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Greymouth welcomed some 34 Justices
of the Peace and partners with brilliant
sunshine over the weekend for a mini
conference held at Kingsgate Hotel.
They travelled from the Gore, Southland,
Otago, South Otago, Ashburton, South
Canterbury and the Canterbury regions.
While delegates were busy in business
sessions their partners got to shop and
explore in the town.
There are 6300 Justices throughout New
Zealand who volunteer their time at no
cost to their communities certifying-
witnessing documents and swearing oaths
Some of these justices have chosen to
go on and complete a judicial education
component, and from there they work
in the courts throughout the country
covering remand and bail hearings, and
Issuing officers throughout New Zealand
see many drawn from the Justice of the
Peace ranks also — again specific training
is essential before appointment and then
they make themselves available for the
issue of search warrants.
Another relatively new way to make
Justices of the Peace available is the
establishments of ‘ser vice desks’ — usually
situated in district courts or town libraries.
They are set up on a regular basis at a
regular time for easy access to the public
and these have proved very popular in
Accreditation of all appointed JPs was
instigated in July 2016 and to date there
are 33% of NZ JPs who have completed
the on-line examination.
The aim is to have all Justices current
with new legislation and educated to
the same high national standard. This is
indicated in the ‘Find a JP’ web-page with
‘accredited’ beside their name.
Anyone looking for a JP is encouraged to
contact one that who has the accreditation
certification beside their name.
Gurden Consulting managing director
Jackie Gurden did a presentation on the
West Coast Wilderness Trail, and on
Saturday afternoon the visitors toured
Monteith’s Brewery sampling the products
before heading back to Kingsgate Hotel
for the evening meal.
2 - Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Heavy rain warning
A spring-time north westerly flow
strengthens over New Zealand today.
There is a heavy rain warning for
Westland south of Otira. From noon
tomorrow until 3am on Thursday
there could be 120 to 160mm of
rain, especially about the ranges, the
Metser vice said.
Reefton man fails to
turn up at court
A 28-year-old Reefton man who
failed to turn up in the Christchurch
District Court yesterday is wanted.
Police in Reefton will today be
chasing up the man, who was due
to appear yesterday on charges of
dangerous driving and failing to
stop, after the court issued an arrest
Arrivals: Fellowship, Moonshadow
II, Corsair, Canopus. Departures:
Jay Elaine. In port: Fellowship,
Moonshadow II, Corsair, Canopus,
Har vester, 18 Greymouth vessels.
Expected arrivals: Redemption,
Ikawai. Expected departures: Corsair.
of the Westport News
Squabbling whitebaiters might find
themselves trespassed from local
riverbanks this season.
The West Coast season opened at 5am
on Friday. Within minutes police had
their first call about trouble at Granite
Creek near Karamea.
Westport sergeant Malcolm Lamont
said police had spoken with the West
Coast Regional Council and the
Department of Conser vation about
Those involved in Friday ’s altercation
had been warned that if they misbehaved
again they might find themselves
banished from the banks, he said.
“ It’s not their land. We’re not going to
stand for that behaviour. If they want to
misbehave they might spend the season
Mr Lamont said the same went for
anyone causing trouble on any river
bank this season.
Tuesday September 5
Urgent Cases Only
Phone 768 5942 first
away Saturday Septem-
ber 2, 2017, peacefully
at Greymouth Hospital.
Dearly loved father of
Selina and Jody, loved
(deceased) and Mary
(Invercargill), Jim (de-
ceased), Les (deceased)
and Norma (Kaikoura),
Peter and Dale (de-
ceased) Auckland, Bob
and Bev (both deceased)
(Blackball), Val (Inver-
cargill), Judy and Les
Pauline and Jim Machen
(Brisbane), loved uncle
of his nieces and
nephews, and adored
grandfather of Kayla
and Larnce. A celebra-
tion of Joe's life will
be held in the Anisy
Ceremony Centre, 77
(Wednesday) at 1pm,
followed by cremation.
Resting in the care of
Anisy Funeral Home,
September 2, 2017 at
Allen Bryant Lifecare,
Hokitika, aged 82 years.
