offer  deals . These offers are valid till end of march and  early april  as shown on the PDF’s  so where are they  going to  be honoured if  Samuel knew all along that he had  terminated  the  lease .

at least 80 people  spent $99  on groupon  =$7,920    at least  10 people  spent $195  on groupon  =$1,950   total $9,870

86 people bought the  grab one deal at $69 =5,934  total for the two deals potentially outstanding  $15,804

We look forward to hearing from the landlord.   The land lord in Allen street was left out of pocket according to liquidators papers  time will tell if  the name of this land lord will ultimately  appear on the liquidation papers for catering company .

The web page which   was paid up  until the 16 th February was pulled  5 February and now defaults to  the web serves page , The face book page was taken down   last week .So if the web page and Face book pages were pulled  why not pull these deals ?   Why  leave them up why no formal announcement .

We have  heard from  reliable  sources  that  there  are substantial  debts .

Any one out of pocket  with a provable  debt please contact us we are coordinating  a group action .

we will keep you posted  we know there is more to come

The Phoenix has flown .. Muse Eatery rumours of closure prove true

 Hard on the heals of  Five Boroughs  another  restaurant has closed its doors.

This one however  did not come as a surprise to us,  as rumours had been flowing freely that Samuel North was going to close the doors at the end of the month.

Transparency took the precaution of notifying  key people so that  the evidence of the intent was there .

This is not the first time that   boy wonder  Samuel  North has closed shop he did this with  Muse on Allen,  took all the   Branded crockery cutlery and any thing that was not tacked  down and started a new business leaving massive debts in his wake.

Our people in Wellington managed to capture the action  as it unfolded . we wonder

1.if the staff knew that they  would turn up for work and ind the contents  gone ,

2. If the land lord knew of if he is going to be out of pocket just like the last one

3. was the stuff  Samuels to take  he had  previously said it belonged to  the premises

4. where  was it all going

5. Are the grab ones  which are still being  sold going to be repaid ?

6. are  the groupons still going to be sold 

Guess these pictures will be of use for  the liquidator   we believe that once again IRD have  been left out of pocket ,well timed  Samuel  we believe that the 7th feb may have been D day for tax payment   so it appears that   to prevent   liquidators  recovering  assets  you have  got in  first.   we wonder where the next  phoenix will rise ? The company Muse eatery   traded under  wsa  Catering Limited.   The face book page for muse was pulled last week  .

Samuel was last seen   in the castle parcels van   shown below ..  he had a convoy  but  , Sam it was not  unseen. and . will you refund the   Grab ones ?  was it not a tad   fraudulent to keep selling them   when you  and every one else in wellington  ( it seems ) knew that you were going to  do a runner.

 

 

The secret Law Society Disciplinary Committees

Following on from the previous post

As we saw   the law society   nurtures and disciplines its own members, this  can be like the  mother of a very spoilt  child  , if the child is a favourite its a case  of  Now Johnny you go and be a good boy mummy will be very cross if you do that again .  or if  the child  is  not liked  a step  child or a foreign lawyer for example  then   there will be a crucifixion   so that a message is sent to the  others and to show that the system is working .

The  disciplinary side of the law society is  undertaken  through statute, the lawyers and conveyancers act .

The conflicting roles of the law society are set in statute .. statute is written by lawyers   and  as with the animal welfare  Act, there is concrete evidence that statutes are written  and advised on by lawyers .

(The animal welfare act , no 1 bill was written by Barrister Neil Wells  to facilitate his own business plan, he advised on this as independent advisor to the select committee without declaring his conflict of interest   )

The resulting swiss cheese legislation has sufficient holes for the lawyers to crawl through  and evade the intention of the law.

section 65  sets out the  Regulatory functions 

The regulatory functions of the New Zealand Law Society are—

(a)to control and regulate the practice in New Zealand by barristers and by barristers and solicitors of the profession of the law:

(b)to uphold the fundamental obligations imposed on lawyers who provide regulated services in New Zealand:

(c)to monitor and enforce the provisions of this Act, and of any regulations and rules made under it, that relate to the regulation of lawyers:

(d)to monitor and enforce, throughout the period specified in any order made under section 390, the provisions of this Act, and of any regulations and rules made under it, that relate to the regulation of conveyancers:

(e)to assist and promote, for the purpose of upholding the rule of law and facilitating the administration of justice in New Zealand, the reform of the law.

It is my experience that the  law society  is very poor at holding lawyers accountable to the rule of  Law    and that is where  our entire justice system falls  down . Close enough is not good enough , lawyers  are officers of the court and as such   have higher obligations to truth and honesty  than the average Joe Bloggs  , and we all know that  many lawyers  don’t know the definition of truth.

In a recent decision from the law society the society stated that

The lawyer is an agent for the client in conducting the client’s affairs. The lawyer is obliged to follow the instructions of the client where it is consistent with their professional duties. The lawyer has a duty of absolute loyalty to the client and may not have regard for the interests of third parties except insofar as they are consistent with his or her own instructions and relevant to the protection and promotion of the interests of his or her own client.”

This may be true  but  this is surely limited to   being an officer of the court first  this  is spelled out in  section 4  of the act

the obligation to protect, subject to his or her overriding duties as an officer of the High Court and to his or her duties under any enactment, the interests of his or her clients.

