Contractor faces IRD liquidation application

A hearing of an application by the Inland Revenue Department to put a Marlborough business into liquidation is to be held at the High Court in Blenheim this month.

The contracting business in question, Vine 2 Wine, is registered to Blenheim woman Rajinder Kaur.

Kaur's husband, Prubhjit Singh, was arrested last year and deported after spending five years as an over-stayer in New Zealand following the expiration of his work visa in July 2008.

Singh, a former vineyard contractor, owed almost $1 million in unpaid debts to New Zealand creditors, including ACC, IRD and the New Zealand Transport Agency when he left the country.

A spokesperson for the department yesterday said she could not comment until the application had been heard on May 27.