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Stillwater residents should see an
immediate improvement in the quality
of their water by the end of July when
the township is connected up to the
Brunner water supply, the Grey District
Council assets and engineering manager
Mel Sutherland, in a report to go before the
July 14 council meeting, said the Dobson
end of the water supply trunk main between
the township and Stillwater would be
connected during the month, with the line
disinfected and ready to use.
“Once Stillwater is connected to the
Brunner supply in July residents in the
Stillwater area will see an immediate
improvement in the aesthetic quality of the
water within the Stillwater reticulation.”
Fabricated pipework, needed to complete
the connection to the Stillwater reser voir
would also be installed during July. Power to
the site, monitoring equipment and a small
building would also be constructed at the
reser voir site, and a small booster pumping
station near the Stillwater Cemetery would
However, Mr Sutherland said that
the residents might experience slightly
discoloured water during Grey River flood
events until the Brunner water supply was
connected to the Greymouth supply.
Wednesday July 2
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July 1, 2014 at Grey
Hospital, dearly loved
husband of the late
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loved uncle. Aged 93
years. Rest In Peace.
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mouth. The Funeral
Mass for Desmond will
be celebrated at St
Church, 40 High Street,
(Thursday) at 10.30am
followed by interment at
Karoro Lawn Cemetery.
Resting in the Care of
Anisy Funeral Home,
Ellen. — In memory of
a much loved Mum and
Nana, who left us one
year ago today.
God saw you getting
And a cure was not to
So He put His arms
And whispered “Come
With tearful eyes we
We saw you fade away.
Although we loved you
We could not make you
A golden heart stopped
Hard working hands at
God broke our hearts to
prove to us,
He only takes the best.
Miss you Mum
Tammie, Kelsie and
Cecelia. — On June 30,
2014, suddenly at her
home. Soulmate of Ron.
Dearly loved mother and
mother-in-law of Sharon
and the late Bunter,
Brenda and Andy, Tony
Stanton and Donna.
Loved stepmother to
Tony and Ange, Nigel
and Tracey, and Daryl
and Lisa. Loved Nana of
Arron and Stacey, Jason,
Jonathon, Dale and
Regan. Much loved
sister of John and Beryl,
Bernie, Faye and Tom.
Friend of Colin (UK).
Messages to 2/3 Rose-
bank Terrace, Stoke,
Kathleen will be held at
Marsden House Funeral
Home, 41 Nile Street
East, Nelson on Thurs-
day after July 3, 2014
commencing at 1pm.
Marsden House Funeral
A truly respected friend,
who will be sadly
missed by the Norris
AYNSLEY, Gemma. —
Its been 21 long years
since you were delivered
into this world
Happy 21st Darling
We think and talk of you
Your loving family
Stillwater residents to get improved water
Snow falls have eased at Arthur’s Pass, but
road warnings remain in place today.
Chains became essential on the road
about 9pm yesterday. It was also closed to
A few centimetres of snow fell overnight
and a light dusting remained on the ground
in the Arthur’s Pass village this morning.
Otira hotel owner Lester Rowntree,
said about eight people, mostly truck
drivers, stayed overnight due to the adverse
Mr Rowntree said with the help of
graders the road should be fine by the
afternoon, but he thought it would not be
long before the weather turned again.
The Metservice said today a severe
weather watch was still in place for the
There would be south-westerly winds up
to 40kph in exposed places, easing to 20kph
in the afternoon.
The Lewis Pass is open and there are no
snowfall warnings in place for the area.
PICTURE: Chris Ilton
A light dusting of snow covers Arthur’s Pass village this morning.
Winter snow comes to Ar thur’s Pass
A Cobden man facing charges of
possession of methamphetamine (P) and
aggravated burglary had his application
for electronic bail refused in the
Greymouth District Court yesterday.
Lindsay Ronald Bradley, 42, is in
custody awaiting a jury trial date over the
Lawyer Richard Bodle said the bail
application was being made as it could
take until next year before the case came
During the hearing, Bradley ’s father
tried to address the judge from the public
seating but was told to “sit down” by the
Judge Brian Callaghan agreed to a
request from Mr Bodle to suppress the
reasons why bail was refused, as a jury
trial would follow in the future.
Frank Finch, 17, of Greymouth, was
remanded in custody for sentence on July
3 for offences of intimidation, stealing,
intentional damage, receiving a stolen
laptop, and possessing a marker pen for
graffiti, between May 1 and May 8 this
Finch had also failed to appear in court
on June 17, and was arrested the next day.
