Home' Greymouth Star : August 15th 2015 Contents Greymouth Star
Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 3
A Cobden man had a charge of threatening
to injure dismissed after the judge could not
be sure a threat he made to police carried
intent to intimidate them.
Toa Tokomaru Marino, 32, of Cobden
had defended the charge, which arose from
an incident at a house in Greymouth on
During the police case, sergeant Michael
Frost said on the date in question police had
searched an address on Threadneedle Street.
During the search Marino had become
“angry and agitated”, and had needed to be
In evidence, Mr Frost said at one point
during the search, Marino said to one of the
officers “wait until you get your uniform off ”.
The evidence of another police constable,
Damon Monks, which was handed to the
judge due to the officer being overseas,
stated he heard Marino say “come down here
without your uniform”.
Mr Frost told the court at that point
Marino’s behaviour “reached a new point of
aggression”, and he was arrested. However,
lawyer Andrew Bailey said Marino alleged he
had told the officer, “come back (later) with
your uniform off ”.
In his police inter view, played to the court,
Marino said what he had said to the officer
had been in reference to “maybe having a
However, he said that he “didn’t know why
I said that. It was a stupid thing to say ”.
Mr Bailey said there were three elements
to the charge. They were whether Marino
intended to intimidate the officer, and said
what he said knowing it was likely to have
that affect, knew that what he said constituted
a threat, and what was said was a threat to
injure the constable.
Mr Bailey said what Marino said was not a
threat, but was just an “invitation to engage
in a physical confrontation if he wished”.
He said that was similar to someone asking
another person, “do you want a fight ”?
He also said that what Marino had said
had not been meant as a threat, but as a way
of saying that if the police officer wanted
to come back and see Marino, without the
police backing him up, Marino was “quite
prepared to do that ”.
“ Was there a threat to injure? He didn’t go
that far, he didn’t say if you have a fight ... you
will get significantly beaten up. ”
Judge Jane Farish dismissed the application
on the grounds put for ward by Mr Bailey.
“ Whatever he said, there was not a threat to
injure, it may have been an applied or oblique
threat, but it was not a threat to injure.
“There was no evidence heard beyond a
reasonable doubt that what Marino did was
intended to intimidate.”
Marino was also remanded on bail to
October 8 for sentence on a charge of breach
of community work.
The West Coast Variety
Show will return to the
Regent Theatre next weekend
after a break of more than 15
A variety show was last held
at the theatre in 1998 and
tomorrow auditions are being
held for its comeback.
Show producer Helen
Wilson had previously
produced a variety show at the
Regent Theatre and said she
wanted to have another go.
“There’s nothing quite like
‘Live On Stage’ performance
and we have a beautiful
traditional theatre here in
Greymouth that can be used in
Mrs Wilson said it would be
a family show with something
“It’s a celebration of local
West Coast talent — I really
like bringing together lots
of different artists of all ages
into the theatre to entertain
and enjoy the magic of
Mrs Wilson said the show
had been gathering some
steam this week ahead of the
“Dancers, funky fiddlers,
the ever popular Just Jazz as
well as the Municipal Band,
a country music singer from
Ross — all are auditioning for
a place in the show.
“There’s still some room for
a magician or a juggler and I
haven’t found a performing
dog yet, but you never know.”
Guitarist Jimmy Cory is one
performer ready to share a few
rock hits on stage.
Cory said he had “come out
of musical retirement ” and was
keen for a good show.
PICTURE: Nicholas McBride
Guitarist Jimmy Cory prepares to jam at the Greymouth Operatic Society’s Variety Show next weekend.
Variety Show returns to Regent
A Cobden woman was told by a judge to
“ listen to what people are telling you” as she
was sentenced on charges of driving while
disqualified for the third time, driving while
forbidden, breach of community work and
Shannon Young, 22, was given the warning
by Judge Jane Farish as she was sentenced
to eight months’ home detention for the
breach charge, the theft and driving while
She was also banned from driving from 12
months and ordered not to have an interest
in a car for the same period.
On the charge of driving while forbidden
she was convicted and discharged, while her
existing sentence of community work was
cancelled due to her “abysmal” compliance.
Lawyer George Linder asked the judge
to consider a sentence of home detention,
however Judge Farish said she needed to be
convinced as to why she should not “send
her to jail”.
Judge Farish said the last time Young had
been convicted of breaching her community
work, she had convicted her and given her a
“It’s not a case of I choose not to do my
community work and therefore I get home
Mr Linder said Young had “issues with
mixing with the public” and had been
bullied while in the community work van.
Mr Linder also said he did not think Young
would “do very well in prison, she takes
things very personally, a simple glance
would send her off, she is quite a meek and
mild young lady”.
He also said the decision Young had made
to drive was “spur of the moment ”.
She had also driven while forbidden as
she was moving the vehicle and she did not
think it was parked safely where it was.
Mr Linder said Young realised that this
was the “ last throw of the dice for her,
any further offending and a breach of that
sentence she will be going to jail”.
Judge Farish said Young would be
judicially monitored, which meant that any
breach would mean she went straight to
jail. She also told Young the last time she had
sentenced her, a new sentence of 200 hours
of community work had been imposed, and
a final warning issued.
“I was very disappointed to see that I have
to re-sentence you because your attendance
The judge also said that by repeatedly
driving while forbidden Young was “not
listening to anyone”.
Judge Farish also said she had initially
been looking at a sentence of six months
in prison, however that was something she
was prepared to hold back from imposing,
as long as Young was listening.
“ When a judge tells you are on a final
warning, you are on a final warning ... you
better be listening today.
