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We could all hide behind trusts and Trading names looks like its legal

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Official information act request  MAF and minister and office of the auditor general .

Open letter

Animal welfare institute of New Zealand (AWINZ) has at all times been a trading name .

This trading name without  proof of  who it represented ( that is the parties  who were alleged trustees) was given approved status under the animal welfare act  1999.

The approved “ organisation “  has never been  an Organisation under any  enactment which  provides it  with the ability to act   in its own name, ie independent existence from those using that trading name.

The trading name Animal welfare Institute of New Zealand  has been  used by  various groups

1.       Neil Wells personally .. in 1999  when  he  made an application for approved status, and for  funds  falsely claiming that a trust existed.

2.       An unincorporated trust consisting  of Nuala Grove, Sarah Giltrap  and Graeme Coutts   this trust was formed   allegedly 1-3-2000

a.        these trustees never  applied for or consented  to  the application for approved status ,

b.       or appointed or approved any person to   sign on the individual trustees behalf in  such an application . the deed specifically states that  powers of the trustees can be delegated in writing.  If such a document had existed then this would have had to have been produced, and  kept  on record , before one could sign  for  and on behalf of the others.

c.       This trust has a common seal , this common seal has not been appended to any   formal document  to  show that  it is this trusts trading name that is being used. According to the deed , and without  further evidence this trust ceased to exist 1.3.2003

3.       Neil Wells personally    Dec 2003  when he signed the Mou with Maf and   Mou  with Waitakere city council

a.       Opened a bank account that only had access to

b.      Applied  for IRD status

4.       The name of a subsequently formed  trust 5.12.2006   who without  evidence claim that they are the same trust as the trust which ceased to exist in 2003. These persons became a Charity   and subsequently asked for  the revocation f the approved status.  These persons were Wyn Hoadley, Neil wells , Tom Didovich and Graeme Coutts.   There is no record with Maf of these people having entered into a contract with maf for  animal welfare services , They could therefore not request the  relinquishment of the approved status

In December 2009  the minister accepted the application to revoke the approved status from   the  last group listed above     , Could the minister please advise  what   checks were  carried out and what evidence was presented to him to satisfy him that these people wer the one and the same  “ organisation using the trading name  Animal welfare institute of new Zealand.

And  what evidence the minister  has   that would indicate to the public  who at any time   during the existence of the approved organisation  , were the persons or person  who  used that trading name.

Could you also please provide a copy of  the criteria  the  government  used for   contracting to a trading  name

and by which means  was   accountability to the public addressed  given that no one knew   who   was using this trading name at any given time.

Could you please also  provide any discussion papers and   documentation which  considered the implication of  providing a trading name with law enforcement powers .


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