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Cologne bottle call-out
A cologne bottle shaped like a
pistol sparked an armed police call-
out at a Christchurch supermarket
yesterday. Police were called to
St Martins shops after a member of
the public reported a man carrying a
pistol about 3.15pm. Armed police
cordoned off the area and caught
the man as he was leaving the New
World supermarket. Officers found
the man was holding a cologne
bottle shaped like a pistol. A
28-year-old man was arrested and
given a formal warning. — N Z ME
Fire damages classrooms
A classroom block at Raphael
House Rudolf Steiner School in
Lower Hutt was severely damaged
in a fire last night. Fire Ser vice
spokesman Murray Dunbarr said
the fire was reported about 9pm.
He said Fire Ser vice investigators
would be back at the school today to
investigate the cause. — NZ ME
Funeral for zookeeper
Hamilton Zoo was closed yesterday
for the funeral of one of its senior staff
members. Samantha Kudeweh, 43,
was killed by one of the zoo’s tigers,
Oz, on September 20. The Hamilton
City Council is remaining tightlipped
on how the attack happened. The
Kudeweh Family Trust ’s givealittle
page, set up to support her two young
children and husband, has raised more
— N ZME-New Zealand Herald
Ram raid nets tobacco
A 60-second ram raid on a
Northland garage saw thieves
make off with a cabinet filled with
thousands of dollars worth of tobacco
and cigarettes. The double doors of
Ruatangata Motors, also known as
Gas Ruatangata, on Pipiwai Road,
were demolished by thieves using a
stolen car, who then ripped a tobacco
cabinet from the wall about 3am
yesterday. The owner estimated the
damage at nearly $30,000.
— NZ M E -Northern Advocate
Wanted couple arrested
An Auckland couple believed
to be behind a crime wave across
the city have been caught. Tamzen
Bush, 24, and Brandon Wong, 20,
were wanted for alleged burglaries,
car theft and selling stolen goods.
They were arrested in Paeroa about
1pm yesterday after a member
of the public called police about
suspicious behaviour in a car park.
The couple were found in a silver
Jeep Cherokee allegedly stolen from
an Ohope address. Bush and Wong
were arrested without incident. They
will appear in the Hamilton District
Court today. — N Z ME
Numbers in Keno draw No 11728:
66, 68, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 80. Draw No
11729: 2, 18, 19, 22, 30, 35, 36, 40, 45,
47, 49, 53, 55, 56, 57, 62, 67, 72, 73, 75.
Draw No 11730: 4, 5, 9, 11, 18, 28, 30,
35, 42, 49, 51, 56, 60, 62, 67, 72, 75, 77,
78, 79. Draw No 11731: 1, 4, 5, 10, 18,
21, 23, 26, 28, 43, 46, 58, 60, 61, 66, 71,
72, 73, 74, 75.
Kermadecs ocean sanctuary unveiled
A female prison psychologist who
had a sexual relationship with a former
inmate she had treated in jail controlled
him by internet tracking of his calls on
a cellphone she gave him, an inquiry
The psychologist quit her job at the
Department of Corrections during an
investigation into a complaint laid by the
man and she is no longer registered to
practise clinical psychology, according to
the inquiry report of Deputy Health and
Disability Commissioner Theo Baker.
Following Ms Baker’s decision that
the psychologist, identified only as “Ms
B”, breached professional boundaries
and the code of patients’ rights, the
commissioner’s director of proceedings
is considering whether to lay charges at
the Health Practitioners’ Disciplinary
“The Department of Corrections
missed an opportunity to clarify Ms
B’s involvement with Mr A (the
complainant), and did not have a system
in place to oversee any inappropriate
access to its departmental offender
management system,” Ms Baker said.
The man was in prison for just over
two years from 2010. For about a year of
his sentence, he received psychological
assessment and treatment from Ms B.
The man claims the psychologist kissed
him in her office while he was still in
prison, but she denies this.
