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A Hokitika man with an “extensive
history” of assault, intentional damage
and threatening to kill was convicted
in the Greymouth District Court on
Martin Rawaho Kahui was convicted
of intentional damage and assault,
arising from an incident involving him
and his partner on October 23.
On October 23, Kahui had been
with the mother of his child, and had
been drinking extensively. He tripped
over and kicked his partner in the leg
while she was holding the baby. When
she tried to leave he then blocked her
way, and punched several holes in the
Judge Tony Couch said Kahui had
an “extensive history” of assault and
criminal damage. He had six previous
convictions for assault, at least one
conviction for threatening to kill and 11
for intentional damage.
Judge Couch said the incident must
have been a “frightening experience for
“A significant aggravating factor is
that the victim was holding the baby in
her arms. It can never be acceptable to
engage in such violence over the body of
a small child.”
Kahui was sentenced to 150 hours
of community work and nine months’
Marlon Douglas Price, 21, of Hokitika,
was sentenced to 80 hours of community
work and ordered to pay reparation of
$250 for receiving a stolen iPod Nano
between October 17 and November 6.
Lawyer Eymard Bradley said Price had
lost the chance of two jobs as a result of
stories in the press about his offending.
But Judge Tony Couch replied that
“if people commit crimes, people are
entitled to know about it ”.
“ You are making a rod for your own
back,” he told Price.
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Grey Medical Centre
In loving memory of
a wonderful father,
father-in-law, pop, and
great-pop who passed
away July 9, 2010.
Loving memories never
As years roll on and
days pass by.
In our hearts a memory
Of one we loved and will
Bryan, Maya, Mark,
Rebecca and families.
Kendal and big sister
Nova are happy to
arrival of Macey Mary
Devlin on June 22,
2015, weighing 7lb
11ozs. All is well, huge
thank you to our mid-
Arthur) Jeanette Anne.
Kevin and families
wish to thank relatives
and friends for their
support and attendance
at Jeanette's funeral. A
special thanks to nurses
and doctors of Morice
Ward and to Emma
Boddington, also to
Lawrence Anisy for
their help and support.
John (Blue). — Peace-
fully, at Ascot Care
Home, Invercargill, on
Tuesday July 7, 2015,
aged 85 years. Dearly
Phyllis, and loved father
and father-in-law of
Julie, and Leigh and
Peter Brookland. A
and uncle of Esme and
Russell Lobb (both de-
ceased), John and Donna
Yvonne Lobb (all of
Ashburton); Ron (Red)
Harper (Moana); Brian
Wayne, Lance, and
Andrea Harper (all of
the West Coast). A
service for 'Blue' will be
held in the Avenal Park
Chapel, 75 Fox Street,
Invercargill, on Monday
July 13 at 11am,
followed by private
cremation. In lieu of
flowers donations to the
may be left at the
service. Messages to 327
Park Funeral Home.
McBRIDE, Mary Erin.
Passed away peace-
fully on Wednesday July
8, 2015 at Kowhai
Manor Resthome, Grey-
mouth, dearly loved
wife of the late Archie,
much loved mother and
mother-in-law of Erin
and the late Bary Gedye,
and Shona and Bruce
Mary, Gran and Granny
to Michaela, Jason,
Jamie, Blair and Clare,
and Leigh and Kathie,
very special granny
Mary of Ella, Fleur,
Gracie, loved daughter
of the late Harry and
Bridie Williams (Fox
Glacier), loved sister
and sister-in-law of
Laurie (deceased) and
Vonnie Williams, John
and Nan Williams (de-
ceased), Sheila and Pat
Judy and the late Tony
Williams, and Anne
loved sister-in-law of
Malcolm and Katie
Heveldt (deceased), Don
and Jean McBride (de-
ceased), Tom McBride
(deceased), Maurice (de-
ceased) and Zita
McBride, Keith and
Maggie McBride (de-
ceased), Trevor and Sue
and Patricia and the late
George Lainchbury. In
her 90th year. Rest in
Peace. Messages to 5
Devon Street, Grey-
mouth 7805. Flowers
respectfully declined but
donations to the Kowhai
Manor Residents Fund
would be appreciated
and could be made at the
service. A Funeral Mass
will be celebrated for
Mary at St Patrick's
Catholic Church, High
Street, Greymouth on
followed by interment
at the Karoro Lawn
Cemetery. Rosary will
be offered at the Church
on Sunday at 6pm. Anisy
Funeral Home, Grey-
James (Jim). —
Tuesday July 7, 2015.
