Monthly Archives: September 2013

Timeline: Grant Norman Kings Criminal & Fraud Activities, 1982 – Present Day (Updates pending)

Grant King was convicted on charges of operating a business while bankrupt.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Photo / Dean Purcell


Timeline of Grant Kings Criminal Offending and Fraudulent Actions:

(This list will be updated as new information comes to hand, and all claims may be verified via source contacts via this website. Please email any corrections  / amendments / additions to

11th December 2015: Grant King is sentenced to 18 months imprisonment in the Waitakere District Court for running a business (Tern Marine) whilst an undischarged bankrupt. The subsequent NZ Herald article on the case reveals that Grant King had 40 documented previous convictions for similar offences.

September 2015: Grant King is convicted on 6 counts of running a business (Tern Marine) whilst an undischarged bankrupt. Whilst being sentenced in 2012 and Convicted King (on the same DAY of this conviction), received his first payment from Tern Marine.

2014: Sunday Star Times publishes a summary article of the landmark Court Case (King v Taylor), detailing the Auckland District Court victory against Grant Kings attempts to shut this website down.

2014: The Insolvency Office, under the direction of the Official Assignee, secure a High Court date for a public examination of Grant King, in opposition to Grant King being released from his 3rd bankruptcy, this said release being scheduled for October 2013.

2014: Banned from “Trade Me” (for the second time) for conducting illegal trading whilst an opposed, undischarged bankrupt. Posing as “Micheal Wei”, King listed over $52,000 worth of Trident Cycle products and two horse floats on “Trade Me”, in multiple breach of “Trade Me” terms and conditions. All $52,000 worth of product was deleted from the “Trade Me” website, by “Trade Me”. The Official Assignee and the media were duly alerted, as King was (once again) breaching his bankruptcy conditions, and (once again), affirming his ongoing, pathological, and serious risk towards NZ consumers.

2013: Launches “Trident Cycles” at Big Boys Toys Expo in Auckland, Grant Kings fourth illegal business venture, whilst an undischarged (and opposed) bankrupt.

2013: WINZ introduce new “Low Trust Rule” Guidelines for people convicted of Benefit Fraud, specifically targeted to people like Grant King from attempting a repeat of the fraud perpetuated upon the State.

2013: Office of the Official Assignee formally opposes Grant Kings automatic discharge from bankruptcy. A formal investigation into Grant King by the Court is triggered by this decision, and is scheduled for 2014.

2013: Convicted in the Auckland District Court of 6 charges of Benefit Fraud by the Ministry of Social Development. Sentenced to 200 hours Community Service, and ordered to pay back $6800.00 to the MSD.

2013: Investigation by the Official Assignee into “Tern Anchor”, another illegal business being run by Grant King.

2013: “Herald on Sunday issues a “Consumerwatch” warning on Grant King’s impending automatic discharge from bankruptcy in October 2013.

2012: Attempts to defraud “China Red” Takeaways, and “Fays Place” restaurant. Advisories to both businesses by this website sees King fired within the week from both premises.

2012: Rips off a local Helensville family for $400.00 by building a rooster house – without including the roosting perches.

2012: Discovered to be running “Tiger Equine” a horse sales business, whilst a bankrupt. Claims that the business belonged to Hayley Morgan, his 25 year old girlfriend, who King groomed from the age of 14 when Morgan was a neighbour of King and his third wife.

2012: Convicted in the Waitakere District Court of breaching bankruptcy conditions. Sentenced to 262.5 hours of Community Service. Attempts to rip off the local charity at which the Community Service was being served.

2011: Grant King Website launched

2011: Defrauds $4000.00 from client who paid for a gazebo that was never built.

2011: Defrauds $23,500.00 from client who paid for a Sleepout that was never built.

2010: Adjudicated bankrupt for the 3rd time.

2010: Defrauds a horse buyer on Trade Me by selling a broodmare as a show jumping horse for $5000.00 on “Trade Me”.

2010: Embezzles $28,000.00 from employer to invest in Sleepout business.

