As recusor for a series of upcoming article on Christchurch and instiuionalised corruption I thought I reprint an article I did a while ago which gives a bit of an historic background behind some of the current key players. It come as question continue to surround the former bastion of Christchurch old boy farmers wealth South Canterbury Finance
Last month in Part One DEADLINE looked at charges of fraud swirling around Alan Hubbard (South Canterbury Finance, Helicopters NZ Mr Apples) and the shady past of a number of Hubbard’s business associates and joint investors that all centered around 254 Montreal St Christchurch. Scales House oppsite the Bridge of Remberance. These specifically related to number of Russian business tied up with investment in NZ dairy & fishing industry, which could be shown to have ties to activities, which at worse were out right criminal and at best highly unethical including fraud, arms trafficking.
DEADLINE as part of an ongoing investigation in to the underbelly of NZ’s business and foreign affairs will now provide a gemstone file style listing of the history of nz covert arms trafficking and ti wider ramifications.
CAVEAT:The hardcopy version does not contain full sources DEADLINE will however be working on this project in the coming month and be providing full sources bibliography for the online version of this report at its conclusion.
1939-56: British Intelligence begins working with Russian intelligence to establish a maritime arms supply line into Europe ‘The Mid Atlantic Convoy’ involving Scales Shipping 254 Montreal St NZ (opposite the bridge of rememberance), as founded by George H Scales and listed in the companies official auto biography Rocking the Boat
Roger Hollis, the future deputy Director of the British Intelligence, later widely denounced as a “Russian” spy, by many writers including Westminster reporter Chapman Pincher, goes to work in Shanghai for British American Tobacco Company.
Hollis’s social circle will include another professional British intelligence officer and Russian mole Kim Philby. The US becomes interested in South East Asia, with assistance and advice of Philly, the head of the CIA James Angleton, begins planning intelligence operations in South East Asia.
1955: NZ helicopters who website today list them as the world leading experts in “helicopter gunship tactics” begins operations in Timaru. According to the late Alan Hubbard (who bagn the company) autobiography it was purchased from American in Sydney invlved in running arms from Eastern Europe to Israel.
1956: Beginning of the NZSIS, headed by Brigadier Sir Gilbert Smith a patron of World Wildlife Fund and a Club 1001 member.
The original NZSIS officers are handpicked from British Foreign Office by Roger Hollis personally (ref: Michael Parkers SIS) later identified, by Britsh journalist Chapman Pincher, as double for agent of Soviet Union. Sources within Canadian Intelligence acknowledge that the Russian network may have in fact been controlled inturn via Bejing. It can be confirmed through public sources that all the Cambridge spies including Hollis, identified to date did begin their careers in the Far East and were known as “old chinese hands” (OSS in China; Prelude to Cold War By Maochun Yi )
1960: WWII Naval veteran shipping dairy and forestry investment magnate whose ancestor were Canterbury land owner (buried in Trinity cemetry in Christchurch) Sir William Douglas Goodwood (Sanford – Kiwi Ice Cream -Forestry Shippers Amalgamated Dairies), an Auckland Grammar old boy, begins importing Russian goods into NZ.
1965-73: ANZAC Special Forces begin classified operations in South East Asia’s Golden Triangle, operating under General Edwin Black – Joint United States Military Command, based in Thailand. Special Forces liaison’s, between NZ and US forces, is overseen by Colonel Bruce Meldrum, Christchurch Boys, the future head of NZ Defence Forces from 1967-1971.
On the other side of the conflict The Vietmanese Russian embassy well be staffed by the future Russian Ambassdor to New Zealand Andrey Alexeyevich Tatarinov.
Australian Special Forces cordinate with mountain tribes in Laos, Cambodia, Burma, to bring down opium and marijuana (woven into “buddahsticks”) into Thailand where they are shipped to the West. Sparking the largest wave of drug dependency seen since the Dutch East tea company used the forced sale of opium to gain acess to ports and make in road into China’s mainland leading to annexation of Macau and Hong Kong.
The opium is either transported by river or flown out by Royal Thai Air Force aircraft working under Air America (the CIA air fleet). In return the CIA Air America transport arms and general aide to the anti communists tribes in the mountain of the Golden Triangle.
NZSAS commandoes engage in Long Range Reconnaissance operations including working with CIA Operation Phoenix assassination teams in Laos Cambodia and deep North Vietnam.
Kiwi soldiers recruited to work with the American’s on Phoenix black bag assassination operations become known as “grey ghosts” their records are expunged from defence personnel logs so they can work on future operations under detected as field operatives.
