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The Otira Viaduct was closed
temporarily this morning when a
truck broke down. The highway
reopened about 8am.
The Sunday documentary this
weekend will look at Gloriavale, and
what appears to be a former member.
Previews show Lilia Tarawa inside
Gloriavale vowing to dress modesty
and to submit to men. Fast for ward
a few years, and she is filmed dressed
in the latest fashions and a pair of
very high heels. It will screen on
TV One at 7.30pm.
Rubbo and Comis
win Moana 45s
John Rubbo teamed up with
Alan Comis to win the main
championship section at the annual
South Island 45s Tournament,
played on Saturday at the Moana
Hotel. The small numbers taking
part raises the fear that the
tournament is in its last year of
competition. Rubbo and Comis beat
Barbara Collett and Trish Mann,
playing in her first ever tournament.
Beat semi-finalists were Don
McLeod with Dave Larkin, and
Tony Bowe with Diane Craig. In the
plate round, Shirley Kelly with Trish
O’Regan were first, beating Colleen
Freitas and Peggy McGee in a close
final. Beaten semi-finalists were
Glen Balloch with Phil Gardyne,
and Lois Meldrum with John Craig.
Goldminer applies to
A goldminer has applied to build
a bridge over Maori Gully Creek to
allow gravel from a recently logged
area to be taken to an existing plant
on the east bank, and screened for
gold. Prospect Resources Ltd, which
gives its address as Christchurch,
says there would be no piers in the
creek bed. In a flood, water would
flow right over the bridge, it says in
its application to the West Coast
Regional Council. The recently
logged area would be replanted after
mining. The nearest existing bridge is
about 500m upstream.
Arrivals: Resolution II, Ikawai.
Departures: Galatea II. In port:
Ocean Odyssey, Resolution II,
Ikawai, Redemption, Har vester,
Corsair, 12 Greymouth vessels.
Expected arrivals: Galatea II.
Expected departures: Resolution II,
Teen admits burglary
and drug charges
West Coast Justices of the Peace will
host JPs from the southern regions in
Greymouth on September 2-3 for their
Fellow JPs will be travelling from as far
south as Southland and Gore.
West Coast Justices of the Peace
Association president Tony Fortune
will welcome some 40 members and
partners, including the southern regional
representative Cathy Hurst, along with four
other Royal Federation of New Zealand
Justices of the Peace representatives.
The weekend of education and training
will also include some social time in real
West Coast style, with treats organised
throughout the weekend.
Additionally, Jackie Gurden from the West
Coast Wilderness Trail Trust will be a guest
speaker, which is a departure from the usual
legal orientated topic of other conferences.
It is an opportunity for West Coast
justices to attend a regional conference
which supports them in what is a voluntary
and community ser vice.
to be held in
The teenager arrested in relation to a spate
of burglaries in Greymouth in July, this
week admitted the burglary charges along
with numerous drug-related offences.
Jordyn Lee Doyle, 18, pleaded guilty to
burglary, cultivation of cannabis, possession
of methamphetamine (P) utensils, receiving
and supply of cannabis.
Police prosecutor Glenn Henderson said
Doyle stole a drill from a Chapel Street
address on July 7 and a couple of days later
he swapped some other stolen items for
Police executed a warrant on the property
where Doyle was staying, discovering a
small ‘grow ’ room containing marijuana
seedlings, along with about 1g of cannabis
and P pipes.
Doyle had breached one of his bail
conditions when he was caught drinking
alcohol and was warned by police.
Mr Henderson said Doyle was a young
man who had some lessons to learn.
“ You have had a spectacular entry to the
criminal justice system for a young man
with no priors,” Judge Paul Kellar said.
Doyle was convicted and remanded on
bail for sentencing on October 26, with
conditions of no drugs or alcohol and a
curfew of 7pm to 7am daily.
If he failed to comply he would be back in
custody, the judge said.
A Greymouth man who has 98 hours
remaining of a community work sentence
imposed last October, admitted a breach.
Corey Ronald Tozer had been sentenced
to 150 hours of work but had completed
Lawyer Vikki Walsh said Tozer was
making things hard for himself.
“He was putting his job and other things
first. He has finally got it,” Ms Walsh said.
She asked for the sentencing to be delayed
to give him the chance to comply with his
Judge Kellar agreed, remanding Tozer
until October 3 to get his outstanding
community work under way.
“Unless you make substantial progress you
will be jailed,” Judge Kellar warned.
A Ngahere man yesterday admitted
assaulting a female after being ejected from
a party on August 20.
The court heard that Christopher John
Ward and his partner attended a party
together and Ward has been drinking and
taking recreational drugs.
When asked to leave he became
aggressive. As they walked home he
assaulted the woman and when they arrived
home he put his hands around her neck. The
victim suffered a grazed chin and bleeding
Spoken to by police Ward said he was very
intoxicated and denied the assault.
