A company owned by entertainment promoter Darryl Tombleson -
who has run events at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr stadium - may
this month face liquidation proceedings in Auckland.
Next month's planned Girls of Gridiron stadium show is not in
jeopardy, Mr Tombleson said yesterday.
Mr Tombleson, whose registered address is in New South Wales,
was behind last year's international rodeo, which attracted
7500 spectators but also criticism over animal rights, and is
at present promoting the Girls of Gridiron show, scheduled
for mid-November at the stadium.
The BNZ earlier this month filed an application in the High
Court at Auckland to have Force Majeure Events Ltd placed in
It is scheduled to be heard on October 25 and was advertised
in the New Zealand Gazette.
Mr Tombleson and Julianne Tombleson are 50:50 shareholders
and co-directors of Force Majeure Events Ltd.
Another New Zealand registered company, Force Majeure
International Ltd, has a sole director and shareholder,
Edward Glennie, of Auckland.
Mr Tombleson has in the past been quoted as this company's
When contacted in Australia yesterday, Mr Tombleson said that
the application was ''not factual''.
He said the application ''was being dealt with''.
When asked if he thought it would go to court on October 25
as scheduled, he said, ''No.''
The liquidation application was from ''circumstances derived
from issues of a government body in New Zealand'', he said.
When asked about the forthcoming Girls of Gridiron show, he
said the show was ''unrelated'' and ''Girls of Gridiron have
nothing to do with it''.
Mr Tombleson requested further questions by email, which were
sent to him, but he did not respond in time for publication