December 20, 2022

The Demise of Mark Darwin

Mark Darwin informed followers on Facebook that he intended to end his life on December 18, 2022. Plagued by psychiatric problems and riddled with cancer, Mark Darwin killed himself as announced, leaving bereft the mothers of five of his children, Caz and Steph.  Recognition of accountability, remorse and restitution could have alleviated Mark Darwin's existential angst, but he refused to the end.

In 2014, under the facade of "Truthology" and "Freedom Summits," Mark Darwin was the original founder, charming visionary and promotor of the disastrous land-share venture called Bhula Bhula Intentional Community, now "Nightcap on Minjungbal". 

Soliciting funds to purchase two adjoining properties at Mt Burrell in the Tweed Valley, Mark Darwin snagged twenty investors and drained their life savings into the trust account of Mullumbimby lawyer Wroth Wall, in supposed exchange for co-ownership of the land purchased with these trust funds.

We lost everything when Darwin and his inner circle revealed their true colours. In total, investors who had trusted Mark Darwin were fleeced of over $2.5 million. I lost my inheritance. 

Bhula Bhula Intentional Community, 2015

In an attempt to achieve lawful justice and expose the truth I have been blogging about my experience. As a result, I became Mark Darwin's unrelenting nemesis. I was the actor in his bad dreams, dancing my defence on the tilted stage of injustice in Kangaroo Courts that beat the gavel to the chink of coin and sang to the tune of false narratives.

Since 2015, Darwin's land-share venture has continually expanded. Bhula Bhula was renamed Nightcap Village. Shareholder agreements were made with neighbouring landowner Peter van Lieshout, and for more than eight years, international marketing of the concept has continued to pull in funds from the sale of prospective residential lots on the property that I and others had paid for in 2015, with total failure of fulfilment of Mark Darwin's marketing promises.

Darwin was ousted from his own visionary venture in 2019 over claims of embezzlement, and replaced by the current controllers with celebrity promotors, Don Tolman, Tyler Tolman and Pete Evans, along with sovereignty activists Mark McMurtrie and Max Igan. 

While I commiserate with the families that Darwin left impecunious, I recall that I implored him repeatedly in our private conversations to shed the light of truth on the darkness in his soul by revealing the false narrative used to fleece the asleeple with a bait-n-switch trap. 

It is my conviction that peace of mind and harmonious living cannot be founded on a matrix of lies, especially if it is done under a deceptive banner of "Truthology". 

The partridge utters her voice, 
she gathers eggs which she did not lay; 
so is a man gaining his wealth unjustly; 
in the midst of his days his riches shall leave him, 
and at his latter end he will be a fool.

Read more:

Mark Darwin and Caz
Attractive online façades with changing names and faces conceal a long line of creditors pressing for restitution. Promoted by Mark Darwin, the current lure, “Mt Warning Eco Village” is sold as an exciting opportunity to be part of an up-market “intentional community” dedicated to an alternative lifestyle. The sales pitch sounds smooth, but baited buyers are not warned that habitation is not permissible on the residential sites offered for sale.

December 16, 2022

Nightcap - Naughty or Nice: Special Christmas Edition

Successful property developer and A-Mart founder John Van Lieshout became Queensland's top billionaire. In 2008, his brother, Peter van Lieshout, had an even bigger vision - he wanted to build a "village community" on his 3,500 acre property at Mt Burrell. His wife was Tweed Mayor at the time, and council approval looked like a shoe-in with councillors greedy for a slice of the pie, as featured on the cover of the local Echo newspaper's "Naughty or Nice?" 

Nice and not-so-nice neighbours objected loudly to the prospect of such an expansive intrusion into the seclusion of the environmentally protected Tweed Valley. They were over-ruled. Development consent was granted and Peter van Lieshout commenced construction by impaling a few stumpy pegs to mark the auspicious spot. By 2009, he was hobbled by tax debts and unable to provide required infrastructure for his proposed "Nightcapers." The idea died on the vine.

Twelve years later, in 2021, locals and environmental defenders once again rose up in opposition to a new plan by Peter van Lieshout, who attempted to revive the Nightcap venture through shareholder agreements with the pioneers of a neighbouring venture and their celebrity promotors who have been selling residential lots without development approval from 2014 until the present, 2022. 

The neighbouring venture began in 2014 under the name "Truthology," with promotor Mark Darwin marketing the meme "Together in Harmony." The proposed "Bhula Bhula Intentional Community" quickly proved to be toxic snake oil ending for investors in unfulfilled demands for restitution of lost life savings, five years of litigation in Kangaroo Courts, trauma, heartbreak and bitter conflict that by the end of 2022 is still unresolved.

