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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:33 PM

Judges' pecuniary declaration for transparency

http://www.stuff.co....or-transparency
ANDREA VANCE
Last updated 14:49 09/05/2012

Judges will be required to publicly declare their pecuniary interests under a new law.

Green party MP Kennedy Graham
says he has cross party support for his bill and it is likely to pass first reading at Parliament tonight.

The Register of Pecuniary Interests of Judges Bill requires all judges to make an annual return to the Judicial Conduct Commissioner of their financial interests. This would then be made public.

Judges have come under increasing pressure to be more transparent after it was revealed they racked up more than $18million in travel costs over three years.

MPs must annually declare their pecuniary interests - and this year's returns are due out within weeks.

Graham was prompted to draft the bill after Supreme Court judge Justice Bill Wilson resigned in 2010 over allegations of a conflict of interest in a case he presided over.

Graham said the law would avoid any conflict of interest in judiciary.

The bill was drawn from the members ballot in November.

The Law Commission
is also considering a business register for judges as part of its review of the Judicature Act.

Last month, Ministry of Justice chief executive Andrew Bridgman said he was in talks with judges about proactively releasing their expenses - in the same way ministers, MPs and senior civil servants are required to.

Register of Pecuniary Interests of Judges Bill Member's Bill 240—1

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:46 PM

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Disclosure bill for judges challenged
KATE CHAPMAN
Last updated 13:19 20/09/2012

A bill forcing judges to disclose their pecuniary interests is being challenged because of fears it could deter potential judicial members and risk security.

Green party MP Kennedy Graham's Register of Pecuniary Interests of Judges Bill would require all judges to make an annual return to the Judicial Conduct Commissioner of their financial interests.

This would then be made public, similar to the annual register of MPs' interests.

The bill passed its first reading and is currently before select committee.

At a hearing today New Zealand Bar Association committee member Justin Smith told MPs that judges were constrained by the law and facts, where politicians were not.

"We think that the position of judges and politicians for instance is easily able to be distinguished. Unlike politicians judges … are constrained by the law, they are constrained by the evidence which they receive, they can't depart from or reinvent the law."

He outlined the reasons why the association opposed the proposed law change.

"We question whether there is a necessity for this bill at all, we've survived an awfully long time without it."

Similar proposals had been turned down in Australia and Wales, Smith said.

Judges tended to be people who had been successful in their professional lives and would therefore have accumulated pecuniary interests.

"People who are otherwise suitable for appointment to the bench are simply not going to be keen to disclose the nature of the trust interests that they hold, where their holiday bach is etcetera."

There were already some negative impacts for those who did become judges; loss of freedom, lower income than available in practices.

"It really doesn't take a lot extra for an otherwise-suitable candidate … to decide no."

Judges were already constrained by the ability of people to appeal their decisions and the judicial conduct commissioner.

"Constraints the equivalent of which are not found so far as politicians are concerned."

And there was a lack of evidence to suggest there was a decline in public concern about the judiciary, Smith said.

Dr Graham was prompted to draft the bill after Supreme Court judge Justice Bill Wilson resigned in 2010 over allegations of a conflict of interest in a case he presided over.

Labour MP Charles Chauvel said others had told the committee there was room for improvement.

"It is really enough to say 'look things are fine, public confidence is as high as it needs to be and we don't need to do anything more that might have the effect of deterring good applicants for judicial office'?"


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:39 PM

Judge Paul Franklin Barber's information is already plastered over the internet, so why shouldn't other Judge's business affairs?

Maybe their information already is.

Much of the information is, based on the balance of probabilities, already publically available.

In the interests of maintaining the integrity of the Judicial system we believe such information should be made publically available as prior to
there appointments Judges are practising Lawyers/ Solicitors/ Barristers & they must be seen to comply with various Laws, including
Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006.

http://www.legislati.../DLM364939.html

What would have happened if some of those Legal Professionals whom have been on the wrong side of the law had become Judges in recent times?

In Australia there have been cases where Judges have been found to be on the wrong side of the law & have been brought to accountability.



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D & N DENTICE HOLDINGS LIMITED

Company Number
20949
Status
Struck Off
Incorporation Date
14 May 1968 (over 44 years ago)
Dissolution Date
16 April 1999
Company Type
NZ Limited Company
Jurisdiction
New Zealand
Registered Address

C/- Grant Thornton, Level 8, 120 Victoria Street, Wellington
NZ

Directors/ Officers

inactive David William DENTICE, director, 4 Dec 1986-
inactive David William DENTICE, director, 4 Dec 1986-
inactive Nelva Thyrle DENTICE, director, 4 Dec 1986-
inactive Nelva Thyrle DENTICE, director, 4 Dec 1986-
inactive Paul Franklin BARBER, director, 4 Dec 1986-
inactive Paul Franklin BARBER, director, 4 Dec 1986-


Registry Page
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21 Apr 1999
Liquidation, Liquidators Report view/download

16 Apr 1999
Appointment of Liquidator view/download

6 Oct 1998
Annual Return view/download

3 Oct 1997
Annual Return view/download

8 Apr 1997
Particulars of Directors view/download

2 Apr 1997
Change of Registered Office view/download

2 Apr 1997
Re-Registration, from 1955 to 1993 Act view/download

2 Apr 1997
Adoption of Constitution on rereg view/download

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Source New Zealand Companies Office, http://www.business....nz/companies..., 12 Sep 2012
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Shareholders

There is a total of 117,000 shares on record for this company.

