Tag Archives: Winebox

Back to the Winebox for a book!

This is the first post for a while because I have been writing a book. This is the first in the series which I have called Tax Haven New Zealand. It also features the close links with Australian finance and … Continue reading

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The round trip of Brian Balleine: Butterfield Trust & Cone Marshall

In the last instalment I looked at Cone Marshall’s extensive links with the Rothschild Trust, and the mix of Swiss entities and Caribbean influence. I briefly mentioned a New Zealand company, Forte Dei Marmi Ltd, that was owned by one … Continue reading

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NZ PM lies about Cook Islands connection

The Panama Papers continue to cause confusion in New Zealand as the Prime Minister, John Key, comes under scrutiny for the first time. Yes, the first time. He has always supported the right wing agenda from the 1980s, to create … Continue reading

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Winebox: So what was Simon McArley’s role?

The Winebox was the collective term given to a number of transactions involving the Cook Islands tax haven by a company called European Pacific in the late 1980s. The company was owned by Brierley Investments, Fay Richwhite, and the Bank … Continue reading

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Poachers turned gamekeepers at IRD AND SFO

One of the features of the legal and financial elite in New Zealand is how they swap sides, from public to private sectors. Of course, in reality there aren’t sides at all, the elite is separated from the mass of … Continue reading

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