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Fleeing driver injured
A pursuit in King Country ended
when a speeding car collided with
a truck last night, leaving the driver
of the car with serious injuries. The
crash occurred at 11.39pm on State
highway 3 just north of Gadsby
Road, north of Te Kuiti. Police said
the pursuit with a car heading north
lasted less than a minute and ended
when the fleeing car collided with a
truck heading south. The car driver
suffered serious injuries.
— NZ ME -New Zealand Herald
Fatal fight probed
Police investigating the death of a
man following a fight have charged
a man with assault. Police are still
probing the death of the 42-year-
old at an address in Omapere, about
50km west of Kaikohe in Northland.
Emergency ser vices were called
about 4pm on Tuesday. A 39-year-
old man had been arrested and police
were not looking for anyone else.
— NZ ME -New Zealand Herald
Ambulance death name
The patient who died after the
ambulance he was being taken to
hospital in crashed into a power
pole on Tuesday was Sonny
Rawhiti Kemp, from Kaeo. The St
John ambulance had collected the
66-year-old from a Moerewa home
just before 6.30am. Staff were taking
him to Bay of Islands Hospital in
Kawakawa when the crash occurred
on the town’s main street.
— NZ ME -New Zealand Herald
A motorcyclist has died after a
crash south of Hamilton yesterday.
The 66-year-old man was rushed
to Waikato Hospital after he was
involved in a head-on collision with
a car at 1.20pm, but died early last
evening. The crash occurred on State
highway 1 just south of the airport
turn-off at Tamahere. — N Z ME
Dog left to die in park
A dog was abandoned, tied to a
tree and left to die in Ken Maunder
Park in New Lynn, a resident who
found it claims. Amy Hughes was
walking her own dogs in the park
when they “showed great interest ”
in a concealed bush area. “ I was
horrified to find a dog tied up with
rope which had rubbed his neck, and
he was skin and bones.” S he said the
dog was friendly, so she took it home
and fed it. It has been handed to the
Auckland Council. — NZ ME
Big Wednesday draw
There was no division one winner
in Big Wednesday draw No 509 last
night. Successful numbers were 3, 8,
20, 21, 30, 32; coin toss, tails.
Numbers in Keno draw No 11456:
6, 7, 10, 14, 15, 16, 23, 25, 33, 40, 42,
46, 50, 52, 54, 60, 66, 67, 78, 80. Draw
No 11457: 2, 6, 8, 12, 16, 23, 28, 30, 31,
36, 37, 42, 49, 53, 61, 67, 68, 74, 78, 80.
Draw No 11458: 4, 6, 11, 27, 34, 37,
42, 43, 46, 50, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 69, 70,
73, 75, 76. Draw No 11459: 8, 10, 23,
25, 27, 30, 35, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 50, 53,
57, 60, 61, 64, 67, 71.
Former All Black on firearms charge
Information from Trade Me is being
given to police and spies at a growing rate.
Figures released to Fairfax by the
auction site showed the Security
Intelligence Ser vice increased the
number of inquiries to Trade Me by 50%
in the year to June, while police inquiries
were up 11%.
The SIS made 41 inquiries with Trade
Me, up from 28, and police made 1840
inquiries, up from 1663.
The nature of the inquiries would not
be released for privacy reasons.
reported police mainly
approached Trade Me for stolen goods,
drugs, firearms and fraud investigations.
However, a small percentage of inquiries
that related to child exploitation, sexual
offending, homicide or missing persons
cases, and money laundering.
Detective senior sergeant Clifford
Clark, of the national cyber crime centre,
told Fairfax police approached Trade Me
for information when there was a direct
connection between a crime and the site.
“If we are talking about the unusual
situations, we follow lines of inquiry and
will only ask for information if there is a
Trade Me link. ”
A police spokeswoman said Trade Me
and other sites were just one source of
potential information for police when
investigating a crime, or attempting
to prevent one. The increase in police
requests reflected the general increase
in internet activity and the popularity
of on-line shopping sites, she said.