He also claims she asked him to ask the
Parole Board to extend his prison stay
briefly because of her pregnancy.
She denies this too but Ms Baker
said: “I share the Parole Board’s surprise
that Mr A asked to extend his time in
prison by six days, and I consider it is
more likely than not that his subsequent
explanation that it was because of Ms B’s
suggestion that he do so to enable her to
rest following giving birth is correct.”
After the man was released from
prison, he stayed with the psychologist
and her two children in a cabin. Later,
she paid for bus tickets so the man could
visit her, which he did four times, and
a sexual relationship began, continuing
She financed a car for the man,
occasionally gave him small amounts of
money and provided a cellphone.
From her home computer, she
repeatedly accessed the man’s records on
the department ’s offender management
system after his release. The man said this
was to monitor his communications with
his probation officer, but the psychologist
said it was for her own protection.
Ms Baker said the man’s rehabilitation
was compromised by the secrecy around
the relationship and his inability to
communicate openly with the probation
“ Ms B also controlled and influenced
Mr A by her use of the internet to track
his recent activity on his cellphone.
She agreed that she commented on
the amount of contact and times of his
contact with his ex-partners, but denied
that she threatened to take steps to have
Mr A recalled to prison because he lied
to her about his contacts with his ex-
Ms Baker found the psychologist
fostered the man’s dependence on her
and failed to comply with professional
and ethical standards by developing a
relationship that was unprofessional and
She said the psychologist had made a
written apology to the man and accepted
she had crossed professional boundaries
and should have had no contact with the
man after he left prison.
Corrections said in a statement that
it was extremely disappointed by the
actions of its former employee, who was
in a position of authority over the then-
The department had addressed Ms
Baker’s recommendations, including
doing monthly audits of staff access to
the offender management computer
system. — NZ ME
The waters around the Kermadec
Islands to the north of New Zealand
will become one of the largest ocean
sanctuaries in the world, Prime
Minister John Key announced at the
United Nations early today.
The decision will be celebrated
by the various organisations and
individuals who have campaigned for
years for such a sanctuary.
The Kermadec Islands have had a
marine reser ve around them since
1990 but this decision will extend
it from 12 nautical miles to the 200
nautical miles of New Zealand’s
exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Mr Key said the sanctuary will
protect the habitats of seabirds, whales
and dolphins, turtles, thousands of
species of fish and other marine life.
It will mean no fishing, commercial
or recreational and no prospecting or
mining in the area.
To be known as the Kermadec
Ocean Sanctuary, it will cover 620,000
square kilometres, an area twice the
size of New Zealand’s land mass.
Mr Key made the announcement in
a speech during the annual “leaders’
week” at the UN General Assembly
in New York.
“New Zealanders value our coasts
and oceans, which are an important
part of our culture, economy and
environment and we are committed
to managing them sustainably.
“Creating protected areas will
support not only our own fisheries
but those of our Pacific neighbours,”
It was part of a growing network of
protected areas across the Pacific and
cited areas protected by Australia, the
United States and a proposed Pitcairn
marine reser ve by the British.
Groups that have campaigned for
the sanctuary in recent years include
the Pew Charitable Trust, WWF New
Zealand, Forest and Bird, Greenpeace
and Ngati Kuri.
The Forest and Bird Society was
among a small number of groups
briefed last night by Conser vation
Minister Nick Smith.
Advocacy manager Kevin Hackwell
said later it was great news.
“ It is a really significant move.”
In one fell swoop, New Zealand had
gone from having no areas within the
EEZ protected to having 15%.
He said the Kermadecs were a really
interesting part of the world and
the ocean sanctuary would give the
islands much higher profile.
There was potential for more
eco-tourism and already Heritage
Expeditions ran cruises to the
Film-maker James Cameron is a
strong lobbyist for oceans conser vation
including the Kermadecs and last
year, mourned with the research
community at the loss of a robotic
research submarine which imploded
while diving at high pressure in the
Dr Smith said the sanctuary would
require legislation and the aim was to
have it in place by October 1, 2016.
