Dave Henderson

NZ’s VW? Questions over Xero remain unanswered

We’ve seen Rodney Hide explain how Xero gave personal data away?without notifying the person or requiring a legal request to do so. ?Then Xero?denied it – which is not very truthful. ?If they do it with someone, they can do it with you. ? The NBR revisits the case.



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Senior Fairfax Reporter Martin van Beynen had another crack at reporting Hendo’s tax case

by Rodney Hide

Martin van Beynen

Senior Fairfax journalist Martin van Beynen*

I won’t bore readers by correcting his entire article but rather a single sentence:

Henderson, 58 [van Beynen’s been writing that for three years], is defending eight charges [actually it’s seven] that in 2010 he aided and abetted [nope, the Judge is saying just abetted] his [not his] company Dweller Ltd to misapply [no, it’s under the deeming provisions] funds [no, there were no funds — that’s the point] the company should have paid as PAYE tax [no, the argument is that the staff should have been fired].

Seven mistakes. In a sentence. I hear that at the Christchurch Press if you make more than three errors a sentence it’s your shout. This is going to get expensive for Martin. Read more »

Rodney Hide reports on a journalist. Decent, trained and skilled.

by Rodney Hide

I have been going along to support my mate Hendo in court over IRD charges.? It?s dragged on nearly five years.

Senior Press reporter Martin van Beynen popped in briefly the other day and wrote a news story 400 words long.


Let?s see how he did:

  1. The Crown prosecutor is Chris Lange, not David;

  2. Hendo is 60, not 58;

  3. It’s not about the misapplication of funds; it’s a deemed deduction;

  4. Hendo did not run the companies;

  5. It?s not correct that ??Dave Henderson paid his personal power bill from company funds?;

  6. Dweller Ltd is not his company;

  7. Raj Patel did not work for Henderson from May 2004 to December 2013;

  8. It?s not true that ?After August 2010, he was told which creditors to pay?;

  9. Patel never said ?Hendo over the next six months had the ultimate say over which creditors were paid?.

  10. It?s not correct that ?PAYE was still Dweller’s responsibility because the company was still the employer?. Read more »

This Ratbag Is Still A Chartered Accountant

Ratbag Chartered Accountant Robert Walker has been found guilty of unprofessional behaviour and ordered to pay $18,165 in costs and fees.

The Christchurch Press would have it that it?s all about Walker calling Christchurch Property Developer Dave Henderson a ?buffoon?.

That?s odd, I have blogged on Mr Walker before. Calling someone a buffoon cops a fine? I made a few phone calls?and received a copy of the complaint and the decision:

It wasn?t just about Henderson. The Institute noted:

?During the conversation the Member used expletives, made disparaging and derogatory remarks not only about a director of the Group but also about a High Court Judge, lawyers and Government officials, and made other statements which in the Tribunal?s view were inappropriate for a professional to use in the context of a conversation such as this ? and the Member did so on numerous occasions?.

A bit more than calling Henderson a buffoon then. ? Read more »

With friends like these?

Holly Walker is taking a flogging from?all sides?with Dave Henderson of the?Association of Non-Governmental Organisations of Aotearoa?Do-Gooders Socialist Association of Aotearoa giving her a good slapping.

Ms Walker’s presentation to the select committee considering the bill contains four guiding principles:

1. Lobbying is a legitimate activity.

2. Open and accessible government and Parliament is vital.

. The public has a right to know who is lobbying MPs on which issues.

4. A lobbying disclosure regime needs to be practical, workable and fair.

No-one can disagree with these, but the bill before the House does not meet the last of the four. It is a sledgehammer for a nut.

What is being proposed doesn’t differentiate between the so-called bad lobbyists and those organisations and individuals who are participating in a democratic right to discuss and put forward a particular point of view.

No lobbying regime in the world has been able to come up with a justifiable definition of??good? vs ?evil? lobbying.? Holly?s real motive to have a law that enables her to publicly target groups she doesn?t like when they meet with her political opponents.

