How does a ratbag banned director have a company?

The Herald, with their “decent journalists, trained and skilled” has a fluff piece on serial ratbag and trasher of companies Steve Crow. In it he makes some interesting claims.

With business partner Simon Johnston, he has formed DSS Ecotech, which has been given permission by Waterfront Auckland to trial ultrasonic anti-fouling equipment in the Viaduct Harbour as a measure against Mediterranean fanworm (Sabella spallanzanii).

Mr Crow told the Herald his company held the New Zealand rights to what he considered the most powerful and technically advanced systems of their type in the world, and which had proven effective at killing the pests around the world.

Now this is interesting…Steve Crow is still a disqualified director…there is no possible way that this is “his” company. 

Source: Companies Office

Source: Companies Office

The Companies Office records for the company show that it is neither his company nor is he in control…despite his claims to the media. His brother though is involved…again…with the same addresses for all the other companies that Steve Crow says he owns but doesn’t because he is a disqualified director.

I wonder what the Companies Office will think of a man who is disqualified saying something is his company and clearly portraying that he is a principal and operating a company.

Why don’t journalists check out the veracity of the details when ratbags approach them for some free advertising via content and stories?

Source: Jamie Morton @ NZ Herald with additional reporting by Cam Slater, because NZ Herald are just doing fluffy press releases for crims and bankrupts”

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.