He said the decisions was taken
now to give certainty to a Canadian
company, Nautilus Minerals, Ltd,
which had applied for a prospecting
permit in an area, part of which was
in the sanctuary area. Officials would
work with the company to revise its
He said New Zealand had
committed to having 10 per cent of
coastal and marine areas conser ved
by 2020, and already had 9.7% of
its territorial sea (within 12 nautical
miles) protected. Ten new marine
reser ves were created last year: in
the Sub-Antarctic islands, Akaroa,
Kaikoura and the West Coast, making
a total of 44 marine reser ves.
A Cabinet paper
establishment of the Kermadec
Ocean Sanctuary says that while the
protected area under the sanctuary
will comprise 15% of New Zealand ‘s
EEZ, there is little viable commercial
fishing in the area and that no
compensation should be paid because
the nominal quota was of no value.
— N Z ME-New Zealand Herald
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The discovery of a replica
wooden rifle by a Masterton
collector earlier this month has
resulted in a flurry of interest, and
the appearance of an earlier, more
elaborate, muzzle loading replica.
A family who read of the
collector’s rare item find dusted
off a replica that had been found
more than 40 years ago tucked
away behind match-lining in
a building being wrecked at
Kaiparoro, north of Masterton.
It had been found by Doug
Houlbrooke and was one of up to
five found within the walls of the
building, all identical apart from
being numbered differently on
the wooden stock.
Mr Houlbrooke’s find is now in
the possession of his family but it
is not known what became of the
The Kaiparoro wooden rifle has
a metal barrel and flintlock, a
proper trigger and metal brackets
for holding a sling for carrying
the replica over the body.
It also has a rod for muzzle
loading the rifle and is about
seven-eighths the length of the
Enfield rifle it was modelled on,
which dates back to 1853, but
much lighter than the 4kg actual
rifle that were used during the
War historian Neil Frances
said it seemed likely the original
Masterton collector’s replica find
and the Kaiparoro find were both
for cadet units.
It was first thought the
collector’s replica could have been
a piece of equipment handed out
to Home Guard ser vicemen in
the early days of World War Two.
Mr Frances was delighted
to have a chance to see the
Kaiparoro rifle and it brought
home to him just how many
items of huge historical interest
were still out in the community.
The mystery of the find is why
several of the replica rifles were
encased behind the wall lining of
the building that was wrecked.
The Kaiparoro rifle has the
number 20 stamped on the stock
and the number 02129 embossed
in the metal which protects the
Mr Frances said cadet units
were common throughout cities
and towns dating back to the
19th century, with cadets clad in
identical uniforms and fitted out
with weapons or replicas along
with drums and sometimes had a
cadet unit mascot such as a dog.
The Masterton collector’s find,
a wooden rifle with a dowelling
barrel, is not as old as that found
at Kaiparoro but was the exact
weight and almost the same
length of actual standard rifles
issued to combat soldiers in the
early to mid 20th century.
He has since been contacted by
the National Army Museum at
Waiouru and told his replica is
very similar to a couple held at
— NZ ME-Wairarapa Times-Age
Second rifle surfaces after gun buzz
PICTURE: Wairarapa Times-Age
Archivist Neil Frances holds a replica wooden rifle.
Gas tanker rolls
A hazardous materials crew from the Fire Service was at the scene of the
crash assisting police.
A tanker carrying 30,000 litres of
carbon dioxide has crashed on State
Highway 1 in Northland.
Police were alerted to the crash 3km
south of Kaiwaka at 4.20am.
Inspector Ian Brooker said the
tanker had been moved off the
highway and was not blocking the
“Heavy tow trucks are on the way to
clear it away,” he said.
The highway was not blocked, but
delays in the area could be possible,
A hazardous materials crew from the
Fire Ser vice was at the scene of the
crash assisting police.