“ Unfortunately (the sites are) also used
by offenders.” — NZME
Police, SIS seek
Trade Me data
A cash bag containing $1 million has
been lost by airline staff on the way from
New Zealand to Hong Kong.
The Shanghaiist reported that the bag
was one of 12 carrying cash totalling
$10m in New Zealand cash.
The cash was flown from New Zealand
on a Cathay Pacific aircraft and arrived
Hong Kong International Airport at
9.10pm on Friday, the website said.
The other bags were carrying cash
worth $10m (40.805m yuan) when
it was flown from New Zealand via a
Cathay Pacific airliner.
“The cash bags, labelled with “G4S
International”, were being delivered to
the Bank of China with a 2m by 1.5m
by 1.5m luggage box, through the cargo
transfer ser vice provided by Cathay ’s
subsidiary, Hong Kong Airport Ser vices,”
“Sur veillance footage shows the three
bags fell out from the trailer, which
was not properly fastened, while it
was making a turn at a corner. D uring
the transfer, there was only a driver on
board without a security guard. Only 10
minutes later when the cargo arrived at
the station, the driver realised the bags
were missing. ”
Two of the three missing bags were
later found on the tarmac, but the third
Police are investigating the incident as
a theft. — N ZM E-New Zealand Herald
Former All Black Andrew Hore
will appear in court next week for
supplying a firearm to an unlicensed
person, after an incident where a
man was shot in the elbow.
The charge was laid after an
incident on the first weekend on
A police spokesman said a number
of people will face charges as a result
of the May 2 incident.
He said a man and two shotguns
had fallen off the back of an all-
terrain vehicle and one discharged as
it hit the ground, he said.
A young man was shot in the elbow
as a result.
Mr Hore, a 36-year-old from
Patearoa, will face the charge in his
first appearance in the Alexandra
District Court in Otago on Tuesday.
“Police were called to an incident
where a man and two firearms have
fallen off an ATV vehicle and as
that happened, as the shotgun hit
the ground, it discharged and shot
a man in the elbow,” the spokesman
“As part of that police did
investigations and a number of
people were charged.”
The spokesman said he could not
make any further comment.
A court spokesman confirmed Mr
Hore would appear in Alexandra
Mr Hore is hailed as one of the 100
greatest All Blacks of all time.
He kicked off his career in the
All Blacks against England in 2002
and played his last test more than a
decade later against Ireland in 2013.
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DECLINERS: 27 TRADED: 86
Aluminium High Grade
Iiga has hauled in prison
operator Serco for an
to explain a series of
embarrassing and violent
incidents which have led to
calls for his resignation.
Mr Lotu-Iiga called the
meeting with the company’s
last night after becoming
about the number of stories
emerging from the Serco-managed
Mount Eden Correctional Facility.
These included reports of fight clubs,
widespread drug use, under-staffing and
“ I will be making it very clear that if
there is anything else they need to tell
me, now is the time or they will be facing
consequences,” the minister said.
Earlier, Mr Lotu-Iiga faced calls to
resign after the Labour Party presented
evidence that he was warned in a select
committee meeting on June 24 about
prisoners being dropped from a balcony
at the Mount Eden prison.
That contradicted Mr Lotu-Iiga’s
earlier claim that he learned about
rumours of “dropping” prisoners only
Last night, the minister insisted that
he had not been made aware of the full
extent of Mount Eden’s problems at the
“The transcript of the select committee
shows that Mr Davis raised an accusation
only of prisoners being
thrown off balconies,” he
Kelvin Davis was
alluding to a practice
known as ‘dropping’ he did
not make it clear that it was
widespread, that it was a
practice that was ongoing,
nor did he refer to it as
Prime Minister John Key
said yesterday he had total
confidence in his minister.
But he also indicated that
he would be concerned if
the minister was told about violence at
the Serco prison and had failed to act.