A West Coast man was bailed until
August 12 on a variety of sexual offences.
Lawyer Eymard Bradley said the man
could not be named as a name suppression
was in order to prevent the victim, a child
of the man and his former partner, from
being identified. Naming the man could
also identify the woman and her three
other children from her former partner.
Mr Bradley said both the man and
his former partner lived in small
communities, where they could be easily
The suppression order will remain in
place until the trial, a date for which has
yet to be set.
A Greymouth man who called his
former partner a “ little slut ” was remanded
on bail until July 28 for breaching a
protection order and failing to appear at
The former partner of Mark Cuthbert,
26, took out the protection order against
him while he was living in Hawke’s
On December 22 last year, while that
order was in place, he visited the victim’s
address and accused her of “acting like a
little slut,” while out the night before.
Lawyer John O’Connell said Cuthbert
had not breached the order by visiting
the address of his former partner, but had
done so when he began to abuse her.
Kumara man Sheldon Hughes, 19,
was remanded for sentencing on July
3 on charges of assault, trespass and
threatening to kill, in October 2013 and
Lawyer Richard Bodle said Hughes had
indicated he wanted to plead guilty to all
Daniel William L ockyer, 26, of
Atarau, was sentenced to three months’
community detention and 140 hours’
community work for driving with excess
blood-alcohol of 140mcg per 100ml of
Lockyer, who refused to be represented
by a lawyer, said he had been a “bit of an
idiot ” for what he did and had learned his
lesson. He had since stopped drinking
and was now working on a dairy farm.
Lockyer was banned from driving and
will have to wait a year before he can re-
apply for his driving licence.
Shae Matthew Wallace, 29, of
Blaketown, was sentenced to 60 hours’
community work for intentional damage
and breach of bail.
John Paul II High School students Jackie McCullum, Alisha Elliott, James Kennedy, Baylee Kersten, Brianna Rae, Hazel Whit-
combe and Dana Lambert were getting themselves in knots working through a mathematical knot problem under the guidance of
Dillon Mayhew, the 2013 New Zealand Associaition of Mathematics Teacher’s Bevan Werry speaker. The students, in groups, had to
work out the ways of unknotting themselves and if unable to, had to discuss why.
PICTURE: Viv Logie
Students tied in mathematical knots
Michael Andrew Trubshoe,
50, of Cobden, was remanded
for sentencing on July 28 when
he admitted in the Greymouth
District Court yesterday a
charge of drink-driving.
The court heard that Trubshoe
was stopped on May 28 for not
wearing a seatbelt.
A blood-alcohol test returned
a level of 269mcg, which Judge
Brian Callaghan said was “an
astronomically high reading”.
Achal Chavrasiya, 30, of
Mumbai, had a charge of
speeding at more than 100kph
at Hari Hari on January 18
withdrawn, as he had returned
Anthony Ross Mesman, 58,
of Greymouth, was fined $500
for breaching a protection
On February 26, his ex-partner
imposed a protection order, but
on April 8 Mesman drove to
her address and veered from one
side of the road to the other and
stopped outside her address and
revved his motorbike.
He was waved away from the
address by a neighbour.
Lawyer Roz Burnside said
it was “spontaneous out of
Judge Callaghan said it was
an opportunity to get at his ex-
Wesley James Skelton, 23, of
Cobden, was bailed for receiving
$2500 worth of makeup and
clothing on June 3.
Angel Kutea Bradley, 20, also
of Cobden, was remanded until
August 12 on the same charges.
Bradley has denied the receiving
Phillip Thwaites, 44, of
Runanga, appearing for driving
while suspended on May 2, had
his case adjourned for further
examination until July 15.
The judge said Thwaites
thought he could drive on May
2 when he could not.
Judge Callaghan was not
satisfied by the evidence to grant
Lawyer Doug Taffs asked
for Thwaites to not be further
disqualified as a letter from his
doctor showed he was under
great stress at the time, when he
drove while suspended.
The court heard that Thwaites
had custody of his two children.
His suspension ended on June
22 and he drove on May 2.
Ta ff s said Thwaites thought
his suspension was over when
he was apprehended and he had
mistakenly told his doctor the
wrong date when he thought he
could drive again.
Dallas Gavin Rock was
remanded to July 15 for breach
of community work.
Daniel Hajek, 20, of Westport,
had charges of assaulting a
police office, intentional damage
and resisting a police officer
Drink-driver had astronomically
high blood-alcohol reading
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