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prompts police call-out
Police were called yesterday
afternoon out of concern for the
safety of two young children seen
unrestrained in a vehicle as it left
a Shakespeare Street, Greymouth,
address. e caller said a man was
driving a green Honda Accord,
had two children who were not
in car seats. Police could not nd
the vehicle and instead visited the
address of the registered owner,
however no one was home. Police
say they are focusing on all vehicle
occupants to ensure they are wearing
the proper restraints.
'Dob in a druggie'
With drug growing season in
full swing, West Coast police have
appealed for help from the public to
'dob in a druggie'. Police want people
who have seen activity that could be
related to cannabis growing to speak
up. People who have been tramping,
camping or who live in rural areas
could easily come across plots or
growers tending their crops. Any
suspicious activity should be reported
to the police. Rural people were
particularly at risk if cannabis was
being grown in their area, police said.
ey reassured that any information
given would be treated with strict
Buller council CEO
gets 8% pay rise
Buller District Council chief
executive Paul Wylie has had an
8% pay rise --- the biggest of all
other West Coast council chief
executives over the past three years.
e increase boosts his initial
salary from $220,000 to $237,674.
However, the council says his 'real
salary' for negotiation purposes was
$230,000, so $17,674 equates to a
3.34% rise. e increase covers the
31-month period from December
2011 to December this year. Grey
District Council chief executive Paul
Pretorius' pay has increased 4.7%
since 2011, West Coast Regional
Council chief executive's has gone
up 4.9% and Westland is paying less
following a new appointment. ---
Departures: Galatea II, elma C,
Electra. In port: Cook Canyon, 16
other vessels. Expected departures:
Cook Canyon, tomorrow. Expected
arrivals: Jay Elaine, tomorrow;
Ocean Odyssey, Sunday; Galatea II,
Taylor ville man, Douglas Tennent, was
remanded on bail in the Greymouth
District Court yesterday for sentencing
on March 4 on charges of failing to stop
for police, furnishing false details, driving
while disquali ed and refusing to supply a
Police prosecutor Steven Greer said
Tennent had two previous drink-
driving convictions and was disquali ed
inde nitely when police tried to stop
his car on Taylorville Road at 2.50am
on October 16. Ignoring the red and
blue ashing lights and siren,
Tennent drove o reaching a speed of
120kph before pulling over after a 2km
Tennent told police his name was 'Dave
Mobey' and also gave a false date of birth
and address, but the arresting o cers
already knew his identity. He refused to
comply with breath-alcohol tests and,
saying that he did not want to catch
hepatitis, refused to give a blood sample.
An arrest warrant was issued when
Kaylah Maree Cathcart, 20, of Hokitika,
again failed to appear on charges of
wilfully omitting to tell Social Welfare
that a child was no longer in her care, and
dishonestly using a Work and Income
Cathcart, also known as Kaylah Maree
Fern Terei, contacted her lawyer to say she
was now in Dunedin and could not a ord
to come back.
Arrest warrants were also issued for
Hannah Florence Horne and Richard
Olivia Samantha Easterbrook, 20, of
Ikamatua, also known as Ormsby, was
disquali ed from driving for six months
for driving while forbidden.
Shaun Keith Williamson, 26, had an
extra 10 hours of community work added
to his sentence.
Williamson was to complete 200 hours
of community work in lieu of outstanding
nes but he stopped going and the
sentence has now expired, with 130 hours
Williamson said he had put his job
ahead of his court commitments but was
now prepared to do the work so the judge
re-sentenced him to 140 hours.
Reece Ian Petrie, 22, of Greymouth, was
remanded on bail for sentencing on March
4 for possessing and supplying cannabis to
a teenage girl and allowing his premises to
be used for smoking the drug.
Two girls visited him on September 27
and Petrie gave one of them cannabis.
Later that night police accompanied a
noise control o cer to the High Street
address and, after getting a strong whi of
cannabis, searched the house nding 18g
of the drug.