What is being proposed doesn’t differentiate between the so-called bad lobbyists and those organisations and individuals who are participating in a democratic right to discuss and put forward a particular point of view.

This latter group accounts for 95 per cent of the lobbying that takes place in New Zealand.

These discussions are often about informing MPs and officials on the impact of particular policies and issues in our communities. These are crucial to a functioning democracy.

The bill is in danger of stifling these discussions through bureaucracy. It appears to be written around an assumption that a few unidentified suppliers of independent advice are somehow acting inappropriately and thus need to be regulated.

Even the lefties are effectively calling the Lobbying Bill undemocratic.

This bill will keep charities and community organisations from fulfilling their purpose as they spend their time, our donations and taxpayer money creating lists of all their interactions with MPs.

How can this work when many people expect to see their MP at the supermarket on a Saturday or at the school fair on a Sunday?

Interestingly, this morning the tip-line has learned that Holly has sought to block certain vocal critics of her Bill from presenting to the select committee.

More on that to come?

Choudary still a hypocrite

In todays Herald Ashraf Choudrays says;
[quote]he viewed SkyCity as more of an "entertainment" business. He said he did not gamble himself and did not think he was conflicted by holding shares in a gaming company.[/quote]
Mr Choudary should refer to my previous post…it doesn't matter what he thinks…..SkyCity not only has gambling but also "intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), and Al-Azlam (arrows for seeking luck or decision)" which according to the Qur'an are an abomination of Shaytaan's [Satan's] handiwork.
I fail to see how Mr Choudary can continue to claim he is a devout Muslim, hypocrite definately but devout Muslim no way.
Choudary also states in Stuff;
[quote]He laughed off any suggestion that the investment could conflict with his religious beliefs. Owning or running a casino might be prohibited, but "I don't gamble and have never gambled in my life. I only bought about 1000 shares and buying shares is not prohibited in Islam."[/quote]
Sorry to have to point out to you Mr Hypocrite, Islam actually does forbid owning shares especially the type you have.
[quote]stocks/shares may belong to companies that are fully compatible with the Shari'ah in establishment and all activities such as Islamic Banks, to companies whose main and major business is forbidden such as conventional banks or Las Vegas type entertainment companies, or to companies whose main/major business is permissible but their articles of incorporation allow them to undertake activities that are prohibited in the Shari'ah and their management actually do such activities. The principle must be that it is also prohibited to buy and own such a stock because by doing so the owner becomes in fact a partner in the company whose management take up prohibited activities on behalf of all its owners as their deputed officers. In other words, the management acts as your agent, this means, you are doing this prohibited activity.[/quote]

Special message to Ashraf Choudray

I noted in the news Mr Choudary that you have invested in SkyCity Casino . I have some profound words for you.

[quote]The Noble Qur'an – Al-Ma'idah 5:90, 91

O you who believe! intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), gambling, Al-Ansab (stone alters), and Al-Azlam (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are an abomination of Shaytaan's [Satan's] handiwork. So avoid (strictly all) that (abomination) in order that you may be successful.

Shaytaan wants only to excite enmity and hatred between you with intoxicants (alcoholic drinks) and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer. So, will you not then abstain?[/quote]


Islam not only prohibits dealing in interest but also in liquor, pork,
gambling, pornography and anything else, which the Shariah (Islamic Law) deems Haram (unlawful). Islamic banking is an instrument for the development of an Islamic economic order.

Some of the salient features of this order may be summed up as:
While permitting the individual the right to seek his economic well-being, Islam makes a clear distinction between what is Halal (lawful) and what is haram (forbidden) in pursuit of such economic activity. In broad terms, Islam forbids all forms of economic activity, which are morally or socially injurious.

Which means that Choudhary's investment in Sky City is utter hypocrisy if Islam believes that Sky City's partying, drinking and gambling isconsidered morally injurious!