A spokesman said the truck had
New Zealand Transport Agency
said detours were in place. Traffic was
being diverted to Mangawhai from
Te Hana to Kaiwaka. — NZ ME
Fonterra lost market share in the
South Island in 2014-15 and will
probably lose more in the current
season before there is an improvement
in 2016-17, Fonterra chief executive
Theo Spierings says.
The Minister for Primary Industries
Nathan Guy said in August that
Fonterra’s market share in the South
Island had slipped beneath the 80%
threshold specified in Fonterra’s enabling
In the 2014-15 season, independent
dairy processors collected 22% of all
milk solids in the South Island and 9%
in the North Island.
Last December, Fonterra moved to
shore up its supply base by forming
a subsidiary — Mymilk — to take in
more milk without suppliers having to
buy shares in the co-operative.
Mymilk initially targeted farmers in
the high-growth provinces of Southland,
Otago and Canterbury.
Under Mymilk, farmers are invited to
apply for one-year contracts, renewable
for a maximum of five years, without the
obligation to buy shares.
Conditions have become more
competitive, particularly in the south
of the South Island, and Fonterra is
keen on regaining market share because
every additional kilogram of milksolids
generates improved cost synergies for its
big South Island plants.
Fonterra’s Farmsource initiative is a
technical and financial support package
aimed at the major dairying regions
throughout the country.
“ We definitely want to stop market
share loss,” Mr Spierings said. Under
Mymilk, there is a two year delay from
between signing up to the deal and
delivering the milk.
“ We still expect a drop (in market share)
in this financial year,” Mr Spierings
said. “ We are doing good work. We are
getting market share back, but that milk
will only come in in 2017,” he said.
While market share loss was a concern,
Mr Spierings pointed out the co-op was
taking in 24% more milk than it was
four or five years ago.
“ Yes, the market share is lower, but a
24% increase is a lot of milk,” he said.
“ But it’s definitely an issue on my radar,”
he said. “ That ’s why we launched Mymilk
and that ’s why we are much more active
around Farmsource to really attract and
Monitoring of the amount collected
by independent processors is required
under the Dairy Industry Restructuring
Act, which allowed Fonterra to become
established in 2001.
The act also contains provisions to
promote the efficient operation of
dairy markets in New Zealand through
contestability in the farm gate and
factory gate markets.
The Commerce Commission will
provide a report on the state of
competition in the New Zealand dairy
industry to the Government early next
year. — NZ ME
Aust pledges talks on detainees
Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie
Bishop has assured New Zealand
the Australian Government will
talk further with New Zealand
about its policy of detaining and
deporting overseas born prisoners
after the death of a New Zealander
After speaking with Foreign
Minister Murray McCully and
Prime Minister John Key in New
York this morning, Ms Bishop
said she would ask Australia’s
Immigration Minister to meet
with New Zealand’s Immigration
Minister Michael Woodhouse to
discuss the issue.
“This is a matter I’ve discussed
with both Prime Minister Key
and Foreign Minister McCully.
I’ll leave that for my immigration
minister to raise specifically with
your immigration minister and we
will discuss this over the next days
She said the New South Wales
Police would investigate the death
of Junior Togatuki, 23. Mr Togatuki,
who had mental health illnesses,
died in solitary confinement in
Goulburn’s Supermax prison.
Mr McCully said the investigation
of Mr Togatuki’s death was in the
hands of the authorities, but Ms
Bishop “could not have been more
helpful” in discussing the wider
“Of course, it’s a matter the
Australians can make its own
policies on but they clearly are
happy to take into account any
representations we make.”
He and Mr Key had questioned
whether the threshold at which the
policy applied should be addressed
given it now covered relatively
“ We’ve agreed to have further
discussions, to put the immigration
ministers on either side in touch
with each other and just see what
we can do about that issue.”
Mr Key also intends to discuss
it with Australia’s Prime Minister
Malcolm Turnbull. Mr Togatuki’s
sentence for robbery and assault
had ended in August, but he was
being held ahead of his deportation
to New Zealand — the country he
had left aged four.