These are not ‘spies’ paid by the NZ government, with acountability, but the creation of an unofficial intelligence assetts who will take their order from their former comrades in arms, in some case their whanau elders, and later corporate heads (as many of their former army bosses will later become board of directors or come from the corporate sector to begin with).
1970: NZ Arms brokers SM Andrews (located in same building as the NZ Army recruitment office in Wellington) is incorporated into NZ company files.
Until 1995 its board of directors would include Christchurch Christ College alumin Stephen M Andrews (who worked according the companies own prospectus for the US and Thai Roayl Airforce on “classfied” missions), Vice Admiral Sir Neil Anderson Chief of Defence, Ian Smith of Mouteka Nelson, Christchurch Businesman Humprey Rolleston (interestes have included NZ Helicopters, Scales Corporations, South Canterbury Finace, Mr Apples), Les Gandar the Minister of Education under prime minister Robert Muldoon and Hugh Templeton minister of foreign Affairs under Muldoon and Chairman of Russian NZ Business Council.
Cicra 1972: The head of the CIA’s LAOS station, Theodore “The Blonde Ghost” (Shackly) moves to NZ and works for an aviation crop dusting company based in South Canterbury Timaru – presumably this was Alan Hubbard’s Helicopter NZ.
1973: Russian diplomat Andrey Alexeyevich Tatarinov begins his career in North Vietnam where he works until 2004 when he is promoted to the position of Deputy Director of the Department of ASEAN Member States and Common Asian.
In 2008 Tatarinov becomes the Russian Ambassador to NZ having formed close relations with number of NZ Dairy executive including Ian Robertson, Aucklnd Grammar old boy, head of NZ Dairy Boards operation in the Far East and the head of Vostock Service Limited who website advertise that they deal in NZ Icecream, Middle Eastern Oil and Russian Munitions. Vostock will handle NZ exports to Iraq part of the fradulent Food For Oil scandal using third party players including Vina Milk the Vietnam state dairy agency. Vostock staff may ex KGB officers will operate out of the NZ embassy in Hanoi.
Robertson is also shareholder in Prok Bank a Vanuatu based tax haven with officers in Auckland (71 Symond St) co director include Victor and Lariss a Shumilov former KGB officers according to NZ Customs intelligence officer John Anderson and Tony Spilane.
Prok can be tied to both Xado a manufacture of munition parts and cleaning materils for nuclear power plants who registered offices are 254 Montreal Street Scale House the same building that headquarters South Canterbury Finance. In addition to a series of fishing vessels that are involved in multiple corruption issues and ultimately always end up being sold back to the orginal owners, Proks Russian shareholders, ( when the boast are routinely seized) through a complex paper trail.
The firm directors also include former National MP, arms delaer, riot police commander and Ross Meurant. Meurant authored the Syrian Conection a fiction account of a kiwi who works with russians (based in Yemen), to circumnavigate a trade emabargo in Iraq.
80% of the milk used in Food For Oil came from NZ imported in via 23 firms. 22 of which were subsidaries of HSA Yemen a firm tied to Islamic terrorist organistions.
1975: Labor MP Colin Moyle questions, in parliament, the conduct of an accounting firm in which Robert Muldoon is a senior partner. Moyle does not get very far before Muldoon reveals publicly that Moyle had been picked up by the police for suspected homosexual activity.
Trans sexual and proprietor of Wellington night spot The Purple Onion Carmen is outraged at Moyle’s persecution and threatens to write a tell all book, before she is called before a parliamentary hearing. Shortly afterwards she moves to Sydney and begins work at Les Girl owned by King Cross monster Abe Saffron. Carmen in a 2000 interview maintains she was paid to keep quiet.
Circamid mid 1970’s: NZ Police Intelligence Officer Patrick O’Brien (see Broken Soldiers North & South March 1995 – photo below) is sent to investigate arms and narcotic smuggling thru Bluff port in Invercargill. According to O’Brien 2000 testimony (who also was one of my named sources in my book State Secrets II) there were guns and drugs through bluff “by the container load”. O’Brien decided it time to leave the police after he keeps “bumping into too many CIA types”. The port continues to be used for contra band and in 1998 was named as being wide open by Public Service Association spokesman Brian Davies.
The port is located close to the Bluff Light House (opposite the Tiwai Point aluminum smelter the backbone of Southland’s economy in a region which produces nearly 28% of the nation GDP) run by Walter Mcintosh a retired CIA (former army language specialist) officer who had operated as number the two in the agencies Saigon embassy station. (Macs a genuine gentleman is over 80 and retired but Im sure he still has few friends who contact him when ever in town to see what up).
Undercover detective Tom Lewis from Dunedin claims the police had an opportunity to shot down Mr. Asia early on but police HQ would not seed the funds necessary to shut down Mr ASIA and police informant Terry Clarke.