This  to me at least makes it clear that the  lawyers primary obligations are to the court  and  he has a duty not to mislead the court or to use the court for an improper purpose .

Time and time again we see   that lawyers  are not being held accountable   to the rule of law  and because they know that  this particular bit of the rules is purposely overlooked they use it  to abuse the use of the court.

In these hard time of lawyers being paid upward of $250  per hour  its about winning ,  no matter how. When   a group of  people   are backing each other up and  no one is being  held accountable to the rule of law then  injustice   reigns.

As a result  it is our observation  that the new Zealand courts have become extremely unsafe .

When a lawyer  steps out of line the first step is to  make a complaint to the law society .

We made a complaint against a lawyer in April 2016, the  quote above came from the decision which was delivered by an anonymous group of people represented with the name and signature of only  one barrister who signed the decision  on 28 November 2017 .

Law  society  disciplinary  committees  are made up of up to seven lawyer members and two lay members , however  the standards committees appear to work   from a position of total anonymity aside from a requirement to notify the minister of the appointment 

Standards committees are set up under section  126  of the act , they appear to be  are totally anonymous  and  are in reality not a legal structure which is capable of being sued or suing,  but   they are regularly represented in court proceedings as if they have  every right of a legal or natural person .

Standard committees in effect are nothing more than  a trading name given to a  group of unidentified persons  , at best it is an unincorporated group and the  rules in law dictate that  they  should be treated as naming the individuals  as members of the what ever trust  or committee.

The decisions  of the committees are listed here look at them the  majority have the lawyers names anonymised despite the fact that many lawyers  who have come to their attention  have  committed real crimes and have never been held accountable  in  another court .

There is a good chance that the  lawyers on the   disciplinary committees   are connected to  the  lawyer  under review  due to them  belonging to a secondary alliance   whihc many law firms  have formed for example

 NZ LAW Limited which is according to the companies office  jointly owned by 55 lawyers , this  from this link 

This is not the only   law firm made up  of many others , there are also  LAW ALLIANCE NZ LIMITED 34 share holders   and LARGE LAW FIRMS GROUP LIMITED 9 share holders  and probably more .

All in all there is nothing at all transparent about  the disciplinary process  , it behind closed doors and as seen  with the example   takes  a very long time for a complain to come out the other end  1 year 7 months   in the example above .

the decision is delivered with this  note

Decisions of the Standards Committee must remain confidential between the parties unless the Standards Committee directs otherwise. The Standards Committee has made no such direction in relation to this matter.

But  despite the  fact that  they decide to back their lawyer members up  for not  complying with the rule of law  there is  an avenue open to appeal their decision  and that is through  the LCRO       and that is even more fascinating.. to be continued

 

Why the New Zealand justice system is prone to corruption

Has any one else noticed that the  New Zealand Law society appears to be   at the centre of every thing in New Zealand .

It has more power than government  as  its members are the advisers to government  and local bodies and the  judges are selected from the membership by  another  member or former member.  In the last government Christopher Francis Finlayson QC member of the NZ law society and Attorney-General  selected  fellow members   to be judges. His recommendations was accepted  by the governor_general

In all over the years he appointed the majority of our judges  this from Kiwi’s first 

this from the  Courts of New Zealand web  page  

it goes on to say that “Judges have been appointed whose career paths have not been those of the conventional court advocate.”

and ” The appointment process followed by the Attorney-General is not prescribed by any statute or regulation.”

Many years ago I heard  a presentation by Anthony Molloy QC  who hit the nail on the head when he said   ” nothing is going to change until  one day a judge, while playing golf  is hit on the head  by a golf ball. Requiring urgent  brain surgery he  arrives in theatre   to find that there are no  brain surgeons available , but the staff reassure him  that  the  surgeon a highly qualified and respected Gynecologist .  They are all doctors after all.”

A list of judges of the high court is shown  here   all those appointed after 2008 were recommended by Finlayson 30  out of a total of  39  justices

Of the 7 associate judges  four were recommended by Finlayson.

Appointment of judges in the UK 

the head of the court is of course the Queen  it is her court , in days of old the king/queen  would  be the ultimate decision maker and was advised by the knights templar and    secular .  Below crown  was the privy  council , the crowns closest advisors   and  this  has over the years become  this highest appellate court , but New zealand did away with this and the question therfor eis    are they still the queens court ehan the queen and her advisors have no role to play.

Since April 2006, judicial appointments have been the responsibility of an independent Judicial Appointments Commission.

They effectively  did away with the system  that we  still hold on to . A system which   lacks transparency  and  independence.

The New Zealand Law society 

A judge   has to have held  a practicing certificate for at least 7 years   and generally  those appointed to the bench    leave the law society to  take on their   position and  if they leave  the bench  they will again become a member of the law society .

The New Zealand Law society has the conflicting roles of regulatory and nurturing for barristers and solicitors alike  .

In the UK  these duties are split between a regulatory  authority such as the solicitors regulatory authority   for regulatory matters  and the law society for   support assistance and nurturing of the  lawyers who are solicitors.  The lawyers who are  Barristers belong to  a bar council  or one of the four inns of court  and are regulated by the  bar standards Board 

why do we think  The New Zealand  justice system is open to corruption? well   this is a serial   you will have to drop back and read our stories  of the lack of transparency  and the   vast disparity between the ways lawyers are treated and  how others are treated