Slater officially bankrupt, Whale Oil, Whale Meat ownership changes

On Tuesday at 8:00 am Whale Oil announced that legal costs had led Cameron Slater “to make the very difficult decision to declare bankruptcy, since he is unable to generate enough passive revenue to fund the three extremely expensive and in his opinion, vexatious, defamation actions against him.”

Slater has followed through on this, with it being adjudicated yesterday on his own petition.

Estate Details
Insolvency Type   Adjudicated bankrupt on debtor’s application under S.47
Estate Number   891053
Name   SLATER, Cameron John
Month & Year of Birth   November 1968
Alternate Names   SLATER, Cameron John Dalley
Supplied Address  
Insolvency Status   Current Bankrupt
Adjudication Date/Time   27-Feb-2019 14:20
Occupation at Adjudication   Unemployed
Multiple Insolvencies   No
Petition Type   Debtor Petition

Bankruptcy can be tough, but it can also be a relief to have someone else (the Official Assignee) dealing with your financial problems.

A comment at The Standard yesterday from Redbaiter:

Among all the commentary on this event, there is little information on blogs or in the MSM on how the bankruptcy will effect the Whaleoil blog and its subscribers,

My understanding is that if someone becomes bankrupt then the official assignee takes over all of their affairs. The idea is to ascertain what revenue is available for the creditors.

One assumes the blog is a business, with revenue from subscription and advertising, and it also has some connection with the Whaleoil Meat Company.

So will this “business” be henceforth run by an Administrator appointed by the Official Assignee, and/ or will it be closed down as a loss making enterprise & therefore of no value to creditors?

If it is deemed of value, could it be sold off?

Would guess Slater’s legal team will have done what they could to minimise the effects of his bankruptcy on the blog, but IIRC, the OA can look at what happened in the recent past and reverse any actions taken to hide assets away.

People who have subscriptions to the blog, or are considering renewing them need answers to these questions. Same goes for meat purchasers.

Good points. Readers of Whale Oil don’t appear to have been informed about the implications of the bankruptcy. They were still advertising for subscriptions and trying to sell meat yesterday and again today.

Ownership of various things could take a while to sort out. There have been a number of changes over the last couple of months.

Social Media Consultants Limited

On 22 February 2019 documents were filed with the Companies Register removing Slater as a director and shareholder of Social Media Consultants Limited, effective 1 February 2019.

Juana Atkins (Slater’s wife and apparent manager of the Whale Oil blog, is now sole director and shareholder.

The registered office is shown as Howard K TAYLOR – ACCOUNTANT.

Social Media Consultants Limited is named as second defendant in the Blomfield v Slater defamation. In October a court found that Slater and Social Media Consultants Limited had no credible defence – see What Whale Oil isn’t telling their readers

Whale Meat Company Limited

http://app.companiesoffice.govt.nz/co/7292558

In advertising last year the Whale Oil meat selling venture was described at Whale Meat Company.

On 25 February 2019 Whale Meat Company Limited was registered. Incorporation date 25 February 2019.

Sole director and shareholder is Howard Karl TAYLOR.

From The Whale Meat Company website About:

Whale Meat became a reality when Cam tapped some of his many contacts to help supply meat, set up and run The Whale Meat Company.

You can take advantage of the buying power of Cam and the Oilers and enjoy restaurant quality meat delivered to you, by buying the pack that suits you, when it suits you.

The impression there is that Cam was instrumental in setting up and running the company.

WOHB Limited

http://app.companiesoffice.govt.nz/co/7271736

On 13 February  2019 WOBH Limited was registered, Incorporation date: 13 Feb 2019

Sole director and shareholder Howard Karl TAYLOR.

whaleoil.co.nz

https://www.dnc.org.nz/whois/search?domain_name=whaleoil.co.nz

The domain name was first registered on 2 November 2005.

It was last modified 25 February 2019 11:00 pm

Registrant name: WOBH Limited

However the address remains as Slater’s address, and the contact is sb at whaleoil – aka ‘spanish bride’ and Juana Atkins, Slater’s wife.

I expect that the Official Assignee will be looking at some of these ownership changes.

I’m not sure that these various ownership switches are a good way of reducing Slater’s stress.

 

 

22 Comments

  1. david in aus

     /  28th February 2019

    Rubbernecking.

    • Patzcuaro

       /  28th February 2019

      Blubbernecking?

    • Gezza

       /  28th February 2019

      Most people look as closely as they can when they see a train wreck.

      • Mother

         /  28th February 2019

        And innocent people inadvertently caught up in someone else’s wreck are not ‘not minding their own business’. They are making sense of what happened.

        When I was young my parents went to help people badly affected by flood. I had just heard the word ‘rubbernecking’ from a cynical person. As we drove to our destination to offer help, I was too scared of being a rubbernecker and as a result missed out on some very interesting sights.