Mr Key defended National’s prison
privatisation policy, saying violence was
not limited to private jails.
MPs questioned whether Serco was
hiding or playing down violent incidents
to make sure it hit its performance
targets, which came with financial
Mr Lotu-Iiga admitted yesterday he
was informed only this week about an
incident in May in which 10 prisoners
barricaded themselves inside Mount
Eden prison. He insisted this incident
was not a riot, despite the presence of an
advanced response team.
Mr Davis used parliamentary privilege
on Tuesday to allege that an inmate in
Mount Eden had been the victim of a
“dropping” incident and had later died.
It was revealed the inmate was Nick
Evans, 25, who died in Whangarei
Hospital last month.
— NZ ME-New Zealand Herald
Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga
A famous Gallipoli painting
will remain in New Zealand after
it sold for almost half a million
dollars at auction last night.
The painting by Horace
Moore-Jones, titled Simpson and
His Donkey, sold for $492,450
including buyer’s premium at
the International Art Centre in
The auction house’s director,
Frances Davies, said she was
“delighted” the painting would
remain New Zealand.
However, Ms Davies could
not say whether it was sold to a
private or public collection, as
the sale was “highly confidential”
and the buyer did not want to be
“ But we were allowed to
announce on the rostrum —
and it gave us great pleasure as
good New Zealanders — that
the painting remains in New
The photograph on which the
painting was based also sold
at auction, fetching $37,520
including buyer’s premium —
well over the $20,000 it was
expected to fetch.
Ms Davies said the prices were
reflective of the interest in this
year’s Gallipoli centenary.
Richard Thomson, a director
of the International Art Centre,
said bidding was very spirited for
the painting and the sale price
reflected the huge importance of
“There is little else that shows
Gallipoli in such a manner. In
1915 many of our soldiers who
left for Gallipoli thought they
were going on something of an
adventure. This painting shows
it was far from that. It shows
some of the futility of a failed
campaign which cost more than
120,000 Turkish and Allied
lives. Emotionally, it is extremely
powerful,” Mr Thomson said.
Mr Thomson said it was
expected to be protected under
the Protected Objects Act,
1975, which meant it could not
be taken out of New Zealand
without formal approval.
Yesterday, New Zealand First
leader Winston Peters urged the
Government to purchase the
painting so it would not be lost
from public view, and possibly
from New Zealand.
Mr Peters said if the artwork
was not purchased by a museum
or the Ministry for Culture and
Heritage, it would be “a dark stain
on this centennial year of the
The auction house said the
watercolour painting was
“ undoubtedly the most famous
image of the Gallipoli campaign”.
It was originally believed to
depict Anzac folk hero John
Simpson Kirkpatrick, who used a
donkey to carry wounded soldiers
during the Gallipoli campaign.
But in fact, the original
photograph featured New
Zealand medic Richard
Henderson, who took over from
Simpson when he was killed.
The painting is similar to a
smaller version of the same scene,
also by British-born painter
Moore-Jones, which sold for
$257,000 earlier this year.
It had been owned by the
Commerce Club of Auckland,
which had displayed it in the
club’s Remuera clubrooms for
It was later loaned to the
Auckland War Memorial and
Museum, where it has been an
integral part of the Scars on the
Painter Moore-Jones died a
hero in 1922 after he was badly
burned rescuing people from a
hotel fire in Hamilton. —N ZM E
Simpson and His Donkey stays in NZ
PICTURE: New Zealand Herald
Auctioneer Richard Thomson sells one of New Zealand’s most famous paintings, Simpson and His
Donkey, seen at far right, by Horace Moore-Jones, at the International Art Centre in Parnell last night.
The buyer also bought the smaller photograph beside it.
A change in the rules around flying
drones will come into effect next week
and will prevent drones being flown
in public spaces without consent and
a safety plan in place.
The change to Rule Part 101, which
requires drone users to have consent
of people and property owners before
flying a drone over them, will keep
people safe, the general manager of
general aviation for the Civil Aviation
Authority (CAA) Steve Moore said.
