Video of convicted armed robber working as security at McCaw wedding

Video shot by Newshub shows the day a unlicensed security guard was working at Richie McCaw and Gemma Flynn's lavish wedding.

That same guard turned out to be the man at the centre of at least five aggravated robberies and the shooting of two women.

Canterbury man Doug Roake, 23, was employed to work for Auckland-based security company, Platform 4 Group (P4G) who could now face a fine of more than $20,000 for hiring him.

In the video, Roake can be seen asking not to be filmed as he tried blocking a TV cameraman, despite having earlier played up for the cameras with thumbs up signs and staged "muscle poses".

Roake appeared in the Christchurch District Court on Monday following a string of armed robberies and a home invasion earlier this year.

He pleaded guilty to robbing five Canterbury pubs at gunpoint over March and April, making off with $115,000 in cash. He also shot two women during a home invasion in Rolleston.

On the day of the celebrity wedding on January 14, Roake was part of a large security team which followed media up a hill overlooking the venue. Guards said they'd been told to obstruct the view of camera lenses using umbrellas and jackets.

Platform 4 Group (P4G) managed a large crew of security and property guards at the wedding between the former All Black captain and hockey star, held at Wanaka's Olive Grove venue in January.

Security crews were employed to manage guest and worker access at the invite-only event, with guards also patrolling the public beach and walking tracks surrounding the venue.

At the McCaw wedding, Roake was filmed and photographed by media working as part of the security team. Dressed in black, Roake was stationed beside a walking track on the beach below the Olive Grove.  He wasn't wearing an ID badge (as required by law for private security personnel), but chatted with security staff via an earpiece, and in person with a senior colleague who was driving a P4G branded vehicle.

However, the register held by the Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority confirms that Roake didn't hold a license while he was working at the wedding. Platform 4 Group refused to make any comment on Thursday, but managing director Aaron Colthurst previously told Fairfax that Roake claimed his license was waiting at the post office when he applied for casual employment in early January.  

In reality, his temporary permit had expired in September 2015, and applications for permanent licenses as a crowd controller, personal guard, and property guard were all declined by the Authority. Mr Colthurst claims P4G initially assigned Roake some "non-security tasks", before terminating his employment a month later when Roake was unable to produce qualifications. It's understood the 23-year-old also worked for Christchurch security firm, October Protection Group.

The Department of Internal Affairs can investigate a person working as a security guard without a license, if they receive a complaint. Any company that employs such a person can face a fine of up to $20,000, while the individual can be fined up to $40,000.

Douglas Anderson Roake pleaded guilty in court to six charges of aggravated robbery, two of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and two of presenting a firearm. He's due to be sentenced on August 23.