Bluff-based dive firm in liquidation

Last updated 16:00 18/09/2012

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Bluff-based company Southern Aqua Adventures Ltd has been put into liquidation.

Official Assignee, Insolvency and Trustee Service was been appointed liquidator. Its first report will be published next month. In July this year the company was put into receivership.

Stephen Tubbs, chartered accountant, and Colin Gower, insolvency practitioner, both of Christchurch, were appointed joint receivers. Companies Office website records show Michael Lewis John Haines, of Bluff, as a director of the company.

It was the same dive firm that had a great white shark partially enter its shark cage in February.

The company was also issued a detention notice by Maritime New Zealand after breaching the safe ship management requirements by not holding a certificate for its boat, Candice-Britt.

Meanwhile, three more Southland companies have been put into liquidation.

Paul Jenkins and Iain Nellies, of Insolvency Management Ltd, have been appointed joint liquidators of ATWAL Agriculture Ltd, Ruapuke Fisheries Ltd and Farming Contracting Ltd.

The first liquidators' report on all three is expected next month.

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- The Southland Times

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