1.1This undertaking is offered to the Securities Commission for acceptance under section 69J of the Securities Act 1978 by:
Huka Falls Resort Limited (1719017)("Company"), a company incorporated on 14 November 2005, whose registered office is at:
Level 3, Kensington House
52-54 Grafton Road
C/o Caroline Beaumont
And by the sole director of the Company:
Patrick Marinus Fontein whose address is 192 Orakei Road, Remuera, Auckland (the "Director")
2.1The Company is the developer of land situated on the site generally bounded by Huka Falls Road and State Highway 1 in Taupo and known as Huka Falls Resort ("Land").
2.2The Company is constructing a predominantly residential development on the Land ("the Development"). The Development is due to be completed in the following stages:
|Stage||Number of properties||No. under construction||No. completed||Common Facilities (indicative)|
|1B||45 (estimated)||Not started||0||Reserves and pool|
|2||300 (estimated)||Not started||0||Reserves and recreational facilities|
2.3During the course of construction of the Development, numerous common facilities will progressively be established for the benefit of those people that purchase properties in the Development ("Common Facilities").
2.4A society, to be incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908, (the "Society") will be established for the purpose of, inter alia, establishing and enforcing bylaws of the Development; and owning, managing, maintaining and ensuring the proper use of the Common Facilities.
3.1The Company and the Director accept that the offer of securities in the form of membership in the Society confers a right to participate in ownership and use of the Common Facilities in the Development. Accordingly, persons who enter into sale agreements to purchase property in the Development also subscribe for participatory securities through membership of the Society ("Securities"). Securities have been offered to the public for subscription, without a registered prospectus or an investment statement, in contravention of the requirements of the Securities Act 1978 and the Securities Regulations 1983.
3.2The Company and the Director were, at the time of offer of the Securities, unaware that such offers were made in contravention of the Securities Act 1978.
3.3The Company and the Director have advised the Commission of the breach, and acknowledge the Commission's concerns about this. The Company and the Director wish to remedy the situation, and to ensure that no further breaches occur. They have offered the undertakings set out below.
4.1The Company and the Director will not offer further Securities to the public for subscription, other than in an investment statement, registered prospectus, or authorised advertisement that complies with the Securities Act 1978 and the Securities Regulations 1983, or in accordance with any applicable exemption contained in the Securities Act 1978 or granted by the Commission.
4.2The Company and the Director will put procedures in place to ensure any advertisements containing an offer of further Securities comply with the Securities Act 1978 and the Securities Regulations 1983, subject to any applicable exemption contained in the Securities Act 1978 or granted by the Commission.
4.3The Company and the Director will offer any investor who subscribed for Securities in contravention of the Securities Act 1978 and the Securities Regulations 1983 the opportunity to:
4.4If any such investor exercises his or her rights under sections 37 or 37A, then the Company and the Director will refund the investor's subscription monies together with interest within 15 working days of the closing date of the offer.
5.1The Company and the Director acknowledge that the Commission:
5.2The Company and the Director acknowledge that this undertaking does not derogate from the rights and remedies available to the Commission or to any other person or entity arising from the conduct described in this undertaking.
5.3The Company and the Director acknowledge that the Commission's acceptance of an enforceable undertaking under section 69J of the Securities Act 1978 does not affect the Commission's power to investigate future conduct of any person, to take any action or to exercise any power under the Securities Act 1978 or any other legislation, or to refer any matter for criminal prosecution or seek any civil penalty.
Signed for and on behalf of Huka Falls Resort Limited by its duly authorised officer:
[Patrick Marinus Fontein]
Accepted by the Securities Commission pursuant to section 69J of the Securities Act 1978 by its authorised delegate: