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2 - Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Rest sparks call-out
A man lying on the roadside in
Richmond Street, Cobden, late
yesterday afternoon triggered a
police call-out. It turned out the
man was feeling “a bit tired” and was
resting on the lawn outside a church,
Greymouth police said today. “ The
caller, who had fears the man was
unwell or in distress, took exactly
the right action phoning,” a police
spokesman said. It transpired the
man was resting while waiting to
attend a meeting in the church.
A 19-year-old disqualified driver
was caught driving in Granity
yesterday afternoon. Police stopped
the man in Torea Street shortly after
1.30pm and impounded his vehicle
for 28 days. He will appear in the
Westport District Court on February
Car racing inquiries
Two Mitsubishi cars, one red
and the other grey, were spotted
racing on Aerodrome Road,
Blaketown, at 6.50pm yesterday.
Anyone who witnessed the incident
was encouraged to contact the
Greymouth police who were
following up inquiries today.
Port of Greymouth. — Arrivals:
Nil. Departures: Cook Canyon,
Galatea II, Moon Shadow II,
Canopus. In port: Tainui, Tawera, 21
other vessels. Expected departures:
Nil. Expected arrivals: Ocean
Odyssey, Jay Elaine, Friday.
Serial thief preyed
at Franz Josef
Will be in Greymouth
January 31 until
February 4, 2015.
Contact her on 027 411
2921 to book a treat-
Wednesday January 21
Urgent Cases Only
Phone 769 9300 first
Grey Medical Centre
Louise. — Graham and
Janna would like to
announce the arrival of
Asher on January 11,
2015, weighing 7lb
3ozs. Special thanks to
Mary and the staff at
TEAPE, John Philip.
— On January 17, 2015,
peacefully at his home
in Hokitika, in his 82nd
husband of Rosemary,
much loved father and
father-in-law of David
(deceased) and Penny
Teape, Jan Teape and
her partner Steve, and
Karen and Craig Martin.
Emily and Jesse; Connor
and Neve. Loved brother
and brother-in-law of
Bill and Val Teape,
Margaret (deceased) and
Lew Turner, and Rae
Stewart. A loved uncle
of all his nieces and
friend of Basil Wareing.
Messages to 167 Sewell
Street, Hokitika 7810. A
service to celebrate
John's life will be held at
All Saints Church,
corner of Stafford and
Bealey Streets, Hokitika,
on Friday January 23
commencing at 1.30pm.
Private cremation to
Phone (03) 755 7993.
Passed away 16 years
Time has flown by, but
we think of you every
Together with Dad.
Lots of love Sue,
Brian and the girls.
Passed away two years
Memories last forever
Lots of love Sue,
Brian, Nicole, Pete,
Mason, Ava, Caitlin,
Sean and Melissa.
DOIDGE, Garry John
away peacefully after a
short illness at his home
on January 18, 2015,
aged 61. Dearly loved
husband and soulmate
for 41 years of Karen,
much loved dad of
Leigh and Carolyn,
Charlotte and Chris,
William and Elise, and
Catherine and Levi,
loved brother of Shirley
Kaa and the late
Raymond, loved son-
in-law of Pat and the
late Brian Mangan, and
a loved brother-in-law,
uncle, cousin and friend
of many. Messages to
PO Box 213, Greymouth
7840. A service to
celebrate Garry's life
will be held at the
Miners' Hall, Shanty-
town, Rutherglen Road
tomorrow (Thursday) at
2pm followed by cre-
mation at the Westland
Funeral Services Ltd.
FDANZ. Phone (03)
Genuine Care and
‘ lost plot ’
A drunk Cobden woman’s urge to
get cigarettes has landed her with a
12-month suspended sentence for
Susan Maree Christians, 34, was at
home with her family on December
15 when she decided to drive to get
cigarettes, the Greymouth District
Court heard yesterday.
A relative took her car keys off her,
which began an argument between the
two. Christians was then locked out of
the front of her house.
She yelled abuse and repeatedly banged
on the door, smashing two panes of glass
in the process and causing a deep cut to
her left arm, which required 12 stitches
Judge Noel Walsh said Christians “just
had too much to drink — you simply
lost the plot ”.
A Cobden woman who drove at nearly
twice the legal blood-alcohol level was
convicted and sentenced to six months’
super vision, given 100 hours’ community
work and banned from driving for six
Nicole Eleanor Prendergast, 30,
pleaded guilty to driving with excess
blood-alcohol of 197mg on December
Police had received two complaints
from members of the public about
Prendergast ’s driving. They found her
vehicle, followed her and saw her mount
the kerb while driving in to her driveway.
She showed signs of recent alcohol
intake so she was blood tested. She told
police she had had a jug of beer to drink
earlier that day.
Prendergast had stress in her life over
Family Court proceedings. She had
drunk earlier that day, slept, and then got
up to get some dinner.
Judge Noel Walsh said that given
the fact that the level was nearly twice
the legal limit, and she already had six
driving convictions against her in as
many years, “I sense something is not
altogether right in your life”.
Jacob Eric William Rumble-Simpson,
19, of Culverden, was convicted and
banned from driving for three months
Rumble-Simpson was stopped by
police in Greymouth yesterday. He blew
176mg of alcohol.
He told police he had had a sleep after
an earlier drinking session, before his
friends asked him to drive them home.