        I think that the WO difficulties are a useful lesson for others as well as themselves.

  2. Finbaar Rustle

     /  28th February 2019

    Right wingers spend an inordinate amount of time
    condemning crime and calling for tougher penalties.
    No excuses they say. 3 strike your out.
    But when the right wing get caught doing criminal stuff
    they just deny deny deny and with their right wing legal friends
    rort the system to escape punishment they
    demand the poorer classes suffer.
    This big fat slob is so typical of the say one thing
    do something else hypocritical right wingers.
    And of course the right wing legal system will let him off
    while building more prisons for the poorer classes.
    Same ole same ole.

    • Mother

       /  28th February 2019

      ….big fat slob?

      Why are people so mean Mr Rustle?

      I hope that Mr Slater is making positive progress in healing. It’s tough being a person who wants to make a positive difference amidst the cruel and apathetic mass. He just needs to relax and accept that Jesus Christ is the Victor.

      • Blazer

         /  28th February 2019

        I think you mean ‘Victa’….mown …grass.

        • Mother

           /  28th February 2019

          You continue to take interest in my Jesus comments Blazer. Jesus Christ is Victor indeed. He is God, a fact which many churches have forgotten.

      • Mother

         /  28th February 2019

        Mr Rustle – from memory, you personally addressed me directly at least twice when you came onto YourNZ, and I answered you respectfully as a YNZ friend. Later, I was upset by your communication yet you didn’t clarify that there was no concern for me personally. Have you read my guest posts? You will see that I went off tangent with my imagination that time, and dear strong Alan Wilkinson kindly set my mind at ease immediately. He was also the first to respond to my testimony. He stated that he didn’t understand, yet he showed compassion enough to give it a go.

        I expect that you need to answer me. Why are people so mean?

        Is everyone here to suspect that you are slimily strolling around and am I to continue with the painful notion that at least some one from my past is still out to continue harassing me?

        I have a bad vibe (imagination, not a ‘scientific’ mish mush of meta physics/mysticism Corky). Just a plain old bad vibe and I am keen to know whether I need to repent of vain imaginations. Please reply Mr Rustle. It is only fair.

        Why are people so mean? And are you on Your NZ because of an interest in my testimony?

        I am worried by your presence and this has a flow on effect for my children. Our family life gets disrupted. I note that you express personal concern for life’s downtrodden in general. Does this sentiment extend to my family? Would you like to put my mind at ease as Alan did?

        • Joe Bloggs

           /  28th February 2019

          “dear strong Alan Wilkinson”???? You jumped the shark there, Mumsy.

          That’s the same AW who has been unflatteringly (but accurately) described elsewhere as “one of New Zealand’s more deluded on-line political blog commenters, a man that likes to get down and very dirty, attacking anyone who might disagree with his own personal schema or for that matter his amazing intellect.”

          • Gezza

             /  28th February 2019

            If that was a blog, was it a reputable blog that thinks well of PG ?

          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  28th February 2019

            Geez, Joe. I never knew I had such a fan base. Can you post a link?

            • Mother

               /  28th February 2019

              Oops.
              So Jo, why did you call me Mumsy? I am the mother of my children.

              I can only go by my experience of Alan showing me respect (and people here are quite good at sorting him out if/when necessary. Perhaps other blogs just aren’t as great as PG’s). Clearly, you have a problem with respect and truth if you need to dump me in your trivial muck with a mock of my pseudonym.

              And everyone takes their turn at sounding delusional on blogs. Is that a big deal? I wonder if it’s a part of God’s plan to teach us kindness and tolerance. I suppose you care about our political environment and free speech?

              Where is Mr Rustle?

            • Mother

               /  28th February 2019

              Oops.
              So Jo, why did you call me Mumsy? I am the mother of my children.

              I can only go by my experience of Alan showing me respect (and people here are quite good at sorting him out if/when necessary. Perhaps other blogs just aren’t as great as PG’s). Clearly, you have a problem with respect and truth if you need to dump me in your trivial muck with a mock of my pseudonym.

              And everyone takes their turn at sounding delusional on blogs. Is that a big deal? I wonder if it’s a part of God’s plan to teach us kindness and tolerance. I suppose you care about our political environment and free speech?

              Where is Mr Rustle?

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  28th February 2019

              So Joe suddenly got shy. Didn’t want to link to the cockroaches, Joe? Strange bedfellows you keep, or should I say bed bugs? What a tosser.

