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Motorbike crash victim
Police have named the man
who died in a motorcycle crash in
Tokoroa. He was Casey Ruua, 25,
Fonterra holds volume
Fonterra Co-operative Group, the
world’s largest dairy exporter, held
its forecast for lower milk volumes
this season and signalled production
may decline further. Auckland-
based Fonterra reiterated that it
expects 2015/16 milk volumes to fall
between 2 and 3% to 1589 million
kilograms of milk solids compared
with year earlier levels. However
it may revise the volumes lower
as farmers pull back production
through the season, it said in a
New Zealand Herald
Toyota New Zealand has issued
a recall for 420 used import Voltz
and Pronard models which were
originally manufactured between
December 2001 and May 2004.
These cars were originally the subject
of a recall in 2013 for possible
inadvertent deployment of airbags.
Serco could face
$1m in fines
Private prison operator Serco is
facing fines of more than $1 million
over failings at Mt Eden prison.
Serco is paid about $31.5m a year
to run the jail. About $3m of that
is made up of performance bonuses
and fines can only be deducted
from that, TV3 News reported.
Documents released to the tv
network broke down the fines Serco
is facing or has already been slapped
with over the past year. It does not
include any action over allegations
of fight clubs and contraband at the
Four iwi settlements
passed for $100m
Parliament passed four Treaty of
Waitangi settlements for Far North
iwi yesterday worth $100 million and
created new co-governance bodies
to look after Ninety Mile Beach
and Conser vation land in the Far
North. The four iwi, Te Rarawa, Te
Aupouri, Ngai Takoto and Ngati
Kuri, will also have joint decision-
making powers over conser vation
land at Cape Reinga, which will also
be known as Te Rerenga Wairua.
The settlements also contain a
social accord which commits the
Government to addressing soci-
economic issues in the north, one of
New Zealand’s poorest areas.
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Aluminium High Grade
Accept Solid Energy sell-off: report
Police are warning Mosgiel residents
to keep an eye on small children and
pets after a family dog died recently in
The suspected poisoning of Gemma
Jenkins’ family dog Meg, by slug bait,
was being treated as suspicious as the
family do not use bait or chemicals in
their garden and the dog rarely leaves
“S he honestly was the best dog ever,”
Mrs Jenkins said. “S he was one of those
dogs that everyone loved.”
Mrs Jenkins, 33, was unsure how Meg
might have ingested the poison as the
dog never “strayed” from their Graham
She was concerned it may have been
“The vet thought it might have been
a poison because she went downhill so
Mrs Jenkins said she noticed Meg
acting strangely late last month when
the eight-year-old springer spaniel’s
back legs were not functioning correctly
after playing in the vegetable garden.
The family took the dog to the vet
after it became increasingly tired and
developed mouth abscesses and ulcers.
Meg’s condition deteriorated rapidly
and she died the next day.
Mrs Jenkins was now worried for her
“It’s a bit concerning, personally,
having two kids as well,” she said.
“It would be very strange to me that
she (the dog) would be helping herself
to a bag of snail bait.”
Sergeant Kevin Davidson said they
were suspicious a person may have
deliberately poisoned the dog.
Wal’s Plant Land employee John
Farquharson said most slug baits had a
taste repellent to deter pets from eating
it. “ I think it would be unusual for a dog
to eat it,” he said.
Anyone with any information was
asked to contact Mosgiel police.
Otago Daily Times
PICTURE: Otago Daily Times
Gemma Jones with a photo of dog Meg, which was poisoned.
Fears family pet poisoned
A leading surgeons’ organisation
has revealed deep-seated bullying,
discrimination and sexual harassment
within the profession.
Nearly half of surgical college
members who took part in a sur vey
reported having been subjected to
discrimination, bullying or sexual
harassment, the Royal Australasian
College of Surgeons said today.
The college oversees specialist
training of surgeons in Australia
and New Zealand and is at the heart
of medical registration, ongoing
education and ethics for surgeons.
