Stephen (Steve) Peter Crow appointed his brother David Bruce Crow of Inglewood and his sister Leanne Marie Osborn of Fitzroy, New Plymouth, as directors of HWGA Company Ltd – effective 15 May 2010. HWGA Co. Ltd currently owns 705,000 shares (40.38%) in CVC Group Ltd – a porn ‘mother company’ from which Steve Crow resigned as director effective 15 May 2010. Leanne Marie Osborn, who with her husband Larry Charles Osborn, owns 3,000 CVC Group Ltd shares, will now be serving the role of co-director of HWGA Co. Ltd along side her brothers Steve and David – an all the family affair in would appear – helping the shrinking porn industry. (Four porn companies owned by CVC Group Ltd and directed by Steve Crow have recently been placed in liquidation owing unsecured creditors and the IRD hundreds of thousands of dollars).
A hardcore porn company Z4K74D (In Liq) – formerly called Vixen Direct Ltd and directed by NZ “Porn King” Steve Crow owed unsecured creditors $262,528 and the IRD $163,550 when put into liquidation on 27 May 2009. It has been unable to pay unsecured creditor Checketts McKay Law of Cromwell (Alan Bevin McKay of 35 The Mall, Cromwell 9342) for legal sevices rendered. The law firm was listed by the Liquidators, Chartered Accountants Meltzer Mason Heath, as one of 50 odd unsecured creditors who would receive nothing from the failed porn company. Mr Alan McKay is currently the Attorney who acts for San Antonio Texas-based company director John M. Carr whose companies are the subject of ongoing investigations by the National Enforcement Unit (N.E.U.) of the NZ Companies Office. John Malcolm Carr (see photo links below) co-directs porn companies Eden Digital Ltd and CVC Group Ltd with Steve Crow. Among his many colourful business interests Crow owns 50% of the shares in 435 Devon Limited that owns the former troubled RSA Clubrooms in New Plymouth.
Photo 1: http://www.carr.co.nz/images/jmc.jpg
Photo 2: http://www.bankler.com/AboutUs/JohnMCarr/tabid/130/Default.aspx
Photo 3: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnmalcolmcarr
FORMAL COMPLAINT TO REGISTRAR OF COMPANIES:
RE: Company Directors David Bruce Crow and Stephen (Steve) Peter Crow
Backlash Ends Sexpo Plans
Lyn Humphreys – Taranaki Daily News
15 September 2009
Boobs on Bikes and the Erotica Lifestyles Expo are not coming to New Plymouth this year following a public backlash.
“It was going to happen but with all the controversy we’ve been copping and all the negatives from everywhere, it’s not happening now,” Erotica’s owner and porn mogul Steve Crow said from Auckland yesterday.
Steve Crow and his Inglewood brother, David Crow, bought the New Plymouth and Districts RSA at Strandon and also bailed out the debt-ridden club last year.
The two are planning an extensive development for the site, named the Te Ara project.
Amid negative reaction, Steve Crow last month promised the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce that the site would not be converted into a brothel, strip club, adult shop or “anything at all to do with the sex industry”.
But Mr Crow’s Erotica lifestyles expo website advertises a three-day expo at New Plymouth’s Te Ara at 434 Devon St East for $20 a head in November. When contacted by the Taranaki Daily News yesterday, Mr Crow admitted that the expo, which would have been at Te Ara, included strip shows.
However, recent bad publicity and a public backlash from New Plymouth people have caused him to pull the pin.
“I just think it’s going to backfire if we do,” Mr Crow said.
Porn King Steve Crow was a guest speaker at the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce Business After 5 function at the New Plymouth RSA on Wednesday 26th August 2009. It appears that he failed to tell the whole truth when he told more than 100 people in attendance that the RSA Strandon Clubrooms at 435 Devon Street East, purchased by a company of which he is the major shareholder (50%) and was co-director of up until his resignation on 12 November 2008, would never be used for “anything at all to do with the sex industry”. However, since the 27th of August he has been advertising the “Te Ara Centre” (the new title he has given to the RSA Clubrooms), as the venue for his forthcoming three day Sleaze Porn Promo Show in November, which he markets as Erotica Lifestyles Expo via a website. His risible claims of honest transparency with RSA members and the business community were quoted in the Taranaki Daily News:
“Let’s firstly put a few rumours to bed, and then explain what our plans are for this beautiful site. What we are not doing is converting the place into a brothel, or a strip club, or an adult shop, or anything at all to do with the sex industry… And the Crows are also not taking all the money out of the project. Now that’s a real joke. The fact is we’ve already put a lot of money into this project, and we have committed a lot more.”
Photo: Stuff News
Stephen Peter Crow (Steve Crow), [photo above] his brother David Bruce Crow [top right] and wife Carolyn Rose Crow, are all part of a business partnership – 435 Devon Limited (Co. No. 1951732) – that bought the RSA’s property for $1.9 million when both men were directors.