«The family would take a few bites from ordered food then wait about 30 minutes and try to return it saying that it was cold,» the documents say.
«The family appear to use the children as tools in assisting with this and getting them to take old food from deserted tables then trying to demand a refund with the cold food.
«The family were extremely withholding of information and uncooperative. Despite stating that they had no phones, several were used to contact what was believed to be (other members in) the vehicle.
«An unknown language was spoken (thought to be Shelta) when the family was speaking amongst themselves and on the phone.»
Shelta is a language spoken by Irish travellers — otherwise known as Cant — and traditionally used to exclude outsiders from understanding conversations between travellers, research suggests.
The immigration department notes referenced earlier incidents involving the group in which they were «behaving badly» at Takapuna Beach.
The English family first made international headlines after dumping rubbish, threatening locals and trying to scam businesses in Auckland. Tina Maria Cash, wound up in Hamilton District Court for theft.
The reason the family had travelled to New Zealand was simply because they «wanted to see the hobbits», a member told the Daily Mail UK.
Barbara Doran, 53, Barbara Doran Junior, 17, Miley Doran, 18, Eileen Doran, 19, and Tina Cash, 26, were all issued deportation notices and trespassed from Burger King restaurants nationwide after their antics in Hamilton. The family had travelled with a teenager and four children including two infants, at least some of whom didn’t have appropriate car seats.
The clan left the country of their «own accord» in late January, leaving a trail of disgruntled Kiwis in their wake.
And the group said they had the «holiday from hell», while Miley Doran, otherwise known as John Johnson, appeared to have plans to stay put.
While parts of his notes are blanked out, Miley’s notes say «an appeal will be made against Doran/Miley’s deportation notice as they are trying to get him work in NZ».
«If client Miley Doran makes an appeal against his deportation liability notice, that will be dealt with following the established INZ processes.»
Despite the family’s misgivings about New Zealand — and vice versa — they may have made it to their dream destination. Albeit, with police in tow.
«Waikato police advise INZ that the group were seen heading to Hobbiton and will be monitored by police in the Matamata region,» the Immigration NZ notes said.
«Police will continue to track the group around New Zealand and contact INZ if any further information or behaviour comes to light.»