2010: Defrauds $60,000.00 from two families who each paid $30,000.00 for Sleepouts that were never built.

2010: Defrauds 91-year old pensioner of $5000.00 for building work never completed.

2010: Defrauds Northland family of $48,000.00 paid for a Sleepout that was never built.

2010: Defrauds a couple of $10,500 paid as a deposit for a Sleepout that was never built.

2010: Embezzles $30,000.00 from Rocna Anchors, steals Rocna product and on-sells through Trade Me, and causes over $1 million dollars in commercial equity loss via posting false information about the company after he is fired for theft as a servant.

2010: Defrauds Hiab Transport of $1600.00 in unpaid transport fees for Sleepouts.

2009: Defrauds Oikomene Timber Helensville of $14,000.00 worth of building supplies.

2009: Defrauds the ‘Forgotten Felines” Charity of $900.00 by building a cattery enclosure that leaked profusely to the point the charity had to have it rebuilt.

2009: Defrauds $20,000.00 from a local builder who permitted Grant King to use his Trade account. King bought the product, and then disappeared without paying off the account.

2009: Defrauds $15,000.00 from a Wellington client who paid for a Sleepout that was never built.

2009: Defrauds $4000.00 from an Auckland client who paid for a Sleepout that was never built.

2009: Defrauds a local Helensville landlord of $10,000.00 in unpaid lease rent.

2009: Defrauds $800.00 from a client who paid for a fence to be built, the work for which was never started.

2009: Defrauds $2000.00 from a client who paid for a roof to be repaired, the work for which was never started.

2007: Defrauds $200,000.00 from boat owner who employed Grant King to renovate his boat. Grant King sinks the boat into the harbour once the family become suspicious that no work has actually been done on the boat.

2007: Defrauds $90,000.00 from the buyer of a Moselle Ave, Henderson business. Grant King grossly misrepresented the turnover and profitability of the business, and it closed down soon after the sale.

2005: Adjudicated bankrupt for the second time.

2005: Inland Revenue Department investigate Grant King for tax evasion. The IRD liquidates his assets, and takes the proceeds as payment towards tax for undeclared income. Much of the investigation occurs via interviewing Grant King from his prison cell.

2004: Convicted of the sexual assault of a minor. Used his own daughter to groom the victim over a period of months prior to committing offences. Attempts to convince the Sensible Sentencing Trust that he has name suppression: no such name suppression is found to exist. Jailed for 12 months.

2004: Defrauds a close friend and business associate of $25,000.00 via the “Pewterworx” business.

2003: Defrauds $10,000.00 from an investor who bought into a “Cheeseboard” business that Grant King had apparently set up – there was no such business. 

2002: Defrauds Waitakere Community Arts Council of money by stealing computer hardware, upon which he was secretly running an online NZ Sex website. The Trust discovered what he was doing, and King stole the equipment, and ran. The Trust did not prosecute Grant King, as they were afraid that their funding would be cut as a result of not conducting due diligence on Grant King – who they had appointed as their President.

2001: Discovered to have defrauded a local car racing club of over $100,000.00 whilst the Treasurer of the organisation.

1997-2003: Trading as “Cybernaught Promotions”, “Triangle Marketing & Advertising”, “Pewterworx”, and “Te Henga Design”, defrauds over 100 investors for $240,000.00 in total, including 2 investors for $70,000.00 each alone.

1991: Adjudicated bankrupt for the first time.

1987-1999: King commits offences under the Crimes Act 1961 and the Securities Act 1978. According to court documents, King placed advertisements in newspapers offering securities to the public without a registered prospectus. Four people invested a total of $100,000, and wealthy American Joseph Simonetta put in NZD $310,000. Incredibly, the NZ Justice Department chose NOT to prosecute King for these offences (the total fraud and debt being $750,000), and offered King a deal whereby if he ceased his illegal advertising for investors in “scam” investment projects, and paid the money back to the investors, no further action would be taken. King took deal, then refused to pay back the money, and was adjudicated bankrupt in 1991 as a result.

