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cancelled over porn
A doctor who avoided criminal conviction for accessing
child pornography on a computer has been stripped of
his medical licence.
The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal says in
a decision made public yesterday that it has cancelled
the doctor’s registration, ordered him to pay 30 per
cent of the costs of the tribunal and a Medical Council
professional conduct committee, and permanently
suppressed his name.
The man repeatedly accessed and viewed child
pornography from about 1999 to 2013. He admitted his
misconduct to the committee.
He told the tribunal that most of the images he
accessed were in the lower categories of objectionable
material and only a few were in the more disturbing
The doctor disclosed his behaviour to the council early
At the time he was employed by a district health board.
He told the DHB of his behaviour and asked it to
impose a chaperone requirement for examining patients
younger than 18.
He has not worked since the middle of last year, when
he agreed not to practise medicine. He has left his wife
and two young children.
In 2008, criminal charges were laid against the doctor
after a police investigation.
He faced nine counts of possessing objectionable
material relating to more than “600 images of female
children and young persons”, the tribunal says.
“The Crown case in respect of the images relied on
evidence gathered pursuant to three search warrants.
“That evidence was ultimately ruled inadmissible by
the Court of Appeal (in) 2010,” a document said.
He was discharged.
“In his January 2014 submission to the council Dr R
advised that the 2008 charges were dismissed ‘through a
According to an agreed statement of facts, the
doctor told the committee he started viewing ordinary
pornography on the internet after he and his partner at
the time bought their first computer in about 1998.
He became bored with ordinary pornography and
moved to viewing child pornography initially by
accident. He also has a history of cannabis and alcohol
Some time after the discharge he began accessing
objectionable material at home on a work laptop. In
2013, when returning from overseas, his laptop was
seized and forensically examined. Evidence was found
of objectionable images having been present but later
“Because Dr R had deleted the relevant images by
the time that he arrived in New Zealand, Customs did
not lay a charge ... “ Following the seizure, the doctor
confided in a GP and later saw a counsellor. The doctor
told the committee he felt shame and guilt, partly from
realising his behaviour was a form of child abuse.
New Zealand Herald
James (Ginger). —
Died March 8, 2014.
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quickly, but you and
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— March 8, 2006.
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Love Allan, Kristina,
Chanelle and Tiyana.
KEARNS, Monica Rita
(Sister Mary Cornelia
5, 2015, at Parklane
in the loving care of
her Mercy Community,
family, and the staff of
Parklane Hospital, aged
86 years. Dearly loved
member of Nga Whaea
Atawhai O Aotearoa,
Sisters of Mercy, New
Zealand, in the 65th year
of her religious profes-
thanks to the staff of
Parklane Hospital. A
Requiem Mass will
be celebrated at St
Bishopdale, on Tuesday
March 10, at 1pm and
then to the Waimairi
Road. A Vigil Service
will be held at St
church on Monday
March 9 at 7pm.
Kia okioki ia i runga
i te rangimarie
May Cornelia be at
John Rhind Funeral
Phone (03) 379 9920.
Remembering a loving
wife, mother, nana and
friend who passed away
25 years ago today.
Deep in our hearts you
will always stay,
Loved and remembered
From your loving
husband Phil, children
Lindsay, Athol, Andrea,
Brendon and families,
and best friend Joyce.
BONE, Lois. — Passed
away March 7, 1995.
Those we love don't go
They walk beside us
Unseen, unheard but
Still loved, still missed
and very dear.
Love Julie, Robert,
Graeme and families.
RSM. (Sister Mary
February 26, 2015, in
the loving care of her
family and the staff of
Ilam Lifecare Hospital,
Christchurch, aged 86
years. Dearly loved
sister of Nga Whaea
Atawhai O Aotearoa,
Sisters of Mercy, in the
66th year of her Reli-
gious Profession. RIP. A
Requiem Mass was cele-
brated at Our Lady of
Victories Church, 106
Main South Road, Sock-
burn, on Wednesday
March 4, followed by
Grahams Road, Christ-
church. Kai okioki ia i
runga i te rangimarie.
May Rosaline be at
FDANZ. Phone (03) 379
Old Fashioned Values,
Old Fashioned Ethics
March 4, 2015, peace-
fully at Christchurch
Public Hospital. Aged
78 years. Dearly loved
wife of Len, much loved
mother and mother-in-
law of Robert and Sue
(Te Anau), Hazel and
Peter (Hokitika), Julie
(Auckland), Wendy and
Loved Nanny of Stacey,
Carrie, Christine, Sam,
Jared, Kate and her
Loved sister and sister-
in-law of Irene and Pete,
Lorraine and Greg,
Robert and Rose, the
late Doug, Alan, Bev,
Hazel and Ted, sister-
in-law of Val and the
late Ron, Ernie and the
late Sheila, Del and the
late Joe, and Helen and
the late Rex. A loved
aunty of all her nieces
and nephews. Messages
to 6/78 Sewell Street,
Hokitika 7810. A
service for Val will
be held at the Sea-
view Chapel, Seaview
Terrace, Hokitika on
Monday March 9,
commencing at 2pm.
Private cremation to
Phone (03) 755 7993.
(Syd). — Dawn, Peter,
David, Graeme, Tony
and their families wish
to express our sincere
thanks to everyone for
their kind expressions of
sympathy and support
after the sad loss of Syd,
a dearly loved husband,
friend. Thank you for all
phone calls, baking,
food and visits. To
everyone who attended
the service some travel-
ling a long distance to
join us to say goodbye
to Syd, he would have
been very humbled. A
special thanks to our
family for your part in
the service and carrying
him to rest. To Cobden
Kohinoor Rugby League
and Griffen and Smith
Mitre 10 staff for the
guard of honour. To
everyone who helped
Ngamora and Cobden
Kohinoor members for
the lovely afternoon tea.