The following shareholdings are on record:
Name Shares Percentage
David William DENTICE 87,750 ~ 75.00%
Nelva Thyrle DENTICE 28,665 ~ 24.50%
Paul Franklin BARBER 585 ~ 0.50%
* While we strive to keep this information correct and up-to-date, it is not the primary source, and the company registry (see source, above) should always be referred to for definitive information

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D & N DENTICE HOLDINGS LIMITED > All officers
Paul Franklin BARBER

Company
D & N DENTICE HOLDINGS LIMITED
Name
Paul Franklin BARBER

Position
director
Start Date
1986-12-04

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ZAVOS ORIENTAL BAY TRUST LIMITED


Company Number
1052951
Status
Registered
Incorporation Date
1 August 2000 (about 12 years ago)
Company Type
NZ Limited Company
Jurisdiction
New Zealand
Registered Address

C/ Deloitte, Lev 16, 10 Brandon Street, Wellington
NZ

Directors/ Officers

Paul Franklin BARBER, director, 1 Aug 2000-

John Gerard O'REGAN, director, 1 Aug 2000-
George Angelos ARGUS, director, 31 May 2010-

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30 Nov 2011
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30 Nov 2011
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29 Jun 2011
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29 Jun 2011
Particulars of Director

28 Jun 2011
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28 Jun 2011
OPD - Change of Directors view/download

23 Jun 2011
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23 Jun 2011
Particulars of Director

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ATHENA NOMINEES LIMITED > All officers
Paul Franklin BARBER

Company
ATHENA NOMINEES LIMITED
Name
Paul Franklin BARBER

Position
director
Start Date
1998-04-01

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BURGESS INVESTMENTS LIMITED
> All officers
Paul Franklin BARBER

Company
BURGESS INVESTMENTS LIMITED
Name
Paul Franklin BARBER
Position
director

Start Date
1991-10-30

Other officers in BURGESS INVESTMENTS LIMITED

Bruce A SIMPSON, director, 30 Oct 1991-
Margaret Valentine BURGESS, director, 30 Oct 1991-
Mark Peter D BURGESS, director, 30 Oct 1991-


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:52 PM

http://opencorporate...panies/nz/39313


BURGESS INVESTMENTS LIMITED


Company Number
39313
Status
Registered
Incorporation Date
17 June 1982 (over 30 years ago)
Company Type
NZ Limited Company
Jurisdiction
New Zealand
Registered Address

Broadwater, 7/214 Oriental Parade, Wellington
NZ

Previous Names

FIRST INSURANCE GUARANTEE & SECURITY LIMITED (1987-02-19)

Directors/ Officers

Margaret Valentine BURGESS, director, 30 Oct 1991-
Mark Peter D BURGESS, director, 30 Oct 1991-
Bruce A SIMPSON, director, 30 Oct 1991-
Paul Franklin BARBER, director, 30 Oct 1991-

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New Zealand flag inactive BURGESS HOLDINGS LIMITED (New Zealand, 3 Jun 1965-30 Mar 2000)
United Kingdom flag BURGESS INVESTMENTS LIMITED (United Kingdom, 14 May 1963- )
United Kingdom flag BURGESS PROPERTY INVESTMENTS LIMITED (United Kingdom, 18 Mar 2002- )
United Kingdom flag inactive MITCHELL-BURGESS INVESTMENTS LIMITED (United Kingdom, 11 May 2009-11 Jan 2011)
United Kingdom flag T.H. BURGESS INVESTMENTS LIMITED (United Kingdom, 25 Jul 1972- )
Bermuda flag BURGESS INVESTMENTS LIMITED (Bermuda, 12 Feb 1970- )
Isle of Man flag inactive Burgess Investments Limited (Isle of Man, 6 Jan 1983- )
United Kingdom flag inactive BURGESS FEEDS INVESTMENTS LIMITED (United Kingdom)
New Zealand flag BURGESS PROPERTY INVESTMENTS LIMITED (New Zealand, 13 Sep 2006- )

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16 Feb 2010
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24 Feb 2009
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18 Feb 2008
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8 Jun 2007
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29 Mar 2007
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13 Feb 2006
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Source New Zealand Companies Office, http://www.business....nz/companies..., 20 Sep 2012
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Shareholders

There is a total of 1,250,000 shares on record for this company.

