Sunday, February 27, 2011

Limited Emergency Services Resume

From mid-afternoon Monday 28 February, Cabal Investigations will be operating as best we can, offering limited services in the interim.

Please note that our offices sustained substantial damage in the 22 February earthquake as we were located in the CBD. We currently have access to very limited resources and do not know when this is likely to change.

We have NO access to any files, either electronic or physical, we were working on prior to the quake.

It is anticipated that it may be several months before we will be allowed back into our offices to retrieve equipment and files, if at all. However, we may have a better idea as to this next week as we understand building owners may be allowed back in the CBD then.

Our phone lines are currently diverting to mobile and we are able to send and receive email.

The services we are most likely to be able to offer out of town clients is performing welfare checks on family and friends, or assisting individuals or families leaving Christchurch.

For all enquiries, please contact us on:

0800 366 989 (within New Zealand)


+64 3 366 6987 (International).

Our fax line has changed to a virtual one: 03 929 0085 or +64 3 929 0085 (Int.)

As mail is being redirected our postal address remains:

PO Box 22-501
High Street
If you require an address for courier deliveries, please contact us directly.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

All services suspended due to latest quake

Our offices are closed until further notice. We may not be contactable by phone for several days.

We will update you as soon as we can.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Closed for business 24 - 28 February


We will be closed for business between Thursday 24 February to Monday 28 February (inclusive) to attend an out-of-town function. We will not be responding to emails or phone calls until our return on Tuesday 01 March.

If you have a matter that needs to be addressed during that period, please let us know ASAP and we will make alternate arrangements.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Phone outage fixed

We apologise to anyone having difficulty in contacting us recently. Our landlines are currently diverting to a mobile but we were unaware that this mobile had died sometime over the weekend. We have a new mobile and are now receiving calls.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Accountant skimmed $70k off wine firm


An accountant and former police officer stole nearly $70,000 from his employer, Marlborough-based Mud House Wines, an industry disciplinary tribunal has heard.

Lawrence Peter Ford was referred to the Institute of Chartered Accountants disciplinary tribunal after pleading guilty in the District Court at Christchurch last June on 15 counts of dishonesty to obtain $69,931.

He was sentenced to six months community detention, 400 hours community work and ordered to pay reparation of all the money stolen to Mud House Wines.

Mud House Wines has vineyards in Marlborough, North Canterbury and Central Otago.

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