Ms Bishop said she had discussed
policy on detaining and deporting
criminals born overseas with both
Mr McCully and Prime Minister
John Key, who has described New
Zealanders as “collateral damage”
under that policy. They would
continue to discuss it over the next
few days and weeks but she did not
promise to try and have it reviewed
for New Zealanders.
About 200 New Zealanders are
being held in seven detention
centres awaiting deportation, after
Australia toughened its rules to
deport criminals, some who had
not lived in New Zealand for many
years and committed relatively
minor offences. — N Z ME
Volkswagen New Zealand is waiting
anxiously to be advised whether any
vehicles sold in New Zealand were
put through the cheating emission test
linked to the international scandal.
The German car maker admitted
recently it used special software to fool
United States emissions tests for its
diesel vehicles. About 11 million VW
diesel cars built since 2008 are affected
by the scandal.
Initial reaction was that Volkswagen
New Zealand was not affected because
it was only cars made in the US that had
been tested with the special software.
General manager Tom Ruddenklau
said New Zealand volkswagen models
are manufactured to European emission
standards, which have also come under
question, and it is unknown whether any
New Zealand cars could be affected.
“ We’re in constant updates with
Germany every night, as of this morning
we’re still in a holding pattern . . . still
waiting to see what implications are if
any for New Zealand.
touch with our customers straight away.”
Mr Ruddenklau said it had been a
“pretty anxious” process.
“It’s a big challenge and a big challenge
for the brand. We’ve all had better weeks
at work. ”
He said the team at Volkswagen New
Zealand was working together.
“ We’re all focused on the job we’ve got
Audi and Skoda have become linked
to the scandal, as they are also under the
parent company Volkswagen.
The German company admitted last
week to installing software in 11 million
cars around the world that enabled diesel
emissions standards to be cheated.
Audi has confirmed that 2.1 million of
its cars around the world were outfitted
with the software.
Around the world, the affected Audi
models include the A1, A3, A4, A5, A6,
TT, Q3 and Q5, The Washington Post
A Corrections officer has been
attacked by an armed inmate at
Manawatu Prison Prison director
Andy Langley said the incident
happened yesterday afternoon.
Two other staff were injured while
disarming the prisoner.
“The staff members have been
given medical treatment. Their
injuries are not life-threatening.
“The prisoner is being transferred
to the management unit at
Rimutaka Prison. His security
classification will be reviewed.”
Police had been advised and were
now investigating the attack.
Mr Langley said Corrections
managed some of the most difficult
and challenging citizens.
“ Violence is always a risk as many
offenders resort to violent behaviour
as a means of resolving issues and
of expressing themselves. Prisoners
can be volatile and unpredictable
and many have long histories of
antisocial behaviour. ”
The department had a zero
tolerance policy toward prisoner
assaults on staff and other prisoners.
No assault was acceptable. However,
from time to time prison attacks
Mr Langley said staff safety
was the department ’s priority.
Corrections would not tolerate
prisoners using violence against
staff or other prisoners, and when
this did occur those involved would
be held to account. “Custodial staff
received specialist training in tactical
techniques and negotiation to
de-escalate volatile incidents and
manage non-compliant prisoners.
“This training provides staff with
the skills to remove themselves
from dangerous situations where a
control and restraint team is not an
immediate option or cannot respond
in time. ” In addition, personal
protective equipment was available,
including slash-proof gloves for
searching. All sites had access to
pepper spray and stab resistant
body armour which was used, when
approved, in planned events.
completed a concept trial of on-
body cameras and was now testing
a small number of cameras to
ascertain if they enhanced the
safety of Corrections officers.
prisoners suggests wearing on-body
cameras has had positive effects on
prisoner behaviour and has assisted
in de-escalating potentially violent
situations.” — NZME
VW awaiting emissions advice
Prison warder attacked by inmate
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