The new rules come into effect on
“These changes address the safety
risks that modern unmanned aircraft
pose to other air space users as well as
people and property on the ground,”
Mr Moore said.
“ Having a conversation with a
property owner beforehand is an
effective means of risk management
because they are likely to have the
best knowledge of the risks.”
People with drones who intend to
fly over public spaces will also need to
get permission from the land owner.
For example, if an operator wants
to fly over a park, they will need
permission from the local council.
“ We are encouraging public land
owners to be proactive. This could
involve erecting signs indicating if
unmanned aircraft flights are allowed
or not at the park entrance. ”
Anyone who flies without consent
can receive a fine, a written warning
or prosecution by CAA.
Civil Aviation rule part 102
unmanned aircraft operator
certification will also come into force
on August 1 and will enable people
who want to operate outside the
existing rules for unmanned aircraft
manage the safety risks.
“This new rule part gives operators
greater freedom while maintaining
the highest standards of aviation
safety,” Mr Moore said.
Those who cannot get consent from
a landowner or individuals can still
fly a drone if they get an operating
certificate from the CAA under rule
“These changes strike a balance
operations,” he says.
The changes are part of the CAA’s
interim approach to regulating
The exact number of unmanned
aircraft operations in New Zealand
is unknown but CAA believe
the number is small compared to
conventional aircraft operations.
The CAA receives up to 50 inquiries
a week relating to drones. This
compares to around 20-30 inquiries
weekly at the beginning of 2014, and
the CAA says this number is likely to
increase with the growing popularity
of unmanned aircraft operations.
CAA unveils tougher rules for drones
Lombard four lose
Sir Douglas Graham and his
fellow Lombard directors have lost a
“completely misconceived” bid to recall
a Supreme Court decision over their
Graham, former Justice Minister Bill
Jeffries, former PR man for the Queen,
Lawrie Bryant, and Lombard director
Michael Reeves were convicted of
making untrue statements in company
offer documents before the fir m’s
Their convictions were upheld by
the Court of Appeal and the Supreme
Court in 2013 refused to grant leave to
But the Lombard four continued their
fight and applied to recall that Supreme
Court decision. That bid was dismissed
The recall application was based on a
claim that the Supreme Court would
have taken the case if it had known the
convictions were founded on evidence
which had not been formally proved.
Three other related grounds were also
advanced in the bid.
The evidence in question was a
schedule of spreadsheets prepared by
Crown expert witness Michelle Peden.
It was not produced in evidence but
provided to Queen’s Counsel Colin
Carruthers for his closing address to the
High Court’s Robert Dobson.
But the Supreme Court yesterday said
it was satisfied the grounds on which
the recall application was based were “all
“ In refusing leave to appeal against
conviction, the court was well aware
that the Peden schedule had not been
produced as a Crown exhibit or proved
in evidence . . . there is no injustice to the
applicants in the fact that the schedule
was not produced as an exhibit,” the
Chief Justice Sian Elias and Justices
William Young and Susan Glazebrook
said there had been a “substantial
mischaracterisation” of what happened
“ More generally, the recall application
is very much a second shot, based in
large measure on arguments which, if
meritorious, could and should have been,
but were not, advanced when leave to
appeal was first sought,” the judges said.
“ In the result, counsel for the Crown
have been required to chase a series of
hares which the applicant ought never to
have started,” they said.
In light of this, the court is considering
whether or not the Lombard four should
pay costs for their application.
— NZ ME-New Zealand Herald
The Reser ve Bank cut the official cash
rate by 25 points to 3% this morning and
banks quickly followed suit, cutting their
own floating mortgage rates.
New Zealand’s biggest bank, the ANZ,
cut its rates by 0.25% to 6.24% for its
floating rate and 6.35% for its flexible
The new rates will take effect for new
customers from Monday, July 27, and for
existing customers from August 10.
