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Heath Bagnall of Ahaura Helicopters captured the flood on the West Coast yesterday. This picture was taken at Kamaka, looking
downstream to Stillwater.
PICTURE: Heath Bagnall
The view from Kamaka
Old Fashioned Values,
Old Fashioned Ethics
LUCAS, (nee Wafer)
(Clare). — Patrick and
Kerry, Barry and Julie,
D'Arcy (Mark) and
Ronamei, Joshua, Amy,
Jamie, Chloe, Callie,
Emma, Sharlotte, Jadye,
Patrick and Vincent, and
Sister Audrey Wafer
wish to express their
deep appreciation to
those who have offered
such kindness, support
sympathy and comfort
in our bereavement. In
sad and difficult times
the comforting words
and actions of friends
and acquaintances can
make all the difference.
away at Middlepark
Rest Home, Christ-
church on June 16,
2015, in his 82nd year.
Dearly loved brother
and brother-in-law of
Ann, the late Pam and
Murray Boyd, Jimmy
and the late Heather,
Lorraine and Clive
Sheryl, Robin and Irene,
and Rosalie. Sadly
missed also by his
nieces and nephews,
and great-nieces and
nephews. The funeral
service for Junior will
be held at Academy
Funeral Services, 65
Main South Road,
Upper Riccarton on
Monday June 22, at
John. — David's family
would like to sincerely
thank everyone for their
kind wishes, expressions
of sympathy, food,
baking, cards and help
following the tragic loss
of their beloved David.
It has been wonderful
hearing comments about
the non family side of
David's life. Special
thanks to Lisa Griffen,
Paddy and Ngamora
Wakefield, Chris and
Ian Davey, and Denise
and George Green and
friends. Please accept
this as a personal thank
you as many addresses
away peacefully on
Friday June 19, 2015 at
loved husband of Janet,
loved and loving father
of Caroline and Nick,
and Jonny and Cecille,
and Grandpa of Miro
and Rewa. Messages to
8 Ashley Drive, Paroa,
Greymouth 7805. In
accordance with John's
wishes a private crema-
tion service is to be held.
Resting in the care of
Anisy Funeral Home,
Gates of Haast
Bridge, June 20, 1990.
25 years ago today.
Arthur) Jeanette Ann.
Passed away on
Friday June 19, 2015 at
Grey Hospital, much
loved wife of Kevin,
dearly loved mother and
mother-in-law of Chris
Templeman and Wendy
Matthews, Wayne and
Rose Templeman, and
Templeman, loved step-
Sharon, Mark and Val,
Karlene Becker, loved
nana of Clinton, Jade,
Leah, Holly, Daniel and
Jayden and much loved
great-nana of Ebony,
Flynn, Tahli, Reece,
Hunter and Ethan. Aged
Messages to 8 Eva
Street, Greymouth 7805.
Jeanette's life will be
held in the Anisy
Ceremony Centre, 77
Greymouth on Monday
by cremation. Anisy
Funeral Home, Grey-
Ph 768 0250
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Police pay teens for sex
Two under-age girls have told a university
researcher that uniformed police officers had
sex with them in exchange for money or not
reporting them to authorities.
The researcher, Auckland University social
work masters graduate Natalie Thorburn,
last year interviewed seven girls and one boy
aged 11-17 who had worked as prostitutes
in Auckland. Two girls said they had sex
with police officers and one said she was
sexually assaulted by a Child, Youth and
Family social worker.
Ms Thorburn said they did not complain
to anyone about the incidents “because of
their absolute distrust in the police and the
A police spokesman said police were aware
of the allegations and were taking them
Survivor advocate L ouise Nicholas, who
complained about being sexually abused by
three police officers who were acquitted in
2007, said she was “gutted” to hear the new
“I’m 100% confident that things have
changed for the better for our communities,
but I’m not dumb. I always know that there
will be those idiots, those rogues, that will
let our communities and the public and
themselves down,” she said.
“I know Natalie. I know that she would
have been absolutely thorough in her thesis.
It highlights the need to help our young
women and be there for them.”
Ms Thorburn, 25, said a 2002 study found
194 youngsters under-18 who were known
by social services to have had sex for money.
Prostitution is legal for adults but it is illegal
to pay anyone under age 18 for sex.
“ We expect that there would be a whole
lot more than that who were not known
by social ser vices, I would say ... in the
She said the children and their families
were disconnected from mainstream ser vices
and their sex work and associated hard drug
use were not picked up even though five of
them were still at school at the time.
Seven of the eight grew up in “chaotic”
deprivation”. Only one still had both parents
“There was one who had quite a ‘normal’
life, was attending a decile 10 school and
was achieving really highly, but was going
out all night to do sex work and then coming
home and putting on her school uniform,”
Ms Thorburn said. “I don’t think her parents
In her thesis, she said a 14-year-old girl
“regularly absconded from her residential
placement while in the care of Child, Youth
and Family (CYF), who would report it to
the police. On several occasions this was
followed by two uniformed male police
officers having sex with her in exchange for
“S he snuck out of a supervised home and
police officers would be waiting down the
road to take turns having sex with her in
exchange for money,” she told the Weekend
In the other case involving police, she
wrote: “A police officer offered to disregard
the employment of an under-age sex worker
in exchange for oral sex.
“S he spoke about having a police officer
find her on the street and insist on her
giving him sexual favours in exchange for
him not putting her back in CYF care,” Ms
In the CYF case, a 15-year-old girl “was
being driven somewhere by a CYF social
worker who sexually assaulted her when he
stopped at a traffic light ”.