Dearly loved wife of the
late Les. Dearly loved
mother and mother-in-
law of Susanne and
Rosemary and George,
Adams, and Maureen
and Glen. Dearly loved
Nana of Gemma and
Dave, Ryan and Jess,
and Sarah and Nick.
Loved great Nana of
Briar, Korben, Ruby,
and Indi. Loved
daughter of the late
Ruby and Des Cadigan,
sister and sister-in-law
of Len and Denise, Cath
(deceased), Jack (de-
ceased) and Jocelyn,
Reggie (deceased) and
Betty, Patricia, Brian
and Pat, Margaret and
(deceased) and Carol
(deceased), Mavis and
Steve, Win and Geoff,
Betty (deceased), Jean
(deceased), and Noeline
and Tui. Loved daughter
in-law of the late Tom
and Doreen, sister-in-
law of Mary and
George, David and Jane,
Pam and Pat, and Jean
and Jim. A loved aunty
of all her nieces and
nephews. Messages to
122 Havill Drive, RD2,
Requiem Mass for
Eileen will be celebrated
at All Saints Church,
Stafford Street, Hokitika
on Thursday September
7, 2017 commencing at
1.30pm. Recitation of
the Rosary will be held
at Thompson Riverside
Chapel, 88 Gibson Quay
on Wednesday Septem-
ber 6, 2017 at 7.30pm.
Phone (03) 755 7993.
GUILE, Michael John
(Mike). — Passed away
peacefully on Friday
September 1, 2017 at
Golden Bay Community
Dearly loved husband of
Jean, loved father and
Michelle and Ray, Ian
and Maryanne, and
Nikki and Steve, and a
much loved grandad and
great-grandad. Aged 80
years. Messages to 104
Freeman Access Road,
RD1, Puponga, Colling-
wood 7073. No flowers
please but donations in
Mike's memory could be
sent to the West Coast
Cancer Support Group,
PO Box 81, Greymouth
7840. A private family
service has been held.
Anisy Funeral Home,
Elizabeth. — Aged 70
years. Passed away at
Grey Base Hospital on
Sunday September 3,
2017. Dearly loved wife
of Alan, cherished and
mother-in-law of Lana
and Bryan Tuckerman,
and John Gillman and
Joanne Palmer. Very
much loved and special
grandma of Leah, Sarah
and Emma Tuckerman,
and Samuel and Rachel
Gillman. Dearly loved
sister and sister-in-law
of Gayle and the late
Kevin Newman. Special
sister-in-law and friend
of Joe and the late Gary
Gillman. Adored Aunty
Jill to all her nieces and
nephews and a much
loved friend to many.
Thank you to all the
visitors who visited Jill
at home and in hospital.
Special thanks to Paroa
members for all the
baking, meals, love and
support. Our family
would also like to thank
both Christchurch and
Grey Base hospitals,
district and palliative
care nurses for all their
care shown towards Jill.
At Jill's request a private
cremation service has
been held. Messages to
the Gillman Family, 371
Main South Road,
Paroa, Greymouth 7805.
A link in our chain is
now forever broken
Anisy Funeral Home,
The entire Paroa School paid a surprise visit to the neighbouring Paroa Foodcentre on Friday morning to farewell a favourite in
the school community, the store’s proprietor who after a few years behind the counter is leaving after selling the business. The school
sang a song, performed a haka and presented Thelma Keast with flowers in a moving tribute described by an onlooker at the time as
“ just awesome”.
PICTURES: Hayley Turner
Paroa School farewells shop owner
of the Hokitika Guardian
A Hokitika couple are mourning the loss
of their elderly cat which they say died
after a dog attack on Saturday.
It appears to be the second killing in as
many months by different dogs, prompting
a call for stronger enforcement on
Adele and Gordon Bishop said they
would not have had to bury their beloved
20-year-old tabby, Lilly, if the dog allegedly
responsible had been on a lead.
Mr Gordon said the husky breed had
come about 20m on to his Hall Street
property and attacked and killed the pet.
He said he heard a commotion from
inside and then saw the dog’s owner run in.
“She said the cat had run up a tree.”
However, when Mrs Bishop went out to
look for the cat she found it dying at the
bottom of the tree.
“My wife found her and she called out to
me. I went out and picked her up and she
was gasping. She died shortly after,” Mr
“ When we were wrapping her up we
turned her over and her fur was all matted
on one side.”