Disqualified driver unco-operative
Wednesday January 15
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Phone 769 9300 first
Grey Medical Centre
Quali ed FD Since 1973
Francis.--- Janet, Kerry,
John, Patricia and fami-
lies would like to thank
those who attended the
service, gave flowers,
cards, baking and hugs
at the sad time
of Kevin's passing. Spe-
cial thanks to Sandra,
Andrea, Lyn and district
nurses who supported us
in caring for Kevin at
home. Please accept this
a personal acknowledg-
May. --- Passed away
peacefully with her fam-
ily by her side at the
Mayfair Rest Home on
Saturday January 11,
2014, aged 98 years.
Loved mother and
mother-in-law to Ngaire
and Dave. Loved Nana
to Veronica, Rick,
Glenn, Brendon, and
George, James, Stanley,
Marcus, Paris, Shyane,
and Ruby. Messages to
Kathleen's family may
be sent C/- PO Box
8444. The funeral ser-
vice to celebrate
Kathleen's life will be
held at St Gregory's
Catholic Church, 26
Cotswold Avenue, Bish-
opdale, Christchurch on
Friday January 17, 2014,
at 10.30am. A private
F uneral Services,
FDANZ. Phone (03) 358
Taken from us one year
I am sending a dove to
With a parcel on its
Be careful when you
It's full of beautiful
Inside are a million
kisses wrapped up in a
To say how much I miss
you and to send you all
I hold you close within
my heart and there you
To walk with me
throughout my life
Until we meet again.
Love you Mum.
--- Joan and family.
More than 70,000
New Zealand records
for World War One are
already on-line, 100 years
after the outbreak of war.
Archives New Zealand
acting chief archivist
John Roberts said so far,
73,674 were on-line for
public viewing. is is
almost half (46%) of the
total 160,740 records.
A further 65,438 have
been digitised, and are
ready to go on-line.
"We are con dent this
will happen before the
August anniversary of the
beginning of World War
One," Mr Roberts said.
" is is a major
undertaking which is
successful. New Zealand
World War One records
are now much more easily
available that they have
ey were keen to
meet the symbolic target
of having every New
Zealand service record
available to anyone,
anywhere, any time by the
More than 70,000 NZ
World War One records on-line
WestREAP Oscar school holiday programme teacher Laura Mills sprays dye over leaf stencils for her son Noah Mills, while Jessica
South waits her turn, as part of an art project inspired by a visit from insect expert Don Neale, from the Department of Conser vation.
Mr Neale visited the children at Paroa School yesterday, bringing live huhu beetles and even a huhu grub for one brave child to eat.
Later they went down to the beach and ipped logs over to identify the insects hiding underneath. e holiday programme this week
includes swimming, baking, games and visits to Lake Mahinapua and Shantytown.
PICTURE: Christine Linnell
Insects inspire ar tworks
TV One news show Seven Sharp
is about to return to the air --- but
without a former Greymouth
journalist at the helm.
Seven Sharp will boast a new
executive producer, supervising
producer and two new hosts.
Until recently, Raewyn Rasch was
executive producer for Seven Sharp.
She attended St Mary's High
School (later John Paul II) and
worked initially as a journalist for
Radio Scenicland. Her move into
television eventually landed her a
role as producer of Fair Go.
However, Seven Sharp has failed to
perform and an insider told the New
Zealand Herald it was the "most
expensive embarrassment in TVNZ
It returns to screens on January 27.
Pete Cronshaw, a former reporter
on TVNZ's current a airs show
Sunday, will executive produce the
Seven Sharp programme with Mike
Hosking, Toni Street and Jesse
Mulligan as anchors.
Jonathan Williams, formerly
from Breakfast, will be supervising
Cronshaw replaces Rasch at the
helm, who will remain at TVNZ in a
job yet to be announced.
"We are currently nding her a
senior role," a representative said.
A sta member told the Herald:
"Raewyn didn't know she was going
to get the axe. It appears your Herald
article was the rst she heard that
she was going --- like Ali Mau."
Ex-Greymouth journalist missing
from new Seven Sharp line-up
e West Coast
Regional Council has
received 260 individual
submissions so far in its
bid to give more weight
to job creation when
Normally, the council
annual plan receives
about eight submissions.
the council released a
discussion document as
the rst step in reviewing
the Regional Policy
Statement. It wants the
policy --- which sta
issuing resource consents
will have to take into
account --- to actively
for jobs and economic
Mike Meehan said Go
West Coast, Trustpower,
and the Buller District
Council had made
submissions, as had
Forest and Bird and the
He said most feedback
suggested the council was
on the right track.