It set up a panel of experts —
including two New Zealanders, one
of them former High Court Justice
Dame Judith Potter — to investigate
bullying and related problems in the
profession of surgery in New Zealand
and Australia. The panel’s report and
related research has been made public.
“Now that the extent and impact
of these issues is clear, there can be
no turning back,” said the panel’s
chairman, Rob Knowles.
“ We have been shocked by what
we have heard. The time for action is
That view was shared by Dr Cathy
Ferguson, a member of the panel and
a New Zealand ear, nose and throat
specialist. The ABC quoted stories of
abuse from the report, including:
“I was expected to provide sexual
favours in his consulting rooms in
return for tutorship. ”
“Throughout the course of my
training, I have been sworn at and
“I was subject to belitting,
intimidation and public humiliation.”
The college said today it accepted
in full the draft report of the advisory
panel and its recommendations.
College president Professor David
Watters apologised on behalf of
all college members — fellows,
trainees and international medical
graduates — to all who had suffered
discrimination, bullying or sexual
harassment from surgeons.
Of the 48% of fellows, trainees and
international medical graduates who
responded, 49% reported having been
subjected to discrimination, bullying
or sexual harassment.
New Zealand Herald
Report lifts lid on surgeon bullying, sexual harassment
A New Zealand woman living
on the Gold Coast has died in
hospital after she was allegedly
run off the road by an ex-
boyfriend and then bashed in the
head with a brick.
Tara Brown, 24, was forced
down an embankment on
Macquarie Street in Molendinar
by another driver before crashing
into the side of a home on the
Gold Coast at 8.45am on Tuesday.
She was then viciously assaulted
while still pinned in the car.
The mother-of-one was rushed
to Gold Coast University Hospital
in a critical condition after
being cut from the vehicle with
Today, Queensland Police said
Ms Brown died from her injuries
in hospital last night.
The Gold Coast Bulletin has
reported the offender was Ms
Brown’s ex-partner and former
Bandido sergeant-at-arms, Lionel
He later turned himself in at
the Coomera Police Station with
self-inflicted stab wounds, The
Brisbane Times reported.
Today, Q ueensland police
confirmed a 24-year-old man was
initially charged with attempted
murder, however, the charge would
now be upgraded to murder.
The man was also charged with
one count each of dangerous
operation of a motor vehicle,
attempted unlawful use of a
motor vehicle, unlawful use of a
motor vehicle, and contravening
a domestic violence order, police
A bedside court hearing was
held for the man yesterday
afternoon in hospital.
It has also been reported that Ms
Brown had approached police for
help in leaving Patea last week,
but officers had told her to go
elsewhere for help.
Women dies after
horror car chase
A man who murdered an Upper
Hutt mother and injured three
others in a vicious axe attack last
year has been sentenced to life in
Retimana Te Korou Nicholls,
36, pleaded guilty to charges
murder, grievous bodily
-harm, wounding and assault last
The charges relate to a brutal
axe attack in a quiet Upper Hutt
suburb last year.
Sandra Guerin, 55, was killed
after Nicholls attacked her with
an axe in her Blueberry Grove
home, in the Upper Hutt suburb of
Timberlea, last December.
Ms Guerin’s son Thomas Guerin,
34, was also injured at the family’s
home, and Kane Love, 20, was
attacked at a nearby property.
hospitalised with serious injuries
as a result of the attack.
Another woman, was also found
In the High Court at Wellington
today, Justice Joseph Williams
sentenced Nicholls to life in prison,
with a minimum non-parole
period of 14-and-a-half years.
“ It is my hope... that you will see
through and find insight about the
appalling significance of what you
did and own it,” Justice Williams
At today ’s sentencing several
emotional impact statements were
read to the court.
They explained how they had
been “robbed of a wonderful loving
Axe murderer gets life sentence
A Dunedin bus driver unfairly
dismissed over a $2.90 fare has been
awarded a $10,000 payout.
Kevin Hellyer was dismissed by Go Bus
Transport in August last year, after an
undercover transport inspector spotted
him allowing his wife to ride for free.