Much loved son-in-law
of the late Jim and
Kitty Cate. Awesome
brother-in-law of Hugh
Cate, Joyce Cate, Tony
and the late Shirley
Watson, Jimmy and
Beryl Cate, Barbara and
John Levick, and all his
nieces and nephews.
Children and parents watch as the results are delivered from the lucky duck race at the Grey District Aquatic Centre on Tuesday
morning. About 50 ducks were sent flying down one of the hydroslides for the race. Races are being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays
of the school holidays, along with other holiday programme events at the pool such as kayaking and boat races.
PICTURE: Nicholas McBride
Children line up for duck race
A West Coast play about the hardships
of growing up in a mining town will be
performed in Greymouth next month.
Performer Chris Green has been touring
the play Coaltown Blues around the
country over the past year and will
perform at the Regent Theatre on
The play was written and performed in
the 1980s by former Runanga playwright
Mer vyn Thompson.
Coaltown Blues depicts both the
tragedy and comedy of poverty, politics
and struggles throughout Thompson’s
childhood in a West Coast mining town.
Green said the content was still relevant
“I feel Coaltown Blues resonates
for today ’s audiences as the ongoing
challenges to the resilience and realities
of life in mining towns again fill our news
screens on a regular basis.”
Under the direction of Lindsay Rusling,
Green’s performance bring to life a cast
of characters from Thompson’s early
years, who illustrate the hardship of
The play has previously been submerged
in the controversy of its creator. In
1984, the year Coaltown Blues was first
performed, masked students abducted
Thompson, stripped him naked, chained
him to a tree in the Auckland Domain
and spray-painted ‘rapist ’ on his car.
The following year, when Thompson
toured with the play, he was met by
vocal demonstrators who continued to
make their presence felt through the
performances by banging on the exit doors.
However, Green says whatever the truth
is regarding that traumatic series of events,
the one-man musical drama remained an
important New Zealand work which now
needed to be seen.
“Coaltown Blues captures an important
part of New Zealand ’s history. When I set
out to do this play I hoped that the dust
had settled long enough for audiences to
be able to embrace the work on its own,”
Performer Chris Green will take the stage at the Regent Theatre in Greymouth next
month with the West Coast solo play, Coaltown Blues.
Coaltown Blues to be performed in Greymouth
Monitoring costs for West Coast whitebait
stands will increase by $50, and whitebaiters
will also have to fork out an extra $55 a year,
under plans approved by the West Coast
Submitting to the long-term plan, West
Coast Whitebaiters Association president
Des McEnaney said standholders had to
pay an annual consent fee of $115, and the
plan proposed increasing the monitoring
charge from $100 a year to $150,
“ irrespective of whether their stands need
to be visited or not ”.
The council said that was to cover the
compiling and monitoring of accounts,
dealing with general inquiries, maintaining
consents and compliance databases, and
The council would also be introducing a
new consents administration charge of $55,to
cover the cost of 30 minutes a year of staff time
needed to maintain the consent database, print
aerial photographs of each whitebait stand and
send them out to standholders.
Charging 657 whitebait standholders the
new fee would net an extra $36,135 a year.
The council said that would cover $30,000
of staff time, plus a small budget for postage,
printing and other incidentals.
The plan also included replacing the
10-yearly consent cost of $264 by “actual and
reasonable costs”. It currently charged a fixed
fee of $200 a consent, and a charge out rate for
administration of $40 an hour, or $65 an hour
for a consents processing officer.
However, in the final long-term plan the
council said it would delete the fixed fee for
consent renewal, and instead rely on “actual
and reasonable costs being charged for the
Whitebaiting fees set to increase
A whitebaiter caught breaching the West
Coast whitebait regulations claims he had
been blown away from his net by a low
Nathan Edward Healey ’s excuse was the
most colourful of several offered in the
Greymouth District Court this week for
Healey pleaded guilty to a Department of
Conser vation charge of failing to remain
within 10m of his net, but said the force of
the helicopter down-draught had “blown
him away ”. He was fined $450.