Ms Thorburn said the ethical conditions
of her thesis meant that she interviewed all
the children and young people anonymously
so she did not know their real names and
could not report their allegations to police.
The participants contacted her by text in
response to a flyer which she distributed
widely, and received a $40 payment for
being inter viewed.
“They nominated a false name and a place
and time to meet,” she said.
However, she briefed a detective in
Counties-Manukau Police about her
findings this week in advance of its
A police spokesman said; “We are currently
working to gather more information so that
we can make a more detailed assessment
before considering the next steps.”
A CYF spokesman said police should be
called in any situation where children were
in immediate danger.
“The researcher cites ethics as the reason
she cannot report these matters to police. I
would question her reasons for then raising
them with the media without ... evidence,”
Ms Thorburn said her thesis was not
intended to accuse any individuals of crimes.
“I’m not investigating the proof behind
these statements, but rather using them
to inform service developments for social
workers and other professions,” she said. “I
feel that it is ethical to publicise the issue,
as community awareness is one of the ways
highlighted in the study for these situations
Two police officers took turns to pay for
sex with a 14-year-old girl who was in child
Another police officer made a girl have
oral sex with him in exchange for him not
returning her to child welfare care.
A child welfare officer sexually assaulted
a 15-year-old girl while stopped at traffic
lights in a car.
Police are investigating all the allegations.
New Zealand Herald
A man accused of pulling women’s
teeth out for sexual thrills has been
jailed for six years.
Philip Hansen was handed the six
year sentence by Judge Bruce Davidson
in Wellington District Court yesterday.
One of Hansen’s victims read an
impact statement before his sentencing.
“ You wanted me housebound, with no
teeth as your slave,” she said.
She said the damage to her teeth could
not be repaired and did not think she
could ever put what happened behind
Hansen was found guilty on six assault
and indecent assault charges in May.
He was found guilty on two charges of
wounding with intent to injure, two of
male assaults female, one of assault with
intent to injure and one of indecent
He was acquitted of two wounding
with intent to injure charges, one of
rape and one of injure with intent to
Judge Davidson said there was a “
“gratutious, almost torture-like sense”
to Hansen’s offending.
The guilty charges related to offences
against two women.
Hansen had removed four teeth from
one of these women, who had only had
a chip in one tooth.
He pulled a tooth from the other
woman with pliers while they were
having sex in a car on the Petone
Hansen also put pliers in her mouth
on another occasion.
In a separate incident the women
woke to find Hansen had her in a
headlock and was pushing on her teeth.
At a later stage she was indecently
assaulted by him.
During the trial, Crown prosecutor
Sally Carter told the jury that Hansen
preferred his women to be “gummy
ladies” without teeth.
The charges spanned over a period of
more than 20 years, from 1988 to 2011.
A boy accused of murder was retreating
and trying to defend himself when he
stabbed a West Auckland shopkeeper to
death, his lawyer says.
The 14-year-old is shown on CCTV
stabbing dairy owner Arun Kumar in the
neck, but defence lawyer Maria Pecotic said
the victim was advancing on her client after
retrieving a metal object from behind the
“ When Mr Kumar picks up the pole, (the
boy) defended himself. As he did so, he
backs away,” she said.
The 13-year-old co-accused, also before
the High Court at Auckland, is charged
with the manslaughter of Mr Kumar after
the incident at the Henderson dairy on
June 10 last year. The pair, who have name
suppression, had also faced counts of assault
with intent to rob but the Crown withdrew
those charges yesterday.
“It ’s not because there wasn’t an attempt
at a robbery, but that ’s not what this case is
about. It ’s not about stealing something from
the dairy; it’s about Mr Kumar being killed
by those young men,” crown prosecutor
Kieran Raftery said.
Ms Pecotic was critical of the terminology
of the prosecutor, who called her client “a
“Legally he is a child,” she said.
To fully understand what happened in the
brief moments captured on footage inside
the dairy, Ms Pecotic said, “we need to go
back in time”.
On April 12, 2009, the defendant suffered
a serious head injury when a car hit him.
There was no follow-up medical care, the
“So this is a 13-year-old boy who goes into
the dairy. He was not an average 13-year-old
without a brain injury, without a history of
drug use and neglect, and not a man as the
Crown has said,” Ms Pecotic said.
She pointed out her client did not look
at the till when he entered but focused his
attention on the fridges.
“If (the defendant) had the intention to
cause grievous bodily injury, he wouldn’t
have lifted his left hand towards Mr Kumar.
He would’ve immediately used his right
hand with the knife, I suggest,” the lawyer
said. His co-accused ’s lawyer, David Niven,
accepted it had been his client ’s idea to go
out that morning and persuaded his co-
defendant to join him. But he said there
was barely any planning about what was
to happen. He said the jury would have to
decide whether the younger accused assisted
in the attempted robbery.
“And did he know what (the older boy) did
was a probable consequence of carrying out
The defence lawyer also drew the jury’s
attention to the CCTV footage, depicting
the teen standing in the shop’s door way,
which he said showed his client was not
“This is an instinctive reaction to what he
sees in front of him — he steps backwards,”
Mr Niven said.
“If the plan was for the weapons to be used,
this is the time you would use them, but he
does the opposite.” — NZME .
Stabbing victim advanced on boy, jury told
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Welfare and Support Team to Hokitika in the wake
of this week’s floods.The teams will spend time doing
assessing needs and distributing clean up buckets to
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