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Robert (Bob). — Who
left us September 9,
I thought of you this
But that is nothing new.
I thought about you
And the day before that
I thought how I'd love to
take your hand,
But I've only precious
And your photo in a
Your loving wife
— September 9, 2014.
We little knew that
That God would call
In life we loved you
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with
The day God called you
You left us beautiful
Your love is still our
And although we cannot
You are always by our
Our family chain is
And nothing seems the
But as God calls us one
The chain will link
A Greymouth man who tried
to quieten down his neighbours’
noisy party by walking over to
their house carrying a tomahawk,
was convicted of possession of an
offensive weapon and fined $400
in the Greymouth District Court
A further charge of resisting
police was withdrawn.
On June 20, Paul David Brown
was at home drinking, when he got
angry about the noise coming from
his neighbours’ party next door.
Picking up a tomahawk he went
over to challenge them. One of the
neighbours removed the axe from
him, and he left without comment.
Lawyer Doug Taffs said the
incident occurred against the
backdrop of persistent problems
with noise from
neighbours having noisy and
rowdy parties, one of which was
only shut down when Brown
called the police.
Mr Taffs said Brown did
not remember picking up the
tomahawk, although he had been
drinking at the time.
Judge Brian Callaghan said he
understood Brown’s frustration,
given that the neighbours were
doing things such as setting off
chainsaws late at night, just to
However, although he understood
his frustrations, he could not say
that what Brown did was “the right
A Greymouth teenager who
committed his second offence of
driving while suspended, after
driving his car a short distance
from his friend’s house to his, was
banned from driving for seven
months and fined $600.
On July 10, Sloan Bullen was
banned from driving for three
months, but on July 26 he was seen
by a member of the public driving
in Blake Street and was reported to
In court, Bullen said he had only
driven up the road a short distance,
and had “just wanted to move the
car on to my driveway ”.
Andrew Richard Gudler, 23,
of Greymouth, was convicted of
driving with excess breath-alcohol,
banned from driving for six
months and fined $500.
At 12.33am on August 15,
Gudler was stopped driving in
Cobden, blowing 570mg in an
evidential breath test. He told
police that he drove because he
Judge Callaghan said about 30%
of those he convicted of drink-
driving chose to drive to get
something to eat.
Graham Allan Delaney, 27,
of Cobden, was remanded to a
hearing on November 6 to defend
a charge of excess breath-alcohol
of 884mg, on July 5.
Carl Lee Fitzsimons was
convicted and discharged for
breaching his prison release
conditions on June 2 by drinking
alcohol. A charge of breaching his
probation was withdrawn.
A Christchurch woman who
punched a bouncer in the face
after being refused entry to a
hotel because she was too drunk,
was remanded on bail to
October 6 for a restorative justice
Linda Ann Ford admitted a
charge of common assault.
At 12.30am on September 5,
Ford was refused entry to the
Railway Hotel in Greymouth
because she was too drunk. She
then began to abuse the doorman
and passers by, and ended up
punching the doorman in the face,
causing his face to swell up.
Christopher Kevin Hennah,
36, of Otira, was fined $400 for
disorderly behaviour on September
5. At 12.50am on September 5
Hennah got into a fight outside
the Railway Hotel, after he was
Michael Killanin had charges of
speeding above 90kph in a heavy
vehicle and exceeding his work
time hours adjourned to October
A warrant was issued for the
arrest of Manu Jason Harris after
he failed to turn up at court to be
sentenced on charges of assaulting
a female, assault with intent to
injure and breach of community
work. He was also facing a new
charge of theft.
A charge of breach of community
work against Tyler Corkin Keene
was withdrawn. Lawyer George
Linder said Keene might have
been on ACC at the time of the
Phillip Mark Secker, 30, of
Ngahere, had charges of theft and
threatening behaviour withdrawn
He will be defending charges of
stealing a car and two others of
threatening behaviour, on October
Vanessa Karen Martin, 44, of
Kumara, was remanded on bail to
October 6 to defend a charge of
excess breath-alcohol of 906mg,
on July 23.
Tomahawk taken to noisy party
Neighbour accused of using chainsaw to annoy people
A Greymouth man who made lewd
comments to women after he fell over drunk
in a supermarket was yesterday convicted of
disorderly behaviour and wilful trespass.
Michael Ryan Newcombe, 24, was at
Greymouth New World about 8.30pm on
July 1. He fell over drunk while trying to
get money out of the supermarket ATM,
and then when a female member of staff
came over to help he made lewd comments
The comments made the staff member “very
uncomfortable”, the Greymouth District
Court heard, however Newcombe then
said similar things to other female
He was asked to leave, but soon returned.
Lawyer Eymard Bradley recommended a
sentence of community detention and a fine.
Newcombe had recently started a new
job on a fishing boat out of Haast, and had
recently been on three long fishing trips.
He was also in a relationship with a woman
with no criminal convictions, and he had cut
back his drinking because he did not want
his girlfriend to see what he was like when
he drank to excess.
Judge Brian Callaghan said that in the later
stages of Newcombe’s early adulthood, he
was possibly “starting to take life a bit more
seriously”, even if he had exhibited “pretty
He was sentenced to six months’ super vision
on the charge of trespass, and convicted and
discharged of disorderly behaviour.
Tyrone Cochrane Timuaki Wilson had a
warrant issued after he failed to appear on a
charge of common assault.
Levi Mark Preston had charges of driving
while disqualified and sustained loss of
traction withdrawn by police, while Joelene
Ngahuia Harris had a charge of receiving
withdrawn by police.
Drunk man falls over
makes lewd comments
Tai Poutini Polytechnic will be
throwing open the doors to the public
on Saturday and celebrating the place
of the Greymouth campus in the local
The celebration day will offer live
music, entertainment, demonstrations
and prizes, and will run from 11am to
3pm on Saturday.
Polytechnic general manager West
Coast operations Rob Van Lent said
everyone was welcome to join the fun.
“At (Tai Poutini Polytechnic) we are
aware of and grateful for our special
position within our West Coast
community, both as one of the Coast ’s
significant entities and as an education
and training provider.
“This year we wanted to hold something
a little bit different to a standard
‘open day ’, celebrating who we are and
what we do with the residents of
our wider community,” Mr Van Lent
“ We welcome all members of
the community to come along and
participate in a wide range of activities
and talk to the team. Present and future
students, as well as parents and others,
will have ample opportunity to talk to
tutors, find out what is going on and
what ’s being offered, now, and into the
Some of the demonstrations will
showcase what the polytechnics students
get up to, from a trades ‘Olympiad’
to a robotics display from the IT team.
“ We’ll be showing the community just
what it is we do here at (the polytechnic)
and offering them the opportunity to get
“ Beyond that, we want to show our
residents a fun time, which they are
sure to find with live entertainment,
competitions, a free barbecue and games
for the kids.”
Visitors will also be able to take part
in a ‘passport ’ competition, collecting
stamps from various displays to be in
with a chance to win prizes, including
There will be an opportunity to view
the new trades workshop, which is
under construction, and take a look
at the house built by the polytechnic’s
fun open day
Jack Jones and Lance O’Connell won
the Agnes Dalzell Memorial 45s Cup.
Alison Dayne and Mary Whitehead
were second. Sixteen pairs played in
the tournament. The consolation plate
was won by Keith Wright and Brian
Menzies, with Mary Palmer and Daphne
Memorial 45s winners
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