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2 - Wednesday, April 29, 2015
One half of a Tasman pair who
took a car and then drove off without
paying from a string of ser vice stations
from Nelson to the West Coast, was
convicted in the Greymouth District
Kahn Dylan Pahl, 20, was charged
with four counts of theft, taking a motor
vehicle and possession of cannabis. He
admitted all charges.
On April 2, together with co-offender
Connor James Ellison, 20, Pahl took a
car for a test drive, under the pretext he
was going to buy it. He told the owner
he was going to get some money to buy
it, but instead Pahl and Ellison took the
car and ignored numerous requests to
The next day they filled the car up with
petrol in amounts of $11.95, $53 and
$60, from ser vice stations in Nelson and
Upper Moutere, without paying. On
April 4, at the Challenge ser vice station
in Dobson, the pair filled up with $99
of petrol, and drove off without paying.
After Pahl had been arrested he was
locked up in police cells, however after
the smell of cannabis was detected in
the cells he was searched and 0.9g of
cannabis and a cannabis cigarette were
found stashed on him.
Pahl was also charged with stealing a
cellphone and a packet of tobacco from
a Nelson address, along with a wallet,
driving licence, airline tickets, cash
and bankcards from a car at the same
A Blaketown man who took his
relative’s car without her permission,
driving to Nelson and back and
damaging it in the process, was
convicted of burglary and driving while
forbidden between February 17 and 27.
Samuel George Veale, 20, was also
charged with breaching his community
Between February 17 and 27, Veale
entered his relative’s house without
permission, found her keys and took
the car, driving it to Nelson to see a
friend. While in Nelson the car door
and bumper were damaged while it was
On February 26, Veale returned
the car to Greymouth, and was later
arrested by police. However, a letter
from the relative to the court said she
was “distraught” by his actions, as he
was normally so well behaved. She
asked the court to impose a sentence
that involved treatment for “underlying
drug and alcohol issues”.
Veale had also only completed 57.75
hours of a 100-hour community work
sentence for theft. Veale was convicted
and given nine months’ super vision on
the burglary charge, and convicted and
discharged on the other two charges.
Jaydon Galland was convicted and
given a 12-month suspended sentence
for threatening behaviour and being
unlawfully in a building.
On February 22, Galland texted his
former partner about retrieving his
property from her house, as the pair
were no longer together. On March 1
the pair were in touch again, about the
same issue, and his former partner told
him he was not to be at her property
without her there.
However, later that day Galland
gained entry to the property through
an open bathroom window. When he
was found in the hall of the property
by his former partner and her flatmate,
a verbal altercation ensued in which
Galland allegedly told his former
partner that he would “crack her head”.
Questioned by police, Galland said he
knew it was illegal to enter the property,
but it was the easiest way to get his gear
without a row with his former partner.
Lawyer Richard Bodle said Galland
had not threatened to crack his
former partner’s skull, but had said his
frustration had made him feel like he
Galland was also recommended to
re-engage with Community Probation
as he was close to breaching his
community work sentence.
Levi Mark Preston, 17, of Greymouth,
was convicted and fined $200 and
banned from driving for six months for
driving while disqualified, on April 1.
On February 11, Preston was banned
from driving until August 10. However,
shortly after he rode his motorbike in
Greymouth. He told police he knew
he was banned, and had ridden his
motorbike as he was “tired of walking ”.
Riaz Khan, was remanded on bail
to May 19 for wilful damage and
contravening a protection order on
Brendon James Thian, of Blenheim,
had his three-month sentence of
community supervision cancelled after
he breached it. A new sentence will be
Bruce Thomas Pointon was remanded
for sentence at Westport on April 30
for a breach of community work.
Kyle Mervyn Ashman, 26, of Cobden,
was bailed to June 2 for taking a $4000
vehicle on January 2 and careless
driving on January 3. He pleaded not
guilty to the charges.
Pair stole car
and went on
The new Catholic Bishop of Hamilton,
Hokitika-born Stephen L owe, made
a special visit to Westport yesterday to
witness Air New Zealand ’s final flight
out of Buller.
The former Hokitika St Mary’s
parishioner was hand-picked by Pope
Francis in November as the new leader
of the Hamilton diocese, which stretches
from Waikato to the East Coast.
Bishop Lowe, who had been visiting in
Christchurch, drove to Westport to see off
the last flight, which left for Wellington
with just four passengers on board.
An aviation historian, Bishop Lowe
has been putting together a history of
Westport air ser vices.
He said the final flights by Air NZ
in and out of Westport were under the
command of captain Andrew Mercer,
and first officer Jason McDonald.
Air New Zealand regional airlines
general manager Sarah Williamson said
withdrawing from Westport was a hard
“It ’s a pity that the aircraft economics
make it difficult for us to continue to fly
the aircraft. The Beech fleet have been
around in Air New Zealand flights for a
long time (but) in order to cover the costs
we needed to sell 15 of the 19 seats,” she
Picton-based Sounds Air took over the
service last evening, offering more flights
and a better timetable, but a smaller plane
with just nine seats.
One of the departing passengers,
Debbie Daniels, said she had been a
regular user of the ser vice in the past, and
was not bothered by the change in the
“ We are lucky to have it. If you don’t use
it you lose it.”
Ms Daniels said the increase in the cost
of tickets would not stop her from using
the ser vice.
