Police on Niue have also today defended the way they handled the overstaying American cult who forced locals to turn to a New Zealand court to recover money owed.
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Members of a cult which ran up substantial debts in Niue have been flown to Sydney, after the government ordered them to leave.
The troublesome American cult that locals on the island nation of Niue have been trying to get rid of have flown off in a private jet.
The man whose been trying to free the island from the group says they’ve made progress in what’s been a long and taxing process.
Niue is being urged by New Zealand to remove an American cult from the tiny Pacific island.
Business operators on Niue remain concerned about the presence on the island of a mystery group which has run up thousands of dollars in unpaid bills over the past year. The group members, who refuse to speak with the media, have been linked to a cult from California called the Maha Devi Ascension Movement. They had managed to obtain credit all over the island after saying they intended establishing a multi-million dollar resort. Patricia Hunter of Golden Age Homes says she’s been owed about 8,000 New Zealand dollars since December for the lease on two houses. “We have taken out
The Americans arrived more than a year ago, talking up plans of a chain of lifestyle resorts in Niue and the Pacific, but were soon exposed as belonging to the cult, Maha Devi.
They’re believed to be from the cult the Maha Devi Ascension Movement and they’ve been on Niue for more than a year, holed up in the Matavai Resort, largely unseen by locals except a chosen few.
The Americans who ran up close to half a million dollars of debt on Niue have come through with most of it according to Finance Minister Fisa Pihigai.
A group of people came to Niue some time ago promising to spend big money investing in health spas. Reports have said the group are connected to a cult called Maha Devi Ascension Movement and the real goal was to set up spiritual centres.