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A Waikato woman who admitted almost
300 fraud-related charges over a visa scam
for Filipino workers has been sentenced
to nearly a year’s home detention.
Lorraine Anne Jayme, 35, from
Te Aroha, was arrested in October 2015
after an Immigration New Zealand
In August, she pleaded guilty to 284
charges that included forgery, using forged
documents, supplying false information
and obtaining by deception.
In the Hamilton District Court
yesterday she was sentenced to 11 months
and two weeks’ home detention and 180
hours community work.
Her offending was over a six-month
period between 2014 and 2015, which
affected more than 100 people.
Jayme charged $2500 per client, getting
them jobs in the dairy industry.
In passing sentence, Judge Kim Saunders
told Jayme: “I must hold you accountable
for the harm done to the community
and to the integrity to the New Zealand
“ You have literally been involved from
A to Z in committing fraud to ensure
that temporary work visas were issued to
“It was premeditated and it was planned,
and I can not ignore the fact that you did
charge a fee to each of the applicants so
there was an element of commercial gain.”
Judge Saunders had considered sending
Jayme to prison but decided not to as she
had recently had a premature baby girl
and was a first time offender.
Immigration New Zealand assistant
general manager Peter Devoy said they
were satisfied with the result.
“The circumstances of this offender
need to be taken into account, however
the message was clear — this is serious
offending and it won’t be tolerated.”
A conser vator from Auckland is coming
to Middlemarch to board a project to try to
preser ve the oldest sur viving submarine in
Middlemarch Museum secretary Nicky
Gilkison said Object Lab director Rose Evans
would be in Middlemarch for three days from
today to determine the best way to preser ve
and exhibit the Platypus submarine.
The bullet-shaped submarine has been
outside the museum for more than 20 years.
The craft was built in Dunedin in 1873 to
mine gold from Otago riverbeds.
When the vessel was launched the same
year, the machinery inside included pumps
powered by paddle wheels, ballast tanks
allowing the vessel to sink and rise, and a
hatch on top to let submariners in, and a
hatch on the bottom to bucket gold out.
The submarine illustrated the engineering
prowess of D unedin in the 19th century, she
Once the submarine was preser ved it would
be exhibited inside a structure built outside
the museum, Mrs Gilkison said.
Museum researcher Jo Robertson has put a
call out for any information on the “obscure
and strange” story of the submarine.
“Any stories, documents, photographs,
drawings, any family stories — anything. ”
The diving craft was tested in Otago
Harbour in 1874 with six submariners aboard.
“It would be fabulous to hear from anyone
who knew of those people,” Miss Robertson
The submarine was as much a Dunedin
story as it is a Middlemarch one, so everyone
from the city was invited to the consultation
with Ms Evans at Strath Taieri Community
Hall at 3.30pm tomorrow to help further the
However, the submarine needed to remain
in Middlemarch because of its links to the
gold rush, Miss Robertson said.
“It’s in its element here.”
The museum had begun raising the $60,000
needed for the project and sponsors were
being sought, Mrs Gilkison said.
The museum needed to raise $20,000 to be
eligible to apply for money from the Lottery
Grants Board, she said.
Mrs Gilkison had floated the idea for the
structure to house the boat to be designed so
museum patrons would feel as if they were
Miss Robertson said the exhibition had the
potential to be “spectacular”.
“If it ’s housed in the right way, with little
dioramas and working models, and its
absolutely fascinating story. ”
— Otago Daily Times
Bid to save 1873 sub-dredge
PICTURES: Otago Daily Times
Middlemarch Museum researcher Jo Robertson, left, and secretary Nicky Gilkison are
working to preserve the Platypus submarine.
A New Zealand mother who died in a river
tragedy was found “holding a child” in the
submerged vehicle, police say.
New Zealander Stephanie King, 43, of
Bilambil, died trying to save her children,
seven-year-old son Jacob and her 11-year-old
daughter Ella-Jane after their car careered
off the road into the flooded Tweed River
Tweed Byron LAC Chief Inspector Mick
Dempsey told News Corp King was found
“ holding a child”.
Superintendent Wayne Starling described
King as “a hero who died trying to save her
“I have no doubt she would still be alive if
she wasn’t trying to save her children,” he said.
Asked about how eight-year-old Chloe
managed to escape the sunken vehicle and
run for help, Dempsey suggested King helped
Police confirmed the bodies of the three
were found in a submerged vehicle, about 5m
from the riverbank.
The mother and children have been
remembered as a “perfect normal family”, by
The close-knit northern New South Wales
community has already reached out to support
King’s partner, Matt Kabealo, a chef at the
Kingscliff Bowling Club.
Devastated friends have expressed their
shock on social media. One wrote: “It makes
me sick knowing a beautiful family is still in
the water, such a precious loss to all that knew
you, I know I will miss you terribly”.
One neighbour, Steven Moller, told News
Corp he saw King just the other day.
“They were a perfectly normal family, I
would see her loading her kids into the car,”
New Zealand-born King worked as an
assistant in nursing at Opal Aged Care in
Tweed Heads and previously was employed at
the Tweed Heads Bowls Club, according to
her Facebook profile.