1985: Attempted to defraud an Insurance company by committing arson on his own property, and then claiming for the subsequent damage. The Insurance company won the case, and Grant King was left with a burnt out building of his own making.

1982: King Jailed for 6 months on 4 charges of receiving stolen vehicles. King was a self-employed panel-beater and car painter in Otahuhu, and received a number of stolen vehicles though his workshop, grinding the engine and chassis numbers from the vehicles, and then repainting them.

Grant King sabotaged another Sleepout project up North in 2010!

This time, the client was from Kaitaia.

In an identical move to our own story, Grant King rang the local Council posing as an “anonymous concerned resident” reporting on  “an illegal Sleepout” being built for a family whose father had just passed away (the Sleepout being for the Mum).

This time, King swindled a solo mum with kids who had just lost her father – the Mum now has a debt to pay off for the next 15 years as a result of this evil, evil man.

Needless to say, she is now cheering the efforts of this website.

There is much more yet to achieve however (a.k.a. Grant King doesn’t have the luxury of me being finished with him, until I decide that I am finished with him).


Is “Tern Anchor” now officially out of business?

A member of the GNKASS Network reports that the “Tern Anchor” business premises at 103 Mill Rd, Helensville, is covered top to bottom in white sheets.

This is a reminiscent scene of what happened with the closure of NZ Sleepouts & NZ Kennels (at the same address).

On that occasion, once the Official Assignee got wind of Grant King illegally running a business whilst a bankrupt, the business premises of NZ Sleepouts & NZ Kennels was locked down, had the windows covered off, and the office of the Official Assignee moved in and took over the assets.

Given that the Official Assignee is now formally objecting to Grant Kings automatic discharge from bankruptcy in October 2013, I’m picking that a similar process is now in play with dodgy business number 3, Tern Anchor.

So, let’s see if we can predict what Grant King is going to do next, based on the last two years of the GNKASS Network tracking every move:

1/ Complete his 200 hours Community Service.

2/ Plan his next attempted scam, while waiting for the heat to die down on the current scam, Tern Anchor.

3/ Attempt to put his next scam in place.

4/ A member of the GNKASS Network reports to this website what Grant King is up to.

5/ The story goes live on this website.

6/ Another media story emerges from the attempted scam.

7/ A loud cheer erupts from the GNKASS Network.

One has to wonder, don’t they, that when Grant King thought it would be a good idea to rip me and my family off, did he ever stop to consider the ramifications of his decision to do so?

Well, we’re 2 years on, and I’m still going strong 🙂




Grant Norman King gets convicted for 6 charges of Benefit Fraud by the MSD, whilst the MBIE is (finally) opposing Grant Kings automatic discharge from bankruptcy in October 2013.

Grant Norman King fronting ‘Tern Anchor” at the Hutchwilco Boat Show, 2013

I did say a few days ago that the month of September 2013 was going to be a big month for Grant Norman King 🙂

Herald On Sunday 22/9/13:

On 20/9/13, at the Auckland District Court, Grant King was nailed by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) for 6 x charges of Benefit Fraud.

Grant King received yet another conviction, and 200 hours Community Service.

In addition, the MSD have ordered Grant King to pay back the money he has stolen from them, which is a superb outcome.

In the same week, the  Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (formerly the Ministry of Economic Development), confirmed in the media that they were conducting a SECOND investigation into Grant King illegally operating a business whilst a bankrupt (Tern Anchor), and have made the decision to formally OPPOSE Grant Kings automatic discharge from bankruptcy in October 2013.

Clearly, the MBIE has FINALLY realised just how out of control Grant King is, in terms of Grant King so openly and flagrantly breaking the conditions of his bankruptcy (as Grant King breaks every law of civil society, and has done so for the last 30-plus years), and have decided to ensure that Grant King should not be allowed to wreak any more commercial havoc upon the public.