Mr Hellyer admitted allowing his wife
on the bus without paying, saying she
had forgotten her wallet and “used her
beguiling ways so I let her on the bus”.
That led to a series of meetings
between Mr Hellyer, Go Bus Dunedin
depot manager Kayne Baas and others,
resulting in Mr Hellyer’s dismissal on
Mr Hellyer later complained to the
Employment Relations Authority, which
ruled in his favour in a decision released
It found Mr Hellyer’s dismissal was
discriminatory because of his role as
a union representative involved in
collective bargaining at the time.
Mr Hellyer had told the authority
his union role “seemed to come under
scrutiny” during meetings with Mr Baas
and others that led to his dismissal.
That included a comment by Mr Baas,
who told Mr Hellyer “you being a union
delegate, of all people you know that you
can’t allow passengers to travel for free ... ”
Go Bus insisted Mr Hellyer was
justifiably dismissed, describing
suggestions of discrimination because of
his union role as “an absurdity”.
Go Bus maintained Mr Hellyer showed
intent to defraud the company, and did
not take options available to repay the
fare or notify management.
The authority found the company had
held Mr Hellyer to a higher standard, and
drawn conclusions about his behaviour,
because of his union position.
Mr Hellyer had been “careless or
negligent ”, but his dismissal was “in
part directly or indirectly because of his
involvement in the activities of a union”,
which was prohibited, the authority
Go Bus was ordered to pay Mr
Hellyer $4676 in lost wages, $4800
in compensation, $374 in holiday pay
and $140 in lost Kiwisaver employer
Otago Daily Times-NZME
Bus driver fired for
letting wife ride for free
A 28-hour occupation of Kaitaia
Airport by Ngati Kahu has ended in a
blaze of tyres and five arrests.
The airport occupation, which began
just before lunchtime on Tuesday, was
brought to an abrupt end as police moved
in just before 3pm yesterday.
Action leader Wi Popata, of Ngati
Kahu, said the occupation was a protest
against a $100 million Treaty of Waitangi
settlement this week.
Northland District Commander
Superintendent Russell Le Prou said
negotiations with the protesters had
failed to reach a resolution and police
were left with no choice.
About 20 police went to the airport and
closed the access roads. The protesters
were given the ultimatum of leaving on
their own accord or being arrested. Six
members of the occupation remained on
a bench seat in the airport carpark and
were each individually arrested.
Tensions flared when the departing
protesters lit fires on either side of the
airport driveway, fuelled by tyres and
fenceposts. The Kaitaia Fire Station sent
one appliance to put out the bonfires.
Protest leader Mr Popata said the fires
were “signals”. “It was to show the s***
we’ve been through. It ’s to remind people
of the houses, the marae, the taonga that
has been destroyed.”
He said he and his brother Hone had
left the airport rather than be arrested
after being urged to leave by older protest
Five arrests end airport occupation
Kiwibank, ANZ Bank and Westpac
Banking Corp have all matched the
Reser ve Bank of New Zealand’s cut to
the official cash rate, reducing floating
mortgage rates a quarter of a per cent in
a “competitive” home loan market.
Governor Graeme Wheeler cut rates
to 2.75% as expected and said further
easing seems likely but also telegraphed
a rebound in tradables inflation because
of the weak New Zealand dollar and a
pick-up in crude oil prices. The banks
were quick to follow suite, all matching
the central bank’s 25 basis point cut.
State-owned Kiwibank reducing its
floating rate to 5.9%, from 6.15%, ANZ
lowered its floating rate to 5.99%, while
its flexible home loan decreased to 6.1% .
Westpac lowered its floating mortgage
rate to 6%.
New Zealand Herald
Banks lower mortgage interest rates
A man shot dead after an armed
police stand-off this week was “in
a bad place” but did not want to
hurt anyone, his cousin says.
Pera Ariki Smiler was killed after
brandishing his rifle in Upper
Hutt, Wellington on Tuesday.
His Auckland-based cousin
Dylan Smiler believed the
25-year-old wanted police to kill
He told Radio New Zealand his
cousin was “in a bad place” but did
not want to hurt anyone.