“Unless you can stick to the 24 hour curfew
you will be in jail. You can choose to listen
and do what people are telling you, you
chose not to, you are choosing to go to jail.”
Woman told ‘listen,
or you’re going to jail’
Threatening charge dismissed
The West Coast Trades Academy is on the
look-out for a new manager.
The current manager, Sarah Caseley, was
set to leave at the end of the school term
to work in the marketing department at
Tai Poutini Polytechnic, Greymouth High
School principal Andy England said. The
academy is currently run through the high
Mr England said that Ms Caseley had been
an “amazing member of staff, she set the
whole thing up on the Coast, I’m very pleased
with her work.
“It ’s an exciting job, I’m sad to lose
Sarah but it ’s an exciting one for
someone to take up ... a good position
for someone else to take it for ward in the
Mr England said that they were currently
advertising for a replacement.
“ I definitely hope to have someone good
in place to overlap a little bit and allow for
With the academy also set to shift locations
from the current Karoro Learning site, which
is in the process of being sold, up to the high
school, the new manager will be based at the
WC Trades Academy seeks new manager Pink Ribbon appeal volunteers sought
The New Zealand Breast Cancer
Foundation urgently needs two volunteer
area co-ordinators — for Greymouth
and Hokitika — to help out with its
Pink Ribbon street appeal on October
The area co-ordinator manages a small
team of volunteers, overseeing three
collection sites in Greymouth, and two in
The foundation said today it would supply
a detailed briefing, along with a roster of
volunteer collectors, street permits and all
the materials necessary to run a successful
Co-ordinators are also welcome to recruit
volunteers from their own friends and
“The area co-ordinator role is so
important — we can’t run our appeal on the
Coast without them,” street appeal manager
Jaimi Bailey said.
“ We’d be so grateful if a couple of people
could step up to help out this year.”
Ideally, one person will take the area
co-ordinator role for both days, but if
necessary it can be split across the Friday
and the Saturday.
Anyone interested in volunteering can
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
by Dave Green 0724 Difficulty Level
QUICK QUIZ 10053
1 Trainee (5)
2 Odd (8)
3 Send for (6)
4 Distinct period; stage (5)
5 Cereal heads (4)
6 Raider (7)
7 Classifies (6)
8 Stratospheric gas (5)
10 Stole (4)
11 Leftover (7)
12 Film cutter (6)
17 Domestic machines (10)
18 Feel (5)
22 Enormous creature (8)
23 Drive forward (5)
24 Crammed full (7)
26 Steel pin (4)
28 Showing tolerance (7)
29 Seem (6)
30 Writing desk (6)
31 Quarrels (6)
33 Jargon (5)
35 Jewelled headdress (5)
36 Yield (4)
37 Accurate (4)
43 Bygone period (3,3)
44 Forbidden (5)
46 Loosen (4)
47 Temper fit (7)
48 Not liable to (6)
49 Over (5)
50 Woman's garment (8)
51 Small quick spasm (6)
52 Life story writer (10)
53 Big cat (4)
54 Attack (7)
59 Striped animal (5)
60 Consumer (4)
64 Pry (5)
65 Studier of plants (8)
67 Bather (7)
68 Open to doubt or suspicion
70 Edict (6)
71 Make happy (6)
72 Fraudulence (6)
75 Scowl (5)
77 In cipher (5)
78 Premature (5)
79 Bowed (4)
80 Singing voice (4)
1 Plentiful (7)
4 Clandestine observer (7,3)
9 Draw attention (7)
13 Floor on ship (4)
14 Make imperfect (6)
15 Black magic (6)
16 Order (7)
19 Called (10)
20 Used up (8)
21 Army officer (5)
24 Shelled creatures (6)
25 Cause to be liked (6)
27 Fellow student (9)
32 Gemstone (8)
33 Look with half-closed
34 Signal (7)
38 Maker of arrows (8)
39 Find (6)
40 Gain by work (4)
41 Indistinct (5)
42 Tides (anag)(5)
45 Be hounded on all sides;
endure an onslaught of
52 Modeller's wood (5)
55 Food-flavouring plants (5)
56 Biblical garden (4)
57 Sufficient (6)
58 Energetic (8)
61 Snubbed (7)
62 Threefold (6)
63 Lacking self-confidence
or assurance (8)
66 Scientific star study (9)
68 Dull and depressing (6)
69 New shoot (6)
73 Lukewarm (5)
74 eg wood or iron (4,4)
76 Speed up (10)
81 Blown instrument (7)
82 Red fruit (6)
83 Live-in tenant (6)
84 Coffin stand (4)
85 Pangs of conscience (7)
86 Grasped (10)
87 Russian writer (7)
1. What do the letters VSOP mean on a bottle of alcohol?
2. Which insects did Mary Bumby introduce to New Zealand at Hokianga
3. In which country did the sport of orienteering originate?
4. Which TV cartoon series of the 1970s featured a clumsy dog janitor at
a police station who was actually a superhero trained in the martial arts?
5. In the music world, how are family members Jim, Andrea, Caroline and
Sharon collectively known?
6. What do Abel Tasman, Westland and Arthur’s Pass have in common?
7. Who, in a poem, went to sea with silver buckles on his knee?
8. The terms serve, dig, spike and set are used in which sport?
9. What is New Zealand’s most exported vegetable?
10. Which important oath is associated with doctors?
ANSWERS: 1 Very Special Old Pale, 2 Honey bees, 3 Sweden, 4 Hong
Kong Phooey, 5 The Corrs, 6 They are all national parks, 7 Bobby Shafto,
8 Volleyball, 9 Onions, 10 Hippocratic oath.
Links Archive August 14th 2015 August 17th 2015 Navigation Previous Page Next Page