Lewis then had to remind police HQ of the $NZ25, 000 in cash he had in the back of his wardrobe which Police HQ had apparently forgotten.
A founding member of Green Peace and well known Wellington musician is beaten up by a professional boxer and told to leave town in Tauranga.
The beating is to serve as a warning after the activist is observed paying too much attention to prominent member of Tauranga’s yacht club who he later recognise in the company of National MP when paying regular gigs at the ‘Wellington Club’ (photo below) the defacto HQ away from parliament for National.
TVNZ journalist Keith Davies attempts to record a TVNZ program documenting how drug traffickers had brought NZ politicians and high-ranking officials including judges. The documentary include details on the discovery of large quantity of heroin on board the yacht the Valkrie crewed by prominent NZ including the brother of future Minister of Energy, under Prime Minister Robert Muldoon, Barry Brill.
Prime Minister Robert Muldoon (known before WWII by the nick name ‘The Bookie from Te Puke), writes to CEO of TVNZ and has Davies fired. Davies dismissal and the prevention of Davies documentary from being shown on TVNZ is brought up by MP Richard Pebble, one of the future founding members of ACT and is recorded in the Hansard parlimentary records.
1977: NZ journalist Pat Booth begins hearing of how prominent Auckland businessmen involved in publishing yachting publications are part of an international drug syndicate he later names the Mr Asia network.
The police forces in three nations; NZ, Australia, United Kingdom, move independently against the Mr Asia syndicate, whose front firm include Millstone Charters, Millstone Glass, Millstone Investments and are registered (until shortly after the Moyle incident) by same accountancy firm previously identified by Moyle in 1975 as being involved in “dodgy” practices. Many of the original Aussie cops who brought down Mr Asia and made considerable headway into corruption in Australia are now senior officers heading several major investigations into child sex trafficking including Operation Black Wrist.
Black Wrist is currently prosessing over 100,000 prosecutions related to child trafficking (many of which are tied to other criminal operations) as investigators focus on those who are married, are deemed mid level in seniority and work in law enforcment, intelligence, and politics with an aim of flipping offenders with aim of reaching senior operaters of pedophile network.
Its believed they are being assisted by Centre for International Investigative Journalism, Operation Daphne a loose consortium of investigators from media and law enforcment circles (formed in response to the car bombing of panama Papers journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia -) and computer hackers including the Julian Assange Wikileaks network.
1977: Tri nation investigation, including investigation conducted by three separate police forces in Australia, of Mr Asia led authorities to the money laundering centre of organised crime in the southern hemisphere the Nugan Hand Bank set by Vietnam veteran and former US Special Forces officer Michael Hand and Australian gangster Frank Nugan. The board of directors, for Nugan Hand, is largely made up of ex CIAn Air America and US Military officer, from Vietnam including General Edwin Black, Theodore Shackley, and Admiral Yates.
Investors’ losses and the speculation surrounding the bank’s activities led to three major government investigations over the next five years. The bank’s co-founder, American Michael Jon Hand, and two other bank employees were indicted for conspiring to “pervert the course of justice” by destroying or removing bank records. Hand fled abroad in June 1980 and vanished.
In 1985, a Royal Commission of Inquiry (Stewart Commission) found that while the bank had committed numerous violations of banking laws, the allegations of drug-smuggling, arms dealing and involvement in CIA activities were not substantiated. Numerous sources refute that conclusion including Johnathan Kwitny (Wall Street Journal) in his book Crimes of the Patriot. The bank’s collapse was precipitated by the death of its founder Frank Nugan in the early hours of 27 January 1980
In 2015 Hand (photo 2015) was found living in Idaho falls Australian as Michael Jon Fuller authorities declined to pursue an extradition. In November 2015, the Sydney Morning Herald Peter Butt queried the failure of the FBI in turn to find Hand, given that Fuller’s social security numbers were identical to Hand’s.
The Nugan Hand bank clients included Mr Asia and had link to CIA (Helicopter NZ) pilot Theodore Shackley.
1977:NZ Dairy Board, led by Sir Goodwood makes its first sales to Russian in more than 23 years. NZ Embassy in Saudi Arabia opens where it principal duties are to act a liaisons for the NZ Saudi Milk Company (also a NZ Food For Oil partner) the export arm of NZ Dairy Board.
1977: Petrol crisis begins after OPEC, an Arab based lobbying, group restricts sales to the west in a bid to get higher royalty fee from western oil firms. It’s announced that Hunt Oil won’t be drilling for Oil in NZ Southern Basin near Bluff, in part because Muldoon is asking for an unheard of 25% royalties.