“ For him to not shoot anyone
when he had the chance to was
quite a big sign (that) wasn’t his
intention,” Mr Smiler said on
His cousin was passionate,
driven, and had made plans to
record music with him, he said.
Smiler sparked an armed police
response after firing two shots on
Police were first called to the
incident at McDonald’s restaurant
in Upper Hutt at 12.39pm and
were at the scene three minutes
Smiler was before the courts
charged with benefit fraud.
He had been scheduled to appear
in the Hutt Valley District Court
at 10am today.
Wellington Police District
Commander Sam Hoyle said a
post-mortem examination would
be carried out today and police
were supporting Smiler’s family.
McDonald’s gunman ‘in bad place’
A Christchurch man who died
after being hit by a motorcycle
while crossing the road in Malaysia
was engaged to be married.
It is understood Hayden Rae,
who had been living in Perth but
grew up in Christchurch, was the
28-year-old New Zealand man
who suffered fatal head injuries
after being hit by a bike on busy
Jalan Tun Razak road in Kuala
Lumpur on Tuesday night local
Friends have been paying tribute
to the young man — who was
engaged and planned to get
married next year — on social
media this morning.
Mr Rae worked at oilfield
company Baker Hughes and
went to Papanui High School as
a youngster, his Facebook profile
states. Heath Mansell posted a
touching tribute to his friend on
Facebook, saying he was sure he
would see him again.
“Love you my brother I no you
will see this message were ever
you are words cannot describe hoe
much I miss you, you gone way too
soon my bro just letting you know
I love you and I’ll see you again my
friend,” he wrote.
Mr Rae’s high school friend
Jeremy Roycroft told Fairfax
Media he was the “most humble,
gentle, funniest bloke” he had met.
He had known Mr Rae since the
pair played junior rugby when they
were 6 and had great memories of
“growing up and causing mischief
A spokesman for the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and Trade said it
was aware of the death of a New
Zealand citizen in Malaysia.
Chch man killed in Malaysia
A man and woman charged after
the death of Taupo preschooler Moko
Sayviah Rangitoheriri have had the
charges upgraded from assault on a
child to murder.
The pair briefly appeared separately
in the Taupo District Court this
morning and were remanded without
plea to reappear in the Rotorua High
Court on September 30.
Interim name suppression for both
the 26-year-old woman and the
43-year-old man has been continued.
Toddler murder charges
Creditors of ailing State coal
company Solid Energy have been
advised to accept a gradual sell-off of
the company ’s assets.
The advice is contained in an
company ’s 1500 creditors. It was
released this afternoon.
The report was commissioned to
give creditors an independent verdict
on the recommendation to keep
trading and slowly sell assets over a
two-and-a -half year period, Radio
This would see most of Solid
Energy’s mines sold into private
ownership, and the company wound
up by the end of the period.
Creditors now have a week to digest
the report’s findings before a make-
or-break meeting, when they will vote
to either accept it or not, Radio NZ
If they refuse, the company will go
into immediate liquidation.
Solid Energy’s gross debt is $320
million, and it cannot afford to pay
the interest on that debt.
In a statement, the administrators
said a steady sell-off was their
They said that would provide the
best return for all creditors.
The Greymouth Star reported
last month that West Coast mining
companies were eyeing up Solid
NZ Coal and Carbon executive
director Brent Francis, said they would
be “keen to look at Solid Energy
assets at the appropriate time.”
“ West Coast-Buller assets obviously
would be our focus, however we
wouldn’t rule out any possibility. ”
relations general manager Sam
Aarons said there were parts they
would have an interest in.
“ It is early days yet, we’d need to wait
and see. We’re the same as everyone
else, (Solid Energy) has got assets that
would be of interest to us.”
Geotech owner Anthony Black
said the company would not be
looking to buy any of the mines in
the current coal climate, though it
would be following the situation as it
Stevenson Group chief executive
Mark Franklin said he was not in a
position to discuss the issues, but told
Radio New Zealand this morning
that they were “an interested party”
and would “certainly have a look at
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