Court list


The Oamaru District Court was held at the Oamaru Opera House yesterday and was presided over by Judge Joanna Maze.

Natasha Cameron, 18, unemployed, of Oamaru, was convicted, sentenced to 60 hours’ community work, and ordered to pay $1955 reparation for intentional damage after smashing a car window and 16 windows with a metal pole at a Thames Highway address on May 17, 2014.

Glenn Anthony Eckhold, 39, farmer, of Papakaio, was convicted and ordered to come up in court if called upon within six months, for one charge of male assaults female after an incident with his partner on April 16, 2014.

William John Fisher, 24, farmer, of Herbert, was convicted, fined $200, and disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver’s licence for six months, for driving while his licence had been suspended on State Highway One at Waianakarua on June 2, 2014.

Christopher Ronald Charles Hazlewood, 37, of Hampden, was convicted and sentenced to four months’ home detention on seven charges of dishonestly using a document for pecuniary advantage namely a Work and Income form by failing to disclose he was receiving income between September 25, 2003 and August 21, 2011. He was also convicted and sentenced to two months home detention (to be served concurrently) for one charge of burglary and one charge of theft.

Andrew Sheldon McEwan, 30, of Kakanui, was convicted, fined $400, and disqualified from driving for six months, for driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 627mcg on Thames Highway on June 8, 2014.

David Shaun Taukolo, 30, freezing worker, of Dunedin, was convicted, sentenced to four months’ community detention, and ordered to pay $11473.37 reparation for one charge misleading a social work officer and two charges of using a document for pecuniary advantage. He failed to disclose that he had started employment in Oamaru on January 7, 2012, whilst receiving the unemployment benefit and accommodation supplement between August 2, 2011 and April 18, 2013. He also submitted false forms on March 1, 2012 and July 26, 2012 stating he had not been working or receiving any income.

Rene Gerard Taylor, 53, unemployed, of Waianakarua, was convicted and sentenced to 80 hours’ community work for possession of cannabis during a raid on his property on May 20, 2014. The destruction of the items seized was also ordered.

Keiran Neal Whyte, 37, fisherman, of Palmerston, was convicted and sentenced to six months’ further supervision for breach of supervision on May 27, 2014.

A 61-year-old Oamaru woman was remanded at large to reappear in the Oamaru District Court on four charges of careless driving causing injury after a van carrying a group of women golfers on their way to a tournament collided with a petrol tanker on Old West Coast Rd near Selwyn on May 31.

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