What is significant about both of these outcomes is that they were achieved through the combined efforts of the GNKASS Network, (The Grant Norman King Accountability Support Society Network) and information posted on this site was the reference point for both the MSD and the MBIE to successfully prepare and carry out successful investigations into, and prosecutions against Grant King.

I note in the above Herald On Sunday article that the “Directors” of Tern Anchor are refusing to comment, or indeed even confirm Grant Kings claim that he is simply a “Contract Salesman” to the company, the manufacturing wing of Tern Anchor which was the former Rocna Anchor supplier (Rocna being the company that Grant King used to work for, embezzled, and was fired from).

Grant King has bought both loss of face and abject shame to his Chinese connections, and their culture of “Mianzi” dictates that they will now have nothing to do with him in the future – they will simply cut him off forever.

Chalk up yet ANOTHER victory to the GNKASS Network!





Another fraud victim of Grant Norman King comes forward, this time for $48,000.00

Grant King ripped me off to the tune of $48000.00 in 2010.

It was in this year that he filed for bankruptcy AFTER he had taken my thousands of dollars.  (it was after this that I learnt he was 3rd time bankrupt)  My lawyer and I were astounded.
I live in the Far North and found Grant King on Trade Me, because family circumstances saw me needing a dwelling to live in next door to my parents home.  I am a single Mum, so getting a loan/mortgage was a huge step for me, but one that was going to be highly rewarding – I was looking forward to it majorly.

Grant was trading as “Juicy Consultants”.

He asked me to give a large sum of money at the beginning ($23000.00 approx.) to buy the materials to do the build.

Then I had to pay the balance, a few weeks later.  As soon as I made the second payment, my heart sunk because something was telling me he was scamming me.  But it was too late by then.  I started to make demands on Grant (well within a purchasers right I might add) about the build, and he started to fob me off “big time”.
The cabins were to be built at 103b Mill Road, Helensville and then transported up to the North.  He and I had designed what I wanted – 2 portable cabins – one was 6m x 3m, the other 8.4m 8 x 3m.  The design saw them butted together to form a “L” shape.  He had a builder working for him, Mike Edmonds.  And he stated Mike was a registered builder, (liar).  The lies got worse each and every day after I had paid my money.  I never received ANYTHING for my money.
I am a Creditor and am registered with his Official Assignee – I had to do this once he became bankrupt (in the event he ever had finances to pay back his debts).   Once we saw the true picture of Grant, we knew I would never get any money back.
I was fed the same story from Grant (very similar to NZ Sleepouts).  “don’t need a permit, “they are nearly finished”, “we plan to transport them on…”, “just need some more information from you”, “I’ve had a heart attack” (or something to that effect)… etc etc etc.  He was unreal!!
I went to 103b Mill Rd, back in July 2010 and saw a shell of what was supposed to be my cabins – shoddy built, rough – it was scary.  That was the last thing I ever saw.  They were never built, well not for me anyway.

Basically I now have a mortgage with nothing to show for it.  He is a fraudster.  And he knew he could get away with it by going bankrupt.  The fact he has done more things and kept ripping people off since 2010 is appalling!
I hear he is due to come off Bankruptcy in November 2013.  And I have been asked if I want to make an application to the High Court for the “Objection to Discharge’.  I don’t really want to waste more money on this fool, but I may be keen to come to the hearing.
I just thought I would email you – its been a while since I thought too much of this absolute low life.  At the time, I was so embarrassed for trusting such a person.  He took the bread and butter off my families table.

I was only wanting a humble little cabin to call mine – and he shattered it for me.   He came up with so many excuses – I even went to  his house after the fact and saw that he had nothing.  His daughter was like a pit bull, she’s very brain washed, how sad.
So I’ve been burnt by him.  I applaud you for this website.  Well done.  Thank you so much.
You may contact me if you wish.

I still have all the paperwork at home of this horrid saga in my life.

I have put it behind me to an extent.  The lesson is a costly one but I learnt it.  I’m grateful for that.  It will NEVER happen to me again.  Got to find some good otherwise it will pull you down.