Stephen James Cosgriff was fined $350 for
using a screen other than at the water’s edge
while fishing in the Hokitika River. Judge
Tony Couch said a DOC ranger had to
paddle out to where the net had been set,
surrounded by water.
Cosgriff said he did not “intentionally set
my gear to break the law ... it was a legal set
up when I set it”.
Stephen John Thorp was also convicted
and fined $350, after he pleaded guilty by
letter to illegally using rockwalls to guide
fish into his net in the Haast River.
Christopher Robert McGrath was fined
$350 for failing to stay within 10m of his
net after a ranger found him in the sand
dunes, nowhere near the net he had left in
Daryl Owen Henderson was fined $350
for failing to remain within 10m of his net
on the Whataroa River.
Henderson said he thought it was a
“10-minute rule, not a 10m rule”.
Judge Tony Couch said Henderson had
lost only 20 individual whitebait as a result
of the incident. Henderson said that was his
“ biggest catch”.
The judge replied: “ That shows the damage
done to the whitebait fishery”.
Colourful excuses offered for
The Left Bank Art Gallery will host an
eclectic mix of folk songs from a Waikanae
duo this Saturday.
Legal Tender, a duo of Ian Campbell
and Moira Howard-Campbell, have been
performing folk originals and covers around
New Zealand for several years, entertaining
audiences from the Bay of Islands to Bluff.
The pair combine their “sensitive” guitar
and bass arrangements of songs by various
artists including Guy Clarke, Hank
Williams, Gillian Welsh and Alison Krauss
as well as their own, which are rendered
with “earthy integrity and powerful vocal
The pair recently won three categories at
the Gold Guitar Awards, in Gore, including
best group in the open section, and best
New Zealand song and best duet in the
40-plus section. Legal Tender also won the
‘ Freeze Ya Bits Off ’ busking competition in
the same awards.
Tickets to their Greymouth show are $15
at the door.
Folk duo to entertain at Left Bank Art Gallery
Rita Costen, middle, helps Elaine Waters, left, and Gemma Jackman with their sewing during the Creative Studio school holiday
programme on Tuesday. The programme runs over both weeks of the school holidays, offering a variety of craft and art courses such as
painting, jewellery making and weaving. The studio is based at 12 Tainui Street and has both morning and afternoon sessions.
PICTURE: Nicholas McBride
Children learn sewing skills
A Seaview woman who threw the
contents of her glass all over a woman
during a night out was yesterday
convicted in the Greymouth District
Court of assault.
Juliet Iris Burr, 30, was sentenced to 50
hours of community work, on top of an
existing community work sentence.
Burr was at the Pioneer Hotel in
Hokitika on January 14, where tension
had built between Burr and the victim.
When Burr had tried to comfort the
victim and was rebuffed, she got angry
and threw the contents of her glass over
In the process, the glass slipped out of
Burr’s hand, cutting the victim. When
questioned by police she said she had
only meant to throw the contents of the
glass over the victim, not the glass.
The case had originally been referred
to restorative justice, however the victim
had not wanted to meet with Burr. She
had written a letter of apology to the
Lawyer Marcus Zintl said that as Burr
was on the sickness benefit, she was not
in a position to pay a fine. However, she
had had previous good compliance with
a sentence of community work she was
A woman was remanded on bail to
August 25 for restorative justice on a
charge of assault, on June 6.
The woman, who pleaded guilty to
the charge, was granted interim name
suppression. Her lawyer Eymard Bradley
asked for the remand to allow time for
an application of a discharge without
conviction to be considered.
A warrant was issued for the arrest of
Hemi Raroa, 24, of Dobson, after he
failed to appear in court on charges of
careless driving and failing to provide a
blood specimen, on April 12.
Andrew Potae Mackie, 24, of
Blaketown, was remanded in custody
to August 11 on charges of receiving a
laptop, tablet and iPod valued at more
than $1000, and entering a building
between May 24 and 25.
contents of glass
Arrivals: Corsair, Resolution II,
Claymore. Departures: Galatea II, Lady
Sarah, four Greymouth vessels.
In port: Corsair, Resolution II,
Claymore, Sovereign, 18 other vessels.
Expected departures: Resolution II,
Corsair, Claymore, today.
Expected arrivals: Galatea II, Ocean
Odyssey, Lady Sarah, today; Cook
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