Former police officer Matthew Grinham
was driving by flood waters at Tumbulgum
on Monday afternoon when he saw a girl
hysterically screaming while running along
the road, yelling that her mum, little sister and
brother were trapped in the river in the car.
“ We pulled up just after the car went under,”
Grinham recalled. “She couldn’t say much,
she just said my mum, my little sister and
my older brother have gone in the river in a
Grinham told reporters he initially thought
a calf had fallen in the water, but realised the
situation was dire and leapt to action.
“I looked down on the road and saw the skid
marks of a car, its tracks were in the mud and I
just jumped in,” he told The Australian.
The Tumbulgum local described the freezing
and “horrible” murky flood waters, and the
sense of despair he felt when he realised he
would not be able to retrieve the car and the
family members it was carrying.
“The helplessness of not being able to find
the car, the bubbles were there, we could find
the bubbles, we just couldn’t get to the car,”
“A t fi rst we were going to go feet first, just
pushing down to try and see if we could feel
it with our feet. I tried a couple of times, but
the bubbles, they trailed away. They just got
less and less.”
The girl who managed to escape and raised
the alarm with nearby farmers and passers-
by like Grinham, was taken to hospital with
minor injuries and is being cared for by family
Nine News reported the children’s father
was “beside himself ”.
New South Wales Police Assistant
Commissioner Jeff Loy said the tragedy
would have a “major impact ” on not only the
family, but the wider Tweed community.
Police will also investigate how the woman
came to be driving on the closed road by the
river’s burst banks. — ne w s.com .au
Stephanie King, 43, of Bilambil, with
her son Jacob Kabealo and her daughter
Ella-Jane Kabealo, right, were not able to
escape their car when it was swept away by
NZ mum died ‘holding
her child’ in river tragedy
Prominent politicians and academics
have banded together to pen an open letter
warning free speech is under threat in New
Former political opponents, such as ex-
National leader Don Brash and ex-Labour
and Maori Party MP Dame Tariana Turia,
as well as former prime minister Geoffrey
Palmer, are among 27 signatories to the
Auckland University history professor Paul
Moon helped organise the letter and says free
speech is already being attacked in universities
overseas by people branding opinions they
did not agree with as hate speech.
“(When you brand or accuse someone
of hate speech, it) is something that is
very difficult (for them) to remove and is a
bullying and fairly cowardly way of dealing
with issues,” he said.
“It becomes a way by which certain people,
if they are scared of your opinions . . . rather
than come up with a good alternative, they
simply say your opinion amounts to hate
speech, it should be shut down.”
Prof Moon said one poll in the United
Kingdom found 90% of its universities had
experienced an instance “where free speech
“ We see that as an avalanche that is
potentially about to hit New Zealand and
rather than deal with the aftermath we
thought it would be a good idea to try to
prevent that from affecting us,” he said.
He said the letter was aimed at New
Zealand’s political leaders and came after
there had been calls by the likes of Human
Rights Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy to
review and strengthen hate speech law.
“ When you start shutting down freedom of
speech, you very quickly start shutting down
freedom of thought and so it is a dangerous
thing for society,” Prof Moon said.
The open letter has also been signed by
Maori academic and teacher Sir Toby Curtis,
poet Albert Wendt and businessman Sir Bob
Jones among others. — N ZN
Politicians, academics back free speech
Justin Howes a Northlander
was able to use an apiarist ’s
name to commercially extract
just under 2000kg of honey
from beehives police alleged
were stolen, a court has been
Justin Mathew Howes, 25, of
Titoki, has denied seven charges
and has elected a judge-alone
trial in the Whangarei District
There are four charges of theft
of beehives, two of causing loss
by deception and one of making
a false statement.
Police allege that between June
and October last year, Howes
stole two 6m containers that
contained beehives, boxes, bases,
frames and other beekeeping
equipment. The items, worth
$46,000, belonged to New
Zealand Queen Bee.
In September last year, Howes
allegedly stole a 6m shipping
container valued at $2645, that
also belonged to New Zealand
Three other charges were
laid earlier — two of theft
of beehives and another of
breaching the Animals Products’
Act by falsifying an apiarist and
He allegedly stole one beehive
worth $9600 from Horeke and
another valued at $1000 from
Wellsford in 2014 and last year.
Beekeeper Paul Whitehead
gave evidence in court yesterday
and said he discovered 12 of
his beehives on Horeke Road
were missing during a check on
March 23, 2015.
He said no-one had permission
to take them and he had never
lost any beehives before the 12
Richard Kidd, of Marshwood
Apiaries in Kaiwaka, said that
on April 7, 2015, he received a
text message from a Matthew
Howes, who asked whether the
company could extract honey.
He said the person who sent
the text said he had between 100
and 200 boxes to extract.
Mr Kidd said the apiarist ’s
number Howes later supplied
was listed under someone else’s
Marshwood Apiaries extracted
six drums of honey, each
weighing 330kg. The drums
were seized by police.
Inspector Chris McLellan
told the court that officers
executed search warrants at a
house in Titoki and another
in Mangawhai last year where
beehive boxes and frames used
in the production of honey were
— N Z M E-Northern Advocate
Northland man denies stealing 2000kg of honey
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