The following shareholdings are on record:
Name Shares Percentage
P L BURGESS (ESTATE) 615,751 ~ 49.26%
Margaret Valentine BURGESS 250,000 ~ 20.00%
Mark BURGESS 159,208 ~ 12.74%
Glennis SIMPSON 159,208 ~ 12.74%
Paul BARBER, Margaret Valentine BURGESS 62,500 ~ 5.00%
Paul BARBER 3,333 ~ 0.27%
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:02 PM

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TEMPRESS NEWS LIMITED (37204)

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Last updated on 25 Jun 2010
Certificate of Incorporation Company Extract All Company Details

Company Summary
Addresses
Directors (2)
Shareholdings (5)
Documents (5)
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Where appointments are prior to February 1993 the date shown may relate to when the information was entered on this database.
Full legal name: Hannah Beate TEMPLETON
Residential Address: 59 Bolton Street, Wellington ,
Appointment Date: 03 Jun 1988
Consent: Link to Consent Form

Full legal name: Ian Campbell TEMPLETON
Residential Address: 59 Bolton Street, Wellington ,
Appointment Date: 03 Jun 1988
Consent: Link to Consent Form

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Former Directors
Full legal name: Judge Paul BARBER
Residential Address: 4 Katherine Avenue, Thorndon ,
Appointment Date: 03 Jun 1988
Ceased date: 08 Sep 1992
Consent: Link to Consent Form


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ATHENA NOMINEES LIMITED
Certificate of Incorporation
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Company number: 6469
Incorporation Date: 17 Nov 1949
Company Status: Registered
Entity type: Limited Liability Company
Constitution filed: No
Annual Return filing month: September, last filed 28 Sep 2012
Previous Names
ATHENA PROPERTIES LIMITED (until 03 Apr 1998)
Previous Statuses
Registered: 17 Nov 1949
Address Details
Registered Office Address: C/- Deloitte, Level 16, 10 Brandon Street, Wellington (since 08 Oct 2012)
Address for Service: C/- Deloitte, Level 16, 10 Brandon Street, Wellington (since 08 Oct 2012)
Directors
Vasiliki Koula ARGUS (since 02 Apr 1998)
10b Coolawin Road, Northbridge, Sydney Nsw 2063, Australia

Paul Franklin BARBER (since 02 Apr 1998)
19 Fitzherbert Terrace, Thorndon, Welllington


John Gerard O'REGAN (since 23 Jul 2012)
121 Wilton Road, Wilton, Wellington

Share Parcels
14000 shares on the register
Allocation 1: 0.02% (3 shares) jointly owned by:
John O'REGAN
10 Brandon Street, Wellington Central, Wellington

V K ARGUS
P O Box 1990, Wellington

Judge P F BARBER
P O Box 1990, Wellington

Allocation 2: 54.91% (7687 shares) jointly owned by:
Judge P F BARBER
P O Box 1990, Wellington

V K ARGUS
P O Box 1990, Wellington

Allocation 3: 45.07% (6310 shares) jointly owned by:
S P MARK
P O Box 1990, Wellington

V K ARGUS
P O Box 1990, Wellington

John O'REGAN
10 Brandon Street, Wellington Central, Wellington

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D & N DENTICE HOLDINGS LIMITED (20949)
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Where appointments are prior to February 1993 the date shown may relate to when the information was entered on this database.
Full legal name: Paul Franklin BARBER
Residential Address: 4 Katherine Avenue, Thorndon, Wellington, 6011 , New Zealand
Appointment Date: 05 Dec 1986
Consent: Link to Consent Form


Full legal name: David William DENTICE
Residential Address: 47 Bayview Road, Paremata ,
Appointment Date: 05 Dec 1986
Consent: Link to Consent Form

Full legal name: Nelva Thyrle DENTICE
Residential Address: 47 Bayview Road, Paremata ,
Appointment Date: 05 Dec 1986
Consent: Link to Consent Form

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CELMISIA LAND HOLDINGS LIMITED (40262)
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Last updated on 25 Jun 2010
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Directors (4)
Shareholdings (14)
Documents (14)
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Where appointments are prior to February 1993 the date shown may relate to when the information was entered on this database.
Full legal name: Paul Franklin BARBER
Residential Address: 19 Fitzherbert Street, Thorndon, Wellington ,
Appointment Date: 04 Mar 1993
Consent: Link to Consent Form


Full legal name: Colin Francis KNOX
Residential Address: 48a Waiatarua Road, Auckland 5 ,
Appointment Date: 21 Jan 1993
Consent: Link to Consent Form

Full legal name: Peter Gerald MARSHALL
Residential Address: 27 Chatswood Road, Silverstream, Wellington ,
Appointment Date: 10 Feb 1993
Consent: Link to Consent Form

Full legal name: Donald Gordon SHANKS
Residential Address: 32 Turiff Crescent, Linden, Tawa, Wellington ,
Appointment Date: 04 Mar 1993
Consent: Link to Consent Form
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Posted 12 December 2014 - 03:20 PM

Any updates?

We've had the update on Politicians Register of Pecuniary Interest in recent times, why is this one taking so long?



Property dodge for MPs closed
5:00 AM Friday Oct 10, 2014
http://www.nzherald....jectid=11340130
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