Sunfruit Group – Receivers/Administrators

27 April 2020

As you will be aware, BDO Partners Andrew Bethell and Andrew McKay were appointed as Receivers/Administrators of the Sunfruit Group (see below for the respective companies this involves).

Due to the circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Administrators applied to the High Court for an extension to the convening period in respect of Sunfruit Orchards Limited (Administrators Appointed).   A similar extension was sought in relation to the employee liability period and lease liability period.   The extensions have been granted by the High Court to 28 October 2020.  Please see below for the sealed court orders to this effect.  This means that the Watershed Meeting is now required to be held on or before 4 November 2020, being 5 working days from 28 October 2020.  If a successful outcome can be achieved earlier than 28 October 2020, the Administrators will likely call the Watershed Meeting at an earlier date (on notice to all creditors). 

Similarly, the Receivers applied to the High Court for an extension to the employee liability period to 28 October 2020 for the relevant companies in Receivership.  This extension has also been granted by the High Court.  Please see below for the sealed court orders to this effect. 

Court Orders

As an essential business, The Receivers/Administrators continue to trade the Sunfruit Group over this period.


Should you have any queries, please direct them to Sunfruit.administrators@bdo.co.nz or Sunfruitgroup.receivers@bdo.co.nz for the respective entity.
 


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Infolog Lot 2 SA73A.857 - Packhouse

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Sunfruit Group – Receivers/Administrators

24 January 2020

BDO Partners Andrew Bethell and Andrew McKay have been appointed joint and several receivers and managers for the following companies:

  • Sunfruit Pack and Cool (Hawkes Bay) Limited (In Receivership)
  • Pickmee Fruit Company Limited (In Receivership)
  • Pacific Pack and Cool Limited (In Receivership)
  • Sunfruit Pack and Cool Limited (In Receivership)
  • Fruition Properties Limited (In Receivership)
  • Everwondered Limited (In Receivership)

 

The above named Companies, and Sunfruit Orchards Limited (Administrators Appointed) to which Mr Bethell and Mr McKay were appointed as joint and several administrators on 20 December 2019, collectively the “Sunfruit Group”, will continue to trade.

The Sunfruit Group currently employs approximately 230 people across the Waikato and Hawkes Bay regions.  It is the intention of the Receivers and Administrators to carry on with business as normal, including harvesting the apple crop, processing and packing for sale.  This is likely to require more staff going forward.  

The Receivers and Administrators will be commencing a sale process for the Sunfruit Group shortly and interested parties are requested to contact us directly. 

 

The Receivers’ address is:

Sunfruit Pack and Cool (Hawkes Bay) Limited (In Receivership), or

Pickmee Fruit Company Limited (In Receivership), or

Pacific Pack and Cool Limited (In Receivership), or

Sunfruit Pack and Cool Limited (In Receivership), or

Fruition Properties Limited (In Receivership), or

Everwondered Limited (In Receivership).

BDO Auckland
P O Box 2219
Auckland 1140
sunfruitgroup.receivers@bdo.co.nz

 

Creditor Forms for each company

Sunfruit Pack and Cool (Hawkes Bay) Limited Creditors Formal Notice

PICKMEE FRUIT COMPANY LIMITED Creditors Formal Notice

Pacific Pack and Cool Limited Creditors Formal Notice

Sunfruit Pack and Cool Limited - Creditors Formal Notice

Fruition Properties Limited Creditors Formal Notice

Everwondered Creditors Formal Notice

 

Court Orders

Receivership Employees – Section 32 Court Orders

 

Sunfruit Group Sale

Sunfruit Group Businesses for Sale

 


BDO appointed as administrators for Sunfruit Orchards Limited

19 December 2019

BDO Partners Andrew Bethell and Andrew McKay have been appointed joint and several administrators for the Sunfruit Orchards Limited.

The purpose of the Voluntary Administration is to actively engage with creditors, staff and other stakeholders to achieve a result which provides a better outcome for creditors than other formal processes. The Administrators will continue to operate the orchards throughout the Administration while the Administrators assess the position to seek a solution that benefits creditors, staff, and other stakeholders.

Sunfruit Orchards Limited currently employs approximately 160 staff on orchards in the Waikato and Hawkes Bay regions and the Administrators will be meeting with staff as a priority.

The Administrators will hold a meeting with creditors within eight working days in Hastings. Creditors will be advised directly of these meetings, through public notices and on BDO’s website.

The Administrators will focus on their engagement with affected stakeholders and do not intend to make further comment until after the above creditor meetings.

The Administrators’ address is:

Sunfruit Orchards Limited
BDO Auckland
P O Box 2219
Auckland 1140
sunfruit.administrators@bdo.co.nz 
 

Forms

Creditors Meeting Postal Vote 

First Meeting Proxy Form

Notice of First Meeting of Creditors 

Creditor Claim Form

Letter to Creditors

Guide for Creditors

 

Court Orders

Sealed Orders – Permission to be Administrators

Application to act as Administrators

Sealed Orders – Time Extension 20 December 2019