On his websites Mr Julian Batchelor states that he plans to develop three blocks of land in the Bay of Islands, at Rawhiti.
On his websites Julian states that the land is owned by a trust.
In an email to the Far North District Council dated 19 October 2015 he claims he's the Director of "a charity":
Here on his websites and in his applications to Department of Conservation he proclaims that he is the director of "a Christian Charitable Trust" which owns the land:
Mr Batchelor is a real estate agent, a property developer, and he is the director and shareholder in a number of limited liability companies, including Grace Alone Oke Bay Holdings Limited. He certainly knows the difference between a trust and a limited liability company, and it appears that he may have recorded false details on his application to the Far North District Council or on his website claiming that the properties are owned by a trust or a charity, because Mr Batchelor has recorded that the property is in fact owned by a limited liability company of which he is the sole Director and shareholder, as can be verified at the Companies Office website - Mr Batchelor appears to be committing fraud.
Mr Batchelor tried his hand at politics once, standing as a list candidate for the Winston Peters First Party. He didn't do very well, and obviously decided starting his own cult to be a better money spinner, particularly combined with the little exploitation racket he's got going in tandem with the religious cult / private limited liability company / charitable trust chameleon-like entity he's running on Ngati Kuta waahi tapu at Rawhiti, using other people's land, other people's intellectual rights and intellectual property, other people's goodwill, and other people's cultural and spiritual taonga.
It's clear by looking at Mr Batchelor's own websites that this little cult of his is aimed at generating a large income which is solely controlled by him.
|An example of the money generating propaganda that fills Mr Batchelor's websites - he claims it's all "a charity".|
|I wouldn't trust this man as far as I could push him!|
Photographs recently provided with the two Official Information Act files linked to above are at this link.
Peter de Graaf of the Northern Advocate recently reported on these matters and we are awaiting developments currently, his report is at this link. The comments below the report reveal an alarming level of ignorant racism, but provide a good opportunity for tangata whenua to have their say about these matters.
There is another interview with the komiti spokesperson by Dale Husband of Irirangi Waatea at this link.