A devastated Mr Gordon said Lilly was a
part of the family, and while elderly, the cat
would not be dead if the dog had not been
on the loose.
“(The) Westland District Council must
take urgent action regarding dog owners
not having their dogs under control.”
He called for a bylaw that carried stronger
enforcement, including the destruction of
“This would avoid any further killings of
Council regulatory officer Wayne
Knightbridge, said as of yesterday the
council was to begin a review of its
current bylaw which covered everything
from dog control to public place
It was also in the process of re-tendering
its dog control contract, still held by the
Hokitika SPCA until November 1.
The SPCA had terminated its three year
contract, due to expire mid next year, early.
The Westland dog control officer who
handled the incident on Saturday was
unable to comment yesterday and referred
questions to the council.
Mr Knightbridge said they were yet to be
fully briefed, but they would looking into
the ownership history of the dog and the
history of the dog itself.
“The key thing will be getting witness
statements,” Mr Knightbridge said.
The Bishops said they had given a three-
page statement. The dog owner had also
given a statement.
Meanwhile, the two dogs responsible for
the killing of a 10-year-old family cat on
Hampden Street last month remain locked
Mr Knightbridge said the file had been
forwarded to a solicitor for review.
He said council was limited in its ability
to have a dog destroyed.
By law it can only happen if the owner
volunteers or if it is ruled by a judge,
Dog control officers issued 196
infringements last year — almost four
times the amount issued the previous year.
A total of 24 dogs were classed as
menacing compared to nine in 2015, and
three as dangerous — on a par with the
Couples’ cat killed by dog
Royal Federation of New Zealand Justices Denise Hutchins, West Coast JP Association president Tony Fortune, and Southern
regional representative Cathy Hurst.
Greymouth hosts South Island JPs
Tai Poutini Polytechnic to host
West Coast Careers Expo
Employers, tertiary providers
and support agencies are coming
together to showcase West Coast
jobs and training opportunities at
the 2017 West Coast Careers Expo
at Tai Poutini Polytechnic.
The Careers Expo will be held
on Saturday, September 16 at the
Greymouth campus from 11am to
Dozens of local businesses will
be involved on the day, along with
tertiary training institutions and
support agencies from across the
Polytechnic West Coast general
manager Teresa Schwellnus, said
this year’s event was aimed at both
job-starters and people looking to
“They’ll be able to look at all
sorts of career opportunities and
the training available on the West
Coast that will help give them the
skills needed to get started,” she
Agencies like the Ministry of
Social Development will also be
there to talk through funding
“The West Coast Careers Expo
as a big event that ’s focused on
more than what we do here at the
polytechnic. We’ve invited local
businesses and other education
providers to be a part of the day so
it becomes a real showcase of the
career and job options here on the
“People will be able to come along
and find out exactly what employers
are looking for in new staff; then
they can think about the sorts of
study options that might help them
“ We’re hearing local employers
say they need people with a range
of skills to fill different positions
across the business — so there
might be options out there that
people didn’t know about.”
The Careers Expo signals a
new approach being taken by the
polytechnic to partner with local
industry and the community.
Taking a region-wide approach
to the expo aims to support wider
economic development and training
objectives on the West Coast.
There is still time for more
businesses to get on board — they
can contact West Coast Faculty
administrator Catriona Bayliss.
including one at Arthur’s Pass,
were among the award winners
at the annual New Zealand
Recreation Association O utdoor
Awards, held in Wellington last
This year’s Supreme Award
was presented to Josie Ogden
Schroeder, who has given selflessly
to recreation for many years both
as in her career and as a volunteer.
Outstanding Volunteer Award
winner, John Cocks, was awarded
for his incredible contribution to
the New Zealand Alpine Club
over an almost 40-year period.
Education Centre took home
the Environmental Leadership
Award thanks to their work
Canterbury and West Coast
school children to the natural
wonder of the Arthur’s Pass
environment through attending
programmes at the centre.
NZAC National Youth
Camp won the O utstanding
Programme Award and YMCA
Christchurch were the recipient
of the Organisational Excellence
Award, with both Mt Hutt Ski
Area and O utward Bound being
Arthur’s Pass organisation receives national award
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