“It doesn’t worry me because if you want
to go somewhere you have to pay. I think
it’s brilliant having it here.”
Sounds Air will charge a fixed price of
$199 for the 40-minute flight.
Air New Zealand charged between $99
and $400, depending on when a ticket
was booked, for a 50-minute flight.
Bishop farewells last
Air NZ Westport flight
Two men who set up a cannabis growing
operation at a house in Kaniere were yesterday
convicted in the Greymouth District Court
of supplying and cultivating cannabis and
possession of cannabis equipment.
Nathan Kane, 40, helped to set up a growing
operation at the house of his associate, Barry
Thomas Hills. A police search on February 19
found an indoor growing operation.
In three cupboards police found cannabis
plants — six plants in one, seven in another
and 40 cannabis clones, newly sprouting cuts
of the plant cultivated eight hours before, in
A further 43 plants were found in an upstairs
water tank. Cannabis off-cuts were also found
around a shed next to the property. Three
cannabis pipes were also found.
When questioned by police Kane said he
used the drug as pain relief.
Kane and Hills also sold the drug to
associates who came to the house, because the
drug was too expensive to buy.
Hills had 13 previous cannabis convictions
while Kane had four previous related
The pair were remanded on bail to July 9 for
A Hokitika man who was labelled by the
judge as “entirely unsuitable” to return to
the town was refused bail on six charges of
threatening behaviour, one charge of loitering
and possession of cannabis on April 21. He
pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Applying for bail, lawyer Richard Bodle said
the charges against Elton James Williams,
36, were related to his interaction with his
neighbours, and were of a nuisance nature.
They arose partly out of the fact that because
Williams had been previously arrested and
convicted for similar offences, he was an “easy
target ” for his neighbours.
Williams also said he was in the process of
trying to find a bail address away from his
mother’s home, where the alleged offending
had been committed.
However, Judge Noel Walsh said that despite
the fact that it would be several months until
a date was set for a hearing for Williams to
defend the charges, it was “entirely unsuitable”
for him to return to his hometown.
Williams would have leave to re-apply for
bail if he could find a bail address outside
Hokitika, Judge Walsh said.
Levi John Russell, 40, of Hokitika, was
remanded to June 2 for a restorative justice
hearing on charges of assaulting a female,
and intentional damage, on March 27. He
admitted the charges.
Tyran Robert Dickson, 19, of Hokitika, was
remanded on bail to May 20 on charges of
driving while forbidden on April 5, failing to
appear at court on April 16 and wilful damage.
Cannabis growing operation found in house
Wednesday April 29
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Grey Medical Centre
Nikki, Tyler, Taane and
Tyrell welcome with
love, Isaac Leighton, on
April 11, 2015 at
7.12am, weighing 7lb
12ozs. Special thanks to
Mary and McBrearty
Genuine Care and
MAHUIKA, Lester. —
Nancye, Craig, Dean,
Jason and families
would like to thank all
the wonderful people
who have supported
them during Lester's
Elaine, Tania, Sue and
Kiri, your help in keep-
ing Lester home with us
will never be forgotten.
Thank you for the
prayers, hugs, phone
calls, Mass cards, cards
messages, all those who
brought food, flowers
and donated to the
Alzheimers Society. To
Claire, thank you. To
Kahurangi thank you for
all the love and care you
gave Lester. Special
thanks to Father Peter.
Msgr Gerry, Tom, Jill,
Craig and Andrew for
doing such a marvellous
job in helping us cele-
brate Lester's life. To the
many people who came
to the service, some
travelling long distan-
ces, we thank you.
McNOE, John James
(JJ). — Passed away in
Christchurch on April
24, 2015, aged 57.
Dearly loved father of
David Stewart and Amy
McNoe, loved eldest son
of John and Muriel,
brother-in-law of David
and Nancy, Peter and
Anne and Warren Smith,
Lisa and Malcolm King
grandad of Lucas, Lilly,
Maxine, and Harley,
loved uncle of his nieces
and nephews. Sadly
Rest in Peace Dad (JJ)
Messages to 4 Lydia
Street, Greymouth 7805.
declined. Donations to
St John would be appre-
ciated and can be made
at the service or posted
to PO Box 508, Grey-
mouth 7840. A service
for JJ will be held in the
Memorial Chapel, 134
Tainui Street, Grey-
mouth, on Thursday at
2pm, followed by cre-
mation at the Westland
Funeral Services Ltd.
FDANZ. Phone (03)
Allan. — Passed away
peacefully on April 23,
2015. Dearly loved,
cherished and treasured
great-nephew of Graeme
My wee man, you will
be forever loved and
Hayden) Nola. —
Nola's family would like
to express their heartfelt
thanks to everyone
involved since the pass-
ing of their Mum. To all
our family and friends,
you have all been awe-
some. To St John, the
CCU team and Morice
Ward of Grey Base
Hospital, thank you for
making her last days so
comfortable. To Mum's
doctor, Tim Bolter, and
Masons Pharmacy thank
your for your care and
patience over the past
years. To the Uniting
Church Groups and
Arorangi CWI for the
amazing afternoon tea,
and to Lyn Heine, thank
you for the wonderful
service. Her send off
was the best. To every-
one who sent cards,
flowers or baking your
never be forgotten.
To the team at Anisy
Funerals, thank you.
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