To Laurie and staff who
took care of Syd and
helped us in so many
ways. Please accept this
as a personal acknow-
Unseen, unheard but
still always near.
Still loved, still missed
and very dear.
Man in serious condition after shooting
Purakaunui residents feared the worst after a shooting
on their doorsteps sent a man to Dunedin Hospital.
Armed police, including members of the armed
offenders squad, swarmed into the seaside community
north of Dunedin shortly after the incident unfolded
in Bay Road at 4.25pm yesterday.
They quickly surrounded the street with armed
officers, who stopped neighbours getting to their
homes while grim-faced AOS members made their
way towards the house.
Soon after wards the Otago Regional Rescue
Helicopter swooped down to land in the settlement
and collect the injured man.
Acting senior sergeant Ian Temple said a 51-year-old
man with a gunshot wound was taken from the address
and flown to D unedin Hospital, where he remained in
a serious condition.
More than half-an -hour later, about 5pm, a 34-year-
old woman presented herself to police at the Dunedin
Central police station, where she was ‘’assisting police
with their inquiries’’, Mr Temple said.
Another woman, who appeared shaken, was also seen
being taken from the scene of the shooting to a police
car before being driven away.
Police later recovered a firearm and were not seeking
anyone else in relation to the incident, Mr Temple said.
He would not answer questions about the type of
firearm used, what might have sparked yesterday’s
incident or what appeared to have transpired, saying
details were not ‘’entirely clear’’ yet.
‘’That ’s what we’re going have to try and establish -
the context and the circumstances leading up to it.’’
Neighbours arriving home told the Otago Daily
Times they were shocked to find armed police and
media filling their normally quiet street.
Murray Har wood said he had owned a home in
Purakaunui for 40 years, and had lived there for the
past 10 years, but had never encountered such a scene
He knew something was wrong as he drove back to
his home late in the afternoon.
‘’I started getting police cars passing me on the road
and I figured something was going on.
‘’After living through Aramoana, you start wondering
what ’s up the road,’’ he said.
Another neighbour, Heather LaDell, who lived
almost next door to the location of the shooting, said
the settlement was normally ‘’lovely — quiet ’’.
‘’My son and I go out for walks every night, often
after dark, and never feel unsafe. ’’
Yesterday, she arrived home to be confronted by a line
of police patrol cars and ambulances.
‘’Then the guns came out and I said ‘I ’m going to be
leaving now ’.’’
She did not know those involved in the incident.
She knew the owners of the house where the shooting
occurred, but said they were away, and believed tenants
or house-sitters may have been staying at the property.
Another Purakaunui resident, who did not want to be
named, said she locked her door after she was warned
by a friend just before 5pm ‘’that there is someone
walking around with a gun out here’’.
A St John spokesman said the ‘’seriously injured’’ man
was flown to Dunedin Hospital, where staff said he
remained in a serious condition in intensive care last
Mr Temple said the house remained under guard
last night, but the wider Purakaunui area was ‘’safe for
A scene examination would be carried out today, he
Otago Daily Times
Victims cry as Jones jailed for 45 sex offences
A former Mr New Zealand and Whakatane gym
owner jailed for sex offences is a threat to “ little
innocent souls”, according to one of his eight victims.
Garry John Jones, 63, was sentenced in the High
Court at Rotorua yesterday to 11 years’ imprisonment.
He was found guilty by a jury in November of 45
charges of sexual offending in the 1970s and 1980s
in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. His victims were aged
between five and 16 at the time.
Jones owned Sunny Gymz in Whakatane, before
moving to Auckland.
In sentencing, Justice John Fogarty said Jones’
victims were clearly harmed as a consequence of his
abuse and many had lost the ability to develop normal
relationships in their everyday lives.
The public gallery was full of Jones’ victims and
their supporters, many of whom cried throughout the
Five read their victim impact statements to the court.
Jones was described by one, now in her 50s, as
someone who was “still living in denial and still a threat
to the community and other little innocent souls”.
“You are a very sick person and I know you are
regretful now that you have to face what you’ve done,
but you are in denial.
“ I remember asking you at a party why you did what
you did to me and you replied, ‘but I didn’t hurt you
did I?’ This just shows you have no comprehension of
your sins. ”
She said she felt disgusting, dirty and ashamed of
herself because of Jones’ actions.
“ He changed the way I looked at adults, and changed
who I was as a person.
To try and deter his attention I started dressing like
a boy, wearing baggy shorts and baggy shirts, I cut my
long blonde hair and tried to make myself anonymous,”
Another victim said she shied away from male
attention and purposely gained weight to make herself
unattractive to Jones and other men.
Jones was convicted of 25 counts of indecencies with
a girl under 12, 10 charges of indecencies with a girl
between 12 and 16 years, two counts of rape, four of
sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection, two of
assault with intent to commit sexual violation, one of
male assaults female and two of assault on a child.
in track fall
A tramper is dead after
falling at least 100m from
near the highest point on
the Milford Track.
Auckland man and his
wife were part of a group
on a guided walk when
the accident happened
about 11.30am yesterday,
Acting senior sergeant
Ian Temple, of D unedin,
said last night.
The group was near the
Mackinnon Pass when
the man fell “100m to
150m’’, suffering fatal
head injuries, Mr Temple
The man’s body was
taken by helicopter to Te
Anau. What caused the
man to fall was not yet
known, Mr Temple said.
“It ’s a steep section of
track near the Mackinnon
Otago Daily Times
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1. To the nearest hundred, how many test matches have the All Blacks played?
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their baby’s eyes likely to be?
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released in the 1960s.
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in the 1950s, 1960s or 1970s?
9. Which mythical creature is in the title of Sir Peter Jackson’s Tintin movie?
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