Kiwibank also cut its rates 0.25%,
bringing floating rates down to 6.15%,
effective immediately for new customers
and in two weeks’ time for existing
Reser ve Bank Governor Graeme
Wheeler hinted that further cuts to the
cash rate were likely, echoing concerns
from some experts that the headwinds
facing the New Zealand economy
required a larger cut — possibly down
“A reduction in the OCR is warranted
by the softening in the economic outlook
and low inflation,” Mr Wheeler said in a
“At this point, some further easing
The dollar rallied because language
around the statement was less pessimistic
than the market was expecting.
It hit US66.40c immediately after the
9am statement from 65.70c just before,
later dropping back to 66.20c in the
— NZ ME-New Zealand Herald
Mortgages ease after cash rate cut
Two badly hurt in house blast
Emergency ser vices raced to the
scene of an explosion in a house in
Otahuhu, in south Auckland, this
A Fire Ser vice spokesman said
two people were found inside the
home by staff.
They were brought out and given
first aid, before St John arrived.
The ambulance ser vice was called
The Fire Ser vice spokesman said it
was called about the fire by “several”
commuters who saw the blaze from
the motor way.
He said fire engines arrived at the
scene within about five minutes of
the first call.
Two people have been taken to
Middlemore hospital, both in a
serious condition, according to
The home in Otahuhu belongs
to first home buyers Chris and Jess
They bought the home in
December and were renovating
it. During the final stages of
renovation they had moved to
Chris’s parents home with their
The explosion occurred while the
floors were being sanded.
“ I’m really thankful that it didn’t
happen while we were there with
our baby” Mrs Lawrence said. She
said she did not know what had
caused the explosion.
“A couple of guys were hurt which
is absolutely horrifying” she said.
spokeswoman said the two people
who sustained injuries in the fire
were in intensive care in a stable
condition, and had been ventilated.
It is understood maintenance
on the house was being done by
company Nick’s F loorsanding.
When contacted, a woman, who
identified herself as business owner
Nick Afeaki’s mother-in-law, said
she was very upset and did not want
to comment further. — NZ ME
Horse killed in Horowhenua pile-up
A crash involving three vehicles
and a horse left the animal dead and
a car trapped under live electrical
wires in Horowhenua last night.
Police were alerted to the incident,
on State highway 1 near Foxton,
The horse, which ran on to the
highway from a nearby property,
was killed instantly when it was
struck first by a utility vehicle and
then by a five-tonne truck.
The utility rolled as a result of
the collision and a third vehicle,
attempting to avoid the crash,
struck a power pole bringing power
lines down and trapping the driver
in the car. The person was trapped
for over two hours.
“The vehicle that struck a power
pole had live electrical wires
hanging over it, so we had to get the
power company out to isolate that
for us,” Inspector Ken Climo said.
The crash occurred about 500m
south of Motuiti Road.
The Fire Ser vice helped to free
a person from one of the vehicles,
spokesman David Barham said.
The drivers of the utility vehicle
and car were taken to Palmerston
North Hospital in moderate
conditions. The truck driver was
— NZ ME-New Zealand Herald
The school under fire for bribing its
pupils with takeaways says it never
ser ved fried chicken — only pizza.
Villa Education Trust, which runs
Middle School West Auckland, told the
Ministry of Education yesterday it did
not use food as part of any rewards or
behaviour programme at the school.
“The school had a shared lunch just
before the end of term where pizza was
brought in. They have told us Kentucky
Fried Chicken hasn’t been ser ved to
students,” the ministry said.
“This was not part of any behaviour
programme. It is common for schools to
have shared lunches. ”
Education Minister Hekia Parata had
asked the ministry to investigate after
parent and teacher complaints about
behaviour policies, bullying, lack of
cultural awareness, safety and drugs at
Chris Hipkins said the “experiment ”
had descended into chaos and it was
time for the minister to release all the
information she had. He accused her of
trying to cover up the “full extent of the
— NZ ME -New Zealand Herald
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