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In both Australia and New Zealand there is a limitation on bringing civil cases after 6 years. The period means that if they do not take any steps during the time after the money became due, they are time-barred from bringing a claim. It is unusual to get an injunction in this sort of case. While it is possible to obtain orders to stop someone at the airport it is only when there is a suspicion that you are fleeing the country to avoid creditors. There is also an obligation to bring this to your attention. But in any event it is very unlikely and rarely used. Of course he may have filed a court case within that time as required by the Limitation Act, but may have been unable to serve copies on you. In this context I wonder if he has your current contact details? I think it is unlikely however that he has the form of civil proceeding filed which would stop you at the border. Although you may be reluctant to contact the former business partner, perhaps now might be the right time to do so and see what has actually happened.
I think it is very unlikely. You dont get injunctions just for a civil debt. It is also very unusual to be arrested at the border for a civil debt, and I suspect someon is trying to spread malicious information. Can you contact this person? That seems the best way. You could also get in touch with the Border officials and ask if there is any order which would be used at the airport
That means he would need to sue in Thailand and then try to register the judgment in New Zealand. That would not be easy because they are a civil law country and we are a common law country, and civil judgments are hard to register here. But if this is also just a company debt, this adds a further difficulty for him. Of course having lived in Thailand you know the judges there may be more suceptable to being helped to get the "right result". But again as you live there, you would have seen the paperwork I am sure, if this was attempted
Great, glad this has helped