  3. Ratty

     /  28th February 2019

    You mean

    Disgraced Accountant Howard Karl TAYLOR

    • Duker

       /  28th February 2019

      This Taylor
      https://gazette.govt.nz/notice/id/2006-gn1479

      THAT in terms of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand Act 1996 and the Rules made thereunder, and in particular Rule 21.30, the member is guilty of:
      (1) misconduct in a professional capacity; and/or
      (2) conduct unbecoming an accountant; and/or
      (3) (withdrawn);
      (4) breaching the rules and/or code of ethics of the institute (specifically Rules 18.2, 19.2, 21.4, PS-2, code of ethics’ Rules 2, 9, 10, 11 and 14); and/or
      (5) (withdrawn);
      (6) (withdrawn).
      Particulars
      IN THAT being a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and in relation to two complaints, the member:
      (a) deposited client monies into a bank account that
      had not been established as a trust account in accordance with paragraphs 7-13 of Professional Standard No. 2 “Client Monies and Members’ Trust Accounts” (“PS-2”);
      (b) deducted fees from clients’ funds without written authorisation from the client in breach of paragraph 30 of PS-2;
      (c) failed to remit interest earned on client monies to clients, in breach of paragraphs 15 and 37 of PS-2;
      (d) held client monies for a period that was longer than reasonably necessary to allow the purpose for which they were received to be discharged, in breach of paragraph 38 of PS-2;
      (e) has breached and/or continues to be in breach of Rule 18.2 in that he is offering accounting services to the public without holding a certificate of public practice;
      (f) has breached and/or continues to be in breach of Rule 19.2(c) in that he is a director and shareholder of H K Taylor & Associates Limited, which offers accounting services to the public without the consent of council;
      (g) (withdrawn);
      (h) (withdrawn);
      (i) provided misleading information to the professional conduct committee;
      (j) failed to file income tax returns and/or G.S.T. returns for his clients within the deadlines set by
      the Inland Revenue Department;
      (k) signed and filed nil G.S.T. returns with the Inland Revenue Department for company A, when there were income and expense transactions;
      (l) filed an incorrect income tax return with the Inland Revenue Department for company A, without the knowledge of the client;
      (m) (withdrawn).

      Sounds like Taylor and Slater are made for each other

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  28th February 2019

        Thirteen years ago. Now is a CA so presumably was reinstated.

  4. High Flying Duck

     /  28th February 2019

    It may come as a shock to some, but it appears Slater may be acting in self interest with the health issues claim he has made at a time when it was most fortuitous to have a health issue arise.

    Matt Blomfield is not drinking the Slater cool-aid and is putting some sunlight on the ‘health’ situation:

    “Blomfield claimed the court action against Slater had shown there was no truth behind the posts in which he featured.

    He said he believed the stories about Slater’s ill-health were based on “true background events” but the substance was “fiction”.

    Blomfield said the High Court ruling was followed by Slater filing with the Court of Appeal then seeking to delay the subsequent hearing on the basis of ill-health.

    He said Slater was then obliged by the court to provide evidence supporting his claims around his health and “that evidence simply didn’t support his application”.

    “He has told the public he had two strokes, but the evidence showed he had only had one. He keeps repeating the fact that the stroke was caused by stress and that he must now avoid stress.

    “However, the medical evidence is that his particular stroke has nothing to do with stress and he is in no more danger of another stroke due to stress than any other person.

    Blogger Cameron Slater outside the High Court at Auckland. Photo / Doug Sherring
    Blogger Cameron Slater outside the High Court at Auckland. Photo / Doug Sherring
    “He claimed to have cognitive and language impairment because of his stroke, but the evidence showed he had none.

    “He claimed to be too incapacitated to communicate with his lawyers, but he was simultaneously engaging in political discussions in the comments section of the Whale Oil website.”

    Blomfield said the Court of Appeal gave Slater until February 22 to provide evidence supporting his claims of ill-health.

    “He filed no response at all. Instead, he applied for bankruptcy. He is now saying his proceedings need to be halted for that reason.

    “He is doing everything he can to avoid the consequences of his own nefarious actions.”

    Blomfield said “this will not work” and a full Court of Appeal hearing next month would rule based on the evidence.”

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12207479

  5. Duker

     /  28th February 2019

    if Slater truly thought the defamation cases were vexatious, he could have applied to the Court for them to be struck out as frivolous or he used the jameel defence that any harm from a libel was very minor and inconsequential
    Doesnt sound like any Judge has agreed with Slater.

  6. JeevesPonzi

     /  28th February 2019

    Finally, the filth begins to settle at the bottom of the barrell.

    Good riddance.

  7. Loki

     /  28th February 2019

    Rest assured, the official assignee is going to have his every action observed, questioned and examined by my media chums.
    Let’s hope Blomfield is aware of the ownership changes that have been happening over the last few months and that he is chasing down the fidelity life settlement and subsequent squirrelling away of funds that occurred AFTER the Blomfield case begun.
    And then of course is the shiny new Isuzu D max “mobility scooter” that our hero needs to ferry him to his doctors..
    Tick Tock fatty.
    The tens of thousands of dollars worth of toys in the gun cabinet need to be sold up as well.