Landowner Peter van Lieshout hopped in the cot with the Bhula Bhula boys as an increasing number of angry creditors sought restitution. Truthology disappeared and Bhula Bhula Intentional Community morphed into Mt Warning Eco Village. When mountains of warning by gutted investors exposed the mendacity of the promotors, the venture was renamed Nightcap Village, then Earth-Haven, and is now called Nightcap on Mingungbal, "the world's largest holistic village"

By 2022, despite rejection of development approval, the Nightcap website invites potential residents: 
"The Nightcap Village development is currently opening its doors to future residents, who can now apply to join the Community and Company as members".

Fronted by psuedo-aboriginals through a company called Yidaki, the developers/visionaries are selling supposed "tribal title" to residential lots without development consent. On their website they promise:
"This Project is the first of many such YIDAKI communities set for development and expansion around Australia and to be built on tribal lands in partnership with local tribes. By supporting this development and the developer’s vision, you are also helping to advance the alternative way of life for many others that share our tribal views and who want a way out of the system."

Funds are solicited on Nightcap's website with offers of 2.47 acres of land for $355,000:

In response to any concerns by buyers about the allegations of deception, fraud, and the long trail of disenchanted victims who complain they have lost money in the venture since 2014, prospective new residents are stroked by Nightcap "visionaries" with false assurance that clamouring creditors have been refunded.

With the promotors protected by Court Order from allegations of deception, bullying and fraud, the land-share scheme soon became a living nightmare to unrequited creditors who, after being denied the use and co-ownership of the properties they had paid for, were further denied a voice of reclamation.

December 08, 2022

Nightcap Phoenix Rises Again in Qld Federal Court

During the winding up of the company Wollumbin Horizons in Qld Federal Court, Vincent's liquidator Steven Staatz watched the phoenix fly when he sold the contested property to Nightcap's NCV Enterprises for $2 million.

The contested property at 3222 Kyogle Road, Mount Burrell, was sold by the liquidator in 2020, but most of the 37 claimants heard nothing until, more than two years later in November 2022, we were served with an interlocutory application filed by the liquidator in Qld Federal Court.

Steven Staatz is seeking orders for payment from the proceeds of sale of the land to himself first, in priority to supposed beneficiaries. If his application is approved by the Court, the proceeds from sale of the property and interest gained, as Staatz sat on the funds for more than two years, will be almost entirely disbursed to the liquidator and the lawyers. 

December 05, 2022

Nightcap Village Appeals Denial of Development Approval

Lawyers have advised neighbours and other interested parties that an appeal has been filed in the Land and Environment Court by Nightcap Village, against the Regional Planning Panel's refusal of development application:

NCV Enterprises Pty Ltd v Tweed Shire Council  
Matter No: 2022/00242095
Development Application DA21/0010 (DA)

The appeal was filed by NCV Enterprises on behalf of the landowners and applicants who made the development application: Peter Van Lieshout, Dolph Cooke, Darko Kovac, Zimmer Land Pty Ltd and Kempcove Pty Ltd. 

Since the venture began in 2014, DA consent has been refused three times by Tweed Shire Council and finally also by the Northern Regional Planning Panel on 18 August 2021 due to "failure of permissibility".

The rejected DA seeks consent for a concept proposal comprising a staged rural land sharing community and associated works over 24 lots and Stage 1 civil infrastructure works to create 10 interconnected Rural Land Sharing Communities and associated works with 392 Residential Lots.

Despite refusal of development consent, promotors of the prospective Nightcap land-share development have been selling "Pre-DA Dwelling Sites" for more than eight years under various names, without fulfilment of marketing representations, resulting in 37 creditors currently seeking restitution in Qld Federal Court. 

Pursuant to s34 of the Land and Environment Court Act 1979, Nightcap's application to contest Tweed Council's refusal to grant DA consent is listed for a confidential onsite conciliation conference at 322 Kyogle Rd, Mt Burrell, NSW, on 9 and 10 February 2023.

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Nightcap Village is an idyllic dream for celebrity chef Pete Evans and other vendors of hopium who are selling residential lots in a proposed Tweed Valley land-share community... but for disenfranchised creditors left destitute by deception and betrayal, the venture is an ongoing nightmare!

Letter to Residents from Sparke Helmore, Lawyers for Tweed Shire Council

December 03, 2022

Truth Will Prevail

“What is morally wrong can never be advantageous, even when it enables you to make some gain that you believe to be to your advantage. The mere act of believing that some wrongful course of action constitutes an advantage is pernicious.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero



Unjust Enrichment

The partridge utters her voice, 
she gathers eggs which she did not lay; 
so is a man gaining his wealth unjustly; 
in the midst of his days his riches shall leave him, 
and at his latter end he will be a fool.

December 02, 2022

A Current Affair Exposé of Nightcap Village

Channel 9's 'A Current Affair' investigates an infamous Australian celebrity chef, Pete Evans, as he spruiks the sale of "tribal title" to residential lots with "pre-development approval" in Nightcap Village development.

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