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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday August 25 2016
10 — Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, August 25, 2016 www.times.co.nz RAD1360 Dannemora GARDENS Find the home that suits your lifestyle. 30 Matarangi Road Botany Downs Call Peter on 09 272 2467 for more information. The OPPORTUNITY of a lifetime DANNEMORA GARDENS is a place unlike any other, a highly sought after retirement village that offers a little bit of luxury every day. For the essence of an easy and elegant retirement DANNEMORA GARDENS offers a resort-like, peaceful and private retirement lifestyle. It’s a vibrant community with the promise of new friendships and leisure facilities to match all interests. Our 1-bedroom apartments are designed to be spacious and comfortable, where you can enjoy open-plan living, quality finishes and a 24-hour emergency call system. The village rewards your love of life with a wealth of facilities including a hairdressing salon, library, heated swimming pool, cinema lounge, bowling green, restaurant and more. Don’t miss out. Act now, to secure your dream retirement. Fixed village fee FOR LIFE KC11843-v2 YOUR PROMOTIONAL MARKETING PARTNER Showroom: Cnr Smales & Springs Roads, East Tamaki Ph: 09 265 0300 email@example.com JE0675 Free Artwork Setup For Month of August! An Auckland restaurateur has been sentenced to three years and two months in jail after evading $787,996 in tax. Zai Jian Liang ran the Tasty Zone Restaurant in East Tamaki and filed 113 incorrect tax returns between 2009 and 2015. An Inland Revenue investigation revealed he and his wife Guan Hong Liang avoided paying GST by failing to declare over $1 million in cash sales and almost $500,000 in PAYE. Their rort extended to further ripping off taxpayers by fraudulently claiming $30,000 in Working for Families tax credits. Investigations and advice group manager Tony Morris said the Liangs showed a complete disregard toward their tax obligations. “ This is right up there with the most blatant cases we have seen,” Mr Morris said. “ This couple have actively hidden significant amounts of cash sales and employee wages from Tasty Zone’s tax returns. “We found a litany of irregularities when going through their bank accounts, proving they were using undeclared cash from the restaurant to pay for everyday expenses as well as overseas trips.” The couple kept their accountant in the dark about their shady business practices and failed to share the notebooks they kept to record their employees’ wages. The little red notebook was spotted during an Inland Revenue search of their home and restaurant. When the contents were compared to the records in their official PAYE returns, it was obvious there was a major discrepancy between the employees’ declared pay and their actual earnings. Mrs Liang was convicted and discharged in the Manukau District Court on lesser knowledge offences. Since the Liangs are in the process of being bankrupted, no reparation order was made. “New Zealanders need to know that we will track down people like the Liangs and hold them to account. We won’t let them get away with ripping off honest, law-abiding taxpayers.” A 28-year-old Flat Bush man was arrested and charged with multiple dishonesty offences after a search of a property on Friday morning. Counties Manukau Police had been investigating a series of burglaries and recovered a stolen, almost new dirt bike and in excess of $25,000 worth of power tools. Sergeant John Roberts of the Counties Manukau East Tactical Crime Unit said that once the property was searched they were very pleased to find an Aladdin’s cave of stolen power tools and the motorbike. “Honest hard-working tradies suffer from this type of offending and often struggle to get insurance to cover the loss of their tools,” he said. The investigation is on-going and police expect to lay more charges in the coming week. “ These offenders, and anyone buying stolen property, have a huge impact on people trying to make an honest living,” said Mr Roberts. Police are wanting to remind all tradies to record their serial numbers and clearly mark all of their tools - even if they just take a photo of their tools including the serial number - on their phones.“ It is frustrating when we recover property we know is stolen, but struggle to find an owner.” ➤➤ Anyone with information on stolen property can contact the Counties Manukau Police on 261-1300 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. crime East Tamaki restaurateur jailed for tax evasion crime Police uncover Aladdin’s cave of stolen tools Items that were stolen from Aladdin’s Cave in East Tamaki premises. Photo supplied Tasty Zone Chinese Restaurant in Burswood. Photo supplied Our healthy little eaters A playcentre fundraiser will feature a nutritionist who not only helps clients with knowledge about nutrition but also concentrates on how they can practically fit this advice into their lifestyles. An evening with Wal Herring entitled Healthy Little Eaters will provide audience members with foundations of how we, as parents, grandparents and caregivers can help our children develop a healthy relationship with food. This event is in support of Bucklands Beach Ohui a Rangi Playcentre and is very topical given the diabetes /obesity/health crisis. Healthy Little Eaters, Monday September 12. 7.30pm, Te Tuhi, 13 Reeves Rd. Tickets at ticketdirect or cash at the door.
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