He also said getting
out and meeting people
was the right thing to
do. People in South
Westland were concerned
about waste, while in
Karamea the pressing
problem was internet
Submissions close this
A West Coast drug addict left the Greymouth
District Court yesterday with a stern warning
ringing in his ears.
"Come back on any drug-related charges, Mr
Clark, and the next sound you will hear will be
the clang of the prison door behind you," Judge
Stephen O'Driscoll told Nathan Troy Clark.
Clark, 36, of Cobden, admitted possessing
methamphetamine, possessing cannabis and
'spotting spoons' for use in cannabis and P
Police executed a search warrant on Clark's
address, nding a small amount of cannabis
and a gram of P concealed under the seat of a
motorbike in the garage. e P had a street value
e probation report said that Clark was a long
term drug user who lacked motivation to change.
e judge said prison was the only sentence not
yet tried on Clark, but it was imminent.
"You are clearly working your way up the
sentencing ladder and it won't be long before
you go to jail if you continue to o end," Judge
Clark was sentenced to two months' home
detention and 300 hours of community work.
Judge gives drug addict
stern prison warning
A Kokatahi man who was growing 30 cannabis
plants in a highly sophisticated operation was
remanded on bail for sentencing on March
3 after appearing in the Greymouth District
Gerald Peter ompson, 45, of Kokatahi,
admitted charges of cultivating cannabis at
Kokatahi on November 28.
ompson also admitted charges of possessing
cannabis and utensils for growing cannabis.
Police prosecutor Steven Greer said that police
executing a search warrant on ompson's
property found a purpose-built growing room
containing 13 well-manicured mature plants
and 17 smaller plants.
e cannabis was growing under heat
lamps, an air ltration system was in place
and thermostats kept the room at a constant
temperature. ompson said he grew the
cannabis for his personal use.
operation at Kokatahi
A former Runanga bread truck driver was
ned for driving carelessly in Bealey Street,
Hokitika, in the early hours of the morning on
October 3 last year.
Tearoha Ote Morehu Terangi, 50 admitted
the charge and was ned $250.
At 3am, Terangi's bread delivery truck struck a
stationary car. Terangi said he left a note on the
vehicle with his details, but it was never found.
Nor did he inform his employer of the incident.
When the employer noticed the damage to
the truck, Terangi was dismissed.
Bread truck struck stationary car
A Greymouth woman
who punched in the rear
window of her partner's
van was yesterday
sentenced to 100 hours of
Julie Johnson, 30,
admitted in the
Court the intentional
damage charge and
another of driving with
an excess breath-alcohol
level of 922mg. She was
disquali ed from driving
for eight months on that
e court heard that
Johnson and the other
woman were drunk and
arguing at a Taylorville
address at 9.30pm on
September 5, when she
took her temper out on
Johnson had driven
there but was walking
away when she agged
down a police patrol
car that had been called
to the incident. After
ascertaining that she had
recently driven the police
for punching in
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Information Technology and Information Security
needs more women! -- Tech Republic (Nov 2013)
" ere is a worldwide shortage of ICT skills currently
and it 's not getting any better and New Zealand is part
of that." -- Steven Joyce (NZ Herald)
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ICT contributes 10% of New Zealand GDP. at 's more
than agriculture and mining combined.
11,000 new Jobs were created between 2003 and 2012.
Exports of computer and information services showed a
compound annual growth of 11% from 2003 to 2012
$2 billion in total exports from ICT in 2012.
Average wages and salaries in computer system design are
twice the New Zealand average and are growing faster.
By one estimate, New Zealand needs 10,000 IT graduates
a year, double the number than it currently produces, plus
another 12,000 to 15,000 to make up the shortfall.
(Stu .co.nz, Nov 2013)
" e digital economy contributed over $2 billion in export
earnings last year, and exports of computer and information
services have grown at over 10 per cent per annum between
2002-2012. Almost 75 per cent of revenue from the New
Zealand's top 100 tech companies comes from international
markets..." -- Steven Joyce
2100 Jobs advertised on seek.co.nz in November 2013
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