The Sunday News first broke the sordid news that the circulation of graphic sexually explicit images of Garth Stirrat in Steve Crow’s R18 magazines NZX and Brass Magazine had left his New Zealand Hotel Council bosses “at a loss for words”. Within one week of being appointed to the position of CEO of the NZHC, Mr Stirrat had resigned over the sordid and scanalous revelations concerning his past. However, the story of his involvement with Steve Crow and John M Carr’s hardcore porn publications, where he had posed under the name of “Steve Parnell” had just led to his resignation from a prior position he held for six years as CEO of the New Zealand Professional Golf Association, an incorporated society with about 300 members at the time. Hardcore porn involvement had forced Stirrat to resign from two top positions in quick succession, despite the fact that the Chief Censor Bill Hastings had approved the videos and magazines he ‘starred’ in, classifying them R18.
Media insiders are suggesting that the megalomaniacal managerial mantle of “Porn King” of New Zealand may now have migrated from Steve Crow to John Malcolm Carr CPA. Why?
Answer: Shirish Daddaram Vagal of Bucklands Beach Auckland has just resigned as director of porn ‘mother company’ CVC Group Ltd. The resignation was registered on the Companies Office website by Steve Crow on 19 May and made effective from 14 May 2010. Steve Crow who resigned as director on 15 May 2010 was served a banning order on Friday night 14 May, preventing him holding a company directorship for four years in Australia and/or New Zealand, issued by the Ministry of Economic Development. These two resignations leave John Malcolm Carr – in the proverbial sense – ‘holding the [porn] baby’ – as he is now the sole director of porn ‘mother company’ CVC Group Ltd and the sole director of hardcore porn company Eden Digital Ltd. (Mr Shirish Vagal and his wife Gulshan Shirish Vagal still own 180,000 shares in CVC Group Ltd).