Lawyer Marcus Zintl said Simpson
had been picking up a mate who had
been in a fight, and had not intended to
Maximilian Fraser Dymond was
convicted and given a 12-month
suspended sentence for possession of
cannabis after he admitted the offence.
On October 25, Dymond was stopped
while driving in Chesterfield. Police
smelled cannabis and told him they were
going to search his car. Before they could,
Dymond produced a bag containing 28g
of cannabis, as well as a box containing
a further 4g.
Dymond told police he had bought the
drugs in Greymouth earlier that day.
Christchurch, was remanded on bail to
February 2 for driving while disqualified
Jake Te Wairua Thomson was banned
from driving and fined $450 for excess
breath-alcohol of 575mg, on November
Thomson was seen driving erratically
at the Greymouth BP Ser vice Station
with three other people in the vehicle.
He told police he smelled of alcohol
because he had had beer tipped on him,
and was driving because he was the most
sober person in the car.
A Blaketown man who pulled a window
wiper off a camper van was convicted and
given a 12-month suspended sentence,
and ordered to pay $333 in reparation
for intentional damage.
On Christmas Eve, Jesse Gordon
Rhodes, 20, was walking along High
Street when he walked over to a
camper van and pulled the wiper off the
Lawyer Eymard Bradley said Rhodes
had since been to see the owner of the
van to make amends for the crime.
Mr Bradley said Rhodes had an
alcohol problem, and was currently in
Lexington Morris Robin Thompson
was remanded on bail to March 10
to complete his outstanding hours of
On January 23 last year, Thompson was
given 50 hours of community work for
driving while disqualified, but he had
failed to complete it by the required date
of November 29. He currently has 28
hours outstanding of his sentence.
However, lawyer Eymard Bradley said
Thompson had since agreed to spend
every Sunday completing his community
Thomas Francis Gillee O’Brien,
of Greymouth, was remanded to a
defended hearing on February 27 for
allegedly stealing a $300 speaker on
August 18, possession of cannabis and
a cannabis pipe on September 10, and
stealing a $99 torch kit on November 13.
O’Brien said his two associates, who
had been with him at the time, could
prove he did not steal the speaker.
Luke Allan Dietrich, 21, of Kaiata,
was remanded on bail to February 27 to
defend charges of driving at more than
100kph on State highway 7, at Dobson,
on August 4.
Dietrich said his defence would be that
he had been caught by a speed camera,
but it was not clear on the camera that
he was driving the vehicle.
The police said it was not up to them
to prove who was driving the vehicle at
Judge Walsh also ordered that lawyer
Andrew Bailey should explain in writing
why he was not in court to represent
Dietrich, and why he had not filed the
correct paper work with the court.
A serial thief of tourist property in Franz Josef
Glacier was remanded on bail to February 17
for a restorative justice conference.
On December 6, Nicholas David Brown
visited the Monsoon Bar in Franz Josef and
took a high-powered torch belonging to the
night porter, valued at $150.
On December 16, he visited the bar and stole
two hooded jackets, valued at $50 each. Then
on Christmas Eve, he stole a $50 jacket from
When questioned by police, Brown said he
had got too drunk and had not meant to take
the items. He meant to take them back but had
been too embarrassed.
The property belonging to the tourists had
since been recovered, but all the tourists who it
belonged to had already left the country.
A Hokitika man who entered a bar he had
been trespassed from because he feared for
his partner’s safety, was given a 12-month
suspended sentence for wilful trespass and
On July 5, Kurt Max Wohler, 48, was
trespassed for two years from Stumpers Bar, in
Hokitika. However, on December 17 he went
into the bar and argued with one of the patrons.
He was ejected by the bar staff, and after
repeatedly entering the bar through different
entrances, the doors of the bar were locked until
the police arrived.
Lawyer Marcus Zintl said Wohler’s partner
worked at the bar, and having seen someone in
the bar she had previously fought with, he re-
entered the bar, fearing for her safety.
A South Westland woman who claimed
$19,112 in social welfare benefits from the
Ministry for Social Development was convicted
and given 180 hours of community work.
Sunny Angel Amopiu pleaded guilty in the
Greymouth District Court to taking a document
for pecuniary advantage, and deception.
Lawyer George Linder said Amopiu had
claimed the benefit without telling MSD about
her partner. However, she had claimed the
benefit having found herself in “grave financial
trouble” after she had to stop work to have a
Mr Linder said Amopiu’s partner had both a
drinking and gambling problem at the time.
“S he found herself in a position where the
only way to keep her head above water was to
continue to claim the benefit.”
Amopiu and her partner both worked on a
farm, and, having been paying her debts off she
now owed $16,048 to the department.
West Coast councils
will have the chance to
be recognised for the
projects they have done
well, as part of local
this week for the 2015
Excellence Awards which
are run by the New
Zealand Society of Local
The society said it
welcomed entries that
showcased the “very
best in professional
excellence” in local
from local authorities
and council controlled
This year entries
can be made in the
following five categories:
capability; joined up local
transforming ser vice
Chief executive Karen
Thomas said the awards
provided local councils
with the opportunity to
showcase their projects.
The winners will
be announced at the
inaugural gala dinner
hosted in Wellington on
Local body awards open
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Pams Fresh Express
Cooked Chicken Size 14
Steinlager Pure or
Stella Artois 330ml
12 Pack Bottles
Meat Balls 420g or
Pre-Cooked Sausages 1kg,
Any 2 for
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