As Muldoon visits USA looking for bridging finances for his proposed Think Big ‘NZ Industry and Energy infrastructure development program’ Robert Muldoon is photographed with Robert Anderson the operational head of Los Angeles South Pacific bank owned by arms dealer and World Wild Life Fund Club 1001 member Adnan Kashoggi.
1977 (November): Kashoggi flies into Queenstown with and entourage and a “leggy blonde” (source: Phillip Chandler ‘Scoop’ editor for The Moutain Scene) who all stay at the Travel Lodge (now known as the Scenic Circle) of which Kashoggi owns more than 34%. On the way to Queenstown Kashoggi tells NZ reporters he’s in New Zealand to look for partner willing to investing in NZ dairy products forestry meat and shipping industry so as to expand export to Middle East.
At this time the entire NZ exports to the Middle East are valued at less than $NZ3 (by 1980 they will be worth 400 milion just for Iran alone) million dollars.
In the next four decades Kashoggi will develops extensive business and real estate connection through out the Pacific including NZ, Australia, Cook Island, Tonga and Vanuatu including Scenic Circle. As do Lockheed Martin and the Christian alliance dominated by American based churchs like the Later Day Saints whose links to Lockheed date back to their close relationship with Las Vegas millionaire Howard Hughes.
1977: Pacific hotel investor, New Zealander, John Victor Evans is identified as the head of first case of organized white collar crime in NZ. This is dubbed by the press the ‘Gang of Twenty” affair. Justice Department Investigator Keith Petersen describes the Gang of Twenty as laundering money from Saudi Arab which the Justice Department believed to have come from “either money laundering or arms trafficking”.
1977: Kashoggi found to have laundered money from Saudi arms sales to Yemen via tax haven banks set up on the island of Vanuatu. As detailed in Anthony Sampson’s The Arms Bazar.
1977: Club 1001 member Robert Vesco partakes in a failed coup on the Tongan Island of Minerva organised by group of ex South Vietnam military Veterans, identified as belonging to a political action committee known as the Phoenix Foundation (with known CIA ties) who seek to establish a tax haven and money-laundering hub in the Pacific and US. Minerva a symbol also used by white supremacist well later be the name of 1980 mercenary outfit run by white Rhodesian special forces offices and owned by SM Andrews. Its symbolism will prove unique to many of the early coloial Canterbury families who dominate Christchuch to this day.
1977: Russia indicates to Minister of Foreign, Brian Tallboys, it well recognise NZ’s Economic Exclusion Zone on three conditions; The agreement continue to be supported in the 1980’s by National during it years of opposition represented by the undersecretary for fishing and agriculture Ross Meurant.
1. NZ is to remain neutral on Chinese Russian relations.
2. The Russian Fishing fleet must be allowed to develop trade relations in the South Pacific, namely in the nations of Tonga Fiji and Vanuatu, without NZ exerting political on these nations against Russia setting up such deals.
3. NZ must also be willing to allow Russian fishing fleets to form joint venture with NZ firms.
1978: NZ Economic Exclusion Zone is past which permits a foreign fishing firm to access NZ fishing stocks if they are in partnership with NZ. This recognised in turn by the conclusion of a New Zealand-USSR Fisheries Agreement, signed in Wellington by the Soviet Minister of Fisheries.
Joint NZ Russian Fishing venture include Fletcher’s plus Sanford Limited and Amalgamated Limited, whose dominant shareholder was Sir William Douglas Goodwood described as a staunch Presbytarian.
The venture is later extended to Amcal Fisheries, jointly owned by Talleys of Motueka (and Goodwood) and members of the Yugoslavian fishing family the Velas who are in business with Ross Meurant and election donation donors to NZ First. Meurant will also be appointed by NZ First leaders (a close friend of Talleys) Winston Peters as a researcher for the inquiry in to corruption within the fisheries industry while working out of Velas offices . The industry is exonerated. The exclusion zone was extended in 2008 and will include the continental shelf and the Chathams rich in seabed minerals and where a $50 million dollar wharf was completed this year. The sea bed minerals deposit are estimated to have trillion dollar net worth and have drawn the interest of Lockheed Martin’s UK Seabed resources.
1980: The military of Paua New Guinness with assistance from NZ and Australia quell a coup in Vanuatu brought on by separatist financed and armed by the Phoenix Foundation attempting to set up money laundering hub on the former French colony.
Those responsible (former US Vietnam army officers) have links to Adnan Kashoggi and the Pentecostal church.
1980 NZ’s foreign intelligence analyst service the External Intelligence Bureau (now known as the External Assessment Bureau) warn of the existence of major drug trafficking hub on Vanuatu that is laundering drug money and kickbacks for organised crime in Australia …..To Be Continued