The court heard that the couple, who
have been together for 20 years, want to
stay together, so Judge Paul Kellar said he
believed restorative justice was the way
The judge also noted that Ward had been
placed on super vision for drink-driving in
Police prosecutor Glenn Henderson said
alcohol was clearly a problem.
Ward was convicted and remanded on
bail to be sentenced on October 20. As
conditions of his bail he is not to use or
threaten violence against the victim and
must stay away from alcohol.
Thursday August 24
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Phone 769 9300 first
Grey Medical Centre
away one year ago,
Softly the leaves of
Sadly we stop to gather
A special thought, a
Always wishing you
were still here.
Cherished always by
Vonnie, Tom, Robin,
Annette, Belinda and
Jim, Sue and John,
Eileen and Andy.
Memorial Mass for Greg
will be celebrated at Our
Lady of the Snows, Fox
August 26 at 11 o'clock.
Followed by a blessing
of the plaque.
Passed away peacefully
at home on Wednesday
August 23, 2017. Dearly
loved wife of the late
Fred Stanton, loved
mother and mother-in-
law of Judith and Frans
Dellebeke, Christine and
Stanton and Yvonne
Smith, Malcolm and
Lucia Stanton, a loved
sister of Joan O'Connell,
loved grandmother of
Elliot, Fergus, Hamish
and Mary, Luke and
Claire, Scott, William,
Stanley, Joseph and
Martin. A loved great-
gran of Ben and Sophie,
Meg, Alex and Rosa and
James. A special friend
to many. Aged 86.
Joyce's family welcome
messages to 42 Marl-
borough Street, Grey-
mouth. A service cele-
brating Joyce's life will
be held at Greymouth's
Holy Trinity Church on
Friday at 1.30pm, fol-
lowed by interment with
her beloved Fred at
Park Cemetery. Resting
in the care of Anisy
Funeral Home, Grey-
Passed away August 24,
Daph and family.
Karin-Anne (K-A). —
Passed away 2 years ago
today on 24 August
STILL MISSING YOU
OUR DARLING K-A
Two years have passed
without seeing your
For some it seems like
ages, others just a little
In March your fur child
Busta passed away
A loyal friend, he stayed
by your side night and
Goodbyes are not
Goodbyes are not the
They simply mean we'll
miss you dearly
Until we meet again
Love Mum, Dad,
Karl and family, Bevan
Freitas, McTaggart and
George (Ron). —
Passed away peacefully
at home with his loving
family on August 22,
2017, aged 88. Dearly
loved husband and best
friend of Janet, loved
and respected father,
father-in-law and friend
of Peter and Helen,
Alison and Andrew
Wornall, and Brenda
Sopp and Shane, devo-
ted grandad of Ben and
Kylie, Lee and Louise,
Shane and Jess, Phoebe,
Keoni, Hayden, and
Jack, a loved brother-
in-law of Margaret and
Bob Methven (both de-
ceased), Ray and the late
Alyth Mosley, and Jack
(deceased) and Val
Mosley, a loved uncle,
cousin and a friend of
In God's care
Messages to 1A Winnie
Street, Greymouth 7805.
A Funeral Service to
celebrate Ron's life will
be held in the Holy
Church, Tainui Street,
Greymouth on Saturday
Phone (03) 768 0250
PICTURE: Paul McBride
BNZ staff volunteer at Kidsfirst Karoro
BNZ staff members Geoff Needham and Rebecca Sturgeon with Kidsfirst Karoro head teacher Tim Eden-Calcott and the
children building a cycle ramp at the kindergarten yesterday morning as part of the bank’s annual ‘Closed for Good’ volunteer
effort. “ We shut all the banks throughout the nation and head out into the community on one day of the year,” Ms Sturgeon, of
the Greymouth branch, said. “ We are building a cycle ramp at the Kidsfirst Karoro, we have staff painting at the speedway and are
also out clearing rooms for the Runanga Plunket.”
South Island tieke, or saddleback,
have been introduced to a managed
island site in Fiordland in a bid to
allow the overall population of the
endangered native birds to expand.
Over the past two weeks, 138
tieke were relocated to Five Fingers
Peninsula/Tau Moana in Dusky
They came from predator-free
Breaksea, Anchor, Chalky and
Passage islands, where populations
have been previously established.
The project, led by the Fiordland
Conser vation Trust, involves private
donors, iwi and the Department of
DOC biodiversity principal
ranger Lindsay Wilson says it aims
to establish a sizeable new tieke
“This could be a game changer for
tieke,” he said.
“ It’s a large site with ideal habitat,
so the population could increase
by thousands more birds.” DOC
says a network of nearly 3000 traps
keep stoats at near-zero levels on
Five Fingers Peninsula, which was
sur veyed before the release, with no
evidence of stoats found.
In the past 50 years, South Island
tieke have recovered from a low of
about 36 birds to nearly 3000 on
predator-free islands. — N Z N
Live streaming of a Latin Mass is
being promoted on the West Coast for
Catholics who can not attend in person.
The Masses are being advertised
under the banner of the Society of St
Pius X (SSPX), a worldwide movement
of Catholics in communion with the
Church who follow the traditional
Tridentine Roman rite and liturgy, which
was used universally until 1970.
Simon Hartley, who has placed
advertisements, said it came about
through his connection with former
West Coaster Bayden Roper, 96.
Mr Hartley regularly takes Mr Roper
to the Latin Mass in Wellington and
had learned from him that there had been
a solid core of interest in the Latin Mass
on the West Coast in the recent past.
Advertising the live streaming of the
sung 9am Mass at Saint Anthony ’s
Church in Whanganui was personally an
“apostolate” on behalf of the SSPX, Mr
Even if it garnered just one view on-line
on the West Coast it was worth it and he
had decided that with the relatively small
West Coast population the possibility of
reaching people by an advertisement was
probably going to be effective.
“I thought I would give it a crack and
see how it goes,” Mr Hartley said.
The SSPX has a solid footing in
Whanganui with four priests, several
thousand parishioners and a foundation
of Dominican nuns, who have a steady
stream of vocations follow the traditional
form of religious life.
Some of the SSPX priests regularly
travel the country to offer Latin Mass at
Mr Hartley said the live stream
obviously did not allow full active
participation, but it was an opportunity
for anyone interested, or who did not
currently have the opportunity in a
region like the West Coast to attend the
traditional form of the Mass.
Not withstanding that it was “ live”, the
telecast of the Mass was available all the
Mr Hartley said anyone could subscribe
to the SSPX NZ live You Tube channel
Latin Mass live streaming promoted on West Coast
Tara Foster, left, with Grey District Mayor Tony Kokshoorn, Pieta Wheble, Tanith Foster, assistant
librarian Anthony Hunter and Chris Taylor.
Poetry competition winners selected
The best young poets in the
Grey district were selected last
To celebrate National Poetry
Day, the Greymouth Library held
a month-long poetry competition,
the winners of which were
announced at a function last night.
“Overall there was a very
good and enthusiastic crowd in
attendance, a record numbers
of entries, and plenty of great
performances from the poets,”
assistant librarian Anthony
8yrs and under: Solly Turley
West 1; Emma Ballingall and
Quinn Berry highly commended.
9-13yrs: Jack Newton 1; Tara
Foster and Lillie Bennett-
Dewhurst highly commended.
14-17yrs: Pieta Wheble 1; Tanith
Foster highly commended.
18yrs and over: Rachel Maloney
1; highly commended Juulian
Grimmsshaw and Chris Taylor.
Police are looking
to locate a west
and her two-year-old
son who have been
missing since Saturday
Tina Whaitiri, 45, was
last seen on August 19
when she left a Kelston
address with her son
Police said they have
serious concerns for the
“ We want to speak
with her as soon as
possible to make sure
they are both okay.”
Whaitiri is described as
female, about 175cm tall,
and was last seen dressed
in black pants and a
black long-sleeved top.
Woman, child missing
South Island saddleback introduced to Fiordland island
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
says it will change the West Coast flight
rules from November.
CAA has spent over six months
reviewing air space over the West
Coast, with changes to be effective from
It wants to de-clutter, simplify and
clarify the air space, and change and
reduce confusion in some areas. The
proposal drew 11 submissions.
One submitter noted that blasting
had ceased at the Holcim danger area
at Cape Foulwind in July 2016, and the
area was now a lake. That danger area
will now be removed.
The New Zealand Hang Gliding and
Paragliding Association had requested
that another danger area around the
Strongman Mine site is realigned
behind the ridgeline.
Changes agreed on include:
Cape Foulwind danger zone is
Strongman — the new owners
of the mine are not able to amend the
boundary at this stage. The ongoing
requirement for the danger area will be
reviewed by April 2018.
A new CFZ (common frequency
zone) will be established to the east of
NZB978 to enable gliding operations to
continue without the need to broadcast
on the MBZ frequency.
Changes to the mandatory broadcast
zone around Hokitika, including
frequency, is changed to 119.8 MHz
and extended to incorporate Greymouth
aerodrome to just north of Greymouth
township to allow for hang gliding and
paragliding activity north of Greymouth
For pilot awareness, hang gliding
symbols will be added at these locations
Sherry River, Mount Murchison,
Stockton, Denniston, Nine Mile Beach,
Point Elizabeth, Sewell Peak, Mount
Cheesman and Ohau Skifield.
Full details are at www.caa .govt.nz
West Coast flight rules to change from November
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